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Snowmass Ski Resort

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Snowmass at-a-glance

Best known for:

Intermediate Skiing


Family Vacation


Beginner Skiing


Mountain Stats

  • Skiable Area:

    2244.7932419999997

    hectacres
  • Vertical Drop:

    1343

    m
  • Snowfall:

    762

    cm

Current Weather

-5.6°C

High:10.5°C
Low:4.8°C
weather

Current Conditions

  • Last24Hrs:

    7.6cm

  • Last48Hrs:

    27.9cm

  • Base:

    0cm

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Quick info

  • Stay...in one of Snowmass Base Village or Snowmass Mall's many ski in ski out properties.
  • Ski...at a top elevation of 12,509 feet on an annual average of 300 inches throughout 5,547 combined acres (3,300 of which is Snowmass terrain).
  • Travel...by flying directly into the Aspen airport for ultimate convenience.
  • Enjoy…breathtaking views of Mt. Daly.
  • Explore…Snowmass’ famed expert area: The Cirque and Hanging Valley.
  • Learn…about the prehistoric Mammoth and other fossils found around Snowmass.
  • Taste…Snowmass’ many convenient eateries or head into downtown Aspen for 100+ world-class restaurants.
  • Treat…yourself to designer shopping + award-winning spas.
  • Experience…60 miles of free cross-country trails, snowmobiling and snow tubing—a few examples of Snowmass’ many winter activities.

Annually ranked as one of North America’s top ski destinations for families by all of the ski magazines, Snowmass specializes in providing an unparalleled experience for families. With a long list of kid- and teenager-centric activities and attractions, there’s no question that Snowmass is a family ski resort. With varied terrain and a seemingly endless array of ski in, ski out accommodations, and plenty of dining, après and nightlife hotspot, a Snowmass ski vacation is also great for skiers of all walks of life, not just families. 

To learn more about the Snowmass ski vacation experience, watch Ski.com Vacation Guide video below.

Ski Snowmass

One of the biggest reasons that Snowmass is reputed as the perfect resort for a family ski trip is in large part to its 25,000-square-foot Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center. This state-of-the-art facility is the hub for all things children, and with a several perfect areas solely devoted to beginner skiers, including the new Elk Camp Gondola. For a groomer-loving intermediate skier, Snowmass is paradise. The cruisers at Snowmass are meticulously manicured every night (and some are groomed at noon every day), and for those looking to challenge themselves there are many different areas for intermediates to hone their skills on. Expert skiers looking to test themselves will find cliffs to drop, tight trees to navigate and fresh powder throughout the more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain at Snowmass. 

Downtown Aspen

Although Snowmass is located just a few miles from downtown Aspen, a Snowmass ski vacation has its own feel and experience independent of its famous neighbor. But, if you want to see what the hype surrounding downtown Aspen’s dining and nightlife is all about, hop on the free bus that runs regularly between Snowmass and Aspen. 

Snowmass Ski Vacation Packages

If Snowmass' ski in ski out lodging, massive terrain offerings and family-friendly attractions sounds like the winter destination you've been dreaming of, start the booking process today. You can begin by searching our online Snowmass lodging inventory. Use the filters to narrow down the options based on your budget and preferences. You can also book your flights, ground transfers, lift tickets, lessons and equipment rental online. Or if you'd prefer, leave the heavy-lifting to Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists. They can help you customize your ideal Snowmass ski vacation package, including accommodations, air travel, ground transportation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, activities to events around town and more.

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Customer Reviews (34)

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What the experts are saying

Lori Wells
Lori Wells
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000 X 3653
4.5
Excellent

Snowmass is worth the extra effort

Rick Davies
07/03/2016

Snowmass

I have stayed and skied at the Snowmass for about 15 years. It is always an enjoyable event. Great mountain good restaurants, and friendly people.
Stephen Blachly
28/02/2016

Three days of skiing intermediate trails on Snowmass mountain.

Snow conditions were great, with plenty of excellent trails to keep us busy. Ski Butlers was very good in delivering and setting up rented ski equipment.
Dallas Lovelace
16/02/2016

excellent

Gene Taylor---staff excellent as well as equipment
Skiing excellent
Lynn Britt--dined twice and excellent--staff and food and wine
Kirstie Ross
16/02/2016

Best ever family holiday!

