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Aspen Buttermilk


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Aspen Buttermilk


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Pro tip: Buttermilk is a family paradise, with wide, rolling groomers and just enough crannies and little woods runs to keep an exploring 7-year-old fully entertained. The lifts are high-speed, the slopes are easy-going, the crowds are light and the ski school is fantastic. Parking is a snap, too. For park rats, Buttermilk provides the familiar backdrop seen on ESPN's Winter X-Games.  MORE

Core Strenghts

Aspen Buttermilk
Travel Ease
99.1
Overall
67.6
Snow Quality
56.0
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

58

Rank in
Region

35

Rank in
State

17

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

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
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True Snow: 200" per year
Snow Quality Rank

90

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

Dump Potential Rank

138

Aspen Buttermilk is ranked No. 138 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

138

Aspen Buttermilk is ranked No. 138 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

90

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

2030 ft

9900 ft
Base Elevation: 7870 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Aspen Buttermilk, then you might have a long wait. Only 8.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Aspen Buttermilk to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Aspen Buttermilk is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Aspen Buttermilk getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Aspen Buttermilk, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 40.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Aspen Buttermilk, if you're flying in

From the airport in Aspen, CO to the mountain, skiers face a trek that's less than an hour and easy. Just 7 minutes and you're cranking into your boots.