Skiing and snowboarding are two of the most popular Snowmass Colorado winter activities, but they are not the only fun things to do in this majestic mountain getaway.
Snowshoeing, a favorite among locals, offers a tranquil alternative to the slopes while hiking trails are a year-round treat that keep you out of the crowds and in the fresh air. White water rafting, horseback riding and a Jeep excursion are also great ways to explore Snowmass.
Skiing & Snowboarding
The mountains of Snowmass Colorado are known for their world-class skiing and snowboarding, but there’s much more to the slopes than just the powder. The resort has a long vertical and a wide variety of trails to suit all ages, abilities and interests.
A skier’s paradise, Snowmass has over 3,362 acres of terrain with 91 trails and 21 chairlifts. With steeps, glades, cliffs, bumps and terrain parks, it’s a world-class destination for both beginners and pros.
You can also go sledding and tubing on the mountain’s tubing park, try your hand at an exciting new Breathtaker Alpine Coaster or take a ski bike tour. The mountain also has weekly nighttime celebrations called Ullr Nights.
If you’re looking for a more low-key experience, take a yoga class at the newly opened King Yoga studio. The classes are open to all ages and abilities, and instructors will help you balance body and mind.
Shopping & Dining
Whether you are looking for a quick snack on the mountain or a full-blown meal, there are plenty of dining options in Snowmass. From a savory chili at Stew Pot to elegant Italian cuisine at Il Poggio, Snowmass has something for everyone.
The town is also a great place to shop for ski and snowboard gear, as well as gifts for the entire family. You can even find luxury brands such as Gucci and Prada, all just steps away from the slopes in Snowmass Village!
If you’re in the mood for some casual dining, stop by Zane’s Tavern. This local favorite serves up popular burgers with BBQ sauce, bacon and cheddar or mushroom and swiss.
Another scrumptious lunch option is Fuel. This coffee and hot drink shop has a great selection of breakfast and lunch options including Egg Sandwiches, Bagel sandwiches, Italian BLTs, and Jamaican Jerk Wraps.
Arts & Culture
Whether you’re in town for the winter or summer, Snowmass Village offers a range of arts and culture experiences. From world-class concerts to festivals, an award-winning art center and a genuine Western rodeo, there’s something for everyone.
If you’re looking to delve deeper into local culture, the Wheeler/Stallard Museum is one of the best choices in town. They have rotating exhibits, lectures and workshops.
Another great option is Anderson Ranch, a 4.5-square-acre campus with renovated artist studios scattered throughout historic buildings. The Ranch also offers gallery exhibitions, regular artist and critic lectures, workshops and special events.
For a truly immersive experience, consider taking part in the Aspen Ideas Festival, which draws leaders from around the world to discuss complex ideas that impact our society. Or head to The Wheeler Opera House, which is home to lectures, music and theater performances. Lastly, the Aspen Art Museum is a must-visit for all who appreciate international contemporary art.
Snowmass is a winter wonderland, receiving more average snowfall than most North American ski destinations. It also offers world-class skiing and snowboarding, sleigh rides, dog sledding, and snowmobiling to name just a few of its outdoor activities.
For mountain biking enthusiasts, Snowmass has over 50 miles of trails catering to all abilities. Ride Valhalla, a heart racing trail that will have you flying downhill, or take the mellower Verde to explore friendly forests of Aspen groves and fields full of wildflowers.
During the summer, you can try your hand at fishing in the nearby Roaring Fork and Fryingpan Rivers. Or hike in the surrounding White River National Forest, which has over 80 miles of hiking trails.
During summer, you can also watch cowboys compete at barrel racing, cattle roping, and bronco riding at Rodeo Nights in Snowmass. This is a genuine Snowmass tradition that you won’t want to miss!