Snowmass Colorado

Very Good

4.2 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Trails

Beginner
10%
Intermediate
43%
Advanced / Expert
47%

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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

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

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

Lifts

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
CTClaudia T.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Excellent, the area is not crowded and the town is very cozy. The resort we stayed was ski in ski out and very convenient. The market was close by, you can walk or take a shuttle. ... More
TMTerry M.
advanced skier
Average!

3.4 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Great atmosphere with four mountains nearby. Love the wide open spaces at Snowmass. But if you know the resort, there are great bump runs through the trees and all kinds of places to find a little untracked powder.... More
JSJason S.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 25, 2017
Snowmass is a huge mountain that is fun for the entire family. We stayed at a resort on the mountain, which was nice for ski in and ski out. It was easy getting on and off lifts and I liked the benches at the top of the lifts. I snowboard and the benches made it nice for... More
EWEvan W.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 20, 2017
Snowmass is where it's at. Everyone else head to Aspen because, let's face it, that's where the tourists go and will continue to go. So fluffy and quiet; this place rocks!
GCGlenn C.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 18, 2017
Big resort with terrain for all skill levels. great destination resort as there is a lot of onsite accommodation.If its not a powder day i like to start with 12 minute laps on sam's knob then work my way across the mountain to big burn and cirque. On a powder day you can do laps... More
JJason
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 07, 2017
Snowmass has something for everyone. It has plenty of flatter beginner terrain, lots of intermediate terrain, as well as some expert terrain here and there. If you are in the Aspen/ Snowmass area, Snowmass will probably have the most to offer for most people.
TTerry
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jul 30, 2013
I thought that the resort was very family friendly, low key, extremely accessible for skiing, and very fairly priced
DDavid
Poor!

1 / 5

Apr 24, 2013
Varied and hugh but too crowded
PPaula
Poor!

1 / 5

Apr 06, 2013
Snowmass has a very "commercial" setting at the bottom of the mountain with a back area that contradicts its bottom mountain atmosphere. It doesn't feel very down to earth as far as "people welcomed here."
LLarry
Average!

3 / 5

Nov 27, 2012
No need to rent a car. Lodging is close enough to walk to the lifts or take a shuttle bus.

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