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Buttermilk Ski Area

[ Annual snowfall: 200 inches | Lifts: 9 | Base elevation: 7,870 ft. | Summit elevation: 9,900 ft./3,018 m; Vertical rise: 2,030 ft. | Terrain: 470 acres | Number of trails: 44 | Miles/km of trails: 21 miles/34 km | Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km | Types of trails: easiest: 35%, more difficult: 39%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 0% | Lift capacity: 7,500 riders/hour | Uncrowded slopes: On average, 4 people per acre ]

Buttermilk is the smallest of the four ski areas. Before the X Games came to town, it had a reputation as a beginner's mountain. While it is still a great mountain for learning, it now has a 5 terrain parks and a superpipe for the more adventurous boarders and skiers. West Buttermilk has nice green (easy) runs. The east side of the mountain known as Tiehack has a mix of intermediate and advanced cruisers. The Cliffhouse restaurant on the top has great views of the 14,018 ft Pyramid Peak. It is a popular mountain for the uphill crowd. Pedestrians travel uphill on everything from running shoes to telemark gear.

buttermilk ski area restaurant: Bumps
Bumps Restaurant
west buttermilk picnic spot
West Buttermilk picnic area
   

Children's Adventure Ski Trails
Buttermilk is a popular family mountain and home to many short kid specific trails scattered throughout the mountain - most easy to find but a few are often stumbled-upon treasures. Adults are welcome but be prepared to duck and able to make short quick turns.
Here's a link to a pdf of the Kids Trails Adventure Map
aldrich alley
Aldrich Alley
devils gut buttermilk kids trail
Devils Gut
fort frog kids trails
Fort Frog
mr bills buttermilk ski area kids trail
Mr. Bill
 
       

For More Buttermilk Panoramas see ESPN Winter X Games
       
       
       
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