10 reasons to Ski Aspen Snowmass

Located in the stunning Roaring Fork Valley in west-central Colorado, USA, Aspen Snowmass is the mecca for all things skiing and boarding. Here are  a few reasons we have discovered that makes Aspen Snowmass a world class ski destination.

1. Ski four mountains on one lift ticket

That’s right – Aspen Snowmass doesn’t just boast one mountain but four and accessing all four mountains is just so easy. Discover Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk  all on one lift pass. With a massive skiable terrain of 5517 acres and over 513 kms of world class trails you will find something for all ski abilities where each mountain has it’s own personality and skiing style.

Snowmass Mountain © Jeremy Swanson
Snowmass Mountain © Jeremy Swanson

Snowmass: Boasting the largest terrain of all four mountains and providing the longest top to bottom runs in the United States, Snowmass has enough terrain that you never have to ski the same run twice. Snowmass is renowned for its family friendly environment but offers terrain for all abilities from groomed cruisers, steep runs to advanced off piste terrain. Off the slopes enjoy world class shopping and amazing cuisine.

Aspen Mountain: Enjoy the challenge of skiing the legendary Aspen Mountain renowned for its intermediate and advanced terrain, amazing blue groomers and black diamond runs. The mountain rises straight out of the heart of downtown Aspen and is a must for anyone who calls themselves a skier or snowboarder.

Aspen HighlandsA locals favourite, Aspen Highlands offers uncrowded terrain with wide open bowls, an abundance of beginner and intermediate runs and stunning views. A highlight is a hike to the Highland Bowl for one of the best runs of your life on what is some of the steepest terrain in Colorado.  Go where the locals go !

Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a great place to learn to ski with its uncrowded beginner and intermediate terrain. Its also home to the famous Winter X Games and boasts a world class terrain park for freestyle riders and skiers with features for the beginners including the panda pipe all the way to the famous X Games Superpipe. Home to outstanding groomed runs, the word class Terrain Park, incredible views and après ski, Buttermilk is definitely worth a visit.

2. Après ski the Aspen Way

Grab your buddies to experience one of the best après ski scenes in North America. At Aspen Snowmass après ski  is considered more of a lifestyle rather than something to do after a day on the mountains. At this renowned foodie destination there is always somewhere new to discover,  from on-mountain pop up Champagne bars towed by snow cat to the amazing views from the famous Cloud nine bistro  where the party usually starts at 1pm around you.  Experience world class dining, shopping and amazing spots and a place where locals and visitors come together to enjoy the outdoors, adventure and glamour.

Enjoying Après Ski
Enjoying Après Ski

3. The Breathtaker Alpine coaster

Snowbike tours,  tubing, snowshoe tours, snowcat dinners, and more all at Aspen Snowmass there  are plenty of off slope activities for everyone to enjoy. You can choose from the more adventurous activities or afternoons of relaxation. The newest attraction at Aspen Snowmass is the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, where you will wind your way through the forest at speeds of up to 45kph. This ride is over 1.5kms long and can be enjoyed during the day, at night festivities and on special holidays.

The Alpine Coaster
The Alpine Coaster

4. Parents can ski worry free

With an abundance of child friendly options parents can ski worry free knowing their kids have plenty to keep them entertained. “The Hideout” located at Buttermilk Mountain is a 7,500 square foot Kids centre which perfectly combines an indoor play area with ski instruction to keep kids entertained while learning. Other options to make sure kids enjoy every moment include the Treehouse Kids adventure centre at Snowmass, lessons at the ski & snowboard school, mountain guides who find child friendly trails and free sing a longs and storytelling where children can enjoy a true Colorado experience around a camp fire roasting marshmallows, drinking  hot chocolate and listening to enchanting tales.  The options for kid are endless.

Ski & Snowboard School

5. Snowmass S’mores

After a day on the slopes head to the Snowmass village and indulge in the tradition of making your own S’mores by the village fire pits. Yum!

6. Ski, Spa and Yoga

Combine world class skiing with holistic wellness experiences and pamper yourself after a day on the slopes at one of the several luxurious spas. Or why not start your day with a yoga session with breathtaking views of the Colorado Rockies.

7. Home of the Winter X Games

Aspen Snowmass is home to the world class action sport and music festival, the X games! Held at Buttermilk Mountain this winter sport festival showcases the talents of  some of the words best freestyle skiers and boarders who compete over four days for the ultimate chance to win a coveted medal. This is accompanied by outstanding musical and interactive performances, a truly unforgettable experience.

Competitor at the X Games at Aspen Snowmass Colorado USA
Competitor at the X Games

8. Powder and pancakes

With an impressive 7-8 metres of snow each year, powder days are celebrated here. Did you know anytime it snows over 20cm at Aspen Snowmass  you will get free pancakes at any of the four mountains. Powder and pancakes – What a combo!

Powder and Pancakes!
Powder and Pancakes!

9. There’s always something going on 

Aspen Snowmass offers an impressive line up of winter events from races, Ski Festivals, concert series, to Aspen Gay Ski Week and freeskiing competitions not to mention amazing end of season closing parties.  Make new memories and be part of the action !

10. Terrain, terrain, terrain!

This amazing ski terrain of Aspen Snowmass has something for everyone. Test your snow skills on long blue groomers, bowls, and gladed powder stashes this amazing resort has something for everyone at every moment.

To book a beyond ordinary ski/board experience to Aspen Snowmass, USA including flights, transfers, accommodation, lift passes and activities call the Active Travel Experts at travel&co AU Toll-Free: 1800 042 195 or click here for our latest offers

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