Aspen is not a ski resort. Aspen offers skiing and snowboarding amongst four mountains; Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. But, Aspen is still not a ski resort. It's a mountain town filled with music and the arts, great shopping, exciting nightlife and unique restaurants that happens to have great skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy one of Colorado's greatest mountain towns. To ski Aspen is to experience skiing at its best. Ski Aspen today! Aspen Colorado brings together a real town with world class skiing as a part of everyday life. People began to ski Aspen when the first chairlift on Aspen Mountain opened in 1947. Today you can ski Aspen via its 44 chairlifts, spread over 4 mountains. When you ski Aspen Mountain, you are really skiing Ajax, which rises dramatically out of the downtown metropolis, and is famous for its steeps, bumps, treed runs, and double black diamond trails. Aspen Highlands is the local's favorite. Beginners can enjoy the exclusivity of Buttermilk Mountain, which also caters to snowboarders and free-riders with its terrain parks and super-pipe. Aspen ski resort and town is big enough to offer a large variety of lodging types, from economy to luxury, defying the enigma that Aspen is for the rich and famous only. Aspen really is affordable and when you choose to ski Aspen you are truly choosing to do more than ski. As much as Aspen is a ski town, it is also a destination for the arts. Ski Aspen and share in its charm!