Snowboarding Aspen means friendly terrain with few traverses or stall-outs, world-renowned halfpipes and freestyle terrain parks, steep natural mountain features as well as top-notch snowboard instruction.
- For 100% all-natural halfpipe action, check out Aspen Mountain's Spar Gulch trail and Prospector Trail at Aspen Highlands.
- Get extreme at Snowmass without logging frequent flier miles by heading to the Campground.
- Bottoming out on Highlands Ridge used to mean a long slog for snowboarders, but Deep Temerity Lift grants easier access back to the main mountain.
Where to Snowboard in Aspen
Freestyle Terrain Parks
You don't host the Winter X Games, like Buttermilk has nine years running, without killer freestyle terrain parks. Buttermilk Park has over 100 features, including a superpipe and competition slopestyle course.
Not to be outdone, Snowmass boasts three excellent parks for beginner, intermediate and advanced jibbers.
Big Mountain Freeriding
Following their two-planked brethren, riders craving steeps head to Highlands Bowl and Highland Ridge for 45-degree, powder-filled lines.
At Snowmass, advanced riders hike the Cirque atop High Alpine. Make sure your tray table is safely stowed in its upright-and-locked position for some serious air time on Hanging Valley Wall.
Are big, deep S-curves your thing? Hardbooters delight in Buttermilk's immaculately groomed slopes. Corduroy heaven awaits on Larkspur trail with its constant pitch, top-to-bottom fall line and tight turns.
Group and private snowboard instruction is available at all four mountains, starting at $119 a day.
Aspen's endless ski shops cater to snowboarders with a daylong boot and board rental starting at $25.