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Terrain Parks - Aspen


Rider's Guide

Aspen Mountain gets 300 inches of snow per year and has nearly a dozen lifts including a gondola, a high-speed double and a high-speed quad, 76 trails, and a longest run of 15,840 feet. The mountains are amongst the most challenging, as 48 percent of the runs are rated advanced, 26 percent between advanced and expert, and another 26 percent is rated for experts only. Aspen Highlands also gets 300 inches per year. It has over 130 trails with the longest run 18,480 feet. The runs are rated 18 percent for beginner, 30 percent intermediate, 16 percent advanced, and an absolutely amazing 36 percent expert. Skilled riders and freestyle skiers will not going to bump into too many neophytes or kids here. This is serious snow business.

Parks and Pipes

Snowmass has three terrain parks, however, the other mountains here have their fair share of exhilarating terrain features and massive pipes to explore. Nearby Buttermilk features the top-to-bottom Playstation 3 Crazy T’rain Terrain Park, which is almost two miles long, features roughly 30 rails, and the only 22-foot superpipe in the area. There's a gigantic kicker that allows for incredible air. Check out Highlands' Grommets Gulch if you're looking for a natural halfpipe.

Out of Bounds

Enjoy an old-fashioned sleigh ride at T-Lazy-7 Ranch with Maroon Bells Outfitters and Lodge, where visitors can also take snowmobile tours around the Maroon Bells and through the ghost town of Independence. Guests looking for indoor water sports of the hot, warm, and frozen variety are encouraged to visit the 83,000-square-foot Aspen Recreation Center, which features an NHL-sized ice rink for public ice skating, an aquatic area with a six-lane, 25-yard pool, a fun pool with a two-story water slide, hot tubs, and steam rooms.

Hangout & Hookup

This area is known around the world as a nightlife hotspot. There are so many great places to choose from, Little Annie’s, Cooper Street Pier, J-Bar, The Tavern, 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel, The Red Onion, The Cantina, and The Terrace Room Bar at the Little Nell Hotel, are just a few of the many popular spots. Taste some great microbrews at McStorlie’s Pub and Eric's Bar. When it's dancing time, check out Mezzaluna, which has to be the most famous singles bar in Aspen. Catch some hot or cool beats at Bar Aspen, The Speakeasy, and The Lava Room. For a mellower time with music, try Jimmy's, The Shadow Mountain Lounge at the St. Regis, The Little Nell Bar, or Syzygy.