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About Snowmass, Colorado

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.

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.

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.

Taste

…Snowmass’ many convenient eateries or head into downtown Aspen for 100+ world-class restaurants.

Treat

…yourself to designer shopping + award-winning spas, like the St. Regis Remede in Aspen.

Experience

…60 miles of free cross-country trails, snowmobiling and snow tubing—a few examples of Snowmass’ many winter activities.

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.

Best known for:

Intermediate Skiing


Ski-in Ski-out


Family Vacation


Mountain Stats

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Snowmass Ski 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. We're here to help you make the process easy as possible, and save you money. Start by perusing the ski industry's largest collection of lodging deals.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS (99)

OVERALL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE*

4.7
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*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.

What the experts are saying

Lori Wells
4.5
Excellent

Snowmass is worth the extra effort

18/03/2020

No lift lines, challenging skiing.

Wonderful skiing! Very few green runs, fairly challenging blue runs but enjoyable for an above average skier. Many black runs but some are very skiable for a blue level skier.
Zack Murray
04/03/2020

Book thru somewhere else

Very unorganized. When we arrived we did not recieve our lift passes that we paid for and they had no idea about it. When we went to get our skis that we had rented, and paid for thru booking, they did not have any info about it. We could not turn off the heat in our room, even though we called multiple times to have it turned down. Then we were charged parking although we DID NOT have a vehicle. Horrible horrible experience. BOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE!!
Jen Abed
02/03/2020

Snowmass. Is the best

Our family loves Snowmass. Our girls have grown up skiing the mountain. Now I follow them around and they show me all the fun trails. It’s the best!
Richard Orenstein
28/02/2020

Top of the Village, Top of the line!

Snowmass is tough to beat for skiing, accommodations, food on the mountain, and overall enjoyment. We had a fantastic time with all levels of skiers.
Elvir Tepic
26/02/2020

Awesome!

We had a excellent time on our trip to Snowmass! This place is huge. 3 days were not enough time to explore all the trails. Lift lines were not too long and everyone was so nice and welcoming. Free shuttles were great help getting around. Will definitely come back.
Stephen Kiefer
17/02/2020

Good Mountain

Large mountain with many varied terrain's. Was predominantly groomed when I was there making the number of good mogel runs less than optimal. No signifcant lift lines.
George Erbrecht
14/02/2020

Great Lift System

I found the lifts to be well layed out to easily access various areas of the mountain. I was under the impression that Snowmass was mostly blue cruisers but there were some good blacks and tree runs.
Linda Wakeman
17/01/2020

Great time at Snowmass

We had a great time, again at Snowmass Resort! 13 of us from ages 72 - 5 skiied and/or snowboarded for 5 days. Snowmass slopes are beautiful, we love the scenery! And we enjoy going to the Mall and the Village. Danielle from ski.com always makes everything easy for us. Can't wait to go back.
LLHPP
30/03/2019

Easy, family friendly, not crowded

Snowmass was fantastic. Not too crowded and the overnight ski storage made a HUGE difference navigating the slopes with kids.
Mike Auretta
28/03/2019

Best Week Ever

vast amounts of terrain, never felt crowded.excellent snow conditionsfriendly & helpful staffeasy transportation to other mountains

EXPERT REVIEWS (2)

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    Luxury Vacation
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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.

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.