Located just 10 miles from Aspen, the world-class ski resort of Snowmass offers endless opportunities for great adventures both on and off the slopes. Known as a family-friendly resort with a more laid-back vibe than Aspen, Snowmass is a popular year-round destination. Offering the ultimate location for skiing and snowboarding, Snowmass is the largest ski resort out of the four mountains at Aspen/Snowmass. Its widely varied terrain, ranging from beginner runs to expert only, attracts all different types and levels of skiers.
When you are not skiing on Snowmass Mountain, then you are enjoying the numerous recreational opportunities around town. With the recent development and the grand opening of a new Base Village, Snowmass has become a favorite gathering place for locals and visitors alike. The newly expanded Base Village is buzzing with exciting new activities, restaurants, cultural events and fun entertainment for the whole family. In the center of it all is the signature ice-skating rink, which turns into an events lawn during the summer for outdoor concerts and farmers’ markets. The Snowmass Mall provides additional restaurants and shopping, along with the Snowmass Center for all your essentials.
Perhaps one of the biggest factors that draws people to Snowmass is its endless supply of outdoor recreation no matter the season. In the summer, take advantage of blue bird days to do a challenging hike or rent a mountain bike to explore one of Snowmass’ many trails that appeal to all skill levels. The Snowmass Club offers its members an award-winning 18-hole golf course, athletic club, tennis courts and two restaurants. If you are a music lover, join the free Thursday night concerts held on Fanny Hill. Nothing beats listening to live music amidst a spectacular mountain setting. Or for a true Western experience, bring your family to the Snowmass rodeo for an evening to remember.
Although winters and summers are a popular time to come to Snowmass, the other seasons are just as magical. In the fall, take a scenic drive up Owl Creek Road to witness the splendor of the season. Don’t miss the spectacular sight of hot-air balloons taking off into the sky amidst the beautiful fall colors during the Snowmass Balloon Festival. Another major event not to miss is the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, a three-day open-air experience featuring world-class artists accompanied by food, beverage and art vendors. In Snowmass, there is no shortage of magical experiences.