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
USA Product Manager
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
USA Product Manager

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 (5,517 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.
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
Opening in 2019, the Limelight Hotel Snowmass complements the new resort village in Snowmass with ski-in ski-out luxury and a fresh, fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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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02/05/2019 Brian Collins

Aspen Snowmass has it all. Varied ski terrain. A better spread of options for all level of skier/rider. A network of pleasant blues that span the mountain and ample black diamond terrain to challenge the thrill seeker. The village is modernising with new residences going up but a real determination to maintain the much more family friendly feel. In fact, we didn’t feel like we needed to stray to Aspen Highlands, Ajax, (Buttermilk had already closed), the conditions were great. Usual softening from spring skiing, but up high the snow was beautiful throughout the day. The resort was super quiet which suited the kids, so their skiing improved in a big way, because their confidence was boosted with so much space.

01/05/2019 Demetrios Kozakis

Varied skiing and wide open piste not a queue in sight.

30/04/2019 Peter Maude

The resort was excellent and just as described. We had excellent snow all week and had most of the runs/mountains to ourself. On our last day it was very warm and the snow began to melt although this didn't spoil the week. Most of the restaurants were closed adjacent to the hotel due to the time of year but we went up to the mall where the food choice was good and better value.

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