Surprisingly affordable with large choice of accommodations.
Transfer Aspen Airport [ASE] 10 mins. Vail Eagle Airport [EGE] 90 mins. Denver Airport [DEN] 4 hours.
4 separate ski areas covered with one lift pass. Also the new IKON Pass includes 7 days at Aspen Snowmass.
Charming historical mining town in beautiful setting, with excellent range of restaurants and bars.
Frequent free ski shuttle between the four mountains & evening shuttle bus service bewtween Aspen & Snowmass.
Uncrowded slopes. Excellent ski & snowboard school, with small class sizes.
Aspen Snowmass, located in the Roaring Fork Valley, 200 miles west of Denver, is one of those special places to visit, whether it be in winter or summer. Most skiers who visit Aspen Snowmass return again, for the uncrowded feel to the slopes, the great choice of terrain, prefect grooming and a great snow record. Aspen is located 2400m above sea level and Snowmass Village, 20 minutes drive away, is at 2500m. These compare to the very highest European ski resorts, but the Rockies have a higher tree line, so are more sheltered in windy conditions. Snowmass Village is purpose built and offers the most choice of ski-in, ski-out accommodations and is very family friendly, with an excellent ski school for kids and adults.
Spend all day exploring Highland Bowl, a cruising day around Buttermilk, a week at Aspen Mountain, or a whole season discovering Snowmass — no matter how long you stay, you will never have the same experience twice. Aspen Snowmass is a place where the mountains challenge and excite you - a place where just as much devotion is reserved for a perfect groomer, as for perfect tracks on a powder day.
Evenings offer a vibrant cultural scene in cosmopolitan downtown Aspen or in the new Snowmass base village. Many of the country's best restauranteurs are located in Aspen and Snowmass and there is a great choice of places to eat. There is a good apres ski scene and regular live music by well known bands at the Belly Up in Aspen.
Aspen Snowmass can also be combined in a ski safari or twin centre holiday, as there are other major resorts close by. Vail, Beaver Creek and Telluride offer great options to combine with Aspen Snowmass, for an extended trip in Colorado. The high country scenery is stunning when driving between resorts in the Rockies. Vail and Aspen are also connected by a door to door, daily shuttle bus service, if not hiring a car.
November 24 – April 16
Base Elevation:7,945 feet / 2,422 m
11,212 feet / 3,418 m
3,267 ft / 996 m
675 acres/273 hectares
Number of trails:76. Miles/km of trails
Longest run:3 miles/4.8 km.
Restaurants:5 total - Sundeck, Bonnie’s; Ajax Tavern, Chair 9 and Element 47 at The Little Nell at the base
December 10 – April 9
Base Elevation:8,040 ft./2,451 m
Summit Elevation:11,675 ft./3,559 m (top of Highland Bowl 12,392 ft/3777 Meters.)
Vertical Slope:3,635 ft./1,108 m
Area:1,040 acres/421 hectares
Number of trails:122
Longest run:3.5 miles/5.6 km.
Restaurants:4 total – Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Merry-Go-Round.
December 10 – April 2
Base Elevation:7,870 ft./2,399 m
Summit Elevation:9,900 ft./3,018 m
Vertical Slope:2,030 ft./619 m
Area:470 acres/190 hectares
Number of trails:
Longest run:3 miles/4.8 km
Park & pipe:
2 terrain parks. Buttermilk Park has over 100 features including a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course.
Restaurants:2 total – Bumps at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge and The Cliffhouse
November 24 – April 16
Base Elevation:8,104 ft./2,473 m
Summit Elevation:12,510 ft./3,813 m
4,406 ft./1,343 m
Area:3,362 acres/1,360 hectares
Number of trails:94
Longest run:5.3 miles/8.5 km
Park & pipe:3 terrain parks