Ajax (Aspen Mountain)

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AjaxAspen Mountain, and its famous black-diamond terrain, has kept us on the map since 1947. Inbounds you’ll get a variety of glades, bumps and steeps. For an out-of-bounds experience, Aspen Mountain Powder Tours will hook you up with fresh tracks on the backside. While the mountain hasn’t changed much, you’ll appreciate the new gondola, great views & food at the Sundeck at the summit and Ajax Tavern at the base, where the après rivals the skiing and snowboarding.

  • Season dates: November 25, 2010 – April 10, 2011
  • Base elevation: 7,945 ft./2,422 m
  • Summit elevation: 11,212 ft./3,418 m
  • Vertical rise: 3,267 ft./996 m
  • Terrain: 675 acres/273 hectares
  • Number of trails: 76
  • Miles/km of trails: 64 miles/103 km
  • Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km
  • Types of trails: easiest: 0%, more difficult: 48%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 26%
  • Lifts: 8: 6 primary – 1 gondola (14-minute ride), 1 high-speed quad, 1 high-speed double, 1 quad, 2 doubles; 2 secondary – 1 quad (Little Nell), 1 double (Bell Mountain)
  • Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m.
  • Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop/D&E Women across the street from the Silver Queen Gondola
  • On-Mountain Restaurants: 4: Sundeck, Bonnie’s, Ajax Tavern, Montagna Restaurant and Bar in The Little Nell
  • Warren Miller’s Journal