Summer in Snowmass Colorado

Snowmass Colorado

Skiing aficionados and vacationers alike will love Snowmass Colorado. It’s a true alpine resort, reminiscent of a European ski village with prime skiing and a lively lifestyle rolled into one.

It’s also a family-friendly destination with a mountain roller coaster, kids’ trails and a snow tubing park. The village and ski area also offer plenty of restaurants, shopping and other activities.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Located in the beautiful Colorado mountains, Snowmass offers a variety of exciting skiing and snowboarding activities. While many people flock to Snowmass during the winter, there is plenty to see and do in the summer as well!

The ski resorts of Aspen/Snowmass provide a world-class selection of ski terrain for all skill levels, from expert couloirs to long blue cruisers. Plus, there are plenty of terrain parks and half pipes for snowboarders to try their luck at big air.

One lift ticket will get you access to Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. All of the terrain is accessible by 20 speedy lifts, with rarely-crowded lift lines.

Snowmass is also home to the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster and Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center, offering fun and excitement for the entire family. And if you’re not into skiing, there’s snow tubing for everyone, and the alpine rollercoaster at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola is perfect for thrill seekers!

Hiking & Biking

Summer is an incredible time to visit Snowmass Colorado and enjoy all of its amazing hiking and biking activities. This mountain town puts nature’s playground at your doorstep, offering more than 80 miles of trails that let you explore aspen groves, wildflowers and grassy meadows in the surrounding high-alpine terrain.

Whether you’re looking for easy, moderate or challenging hikes, you’ll find that there is something for everyone here in Snowmass! Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy guided walks, take in the scenery at their own pace or make use of snowshoe excursions when winter rolls around.

When it comes to mountain biking, Snowmass is home to a world-class IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center. There are impeccably maintained cross-country and lift-served biking trails for riders of all ages and abilities.

Shopping & Dining

During your ski vacation in Snowmass Colorado you’ll find a wide array of shopping and dining options for everyone. Snowmass Village, at the base of Snowmass Mountain, is a thriving destination that has exploded in recent years with new hotels, restaurants and community areas.

In addition to the many shops and restaurants at the base of the mountain, you can also find a great selection of places to grab a quick bite and drink before heading out for the day’s adventures. The base area has several ski shops, including the Gorsuch shop with glamorous ski clothing and accessories.

Another great spot for dining is Stark’s Alpine Grill at the Viewline Resort Snowmass. With fresh seasonal ingredients and modern American fare, Stark’s offers a variety of dishes that are sure to please. Plus, there’s a wide variety of regional microbrews and handcrafted cocktails on offer for an evening of relaxation after your day on the slopes.

Events & Activities

Snowmass is a year-round playground with a wide variety of events and activities. From free weekly outdoor concerts in the summer to a thrilling roster of ski races, concerts, and parties in the winter, it’s never a bad time to visit this mountain town.

If you’re looking to keep your family active, check out the Lost Forest Adventure Park. Tucked away in the trees, this alpine park offers an Alpine Coaster, zip lines, biking trails, ropes challenges and climbing walls.

There are ponds to fish in, creeks to hike along and places to enjoy nature alone or in groups. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled athlete, there’s something for everyone.

If you’re in the mood to learn a new high-altitude sport or experience a western rodeo, head to Snowmass Village every Wednesday night between June and August for Rodeo Nights. A true Snowmass tradition, you’ll have a blast watching the cowboys and cowgirls.