Snowmass

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Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
Overall
3.9

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 ac 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 mi drive to Snowmass from downtown Aspen.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Snowmass vs
SnowmassAspen Highlands
beginner5 %-
intermediate48 %23 %
advanced17 %12 %
expert30 %65 %
total runs96 144
ski area3,332ac 1,040ac
summit elevation12,510ft 11,677ft
total lifts43 5
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$145 $155
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall206″ 200″

Snowmass Reviews

Very Good 4.2 / 5
based on 47 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
Very Good!4 / 5Dec 23, 2009
PPat
MOST SKIABLE TERRAIN, BEST CONDITIONS, NICE CLOSE TOWN, MANY DINING FACILITIES, SHOPPING IS SUPER, IN-DOOR AND OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINK, SKI-IN,SKI-OUT ACCOMODATIONS AVAILABLE, WONDERFUL BREAKFAST INCLUDED IN MOST HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS. WONDERFUL WIDE OPEN RUNS AND LOTS OF ROOM. THIS IS THE BEST SKI AREA IN THE U.S. AND MAYBE EUROPE TOO (HAVEN'T BEEN... More
Very Good!4 / 5Jan 15, 2009
JJim
High altitude, rather open slopes, ski in ski out lodging and good elbow room.
Superb!5 / 5Jan 06, 2009
DDaniel
Snowmass is simply the best, it is secluded and has a wide variety of terrain the equivalent of four different ski resorts.
Very Good!4 / 5Dec 19, 2008
LLisa
I actually stayed in Aspen, but I prefer to ski Snowmass because of its varied terrain and the scenery.
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 17, 2008
JJean
We can always count on Snowmass for a lot of snow. Sometimes heavy and wet but there is a lot of it. The access to the mountain(s) is excellent when flying into Aspen.
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 01, 2008
SScott
Tremendous Variety, Proximity to other Ski areas, and to the town of Aspen, Large amount of ski in/out lodging, family friendly
Superb!5 / 5Jul 01, 2008
BBob
I have told many fellow skiers this very statement. Snowmass has the best combination of all levels of runs and the grooming is the best. Aspen is nearby, for additional challenges and the villages with many choices for fine dining, make this ski trip, my FAVORITE. Bob Jacobs
Superb!5 / 5Feb 09, 2008
JJace
Snowmass has it all. It is great for a boys ski vacation, and it is great when I take my wife and daughter skiing as well. I enjoy the long cruising blues, and the challenging blacks. I don't find mysief getting bored when I ski with my family on the lesser blues and greens either. Snowmass is also beautiful. The scenery from atop Elks Camp is my... More
Superb!5 / 5Jan 02, 2008
SShannon
great mountain! 20 minutes to Aspen are fabulous restaurants and galleries....used to be great night life....hope it comes back
Average!3 / 5Nov 20, 2007
WWayne
A lot of long blue runs.

Other ski resorts in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Aspen Highlands
0% 23% 77%
Aspen Mountain
0% 48% 52%
Buttermilk
35% 39% 26%
Snowmass
5% 48% 47%