Aspen Mountain Ski Resort

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Aspen, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Aspen Mountain Ski Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort Lodging:

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort has a total of 76 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 675 acres, Aspen Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 273 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort's slopes see on average 300 inches (118 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
76
Ski Lift
Lifts
8
Skier
Skiable Acres
675(3 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
300"(118 cm)

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 11,212 feet, or 3,417 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,945 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,267 feet (996 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 11,212 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
11,212'(3,417 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,267'(996 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
7,945'(2,422 m)

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
79.3out of 100
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Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 79.3. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 52% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 3,267 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort has 675 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Seeing as Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 100% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 0% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
Beginner
0%(0 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
48%(324 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
52%(351 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Aspen Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Aspen Mountain Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 52% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort Location

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Aspen, CO.

Address:
Aspen, CO 81611 USA
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Website:
aspensnowmass.com/four-mountains/aspen-mountain

GPS Coordinates:
39.18600, -106.81800

Getting to Aspen Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Aspen Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.18600, -106.81800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Aspen, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Aspen Mountain Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO123 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Aspen Mountain Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO4 mi
Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO32 mi
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO92 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Aspen Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Aspen Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Aspen Highlands Ski ResortAspen, CO11,675 ft93%2 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%7 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%24 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%30 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%32 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%33 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%39 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft77%40 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%47 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%52 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%54 mi
Powderhorn Ski ResortPowderhorn, CO9,850 ft58%64 mi
Winter Park ResortWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%74 mi
Ski Granby RanchGranby, CO9,202 ft30%75 mi
Echo Mountain ResortIdaho Springs, CO10,650 ft27%77 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%85 mi
Howelsen Hill Ski AreaSeamboat Springs, CO7,136 ft44%90 mi

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation11,212 ft
Base Elevation7,945 ft
Vertical Drop3,267 ft
Trails76
(0% Beginner,  48% Intermediate,  52% Expert)
Lifts8
Skiable Acres675
Avg. Annual Snowfall300 inches
Aspen Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats