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Buttermilk Ski Resort

Buttermilk Resort Guide

Buttermilk, United States

Rated: 5/5 (from 6 ratings)

Buttermilk Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,018m9,902ft
Resort Height2,399m7,871ft
 Nearest AirportsAspen and Vail/Eagle
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Buttermilk at a glance

Buttermilk is one of Aspen's four ski areas. Not lift-linked to the other three, it is a short drive from Aspen resort off the road to Snowmass and has a reoputation as a beginners ski area of a very high standard. However it also has little known powder stashes off its black diamond runs - often under used because Buttermilk does not have a toiugh mountain reputation to attract black diamond skiers. The area has also built up a reputastion with boarders, having a 3km (2 mile) long terrain park added in 2000.

 When will it snow in Buttermilk?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Buttermilk.

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Buttermilk Facts, Stats and Ratings

Buttermilk Rated

Ratings for Buttermilk
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Buttermilk?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Buttermilk
Highest Lift3,018m9,902ft
Lowest Piste2,399m7,871ft
Resort Altitude (Buttermilk)2,399m7,871ft
Max Vertical619m2,031ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Buttermilk Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Buttermilk
Cross Country
Total Length
80km50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Buttermilk Summary

The American Ski Resort of Buttermilk has direct access to a total of 9 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,399m7,871ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,018m9,902ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Buttermilk is 8km5 miles long.

Skiing in Buttermilk

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

Snowboarding in Buttermilk

There are five terrain park and the X Games superpipe. Beginner terrain makes Buttermilk an excellent learning mountain for new snowboarders.

When is Buttermilk open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Buttermilk.

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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Buttermilk.

Snow Making

Buttermilk is able to make snow, with 490 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts of Buttermilk are able to uplift 7,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Buttermilk?

Buttermilk is in the American Rockies in Pitkin, Colorado, United States.

How can I get to Buttermilk?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Buttermilk are Aspen, Vail/Eagle and Grand Junction. There are four airports within three hours drive. Aspen is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


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