The ski resort Snowmass is located in Aspen and it’s as one of the best ski resorts in Colorado. The ski area is large and diverse, the extensive ski-in ski-out lodging is a huge bonus, and Snowmass Colorado is incredibly family friendly.
Snowmass is the largest Aspen ski resort and is located 12 km from Aspen. The Snowmass Village, with its many hotels and restaurants, is located directly at the ski resort. The lifts connect you to the slopes of Snowmass ski resort right from the Village.
The ski areas spreads on 1,267 hectares (3,131 acres), and it’s the third largest of the Colorado ski resorts. It’s not called Snowmass for nothing! And if you want to attempt a top to bottom run, undertake an intensive pre-season fitness regime, as the vertical descent is the longest in the United States at 4,406 feet (1,343 metres).
Many ski resorts claim that they have terrain for all ability levels, but in reality many don’t cater for all segments of the riding fraternity, especially real experts. However, Snowmass Colorado truly does have the goods for all abilities. There are family friendly runs, mellow beginner slopes, and wide open groomed cruisers for intermediates. Snowmass also has mogul runs and gladed terrain for advanced riders, and an abundance of double black runs, some which fall into the seriously scary category. It is also shredder heaven with three terrain parks and two pipes.
Snowmass has a village at the base of the mountain that has been well planned such that the majority of the lodging is conveniently ski-in ski-out. Accommodations are mainly upscale hotels and condominiums, although you’ll generally find better value for money than with Aspen hotels.
A significant amount of money has been invested for upgrading the facilities. The new base village area has restaurants, drinking holes, shops and the celebrated Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center which houses the child care center, kids’ ski school, equipment rental and cafeteria. In some areas of this child-centric center, there are no adults allowed!
Even beyond the kids’ center, Snowmass is incredibly family oriented. The ski area and village have lots of facilities for the little tackers such as interactive kids’ trails, a specific terrain park, tubing, and other kids’ activities.
Snowmass is an all round great destination ski resort. It has something for everyone and also has some amazing strengths. Snowmass gets full marks for its family friendliness, the intermediate terrain, and the ski-in ski-out accommodation.