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601 East Dean
Aspen, CO 81615
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Overview by Claire Walter

As a ski area, Snowmass is the giant among the four Aspen options—and one of Colorado's biggest, with the nation's second-greatest vertical. It is huge, sprawling over a complex landscape of peaks, ridges, gullies, and open slopes that offer the greatest range of terrain, from the gentle precincts of Fanny Hill to the broad cruising expanse of the Big Burn to a wide variety of steeps. Innovative programs and on-slope facilities abound. As a resort, Snowmass offers a congenial slopeside village and some of the best accommodations for families. It's subdued compared with nearby Aspen, but the action is just a bus ride away.

With its slopes fully dialed in, the mountain has turned its attention to other amenity improvements, including the Treehouse Kids Adventure Center; new restaurants, apres spots, and lodges; a convention center; and complete package deals for novice skiers and boarders, with lessons, lift tickets, and equipment rental all included in one price.

Where: 12 miles from Aspen, off Colorado 82.

What's There: 4,406-foot vertical drop, 91 runs, 3,132 acres, an eight-passenger gondola, one high-speed six-passenger chair, one six-passenger gondola, nine quads, and four ski/snowboard school lifts (including magic carpets). The eight-person Elk Camp Gondola makes quick work of the distance from the base village to the top of Elk Camp Meadows (a mere 8.5 minutes). Since the 2008-09 season, the Snow Park Technologies-designed terrain park has included a 22-foot superpipe.

Average Snowfall
300 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
4406 feet
6% beginner, 50% intermediate, 12% advanced, 32% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Late November to April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Snowmass

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 60 F
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 60 Low: 38
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 68 Low: 39
Sat - PM Thunderstorms. High: 70 Low: 41
Sun - PM Thunderstorms. High: 66 Low: 40
Mon - PM Thunderstorms. High: 65 Low: 39

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Last Updated: April 21 2014 04:01 PM

Traveler Reviews of Snowmass

jody rates Snowmass
We took the family here for Spring Break. The week before dumped a lot of good powder so the skiing was fabulous the first part of the week. In the middle it was warm and the snow heavy and slow which did not make for a good bowl experience when we did the big bowl in Aspen Highland. The last day of skiing had a heavy blizzard on top of the mountain even though it was clear on the bottom. While there, my son saw Bode Miller on the slopes. We took a ski tour of the mountain which we recommend and a nature ski tour with a nature guide (free, too!) that was fun. Lodging variety was good and shuttle system good. Food in Aspen could be pricey but excellent. Weather is the most unpredictable part. Pros: asy to access, Great for kids, Well maintained, Short lines, Good tours. Cons: Expensive.
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Pieter rates Snowmass
The lower parts of Snowmass are great for families and beginners, but up top there are plenty of awesome chutes, cliffs, and tree skiing for experts. Pros: Great for kids, Easy to access. Cons: Expensive.
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