Snowmass Colorado

Very Good

4.2 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Trails

Beginner
10%
Intermediate
43%
Advanced / Expert
47%

Trail maps

Overview

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.

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Very Good

4.2 / 5

based on 46 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

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Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

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Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
JOJim O.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

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
Fabulous!

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
Superb!

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
Superb!

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
Superb!

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
JJeremy
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
Fabulous!

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

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
3
High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
13
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
10
Surface Lifts
12

Elevation

Base
7,879 feet
Summit
12,510 feet
Vertical drop
4,631 feet

Terrain

Total runs
337
Terrain Parks
0
Longest Run
5 miles
Skiable Terrain
5,517 acres
Snowmaking Area
658 acres
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Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

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0% 48% 52%
Buttermilk
35% 39% 26%
Snowmass
10% 43% 47%