Snowmass Ski Area is the second-largest ski resort in Colorado and the largest of the four mountains that make up the Aspen Snowmass resort, with 4,406 feet of vertical rise and 3,332 acres of parks, pipes, groomers, glades, cliffs and steeps. Snowmass is a mountain loved by many for its variety of terrain, uncrowded slopes, and abundance of ski-in, ski-out lodging. Off-mountain, Snowmass offers a wealth of winter activities such as cross country skiing and dog sledding, and a slopeside Village brimming with restaurants and shops.
Year-round, Snowmass’ V.I.K. (Very Important Kids) program offers daily family activities including storytelling, sing-alongs by a cozy fire, cookie decorating, kids’ crafts and more. Guests can visit the Ice Age Discovery Center to learn the story of the Snowmass Discovery, one of the most important high-elevation paleontological discoveries of our time, and to pay a visit to Ms. Bumpy Head, a cast of the largest mastodon skull found during the dig.
Summer in Snowmass is nothing short of spectacular. Situated among breathtaking peaks and verdant valleys, Snowmass puts nature’s playground at your doorstep, with more than 80 miles of hiking and biking trails, clear rivers for fishing and rafting, and stunning views as far as the eye can see. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the Village too, with al fresco dining, open-air concerts, festivals, a renowned arts center, and even a genuine Western rodeo.
When the snow melts at Snowmass, biking becomes king of the mountain, with impeccably maintained trails across lift-served and cross-country terrain, with easy access to rental gear, group and private lessons and a contagious passion for the sport. Hikers will find a multitude of trails at their fingertips, ranging from guided wildflower walks to high-alpine hikes.
Snowmass Village is a rare gem of the Colorado Rockies in any season, a place to reconnect with what matters most: the magnificence of nature, the thrill of adventure, and the joy of family and friends.