[Hot air balloon in Snowmass Village. Photo: Eric Lumsden] Aspen’s ski town neighbor, Snowmass Village hosts the largest collection of ski-in/ski-out residences of anywhere in Colorado. It’s situated just ten minutes from downtown Aspen, and home to Snowmass Mountain, one of the “Power of Four” ski areas.
Recreation is outside your door is the mostly resort type village. The main town is Snowmass Village Mall, which is located up the side of the ski area from the base. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to visit. After its peak winter season, it quiets down a lot, and most folks head into Aspen for entertainment and supplies. Visit the town’s official website.
Snowmass Mountain – It’s the biggest of the four Aspen resort mountains, and offers the most variety. It features everything from steep bowls and narrow tree skiing, to open cruisers and bunny slopes. There’s also snow tubing, available all winter. In the summer it turns into Snowmass Bike Park.
Hotels and Lodging:
- Viceroy Snowmass – Luxurious, 4.5 star hotel within walking distance to Snowmass Village Mall. There are two on-site restaurants.
- Westin Snowmass Resort – Mountainside lodging at its finest, 4 star accommodation with great amenities and two places to dine.
- Wildwood Snowmass – Affordable 3 star hotel with upscale amenities, located next to Westin.
Jan – Winter X Games – The best winter sports athletes in the world descend upon the Roaring Fork Valley every January. It’s a free event to watch, just book your hotel early!
Aug – Tough Mudder Colorado – Over 20 obstacles to avoid in this long distance, high altitude endurance adventure race.
Things to do near Snowmass Village
Power of Four: Skiing All 4 Aspen Snowmass Mountain Resorts – Boasting four distinct mountains, Aspen/Snowmass is sure to please all skiers and riders. All four ski areas all valid on the same lift ticket. Each of the ski areas are located next to each other, nestled…