Snowmass Ski Holidays

The largest of Aspen's four Mountains, Snowmass is the best intermediate area I have skied in North America, yet with easy access powder bowls. Almost all accommodation is ski-in ski-out, making it a fantastic family option. Definitely worth the additional travel time to get away from the crowds.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
The largest of Aspen's four Mountains, Snowmass is the best intermediate area I have skied in North America, yet with easy access powder bowls. Almost all accommodation is ski-in ski-out, making it a fantastic family option. Definitely worth the additional travel time to get away from the crowds.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Summary

5
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly

The largest of Aspen’s four mountains, Snowmass is an intermediate’s paradise with quiet slopes and very dependable snow.

Snowmass has more than 3,000 acres of local terrain, while Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Aspen town are a free shuttle ride away. The views of the surrounding high desert are spectacular and, being further from Denver, the slopes relatively quiet.

There a huge amount here for intermediates, with pristine trails running through the treeline. We love the easy access to powder bowls and glades, and Snowmass ski holidays are a good option for families too, with childcare at The Treehouse Kids Adventure Center.

A relaxed alternative to glamorous Aspen, everything is on-hand in the purpose-built village. Nightlife is low key but there are some great local bars and restaurants. For more entertainment, Aspen town is 20 minutes away on the shuttle - or for more variety, Vail or Breckenridge make great additions for a Colorado Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Snowmass Resort Guide

Make the most of your Snowmass ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Denver (direct), Aspen or Eagle Vail (indirect flight)
Flight time
10 hours or 8 hours + 3 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
Denver - 4 hours / Aspen - 15 minutes / Eagle Vail - 1 hour 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire or transfer
Elevation
12,510 ft
Vertical drop
4,406 ft
Avg snowfall
25 ft
Ski area
3,332 acres (5,505 in whole area)
Ski lifts
21 (42 in whole area)
Runs
94 (332 in whole area)
Grade
47% advanced
47% intermediates
6% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

The majority of Snowmass accommodation is either ski-in ski-out, or a very short walk from the slopes. There are some excellent value hotels, as well as high quality condos and luxury retreats to rival those in Aspen. The trick is to book early and make the most of the offers.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Snowmass accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Self-Catered
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The Crestwood condominiums is a great value ski-in ski-out complex that is centrally located, right across the the street from Snowmass village.
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
The Timberline is a full service condo property, truly ski-in ski-out at the top of Snowmass Village.

Offers

See our Snowmass offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 060 or request a quotation.

Reviews

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20/03/2017 Judith ADAMS

Fabulous

16/03/2017 Ken Hooper

Fantastic snow and plenty of runs. Great bus service around the resort(s)...take note Europe! Good supermarket and some nice eating places..went to the Stew Pot twice. Less impressed with mountain restaurants.

10/03/2017 Chris Tomlinson

Snowmass is a vast area, with lots of variety and enough great runs to keep us entertained for ten full days. We had lovely fresh snow, no ice and perfectly prepared pistes for the entire trip. The runs are plenty long enough to maximise your time on skies, and the links are all easy to include in your itinerary, so you can spread yourself right across the range of mountains that surround the village - several times a day if you wish. This year we did have some very cold days, but they're manageable if you go prepared. The chair lifts don't have any protection or heating but we coped even on the coldest days. Hand and toe warmers helped! There is one longish gondola you can retire to if you feel the need to warm up a bit. Another great feature is the lack of queues and relative quiet on the slopes. It's four hours from Denver, so most weekenders stop off at any one of the half dozen or more resorts you reach before Snowmass. There are not many mountain restaurants, but those that are there are mostly excellent. Transport around Snowmass is free and frequent. All in all, we love it. We've skied extensively in Europe and in a few US/Canadian places but this is our favourite. Just don't tell anyone.

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