What Are the Four Mountains in Aspen?

There are countless things that make Aspen, Colorado, special, but many visit our town to answer the call of the mountain. There are four mountains in Aspen: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. You can explore them all during your stay with Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals! Planning an Aspen getaway? Make sure you get a copy of our complimentary Travel Guide to start planning your stay!

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What You Need to Know About the Four Mountains in Aspen

Aspen Mountain 

Aspen Mountain, also known as Ajax by the locals, is famous for its ski scene. Experience steep glades, bumps, and incredible views. The terrain is pretty complex here, so we always recommend this mountain for intermediate and expert skiers. It’s a great place to be challenged! 

After a day out on the slopes, head to one of the many restaurants at the mountain. Bonnie’s is a classic, go-to spot, and Sundeck is perfect for après ski. 

Aspen Highlands

If you’re a local, you probably ski at Aspen Highlands. Here, you’ll find plenty of expert terrains, groomed cruisers, and stunning views of the famous Maroon Bells. If you prefer backcountry skiing, the Highland Bowl is for you! Hike about 30 minutes up to the summit for a 2,500-foot descent. It’s the perfect way to get away from it all– there are no lift lines, and barely anyone is on these nature-made slopes! 

Buttermilk Mountain

If you’re familiar with the Winter X Games, you have probably heard of Buttermilk Mountain. This mountain is perfect for beginners, families, and those that prefer a more leisurely ski experience. The gently rolling trails are easy enough for those just starting out, and you’ll love knowing you’re skiing exactly where some of the most famous athletes in winter sports have competed. Head to Cliffhouse for lunch to fuel up with some healthy eats before getting back out on the slopes!

Snowmass Mountain

If you want to explore Snowmass, make sure you plan for at least a few days! Snowmass has the most vertical feet in the entire country– there’s no way you can take advantage of all 4,406 vertical feet in just one day. Plus, there are 91 trails and 21 chairlifts! We love Snowmass Mountain because you’ll never run out of things to explore. Sam’s is conveniently located on top of Sam’s Knob on Snowmass, and it’s the perfect place for après ski drinks and bites. 

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aspen homeAs Aspen locals, we know everything about hitting the slopes. Our concierge team is the key to making your winter vacation the getaway of a lifetime. From getting you lift tickets on our four mountains in Aspen to planning a magical day of winter activities, our concierge service will handle every request. Browse our exclusive properties to start planning your stay. We even have ski in, ski out rentals that put you right on the slopes. It’s time to pack your bags and experience our winter wonderland in luxury!