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)
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  • Family Friendly

An intermediate’s paradise with quiet slopes and very dependable snow, Snowmass is one of Aspen’s four ski hills.

The largest ski area on the Aspen lift pass, 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.

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19/04/2016 Hilary Scott

Snowmass has lots of great skiing to suit all levels. It is great to be able to visit the other mountains in the Aspen area on the bus - quick and easy to do and your skis get transported for you.

10/03/2015 Graham Taylor

Superb free bus service between the four mountains and beyond

05/03/2015 Jackson Sweeting

Excellent resort for general skiing. Resort staff were very helpful with a great queue organisation when needed. Conditions were excellent with good, clean and efficient facilities on the mountain. Recommend a visit.

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