Terrain parks are a big deal at Aspen/Snowmass. Between Snowmass and Buttermilk, the eight terrain parks and four halfpipes have all you need. Snowmassâ€™ medium-sized features are perfect for intermediates, while the Snow ParkTech-designed expert park and 22-foot superpipe are nothing to scoff at. But the real jewel of Aspen/Snowmassâ€™ park system is the Buttermilk Park at, you guessed it, Buttermilk.
How good is it? A little event called the Winter X Games will celebrate its ninth year at Buttermilk this January. Home to the massive, Olympic-sized X Games superpipe and ever-changing slopestyle course, this is the kind of place where you shouldnâ€™t surprised to find yourself riding with X Games or Olympic medalists on any given day.
The impressive lineage of local heroes, like Steele Spence, Peter Olenick and Matt Walker, shows Aspen/Snowmassâ€™ long-term dedication to park and pipe. Whether youâ€™re training for the X Games, Aspen/Snowmass Open or learning how to slide a rail, the parks â€” like Aspen/Snowmass as a whole â€” cater to all needs.
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