- Buttermilk is especially fine for the newcomer to skiing
- Attempt ice climbing only minutes from Aspen
- Take a horse-drawn sleigh through the mountain forests
- Cross-country skiing is one of the best ways to experience the Rockies
- A ski hut trip overnight in the wilderness is quite unique
From the 11th of December to the 3rd of April, Buttermilk opens its 44 trails to winter sports lovers from all over the country. There are a number of winter activities in and around Buttermilk that every member of the family can have the chance to experience.
Ski Buttermilk, particularly if you are just learning how. This mountain has more to offer the beginner than any of the other three mountains, with beautiful groomed trails and great views. The longest run is 3 miles long.
Buttermilk is designed to cater to snowboarders, so make the most of your time here. There are a number of high-speed quads that get you up to the top fast, so you can spend time on the slopes rather than making your way to the summit.
A few minutes away you can try climbing the frozen waterfalls, but best to hire an outfitter/guide who can show you the safest way to ascend.
A romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride really gets you in the mood of old-fashioned Rocky Mountain travel. Experience the tranquility of the forests and enjoy the jingling bells echoing off the mountainsides.
Cross-country or Nordic skiing
There are miles of trails and a number of guides that can show you the best places for cross-country skiing around Buttermilk.
Ski Hut Trips
A ski hut trip into the mountain wilderness is the best way to become familiar with the Colorado Rockies. Go for two days or more through the white landscapes.