Skican Quality Ski Holidays

Aspen / Snowmass, CO

Ikon Pass

Four Mountains - 2 towns

Spend an hour exploring Highland Bowl, a day at Buttermilk, a week at Aspen Mountain, or a whole season discovering Snowmass - no matter how long you stay, you will never have the same experience twice. Aspen Snowmass is more than just four mountains of terrain. It is a destination for living well. A place where the mountains challenge and thrill you day by day, and where a vibrant cultural scene greets you at night. A place where just as much devotion is reserved for a polished groomer as a perfect line through the powder covered trees, and where people know the value of staying out late and rising early for first tracks.

Covering 3,332 Acres (1,267 Hectares), Snowmass presents skiers and riders with every type of terrain they could possibly want: steeps, glades, moguls, top-to-bottom groomers, terrain parks and even playful kids’ trails through the trees. As a result, the mountain’s variety and accessibility have made it an easy choice for families and groups. Spend your day connecting one blue cruiser to the next and enjoying the mountain’s
daily “noon groom.” Seeking adventurous terrain with a backcountry feel? Scope out the double-black glades of Hanging Valley Wall and the Cirque on the mountain’s upper reaches. Young children love how the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center mingles fun lessons outdoors with hands-on play indoors. Meanwhile, Elk Camp comes alive with four lanes of tubing, excellent après ski and dinner options and lots of family fun every Friday
at Ullr Nights.

The identities of Aspen Mountain and the city of Aspen are intertwined. Both are rooted in a silver mining past, and both are forever moving forward in the pursuit of pleasure today. For visitors, joy can come in many forms here: excellent skiing and riding on the mountain, followed by world-class dining and shopping in town. When it comes to terrain,
Aspen Mountain is unlike any other ski mountain in America, offering an abundance of options in a surprisingly compact space. A dash down the Face of Bell is a rite of passage for expert skiers the world over, while those in search of groomers can cruise down the same runs that will host the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals. When the day is done, watch the action on the mountain fade into town at Ajax Tavern, the iconic après ski spot at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola.

Situated in between Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk, you will find a true original – Aspen Highlands. Rising 3,635 feet (1,108 meters) from the base area, this narrow ridge presents a dramatic reveal as you ride the chairlift up — blue and black runs dive down its flanks, while glimpses of the iconic Maroon Bells in the distance leave little doubt that you are on the one-and-only Aspen Highlands. Once you are at the top, you’ll find the real reason why this mountain is adored by locals: the hike-in terrain of Highland Bowl, rising another 717 feet above the last lift. Over at the newly renovated Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro — where the après ski scene goes into overdrive around 2 pm — rub elbows with an eclectic mix of locals, international skiers and the occasional celeb over pots of steaming fondue and glasses of champagne.

BUTTERMILK - Ranked #1 Overall Resort by Transworld Snowboarding
Buttermilk represents the quieter side of Aspen Snowmass. Here you can enjoy excellent beginner terrain, the smooth but steep advanced runs of the Tiehack area, and the amazing scenery of nearby Pyramid Peak. Try some new tricks at the S3 Terrain Park or the Buttermilk Terrain Park, which despite its international fame (courtesy of the X Games Aspen) still has a mellow vibe to it. At Buttermilk, lift lines are a rare sight, allowing you to enjoy as many turns as you can squeeze into a day. At the base, the new Hideout — an innovative learning center for children — invites young kids to find their way into thesport of skiing through gentle slopes and interactive play areas.


Ski Butlers   Skican customers receive a 10% discount on all equipment rentals from Ski Butlers. Click here to find out how »


Aspen/Snowmass Activities Guide

Congratulations on selecting Aspen/Snowmass as your Skican vacation destination!  Although Aspen/Snowmass is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.


Aspen/Snowmass has some of the most accessible snowmobile terrain in Western Colorado. Aspen’s wide meadows and big mountain trails will thrill beginners and experts alike. Private tours and rentals are available.

Dog Sledding

Let an experienced “Musher” lead you on an adventure of a lifetime! Spend two hours being guided around Snowmass by 10 excited dogs!


With 50km of trails in the Aspen wilderness, there's plenty of beginner and expert terrain. Guided tours and rentals are available.

Cross-Country Skiing

The Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Center offers more than 90km of free cross country ski trails. Trails are varied and range in difficulty from beginner to expert.

Ice Skating

Aspen has an ice skating rink located in the center of the village.


Aspen has several luxurious spas where you can pamper yourself after a long day on the slopes. Try one of many treatments to keep your face and body feeling fresh. Sample a full body Swedish massage to energize tired muscles, or relax with an aromatherapy treatment.

Local transportation is comprehensive and convenient. Free shuttle buses run continuously between all four mountains until 2 am.

Aspen Powder Tours
Snowcat Dinners
First Tracks
Free Kids Activities
Free Naturalist Tours
Ullr Nights
Yoga for Skiers
On-Mountain Photography
Snowshoe Tours

*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk

Videos & Virtual Tours