Aspen Originally a silver-mining town, Aspen is steeped in history and referred to by many as the world’s greatest ski town. Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains are the four distinct ski areas, each of which offers something completely different. Aspen always has something going on and the bars, restaurants, nightspots, galleries and shops play as big a part as the skiing in attracting all manner of people, from millionaires to seasonaires. A strong sense of culture and philosophy give it a character unlike any other ski resort. Snowmass is Aspen’s sister resort and offers some of the world’s most user friendly skiing.