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We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Aspen Ski Resorts stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Aspen Ski Resorts 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 Ski Resorts 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.
There are numerous options to stay at Aspen Ski Resorts around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Aspen Ski Resorts Terrain Overview
Aspen Ski Resorts has a total of 335 ski trails, which are serviced by 40 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 5,303 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 2,146 hectares, 8.3 square miles, or 21.5 square kilometers.
Aspen Ski Resorts's slopes see on average 300 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet every year!
Aspen Ski Resorts Elevation
Aspen Ski Resorts has a summit elevation of 12,510 feet, or 3,813 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,104 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 4,406 feet (1,343 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 12,510 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.
Aspen Ski Resorts Difficulty Level
73.8out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Aspen Ski Resorts has 5,303 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Seeing as Aspen Ski Resorts is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 55% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 50% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 Ski Resorts 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 Ski Resorts ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 32% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.
Aspen Ski Resorts Location
Aspen Ski Resorts is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Snowmass Village, CO.
Snowmass Village, CO 81615 USA
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Getting to Aspen Ski Resorts
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Aspen Ski Resorts), its coordinates of 39.18000, -106.94000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Snowmass Village, 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 Ski Resorts.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||130 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 Ski Resorts.
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||5 mi|
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||32 mi|
|Grand Junction Regional Airport||GJT||Grand Junction, CO||85 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Aspen Ski Resorts, 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 Ski Resorts.
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||68%||0 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||78%||5 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||62%||7 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||77%||22 mi|
|Sunlight Mountain||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||66%||26 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||56%||36 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||64%||37 mi|
|Cranor Hill Ski Area||Gunnison, CO||7,000 ft||0%||41 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||79%||44 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,441 ft||72%||45 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||85%||53 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||53%||55 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||76%||60 mi|
|Powderhorn Ski Resort||Powderhorn, CO||9,850 ft||60%||63 mi|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,010 ft||65%||65 mi|
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||87%||80 mi|
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||32%||80 mi|
|Lake City Ski Hill||Lake City, CO||8,847 ft||0%||83 mi|
|Echo Mountain Resort||Idaho Springs, CO||10,650 ft||28%||83 mi|
|Bluebird Backcountry||Kremmling, CO||9,845 ft||60%||87 mi|
|Lee's Ski Hill||Ouray, CO||0 ft||0%||89 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||46%||90 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,600 ft||50%||90 mi|
|Telluride||Telluride, CO||13,150 ft||90%||98 mi|
Aspen Ski Resorts Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||12,510 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,104 ft|
|Vertical Drop||4,406 ft|
(50% Beginner, 23% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||300 inches|