Boasting over 3000 acres of terrain, 94 trails and 21 chairlifts, Snowmass is undoubtedly a skier’s paradise.
AT A GLANCE
When you arrive, you’ll find a town engulfed in a valley of dramatic mountain ranges and soaring peaks so dynamic you’d think you’ve stepped off a film set. At 14,000 feet Snowmass is the largest mountain in Aspen and its beautiful wide slopes are lined with snow-capped forests.
WHAT TO DO
With 94 slopes there’s plenty of snow for everyone to stack up those miles or unwind with a glass of hot wine at one of Snowmass’ charming mountain-side restaurants. The slopes range from Green runs (beginner) to extensive Blue runs (more difficult), to some of the most advanced in the area, for the experts amongst you. Their award-winning terrain park gives free stylers time to hone their skills, whilst snow schools are available for the kids.
So, even though this resort is widely popular with advanced skiers, whether you want to cruise, plummet or olly your way down the mountain, these wide slopes have room for everyone. There’s also powder and snow shoe tours, cross-country skiing and the chance to catch first tracks with the staff at sunrise for those who want something a bit different.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Snowmass Mountain’s terrain really has something for everyone, but it’s the variety of quality on-mountain dining experiences which also caught our eye. For instance, at Elk Camp Restaurant, huge windows, fire and stonework offer a warming atmosphere with some great food and incredible views. Aspen’s back-country is too stunning to pass by, so there’s also snow cat rides to whisk you off for some top notch dining in a cozy country cabin. And on those beautiful blue sky days, there’s simply nowhere better to refuel than on the patio of Gwyn’s High Alpine Café where you’ll have a taste of their signature Buffalo Burgers. We’re hooked.