Sitting on top of the town of Aspen is Aspen Mountain, also known as Ajax. Getting to Aspen Mountain is incredibly convenient for guests staying in town, as it is the closest to downtown Aspen.
Aspen Mountain has over 3,267 feet of vertical drop, and is known for its die-hard mogul runs and steep terrain. Aspen Mountain focuses on the intermediate and advanced ski crowd. The runs vary from intermediate to expert, and there are no beginner runs on this mountain. There are 7 lifts and one uniquely designed gondola, for your convenience in reaching the summit. Ride to the top, back to back on the Silver Queen Gondola, and exit on three sides. Snowboarders have been welcomed at Aspen Mountain since 2001, although Aspen Mountain is home to a skier-only terrain park.
Skiers from around the globe come to enjoy an assortment of the region’s best moguls, jumps, and steeps. Located just steps from downtown, you can start off at Little Nell Hill, and then easily head over to the summit via the Silver Queen Gondola. Be ready for a challenge. Skiing from here offers difficult runs, steep pistes, and tough moguls. There are connectors that link the whole mass together, in an amazing maze of runs that will get your heart pumping.
Aspen Mountain boasts 673 skiable acres and a vertical drop of more than three thousand feet. 30% of the runs have been designated as "expert." If you're an experienced skier this is definitely the place to visit on your next ski vacation.Aspen Mountain features
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- Intermediate & Advanced only - no beginner runs
- Easy access to downtown Aspen
- Home to a skier-only terrain park