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Snowmass ski resort

Colorado, United States

Nestled in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Snowmass ski resort is rightly one of the premier destinations in the world. The ski area is large and diverse, it has the most vertical feet of skiing of any ski area in the United States and offers extensive ski-in/ski-out lodging as a huge bonus.

As a stand-alone ski resort it is very impressive. However, Snowmass ski resort isn’t an isolated ski resort, it is part of Aspen Snowmass. So it offers the benefits of four ski resorts whereby the one lift ticket provides access to three other nearby ski resorts: Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands.

There are family friendly runs, mellow beginner slopes, and wide-open groomed cruisers for intermediates. Snowmass ski resort also has mogul runs and gladed terrain for advanced skies and snowboarders, and an abundance of double black runs, some which fall into the seriously scary category. Snowmass is also shredder heaven with three terrain parks and two pipes.

There are many trails at Snowmass ski resort for beginners and intermediates to hone their skills on. Expert skiers looking to test themselves will find cliffs to drop, tight trees to navigate. The terrain breakdown is approximately 6% beginner trails, 47% intermediate and 47% for advanced skiers and snowboarders. Snowmass ski resort is the largest of the four Aspen Snowmass ski areas at 1,267 hectares (3,131 acres). It’s the third largest of the Colorado ski resorts. It’s called Snowmass for nothing! And if you want to attempt a top to bottom run, undertake an intensive pre-season fitness regime, as the vertical descent is the longest in the United States at 4,406ft (1,343m).

One of the biggest reasons that Snowmass ski resort is reputed as the perfect resort for a family ski trip is in large part to its 25,000-square-foot Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center. This state-of-the-art facility is the hub for all. There are several perfect areas solely devoted to beginner skiers, including the new Elk Camp Gondola.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Snowmass ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 237 km 147.3 mi

  • Easiest 14 km 8.7 mi | 6%
  • More Difficult 113 km 70.2 mi | 48%
  • Most Difficult 110 km 68.4 mi | 46%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes Yes

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
3813 m 12509.8 ft
Base elevation:
2473 m 8113.5 ft
Vertical Drop:
1343 m 4406.2 ft
Total Trails:
237 km 147.3 mi
Longest Run:
8.5 km 5.3 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassUSD 179
  • Kids Day PassUSD 121
  • Season PassUSD 2049
  • Kids Season PassUSD 709
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 22

  • Gondolas2
  • Chairlifts12
  • Moving Carpet 8
live cam

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %15 %
  • No of Snow guns0

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
3 °C
2 °C
SW47 km/h SW29 m/h


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