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Aspen Ski Town Secrets

Aspen Ski Co has 4 different mountains, Ajax, Snowmass, Highlands, and Buttermilk. The “other sides” of Buttermilk – West Buttermilk and Tiehack are on opposite sides of Buttermilk and offer two completely different access points to the mountain. Hop on the new West Buttermilk high-speed quad and cruise the long, mellow beginner terrain. Tiehack is the “steeper” side of Buttermilk with long, rolling double fall line runs like Javelin and Racer’s Edge. With the NEW Tiehack high-speed chair lift, the ride is only a mere seven minutes long now!

Aspen Ski Co or Aspen/Snowmass operates four destination mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – and is the home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2013. Aspen/Snowmass also offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well as four award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen Sardy Field (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen/Snowmass, please call 800/525-6200 or 970/925-1220, or visit the company’s website at,