Snowmass Ski Resort Boasts of USA?s Steepest Slopes
The 3,128 acres of land on which Snowmass is situated is part of the White River National Forest near Aspen, in Western Colorado. This sheer size makes Snowmass the largest ski resort of all the Aspen/Snowmass Mountains areas. The mountain is noted for its wide cruiser trails, a pleasant atmosphere, and extensive ski-in and out lodging.
What You Get At Snowmass Ski Resort
The Snowmass Ski Resort contains 3 terrain parks, named Pipeline, Makaha and Scooper. Apart from an extensive and extreme skiing terrain, there is a superpipe, a minipipe and 88 wonderful ski runs — the longest being 5.3 miles! The level of elevation at the top is 12,510 feet, while the base elevation is 8,104 feet. With a vertical dropoff of 4,406 feet, this is the longest top to bottom skiing in the entire US.
Snowmass Resort is also known for the range of adventure sport and family-friendly activities one can indulge in during a visit. Ranging from ski and snowboarding, dog sledding, tobogganing and tubing, this resort also has ballooning, ice skating and hockey. Quieter evenings can be organized around Sno-Cat dinner tours and campfire storytelling.
There are several eating options and restaurants such as the Cirque Bar and Grill, Café Suzanne, Gwyn’s High Alpine and Krabloonik. Lynn Britt Cabin and Burlingame Cabin offer Sno-Cat dinner rides.
Snowmass Ski Resort Facilities
Snowmass Ski Resort provides a number of facilities to its lodgers, such as the free Bus Service for easy commute: The skier shuttle runs every 10 to 15 minutes from Rubey Park in Aspen. Shuttles run from Snowmass to Aspen regularly all day and well into the evenings.
Free parking facilities are available in Town Park Station. Paid parking lots cost around per day. Permits are available for the winter season only and they can be purchased from the parking attendant between 7:30a.m and noon daily in Lot C. Two Creeks permits can be bought from the parking attendant between 8a.m and noon daily.
This resort has been rated as one of the best family ski areas in the US. It is currently undergoing massive changes, including the construction of a new gondola and a new Base Village along with extensive improvements to the now outmoded mountain infrastructure.