Aspen Mountain, otherwise known as Ajax, is part of a massive snow skiing experience available to the public for the price of one ticket. Aspen is one of four resorts known as a ‘resort complex’ which are situated within a twelve-mile radius of each other and which can all be accessed with the same ticket. Further to this, you can travel between each resort by means of a free shuttle service. Put together, all this means more great slopes, more value for money and one great skiing experience.
Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk are the top four ski resorts available in the area. All four are well developed and have a wide variety of terrain, numerous lifts and trails, and tons of fresh snow. However, ultimately each resort retains some of its original identity and this is why many choose Aspen Mountain over some of the other resorts as their destination of choice.
Ajax is situated in the heart of Aspen at a magnificent 11 212 ft. It features 76 great trails that are spread out over 673 acres of mountain. The mountain itself is known for bumps and steep inclines and is very popular amongst intermediate and advanced skiers. Aspen Mountain features a 3 267 ft vertical drop and eight ski lifts to help get you to the beginning of the trail.
This magnificent mountain offers something for everyone. Alpine skiing is a popular choice, but snowboarders will be able to enjoy numerous trails as well as a terrain park and a half pipe. Cross-country skiing takes the form of a 65 km trail and the longest alpine trail measures 15 840 ft. For the more adventurous, there are snowshoe trails, Snowcat tours and snow tubing. Of the ski trails available, 48% are intermediate, 26% are advanced and 26% are for experts only. There are no beginner trails on this side of the mountain, though children’s and women’s programs are offered and child-care is available.
If you’re not skiing, you’ll find an awesome variety of other activities to enjoy. You may want to settle your appetite at one of the three great restaurants available. All three restaurants are housed in the same building, which features 30 ft ceilings, a stunning rock fireplace and a perch over the mountain at 11 212 ft. The restaurants are Sundeck, Benedicts and the Aspen Mountain Club, which is semi-private. When you’re done eating, you will find that the town of Aspen has a rich cultural heritage and some of the most unique bistros available.
For those who have no desire to cart their equipment around, you may organise to have your equipment stored here overnight and even have it tuned, waxed or repaired for an additional charge. So why wait another second? Book your accommodation at Aspen Mountain now and discover the ultimate winter getaway spot.