Aspen Mountain

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October 27, 2014

Take on Aspen Mountain for intermediate to expert terrain

Aspen Mountain also goes by the name ‘Ajax’. It’s got a reputation as the advanced mountain, but don’t be put off. There’s excellent intermediate terrain to ski, with an array of runs to help you to progress from intermediate to advanced and expert levels.

Riding the Aspen Mountain gondola, you know you’re in for a great day as it takes you to the top – showcasing some of the exciting terrain that you’re about to ski.

The Ajax Express Chairlift is the perfect place to practice and hone your skills, containing a wide choice of runs with varying degrees of difficulty. After a few runs around the Ajax express, move on and ski Ruthies to the Ruthies chair (halfway to the bottom), or ski all the way to the base of the mountain. You can ski on or next to the old World Cup downhill run. A must see is the view of Aspen town from the run Aztec.

Returning to the top, there’s more blue terrain leading to the Gents Ridge Chairlift. If you’re ready to step it up, runs such as Back of Bell 1 & 2 are a great progression. And if there’s fresh snow, head here early in the day for a real powder treat.

Ready for the next level? Some of the steepest off-piste skiing Aspen has to offer awaits. Kristi, Walsh’s and jackpot are just a few of the runs that come to mind when you want to get steep on Aspen Mountain. There are also challenging runs that have great bumps like International or Sliver Queen.

So although Aspen Mountain is known as the advanced skiers mountain, it’s true that there’s great skiing for intermediates too. See more on Aspen mountain and check out the trail map to see where the runs we’ve talk about are located.

Lunch at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain is one of our favourite places as it has yet another excellent choice of international cuisine. And if it’s sunny (as usual), take a seat on the deck facing the Highlands Bowl for a lunch with a seriously awesome view.

If this sounds like it suits you, then learn more about our Ski Aspen tours.