Fort Frog

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars6 Stars7 Stars8 Stars9 Stars10 Stars (6 votes, avg: 6.50 out of 10)

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


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!”

Aspen/Snowmass – Buttermilk Trail Map
Aspen/Snowmass Buttermilk Trail Map

View Larger Map


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Posted in Aspen, Buttermilk Mountain, Playground, Sites, Structure, Viewing Area

By using this site you agree to the terms of our User Agreement. Read our Disclaimer.

Trail Search

Find a trail. Use 1 or all 4 drop downs to customize your search for the right trail.

Dog Friendly:


Park Search

Find a park. Use the drop downs to find the perfect park.

Dog Friendly:


Featured and Mentioned On

Questions? Email us at
By using this site you agree to the terms of our User Agreement. Read our Disclaimer.