Aspen Mountain, formerly known as Ajax, is an intermediate to advanced skiers mountain to the core. The majority of runs consists of bumps, bumps, and more bumps. While boarders will be few and far between due to the percentage of moguls covering the mountain, all riders will appreciate the breath-taking views, steep slopes, and heart pumping tree lined runs. Aspen diehards enjoy the empty lift lines, proximity to downtown, and lack of beginner ski runs. Some of the best ski runs include double-black diamonds, Bear Paw and Last Dollar, which launch you through the trees off of international.
- Summit: 11,212 feet
- Base: 7,945 feet
- Vertical Drop: 3,267 feet
- Lifts: 8
- Skiable Area: 673 acres
- Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Aspen Mountain Insider Tips
What is your favorite run?
S1. It's part of the dumps from the mining days. There are a couple of rock outcroppings and fantastic tree and powder skiing.
What is your favorite lift?
Silver Queen Gondola. Largest single stage gondola in the world in terms of longest vertical feet.. Only 14 minutes to the top. It used to take 45 mins.
Favorite powder stash?
Favorite apres ski?
39° at the Sky Hotel...wink wink. It's got a pool and outdoor fire pits.
Anything else that is cool?
Remember that there are 4 ski areas within 12 miles which makes it the best skiing in the world. Don't forget it's also the host town of the Winter X Games.
Mitch Osure is the Regional Manager of Aspen Sports and has been skiing Aspen/Snowmass for 45 years.
Mike Kaplan's Mexican Food Recommendation for Aspen
Mike Kaplan recommends a great spot for hanging solo in Aspen...
Mike Kaplan is the CEO of Aspen Skiing CO.
Best Romantic Dining - Little Nell
Best Singles Bar - Cash Cash
Best Secret POW Stash - Snowmass has The Wall with 6 great gullies
Best Song to Listen to Before Skiing - Castles Made of Sand by Jimmy Hendrix