"Aspen" is one of the biggest names in skiing for a reason!
"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 ColoradoSki.com.
Looking for a beginner-friendly skiing experience that still offers the posh Aspen vibes? Head to Buttermilk instead.