Heather Burke
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Heather Burke
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Aspen Colorado is a top ski resort in the world, for many reasons, four ski mountains, a great Colorado ski town, legendary après ski, on mountain ski hotels, gorgeous scenery and great ski events. Of Aspen Skiing Company's four ski resorts, with 5,500 acres combined, Snowmass is the largest, bigger than Aspen Mountain (Ajax),  Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk which are separate but all included on one lift ticket. It's a 10-mile drive to Snowmass from downtown Aspen.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Snowmass vs
SnowmassAspen Highlands
beginner10 %-
intermediate43 %23 %
advanced19 %12 %
expert28 %65 %
total runs337 122
ski area5,517ac 1,040ac
summit elevation12,510ft 11,677ft
total lifts43 5
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$145 $155

Snowmass Reviews

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Family Friendliness
JOJim O.
intermediate snowboarder

4.4 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
The only mountain in Colorado worth riding. Obviously the I-70 resorts are popular, but they're crowded, pricey, and honestly the terrain isn't that great. Now Aspen ain't cheap, but at least you get plenty of space and aren't crowded out by day passes in from Denver.... More
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Simply amazing. The mountain with a variety of trails and also allowing uphill skinning. However is hard to get there because of the expensive flights to Aspen. Fly to Denver and then drive 4h up to Aspen. Ski passes are expensive too. The four mountains are not connected. Nice... More
WWWarner W.
advanced skier

4.5 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
The resort was very accommodating. Hill maintance was great. Many restaurants within an easy walk. Skiing in April was great for the time of season. I look forward to my next visit.... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Snowmass is the best of all the Aspen places in my opinion. Lots of variances in terrain and killer parks. Trails are well maintained and wide like freeways to really open up some carves and charge down the mountain. Some killer on mountain food as well. ... More
AMAndrew M.
intermediate skier

4.6 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Snowmass was a fantastic first resort to ski at in Colorado. I had never skied in the Rockies so I took lessons my first day. The instructor was great and made sure to find areas that I would feel confident skiing but also challenging to make me a better skier. I’ll defintely be... More
DJDavid J.
intermediate skier

4.8 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
We loved being able to ski right on and off the slopes from the Mountain Chalet. We liked that it had plenty of eating choices that were in walking distance.... More
ACAnthony C.
advanced snowboarder

4.9 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
The best ski trip I was ever on in my life , always wanted to go to Colorado and it did not disappoint , backcountry was at its best and the level of snowboarding was world class ! Loved every minute of it and would recommend it to any skier or snowboarder I know ! Would go again... More
SSSam S.
intermediate skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
You’d have to be “Dumb and Dumber” not to have heard of the incredible skiing to be had in Aspen Colorado. Aspen Snowmass offers a brilliant all round ski resort experience with world-class facilities. ... More
advanced skier
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Great mountain and probably a bit overlooked by the Aspen crowd. This is my favourite of all 4 on the Aspen pass. Before I skied it, I was led to believe that it was for families and intermediates., while advanced skiers went to Highlands. I was happy to find that there is... More
EWEvan W.
advanced skier

4.4 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
This place rocks! So much to ride here, you'll never ride it all! If it's between this place and aspen, go here every time! You won't regret it at all!... More
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