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United States
Phone: 970 923-1220

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About the Ski Resort

Colorado skiing means blue skies, fluffy powder and some of the best ski terrain in North America.

Aspen/Snowmass, with two towns, four mountains (Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk), 4,993 acres, 42 lifts, 335 trails and the steepest vertical drop in Colorado, offers the best terrain and greatest variety of Rocky Mountain skiing at a single resort.

Snowmass Ski Area
Aspen's giant mountain, Snowmass is a massive mountain, offering incredible and varied terrain for skiing and snowboarding. It is said to be the open-glade cruising capital with good terrain for all skills, all ages, all passions -- and fast lifts and very long runs. If that's not enough, the mountain also supplies three terrain parks, one massive superpipe and an intense railyard.

"With 3,100 acres of cruisers, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipe, it's a virtual Mecca for families and skiing/snowboarding enthusiasts, and 95 percent of the lodging is ski-in/ski-out," says the website.

Long famous for the Big Burn, Snowmass has introduced even higher and vaster terrain for all abilities, thanks to the Cirque lift, which brings you the longest lift-served vertical in the United States. Satisfying a built-up appetite is no problem, Snowmass offers 12 different eating areas to choose from.

Accessible by free shuttle from anywhere in the Aspen/Snowmass area, Snowmass is located just 12 miles from downtown Aspen. The only true ski-in/ski-out resort in Colorado, Snowmass Village, rests at its base.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 65 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  6 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  12 %

 Experts only:  32 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  8,104 ft
Summit elevation:  12,510 ft
Vertical drop:  4,406 ft
Skiable area:  3,128 acres
Annual snowfall:  300 in
Snowmaking:  17 %
Number of trails:  88
Number of lifts:  22
Types of lifts:  2 Ski School Lifts,
 3 Carpets,
 2 Surface Lift,
 6 Double Chairs,
 1 Triple,
 6 HiSpeed Quads,
 1 Six-Passenger Pulse Gondola,
 1 High-Speed Six Passenger

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

Ski Resort Maps (click on maps to enlarge)

Snowmass map

Ski Resort directions

Aspen is located 220 miles from Denver via I-70 to Glenwood Springs, then Colorado 82 to Aspen. Snowmass ski area is 12 miles west of the town of Aspen, and is a 'ski in, ski out' village. Snowmass has a variety of retail and equipment shops as well as about 20 restaurants.