BUTTERMILK

BASE ELEVATION 2,399M/7,870FT
SUMMIT ELEVATION   3,018M/9,900FT 
ACRES190 HECTARS
SKI TRIALS44
LIFTS
MOUNTAIN DININGBUMPS & CLIFF HOUSE 
WINTER SEASON DATES    DECEMBER 13, 2009 - APRIL 5, 2010 

Buttermilk is home to the ESPN WINTER X-GAMES. With Buttermilk unveiling a new Olympic size 22 foot half pipe, you may find yourself skiing with Olympians and brave haearts conquering the giant structures towering 18 feet overhead walls and 500 feet long terrain. The superpipe, a large attraction for snowboarders.
Buttermilk is otherwise known for gentle trails and wide open runs, making Buttermilk a great learning and family skiing mountain.

Most of the neighborhoods around Buttermilk has direct access to the ski-out  Nordic trials such as Eagle Pines and Owl Creek. Incredible  equestrian estate homes on larger lots are common due to the zoning of these neighborhoods. During early Spring, large herds of elk can be seen on the Owl Creek valley pastures where they spent time pawing through snow to browse on grass or setting for shrubs that stand clear of the snow cover. In early summer, the elk migrate to high mountain grazing grounds where the cows (females) will give birth. During the late summer, "breading season," the bugling of bull elk echoes through the mountain.

Great cross-country ski trails are groomed throughout the neighborhood. Remnants of old miners cabins are scattered alongside the Owl Creek road adding to the charm of this old town. Buttermilk is within three miles of Aspen and six miles from Snowmass Village.