Ski Aspen Mountain’s World-Famous Steeps

"Aspen" is one of the biggest names in skiing for a reason!

Greg Heil




"Aspen" is one of the biggest names in skiing not only in the United States, but the world over. "At Aspen Mountain you can ski down the same runs that have hosted World Cup finals, ride through gladed powder stashes, chase after the snowcat-towed Oasis Champagne Bar, or put together one quad-burning top-to-bottom [run] after another," writes Aspen Snowmass. "And all of this is just steps away from downtown Aspen. No wonder this mountain is a legend."

Aspen's legendary status has been built over a 70-year history of downhill skiing. Apparently, the locals were all about throwing down back in 1947, because the terrain at Aspen is steep. While you can find a few blues, most of the runs are black or double black, and they don't hold back!

While the mountain hasn't changed much since '47, "you'll appreciate the new gondola, great views, and food at the Sundeck at the summit and Ajax Tavern at the base, where the apres rivals the skiing and snowboarding," according to

Looking for a beginner-friendly skiing experience that still offers the posh Aspen vibes? Head to Buttermilk instead.



A free rider's paradise.


Experts only.


More open glades with views of Aspen.


Extreme terrain.


Extreme with good views.

Tower Ten Road

A cat track that takes you to Lift 1A from Kleenex Corner.


A local's favourite run on the Lift 1A side of the mountain.

Lazy8 Gully

The easier variation to the lower run, FIS Slalom Hill.

Super 8

Steep headwall and intimidating moguls.

Magnifico Road

A long cat track for accessing steep black diamonds on the lower mountain.


A world cup race course.

Silver Rush

Quite possibly the steepest run on Aspen Mountain.


Challenging bumps and Aspen trees. A great overall run.

Cone 2

Steeper, tighter and more demanding.

Cone 1

Steep, tight and extreme.


Cliffs, Aspen Trees and protected powder.

Bear Paw

Beautifully gladed with aspen trees.


A steep groomer with a picturesque view.


Steeper and tighter bumps.


Many lines, steeps and trees. Fun expert skiing.

Copper Bowl

Th steeper section of the long copper groomer.

Bear Paw

A challenging steep glade with beautiful valley views.


Perfect pitch and picturesque Aspen skiing.

Back Of Bell #2

Well-spaced trees, pines and aspens, make for a beautiful classic aspen run.

Silver Bell

A great blue for accessing the Ajax Express runs.


Provides quick access to other parts of the mountain via 'VW' moguls.


The longest groomer on the mountain.

1 & 2 Leaf

A meandering blue that cane be used to access all the best runs.


An Aspen classic for experts.


Steep with incredible views and great free ride terrain.