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Ashcroft Ski Touring

Colorado, United States

In 1971, the White River National Forest issued a unique special permit and Ashcroft became the first self-sustaining cross-country ski area in the United States. Located 12 miles above Aspen in the upper reaches of spectacular Castle Creek Valley, the ski area offers excellent terrain for all levels of Nordic skiers.

Thirty-five (35) kilometers of meticulously groomed trails wind across 600 acres in the sub-alpine valley surrounding the Ghost Town of Ashcroft, a turn-of-the-century mining town designated on the National Register of Historical Places. At an elevation of 9,500 feet Ashcroft Ski Touring offers fantastic snow conditions and unparalleled scenery. Ashcroft Ski Touring operates out of the Ashcroft Adventure Lodge at the end of Castle Creek Road. At the Adventure Lodge, you may rent classic cross-country ski equipment, skate ski gear, or snowshoes. Individual and group lessons, as well as snowshoe and ski tours are available everyday.

The winter season runs Thanksgiving day until early April.

Total Trails: 100 km 62.2 mi

  • Easiest 24 km 14.9 mi | 24%
  • More Difficult 45 km 28 mi | 45%
  • Most Difficult 31 km 19.3 mi | 31%
  • Terrain Park No
  • Half Pipes No

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
964 m 3163 ft
Base elevation:
284 m 932 ft
Vertical Drop:
680 m 2231 ft
Total Trails:
100 km 62.2 mi
Longest Run:
6 km 3.7 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassUSD 112
  • Kids Day PassUSD 98
  • Season PassUSD 350
  • Kids Season PassTBC
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 2

  • Chairlifts1

Snowmaking No

  • Mtn Snowmaking %0 %
  • No of Snow guns0

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:Apr 01, 2016
  • 24hrs Snow 15 cm 6 in
  • Base (natural):0 cm 0 in
24 °C
7 °C
W11 km/h W7 m/h


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