As the name suggests, Snowmass is a world-class ski resort with more than 3,300 acres of massive mountain terrain. In the summer, Snowmass is known for mountain adventure and festivals and special events.
Whatever the season, Snowmass is easy to reach. Less than six miles from an internationally served airport, Snowmass is one of the most convenient mountain destinations in Colorado. And with 95 percent slopeside lodging convenience, you are sure to enjoy everything about this family-friendly, premier resort.
In the Winter
Snowmass Ski Area is the largest of the four Aspen/Snowmass mountains with 4,406 feet of vertical rise and more than 3,332 acres of parks, pipes, groomers, glades, cliffs and steeps. Winter season highlights range from extravaganzas for the holidays andMardi Gras to weekly Big Air competitions with some of the nation’s hottest emerging athletes. With only two people per skiable acre, you won’t be waiting in lines, you’ll be making them.
While there are many reasons to visit, the most important reason could be the little ones! Free activities include Storytelling and Sing-a-longs by the campfire and the Ice Age Discovery Center where you touch a mastodon tooth, wonder at a half-sized, 6-foot wooden mammoth skeleton and learn the story of the Snowmass Discovery, one of the most important high-elevation paleontological discoveries of our time.
In the Summer
Snowmass is nestled amid some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in Colorado, offering a wealth of culture, summer adventure and alpine mountain charm. Ride the rapids of the Roaring Fork River or enjoy legendary fly-fishing from its banks. The best of the west can be found in Snowmass, whether you are heeding the call of the surrounding Maroon Bells, catching cowboy culture at the weekly rodeo or tackling the heart-pumping adrenaline of a mountain-biking adventure.
More than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, an 18-hole Jim Engh-designed golf course, two 18-hole disc golf courses and a renowned arts center provide countless ways to enjoy the summer. Every weekend brings another event, from yoga festivals to Tough Mudder Colorado and Enduro bike races to music festivals — for such a small town, there’s an impressive list of things to do.
There isn’t just one reason to head to the mountains, there are hundreds of reasons. After all, that’s the Beauty of Snowmass.