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Connects: Buttermilk Mountain, No Problem Ski Run, No Problem Cabin

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Fort Frog

The play area as it once was on Buttermilk Mountain

Aspen, CO – Play Area

Fort Frog was a wooden play structure located off of the No Problem Ski Run on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, CO. The structure was destroyed in a fire on May 22, 2016.

News about the structure can be found at:
Aspen Daily News (March 8, 2018) – Buttermilk’s Fort Frog will rise this summer
The Aspen Times (June 10, 2016) – Skico employee charged with arson
The Aspen Times (May 24, 2016) – Letter: Farewell to Fort Frog
The Aspen Times (May 22, 2016) – Fire destroys Fort Frog cabin on Buttermilk Mountain

More information about the structure can be found at:
Sanctuaries in the Snow – Fort Frog (Buttermilk)

A sign at the current site placed by the Aspen Skiing Company reads: (Click to expand)
“Fort Frog was a Western style fort and the home of Buttermilk’s Max the Moose! It was the favorite place for a snowball fight with friends or just a great place to take a break when skiing or riding on Buttermilk. Fort Frog burned to the ground during the spring of 2016 after a campfire was not extinguished properly and left unattended. Thankfully no one was hurt and the team at Buttermilk are looking forward to rebuilding soon!”

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