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Aspen Mountain - Ajax


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Aspen Mountain - Ajax


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Pro tip: The prototype for an in-town hill, Aspen Mountain lives up to its legendary status. This is not the best place for beginning skiers, but intrepid intermediates and experts will love the relentless fall lines and hidden nooks. And everybody loves how the base of the mountain spills right into the center of one of America's great ski towns.  MORE

Core Strenghts

Aspen Mountain - Ajax
Travel Ease
96.6
Overall
81.8
Snow Quality
66.0
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

21

Rank in
Region

15

Rank in
State

7

Best time for snow at
Aspen Mountain - Ajax
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Aspen Mountain - Ajax

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
True Snow: 252" per year
Snow Quality Rank

49

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

111

Aspen Mountain - Ajax is ranked No. 111 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

10.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

3.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

22.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

111

Aspen Mountain - Ajax is ranked No. 111 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

49

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

3267 ft

11212 ft
Base Elevation: 7945 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Aspen Mountain - Ajax

Aspen Mt’s snow record is typical for Colorado. 10.0% of winter days with 6 inches or more of snow and 27% of winter months with 30 inches or less are middle of the pack for western destinations, while 4% of months with 90 inches or more is on the low side. Snow density as in most of Colorado is as light as it gets. Powder skiing on Aspen Mt. requires good local knowledge of the less obvious gladed areas.

Accumulation and Preservation

Aspen Mt. averages about 80% open at Christmas, and is less than half open by Christmas in 15-20% of seasons. Much of the advanced terrain such as Bell Mountain has been picked clean of large obstacles and thus skis well on a 3-4 foot base. Aspen Mt. is high altitude and half north facing so snow preservation is excellent. Surfaces can sometimes be challenging where skier traffic funnels into and below Spar Gulch on the lowest quarter of the mountain.