Buttermilk (ski area)
Buttermilk in Winter
|Location||Pitkin County, Colorado, United States|
|Nearest major city||Aspen, Colorado|
|Vertical||2,030 feet (620 m)|
|Top elevation||9,900 feet (3,000 m)|
|Base elevation||7,870 feet (2,400 m)|
|Skiable area||435 acres (1.76 km2)|
|Runs||44 total |
|Longest run||3 miles (4.8 km)|
|Lift system||8 total (3 high-speed quad chairs, 1 double chairs, 4 surface/ski school)|
|Terrain parks||2, 1 superpipe|
|Snowfall||200 in/year (5.08 m/year)|
Buttermilk Ski Area refers to a ski hill and an unincorporated community surrounding it in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is frequently considered the easiest skiing mountain in the Aspen area. Buttermilk has also been the host to the ESPN Winter X Games multiple times. It contains three ski areas: Tiehack (difficult), Main Buttermilk (regular), and West Buttermilk (easy). Art Pfister developed Buttermilk Mountain ski area in 1958. It was part of the original Aspen trio of 1960s: Aspen Mountain (ski area), Aspen Highlands, and Aspen Buttermilk.
Buttermilk is anchored by three high speed quads. The Summit Express services trails in the Main Buttermilk section of the mountain. The West Buttermilk Express, built in 2004, services beginner terrain on the west face of the mountain. The Tiehack Express, built in 2011, services advanced and intermediate terrain on the west face of Buttermilk Mountain. Buttermilk is known as one of the best beginner mountains in North America, to learn ski or snowboard. Its base includes The Hideout — an integrated play-and-learning area for children in ski school ages 2 ½ to 6 years old.
- Murdered Colorado socialite Nancy Pfister’s Australian connection News.com.au, March 06, 2014
- "Lessons | Buttermilk, Ski & Snowboard Schools | Aspen Snowmass". Aspen Snowmass. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
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