You will need about one hour from Highway 70 to reach Buttermilk Mountain ski resort. There is sufficient free parking available. Many visitors park here and use the free shuttle buses to the other Aspen ski resorts. You can only park for free at Buttermilk Mountain.
Access via Highway 70 Denver-Grand Junction, Exit Glenwood Springs
Summit Express (Aspen) Ideal entry for day visitors
Distance: 62 km
approx. 49 Minutes driving time
Roads: Main street, Side road, very well-developed, without significant incline Parking spaces: enough available, Tarred parking lot, Stone parking lot, free of charge
Highway 82 to Twin Lake over the Independence Pass is closed in the winter. Aspen is only accessible via Basalt and Glenwood Springs (Highway 70) in the winter.