Snowmass is the perfect resort to ski with children. The ski school and instructors are brilliant and there are so many runs to choose from. Our boys (4 and 7) had a ball - both were riding the village express to the mid station by the end of the holiday. Great restaurants too and the free bus service is amazing!
Adriana Samek
14/02/2016

Incredible

It was amazing, a lot of rides, perfect for us! We want to go back!
Steven Hood
06/02/2016

Snowmass

Colorado's best kept secret, Snowmass is a wonderful mountain for the moderate to expert skier, not so much for the beginner as green runs are very limited. The mountain offers a huge terrain so the skiers are spread out enough that there is rarely a lift line of any significance. Our group prefers the mountain to Vail. The town scene is a little quiet but there is adequate offers of restaurants for any budget.
Daniel Grave
15/01/2016

Perfect for a young family

This was our first visit to Snowmass and it was perfect for a young family who are beginners/intermediates. Everything is nice and close and provides all that you need. The skiing is fantastic with plenty of choice from Greens to Blacks. The free bus shuttle service to Buttermilk and Aspen is so slick and gives you 3 other mountains to ski on, as the lift tickets include all of them. We were there for 7 nights and skied 5 solid days. Our kids only learnt how to ski last winter and are 6-9yrs old. On the last day we were all bombing down Blue runs together!
Benedetto in Washington
26/02/2012

What a wonderful trip!!!

This our third time to Snowmass and we have enjoyed it more each time we have returned. This most recent time we stayed at the Capital Peak Condos which are located at the base of the mountain. It is only a 2 minute walk to the chair lift and ski school. We have four children and the two youngest attended the all day ski school while the two older boys skied with us.

Let me start off by complementing our Ski.com Vacation Specialist Danielle Leffler that made all the arrangements. She did a superb job at listening to our needs and making sure everything was prefect.

We chose to stay at Capital Peak because of all the amenities. Since we have four children going out to dinner is not always convenient so having a kitchen is a must. As soon as we arrived at the airport Capital Peak sent out a shuttle bus to pick us up which is nice but even nicer was the driver and what he did for us without even asking. As we were being taken to our condo he over heard us talking about going to the grocery store after checking in so we would have some breakfast food for the morning. At that point the driver offered to take us to the grocery store. He dropped us off, took our luggage to our room and then returned and picked us and our groceries up and took us to our condo. When we got to Capital Peak the staff there was top notch and every bite as kind as our shuttle driver.

Our two bedroom condo was beautiful, with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. The furniture was new and the condo was done very tastefully. The cleaning staff did a great job and the hospitality staff was second to none.

When it came to skiing, Snowmass is a great family ski resort. The staff seemed to be focused in that direction. The skiing at Snowmass is top notch. It offers a wide type of variation and levels for the entire family. The chairlifts are quick and the wait even during President Weekend was very reasonable. The ski areas are clearly marked and the mountain staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.

As far as the night life we really can't comment on it. After skiing from 8:30 to 4:30 each day our children were tired. After dinner and a dip in the pool there wasn't too much left in them, which was OK with us as parents because we came there to ski.

In closing we would highly recommend Snowmass and lodging at Capital Peak to anyone. We have used Ski.com for our last Five ski trips and they have done a wonderful job.

Jonathan in Knoxville
17/02/2012

Snowmass - Great Skiing

My wife and I enjoyed Snowmass greatly. It offered the most terrain and was easy to get around. Snowmass is very quiet in the evening and if we wanted to do more, all you had to do was get on the free shuttles to Aspen. Very convenient!
Overall a great place to vacation!
Mike in Deatsville
04/02/2012

Favorite place

Snowmass is a great place to ski. We have now gone 4 years in a row. The mountain is such that whatever the weather you can find a place to ski (high winds at the top ski Alpine Springs). Lots of good resturants, you do not have to go to Aspen to eat.

Expert Reviews (2)

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Expert reviews are written by our seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

Reviews

Lori Wells
Lori Wells
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3653

Snowmass is worth the extra effort

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If you are thinking about taking a ski vacation over any major school break holiday and have not considered the Snowmass ski resort and Aspen, you really should. If you are driving from Denver, the extra few hours you spend traveling in the car will be regained by shorter lift lines, shorter restaurant waits and you will be rewarded with fanatically groomed slopes. If you are flying, the extra expense can sometimes be made up by not paying for airport transportation from Aspen airport to Aspen or Snowmass. Plus, the Aspen airport is the most convenient airport of any ski resort. Make your life easier by shipping your luggage and renting ski and snowboard equipment. With early fall snowstorms paving the way for a snowy winter, you should be tempted by now. Book your trip to Aspen/Snowmass as far in advance as possible to take advantage of discounts and best availability.
Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3692

Snowmass is the largest of the four Aspen/Snowmass Mountains

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I love Snowmass. It has something for absolutely everyone. With 3,128 acres and wide cruiser runs, it is such a blast. There is also extreme skiing terrain, mogul runs, and gladed terrain. Snowmass has several terrain parks and is very family friendly.The Treehouse Kids Adventure Center, for example, with its “parents free” zone, will keep the kids entertained and happy so mom and dad can have a break. Snowmass was designed to be a ski-in/ski-out resort and it has a large inventory of lodging right on the slopes. The resort is owned and operated by the Aspen Skiing Company, so I can ski all 4 of the Aspen area resorts on one ski pass. These include Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. More skiing than anyone can tackle in one vacation! Call me today and let’s discuss a trip to Snowmass.
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