Snowmass is not far from Aspen, so you should certainly make time for a side trip to this mountain village when in Aspen to get the full Rocky Mountain experience.
Snowmass, Colorado is a beautiful mountain town on the slopes of one of Colorado's largest ski mountains. It’s become the skiing destination of choice throughout the country.
Snowmass Village is located approximately 12 miles from Aspen on Colorado Highway 82.
Lodging and Services
Snowmass, CO offers visitors a wide array of eateries. When you build up an appetite on the slopes, you can always find the exact meal that will stop those hunger pangs. Choose a delicious five-course meal or grab a pizza or hamburger on the go. But fine dining seems the top pick in Snowmass.
You have a wide choice of lodging options in Snowmass. Stay in a slopeside condo, rent a beautiful town home with views, or find a quiet lodge in the forest. Endless choices and endless amenities!
Snowmass Village, Colorado and the surrounding area has virtually unlimited activities for the outdoor enthusiast – at any time of year.
- Hiking and Backpacking
For those who love to go out for the overnight experience, the Maroon Creek Trail offers a wonderful outing. In the surrounding forests, there are many trails to explore with breathtaking views.
Numerous streams run through the Rockies around Snowmass. You can find some great spots to go after your trophy catch, with incredible mountain vistas as a backdrop.
Big game hunting is popular in this area. Find bighorn sheep, bear, elk and more.
Of course, the most popular pastime of all at Snowmass is the skiing. The Snowmass Ski Resort has 84 trails for a total of 137 miles of skiing.
- Dog Sledding
With a large dog sledding team based here, Snowmass is the ideal place to go for a dog sledding trip through the backcountry.
- Sleigh Rides
Horse-drawn sleigh rides are perfect for the whole family. It’s a unique way to see all the scenery that the Rockies have to offer in the winter.
- Burlingame Lift
Riding this lift will give you some incredible views of Snowmass and the surrounding valley. The lift opens for summer fun in June.
- Snowmass Hot Air Balloon Festival
In September, people come from all over the United States to witness a colorful event. For three days, visitors watch exciting hot air balloon competitions with the Rocky Mountains providing the background. There are many additional activities such as disc golf, chairlift rides and gallery tours to complete the experience.
It’s easy to get to Aspen from Snowmass Village. Simply take Kearns Road to Brush Creek Road and get on Colorado Highway 82. This will take you right into the heart of Aspen. It’s 10.7 miles or a 21-minute drive.