Snowboarding season is almost upon us! if you live in Colorado then a majority of us are already thinking about the first snow fall. One of the many places to hit the slopes this year is the Aspen Snowmass. Which is really 4 different slopes put together, there is the Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. All 4 of these slopes are located in the White River National Forrest near downtown Aspen.  The Snowmass is open from November 27,2014 to April 12,2015, with a base elevation of 8,104 ft. and a summit height of 12,510 ft.  The whole Snowmass  spanning 3,332 acres of terrain, with 94 trails, 21 chairlifts and access to your choice of cruisers, glades, steeps, and halfpipes. Aspen mountain is open from November 27,2014 to April 19,2015 with base elevation of 7,945 and a summit height of  11,212. Now if this is your first time skiing the Aspen Mountain terrain is not a place where you want to start out with a black diamond rating  (meaning the most difficult at the resort). The Aspen Highlands are going to be open December 12,2014 to April 12,2015 with a base elevation of 8,040ft. and a summit height of 11,675 ft. The Aspen Highlands trail is a favorite among the locals with trails varying from easy  to expert. Buttermilk is open from December 13,2014 to April 05,2015 with a base elevation of 7,870 and a summit elevation of 9,900. Buttermilk is the slopes that is geared to beginners and to families. If this is your first time this is where you are going to want to start out. Some people will know this mountain because it is famous for where the X-Games are hosted.

Enjoy your Skiing and Snowboarding!

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  1. I have been snowboarding for almost 15 years and i have almost everywhere is Colorado. I honestly think this state has some of the best places to go for the particular sports. Not only is the weather for the mountains most days amazing but the management of the mountains are great along with a great community. you can see people on every trip doing some pretty amazing things on the runs and parks. My favorite place is Vail though for sure. the place is beautiful and the runs are near perfect. But the town its self is great too with shopping food and entertainment.


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