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 2,226 ha 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 16 km 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 area1,348ha 421ha
summit elevation3,813m 3,559m
total lifts43 5
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$145 USD ($196 AUD) $155 USD ($210 AUD)
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall523cm 508cm

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
Superb!

4.9 / 5

May 05, 2018
Alvin A. Alvin A.
advanced snowboarder
Snowmass has awesome runs that me and family really enjoyed, having great views and landscape that is second to none. The night scene and fine dining is something you have to experience. Just awesome will be back soon. ..Thank you Snowmass...... More
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
JOJim O.
intermediate snowboarder
The only mountain in Colorado worth riding. Obviously the I-70 resorts are popular, but they're crowded, pricey, and honestly the terrain isn't that great. Now Aspen ain't cheap, but at least you get plenty of space and aren't crowded out by day passes in from Denver.... More
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
Simply amazing. The mountain with a variety of trails and also allowing uphill skinning. However is hard to get there because of the expensive flights to Aspen. Fly to Denver and then drive 4h up to Aspen. Ski passes are expensive too. The four mountains are not connected. Nice town, prices like Manhattan! ... More
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
WWWarner W.
advanced skier
The resort was very accommodating. Hill maintance was great. Many restaurants within an easy walk. Skiing in April was great for the time of season. I look forward to my next visit.... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Snowmass is the best of all the Aspen places in my opinion. Lots of variances in terrain and killer parks. Trails are well maintained and wide like freeways to really open up some carves and charge down the mountain. Some killer on mountain food as well. ... More
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
AMAndrew M.
intermediate skier
Snowmass was a fantastic first resort to ski at in Colorado. I had never skied in the Rockies so I took lessons my first day. The instructor was great and made sure to find areas that I would feel confident skiing but also challenging to make me a better skier. I’ll defintely be coming back to Snowmass again.... More
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
DJDavid J.
intermediate skier
We loved being able to ski right on and off the slopes from the Mountain Chalet. We liked that it had plenty of eating choices that were in walking distance.... More
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
ACAnthony C.
advanced snowboarder
The best ski trip I was ever on in my life , always wanted to go to Colorado and it did not disappoint , backcountry was at its best and the level of snowboarding was world class ! Loved every minute of it and would recommend it to any skier or snowboarder I know ! Would go again in a flash !... More
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
SSSam S.
intermediate skier
You’d have to be “Dumb and Dumber” not to have heard of the incredible skiing to be had in Aspen Colorado. Aspen Snowmass offers a brilliant all round ski resort experience with world-class facilities. ... More
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
JJeremy
advanced skier
Great mountain and probably a bit overlooked by the Aspen crowd. This is my favourite of all 4 on the Aspen pass. Before I skied it, I was led to believe that it was for families and intermediates., while advanced skiers went to Highlands. I was happy to find that there is actually a heap of advanced terrain if you spend some time seeking it out,... More
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Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

Aspen Highlands
0% 23% 77%
Aspen Mountain
0% 48% 52%
Buttermilk
35% 39% 26%
Snowmass
5% 48% 47%