Facts About Buttermilk
Skier visits in 2003: 141,077
Base elevation: 7,870 ft./2,399 m.
Summit elevation: 9,900 ft./3,018 m.
Vertical rise: 2,030 ft./619 m.
Terrain: 420 acres/170 hectares
Number of trails: 41
Miles/km of trails: 21 miles/34 km
Longest run: 3 miles/4.8 km
Trails: easiest- 35%, more difficult- 39%, most difficult- 26%, expert-0%
Annual snowfall: 200 inches/508 cm
Snowmaking: 108 acres/43.2 hectares
Lifts: 7 total -1 high-speed quad chair, 5 double chairs, 1 handle tow
Lift capacity: 7,500 riders/hour
Uncrowded slopes: On average, 3.7 people per acre/8 people per hectare
Best known for: Crazy T'rain Park - at 2 miles, North America's longest terrain park and X Games superpipe. Beginner terrain makes Buttermilk an excellent learning mountain for new skiers and snowboarders. Unsurpassed grooming. Buttermilk is home of the Wizard Ski Deck and offers snow biking.
Best-kept secret: Long, wide groomers at West Buttermilk and steeper rolling runs at Tiehack.
What’s new: Uncle Chuck's, a new trail opened exclusively for the Crazy T'rain Park, with a permanent X Games slopestyle course. New sound system in the superpipe.
Location: Within the White River National Forest, three miles from downtown Aspen
Parks and pipes: 1 halfpipe, 2-mile long terrain park, Boardercross course
Lodging bed base: 112 beds at base of mountain; 13,050 additional beds within 9 miles
Equipment rental: Pro Mountain Sports, Buttermilk
Restaurants: 2 total - Bumps and The Cliffhouse