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Aspen, Colorado Group Ski Trips
Buttermilk built its 50-year legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Today it’s famous for hosting the ESPN Winter X Games through 2012 and being voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader’s Poll for best park and pipe. The 22-foot superpipe in the legendary terrain park does not disappoint, as many X Games winners, Olympians and up-and-comers can attest.

Base elevation: 7,870 ft./2,399 m.

Summit elevation: 9,900 ft./3,018 m.

Vertical rise: 2,030 ft./619 m.

Terrain: 470 acres/190 hectares

Number of trails: 44

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%

Lifts:9: 2 high-speed quads, 3 doubles, 2 handle tows, 2 ski/snowboard school lifts

Parks and Pipes:2 terrain parks: ButtermilkPark has over 100 features including  a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course. For the beginner: Panda Pipe and Ski & SnowboardSchoolsPark (S3 Park)

Restaurants: 2 total. Bump's (located at the base) and The Cliffhouse (located at the top).

Terrain Parks:

S3 Park (ski and snowboard school)  located on Reds Rover Trail and accessed from the West Buttermilk Express lift. S3 consists of an approx. total of 20 beginner and intermediate level features. There are several true table top jumps ranging from approx 10 feet up to approx 25 feet. The jibs include flat boxes, flat rails and a variety of shaped jibs (flat downs, bonks, rainbows and mini wall ride). This is a great park for entry and low level park riders, not visible from any lifts and out of the way with lots of room to breathe.

TeaserPark  located on Teaser trail right off the top of the Summit Express lift. Consists of approx. 10 intermediate and advanced features ranging from stock down rails and fun boxes to urban features. The urban line includes barrel bonks, propane tank, diamond plate pyramid and more.

Chuck's Park located on Uncle Chuck's Glade also off the Summit Express (and directly below TeaserPark). Consists of intermediate and advanced level features. There are approx. 15 features including hidden log jibs, , flat boxes and rails, small side hits and tree, traffic barrier, and barrel bonks.

Jacob's Ladder Park - located on Jacob's Ladder Trail accessed off of the Summit Express lift (and directly below/connected to Chuck’s Park). Consists of approx. 12 advanced features including 4 jumps (ranging from approx. 20 up to approx. 35 feet), 2 hip jumps and up to 6 jib features including a recycled feature from the Team Shoot out at Snowmass

X Park  located on Spruce and Government trails and can be accessed off of the Summit Express lift (all above park runs starting at Teaser spill into this area providing a top to bottom park line totaling over 2 miles in length!). This area consists of approx. 25 advanced and expert features and also includes the famous 22 foot Zaugg cut SUPERPIPE ranked best in the universe!!! This park usually opens when Buttermilk opens for the season but shuts down for a little over one month after Christmas. The X Park reopens following the Aspen Snowmass Open. This closure is necessary due to the prep work needed to host ESPN’s Winter X Games and the Aspen Snowmass Open which is held on the same course as X’s slope-style. Following X and ASO the slope style course is only slightly altered (gaps are filled in and take offs are merged from two options per jump to one large take off for each feature). There are 10  top jumps ranging from approx. 45 feet up to approx. 70 feet…five in a row on the Government side and four on the Spruce side. There are also up to 15 jib features including X Games boxes and rails, street style rails and a variety of bonks and boxes.