ASPEN SNOWMASS THE POWER OF FOUR
With direct ski-in ski-out access to Snowmass Mountain, The Residences Viceroy Snowmass puts an unparalleled selection of trails, parks and pipes for skiers and snowboarders at every level of expertise at your front door. As Snowmass Ski Resort celebrates its 50th anniversary, Ski Magazine's readers recently ranked it the fourth best resort in the West. Vast, uncrowded winder slopes are being augmented by a large and growing network of amazing summer trails and the Lost Forest experience at Elk Camp. And, with Aspen, Highlands, and Buttermilk nearby, you will experience the Power of Four where a single lift ticket opens the way to over 5,000 acres of terrain with more than 330 trails.
With unparalleled access to cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes for every level of ability, Snowmass is the ultimate winter mountain. The largest of the four mountains in the area, and one of the top ranked ski resorts in North America, Snowmass offers 3,332 acres of terrain, a vertical rise of 4,406 feet, 94 trails and 21 chairlifts. Too massive to be explored in one day, the variety of terrain demands repeat visits or stays that last all winter long. Snowmass is perfectly designed for families, who can spend the day on The Big Burn skiing wide-open cruiser runs, as well as thrill seekers who can challenge themselves on Hanging Valley Wall.
Since its opening season in 1947, Aspen Mountain’s steeps, bumps, and incredible views have been legendary among true ski aficionados. Rising 3,267 feet above the heart of downtown Aspen, Ajax, as Aspen mountain is called by locals, serves up 64 miles of trails across 675 acres of terrain. From cruisers and glades for skilled skiers and snowboarders to black and double-black diamond trails that challenge even the most experienced athletes, Aspen mountain lives up to its legendary status.
With over 1,000 acres of extreme big mountain terrain and groomed cruisers, as well as breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells, Aspen Highlands is a local's favorite. Below its 12,500-foot summit, expert skiers and snowboarders access double-diamond terrain via the Deep Temerity triple chair, which rises 1,700 vertical feet in just 7.3 minutes. For those seeking Colorado’s ultimate off-piste experience, a 30-minute hike to the summit of Highland Bowl rewards you with 2,500-vertical-foot descents down pitches as steep as 45 degrees.
Home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2018, Buttermilk features an Olympic-size, 22-foot superpipe that was voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding magazine's Reader’s Poll for best pipe, as well as the world’s longest snowboard park, which is accessible by a high-speed detachable quad chair. The 2-mile long snowboard park leads to the X Games Superpark, where 15 pro-rails are mounted on tabletop style booters. A family favorite for 50 years, Buttermilk also features a beginner pipe and long, wide groomers at West Buttermilk, making it an excellent learning mountain for new skiers and snowboarders. Steeper rolling runs at Tiehack cater to advanced and expert skiers.