Aspen Mountain

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Aspen Mountain
Location Within the White River National Forest, the mountain rises up from downtown Aspen
Resort Altitude 11,212 ft./3,418 m
Winter Season November 27, 2008 – April 12, 2009
Terrain Overall: 673 acres/272 hectares
Beginner: 0%
Intermediate: 48%
Advanced: 52%
Lift System 8:

6 primary:

1 gondola (14-minute ride)

1 high-speed quad,

1 high-speed double

1 quad

2 doubles

2 secondary

1 quad (Little Nell)

1 double (Bell Mountain)

Highest Lift
Lowest Lift
Vertical 3,267 ft./996 m
Longest Run 3 miles/4.83 km
Avg Snowfall 300 inches/762 cm
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports
Facilities
Nearest Town Aspen
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $


Overview 

Aspen Mountain has kept the town of Aspen on the map since 1947, serving up black-diamond glades, bumps and steeps for anyone who dares step off the lift. Now 60 years later, guests are happy that – aside from a new gondola – things haven’t changed a bit.

Location

Within the White River National Forest, the mountain rises up from downtown Aspen

Pros

  1. Nasty, nasty vertical top to bottom is close to a mile of vertical, ranging from cruisers to ultra steeps.
  2. Mountain is rarely busy
  3. Come on, it is Aspen.


Cons

  1. No terrain parks
  2. No Parking at ski area, and parking in Aspen itself is a pain. Park at Buttermilk and take a shuttle.
  3. No Beginner Terrain

Contacts

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Planning

Getting There

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Accommodation

On Mountain

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Off Mountain

14,303 pillows within a 10-mile radius. For more information, please call Stay Aspen Snowmass at 970-925-9000 or 888-649-5985.

Lift Tickets

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Ski School

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Equipment Hire

Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop/D&E Women across the street from the Silver Queen Gondola

There are many places in Aspen where you can rent all sorts of ski equipment of all standards. Here are just a few of the many ski rental stores found in Aspen.

 * Aspen Snowmass-Aspen Skiing Company Aspen Highlands - 970) 544-3013
 * Aspen Sports: Cooper Ave Mall - 970) 925-6331
 * Black Tie Ski Rentals - 970) 925-8544
 * Breeze Ski Rentals - 970) 925-1360
 * Hamilton Sports - 970) 925-1200
 * Incline Ski Shop - 800) 992-2979
 * Ski Butlers Aspen Ski Rentals - 970) 309-3644
 * Stefan Kaelin Rentals & Tuning - 970) 920-1222
 * Stefan Kaelin Ski & Golf - 970) 925-7266
 * Ute Mountaineer - 970) 925-2849


You can also book your ski or snowboard rental online which can save you some money and more importantly time in the rental stores. You may also want to secure unusual size boots

The main companies in Aspen that offer this service are;

   * Ski Butlers Aspen - Award winning ski rental delivery service - bringing everything to your home away from home!
   * Black Tie - Which also offer full delivery service to your accommodation
   * Breeze
   * Rentskis 

To view a comparison of online ski rentals servicing Aspen Aspen Ski Rentals

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

FREE Shuttle: The free Galena Street Shuttle travels continuously from the Rio Grande Parking Plaza to the Silver Queen Gondola from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., during summer and winter seasons.

Day Pass: Allows all-day parking in residential areas for $7 – available at the airport parking kiosk, City Hall, Wheeler Opera House and City Market. Note that finding parking even with a permit can be iffy.

Parking

Free Parking: Two hours in residential areas for individual drivers. Carpools of two or more adults of driving age can also park for free all day with a carpool parking permit. Carpool parking permits are available at the airport parking kiosk.

Paid Parking: Downtown parking meters: Maximum of four hours. First hour: $2, Second hour: $2, Third hour: $3, Fourth hour: $4.

Rio Grande Parking Plaza: $1.50 per hour, $15 per day. 10-punch pass $50. Monthly passes $200

Activities

The base of Aspen Mountain is in the epicenter of downtown and will have an improved gondola plaza for the 2008-2009 season. A reduced number of steps will make it even easier to load the gondola.

Dining

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  1. Sundeck
  2. Bonnie's
  3. The Tavern
  4. Montagna Restaurant
  5. Bar in The Little Nell

Bars & Entertainment

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Shopping

Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop/D&E Women across the street from the Silver Queen Gondola

Children

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Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

NONE. DO NOT TRY THIS MOUNTAIN UNTIL YOU ARE A REASONABLY EXPERIENCED SKIER. It is not so much that it is steep (although it is), it is that the mountain is both steep with an enormous vertical- over 3,200 feet. Learn the basics, build up some leg muscles for the long descents, and then enjoy this mountain.

Groomed Runs

The blues off of Ruthies are nice groomers. The Ruthies lift is an oddity- a high speed detachable DOUBLE chair.

Off Piste

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Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

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Bumps

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Powder Zones

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Sheltered Runs

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Snowplay

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Other

Weather

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Geography

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History

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Resources

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Maps

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