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Aspen Ski Resort Guide

Aspen, United States

Rated: 5/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,490m11,450ft
Resort Height2,420m7,940ft
 Nearest AirportsAspen and Vail/Eagle
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The ski area of Aspen is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 2,420m7,940ft.


Aspen has direct access to 200 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,420m7,940ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,490m11,450ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Aspen is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Aspen.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Go-Go Gully, Highland Bowl'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Aspen?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm3in, expected on 16 April.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Aspen

Ski Area Stats

Aspen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
80km50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Aspen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,490m11,450ft
Resort Altitude (Aspen)2,420m7,940ft
Lowest Piste2,380m7,808ft
Max Vertical1,110m3,642ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Aspen has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as west and east, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Aspen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Aspen?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Uinta, Wyoming.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Aspen is Aspen, 8 minutes drive away.

Vail/Eagle, Grand Junction and Montrose airports are all within three hours drive.

Aspen is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 24,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 490 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Aspen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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