Snowmass

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Snowmass
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 / 5

Oct 06, 2007
CCaroline
Stayed at Silvertree and loved it for the Shops, ski school, lifts right at hotel with ski in/out.
Average!

3 / 5

Aug 31, 2007
DDavid
Great terrain, variety and town.
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 02, 2007
WWalter
Snowmass seems to be blessed with good snow most of the season. It's a good resort for the family as well as upper level skiers too. A+++ !!!
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 29, 2007
LLarry
Great wide groomed runs with wonderful scenery, such as the Maroon Bells in the background. Also, not crowded, great transportation, and plenty apres ski opportunities.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 19, 2006
TTerry
I thought that the resort was very family friendly, low key, extremely accessible for skiing, and very fairly priced
Superb!

5 / 5

May 12, 2005
LLonzo
Snowmass has a terrific selection of trails and the ski school is excellent. The lift system is very efficient and easy to use.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 17, 2004
JJeffrey
I love snowmass! The perfect family vacation. We have had three generations skiing together!
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%