Snowmass, Colorado Ski Area

At 4,406 vertical feet, Snowmass has the most in the country. And with 3,332 acres of terrain, 94 trails, 21 chairlifts and access to your choice of cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes, you’ll have to come back for more. Grab seconds at our restaurants too; on-mountain at the new Elk Camp or Sam’s Smokehouse at the top of the Village Express chair, or in Snowmass Base Village at Sneaky’s Tavern adjacent to the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center.


Winter Season dates: November 27, 2014 - April 12, 2015

Base elevation:
 8,104 ft./2,473 m

Summit elevation: 12,510 ft./3,813 m

Vertical rise: 4,406 ft./1,343 m

Terrain:  3,332 acres/1,448 hectares

Number of trails: 94

Miles/km of trails: 150 miles/241 km

Longest run: 5.3 miles/8.5 km

Types of trails: easiest: 6%, more difficult: 47%, most difficult: 17%, expert: 30%

Parks and pipes: 3 terrain parks (Snowmass Park, Makaha and Lowdown), 1 22-foot superpipe and 1 beginner pipe

Lifts: 21 Total: 19 primary: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 high-speed six-passenger lift,
1 six-passenger pulse gondola, 7 high-speed quads, 2 quads, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts (including surface lifts); 2 secondary: 2 platter pulls

Lift hours: The Sky Cab opens at 8 am; the Cirque lift opens at 10 am; the Village Express and Sam's Knob lifts open at 8:30 am; all other lifts open at 9 am. Most lifts close at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Ski & Snowboard School: The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass are a collection of talented and inspired Pros that are committed to helping you build confidence, understand the terrain, and guiding you to the next place in your skiing or riding. Our Pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape an unforgettable experience during your stay with us. Click here for more information.

Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports/D&E on the Snowmass Village Mall, Four-Mountain Sports at Two Creeks, Four-Mountain Sports Snowmass Base Village, Beginner's Magic at the top of the Elk Camp gondola and Four-Mountain Kids at the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center. Click here for more information.

On-Mountain Restaurants: 9 total: Elk Camp (New for the 2012-2013 season!), Sam's Smokehouse, Up 4 Pizza, Two Creeks Cafe, Lynn Britt Cabin (lunches and snowcat dinner rides), Burlingame Cabin (snowcat dinner rides), Ullrhof and Gwyn's High Alpine.

Uphill Traffic Guidelines: Uphill traffic is allowed at Snowmass, and it is the only mountain of the four which allows dogs (must be on a leash). Learn more on Snowmass’ uphill guidelines page.

Want to take a break from your skis or snowboard or just looking for something new and different? Well, we guarantee you won't run out of options morning, noon or night in Aspen/Snowmass.

Check-out some of the More Mountain Fun options below...


Also, if you would like more options and ideas or want to talk with someone who is always in the know, call our Concierge Services at 800-525-6200 x4715.


Exclusive offers are available for American Express® Cardmembers when booked through Aspen/Snowmass Concierge Services. Get more when you use your American Express card.

FREE Parking: Town Park Station (formerly Rodeo Lot), shuttles depart starting at 6:40 am every 20 minutes, 6:30 to 7:10 am and 5:20 to 6:20 pm. 10-minute service 7:10 am to 5:20 pm HOV (four or more) park free in lots C & Two Creeks.

Paid Parking: Lots C, E, and Two Creeks are $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends & holidays. Snowmass seasonal stickers are $349 for the public and $299 for premier passholders, for Lots C, E and Two Creeks (also valid at Aspen Highlands). Permit is required from 8 am until noon daily. Lot C is only open on weekends and holidays. Spaces are limited, permits do not guarantee a spot. Base Village Parking Garage: Monday-Thursday $15/day; Friday - Sunday & holidays $25/day.

Bus Service: Buses run between Aspen & Snowmass from 6:15 am to 2:15 am (:15 & :45) with increased frequency between 8 to 10 am & 2:30 to 4:45 pm. To access Two Creeks by bus from Aspen, riders must take the #3 Village Shuttle from the mall. RFTA will not run a direct bus from Aspen to Two Creeks.

Shuttle: The FREE Snowmass Village Shuttle travels continuously throughout the village during winter and summer seasons. Click here for details and schedule.

ROARING FORK TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (RFTA) FREE SKIER SHUTTLE

RFTA provides transportation on a year-round basis. FREE buses operate between the city of Aspen and the Town of Snowmass Village. Fare buses transport passengers to other points in the Roaring Fork Valley, between Aspen and Rifle. Visit www.rfta.com for more information.

Additionally RFTA buses connect all four Aspen/Snowmass mountains during the winter season with higher frequency during peak times.

FROM SNOWMASS (times from Snowmass Village Mall)
Snowmass to Aspen: every 15 minutes between 6:15 am and 7:30 pm
Snowmass to Buttermilk: board any Aspen-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk
Snowmass to Aspen Highlands: direct service at 9 and 10 am and via transfer at the roundabout throughout the day

FROM ASPEN (times from Rubey Park) 
Aspen to Snowmass Village Mall: every 15 minutes between 6:15 am and 7:30 pm
Aspen to Buttermilk: board any Snowmass-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk; Buttermilk-direct buses will have continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Aspen to Aspen Highlands: Castle Maroon bus departs to Highlands every 20 minutes from 6:20 am to 2 am (:00, :20 and :40); continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm


FROM ASPEN HIGHLANDS (times from base area)

Aspen Highlands to Aspen: Castle Maroon Bus departs to Highlands every 20 minutes from 6:20 a.m. to 2 am (:00, :20 and :40); continuous departures from 8 to 10:55 am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Aspen Highlands to Buttermilk: direct service via Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk shuttle service throughout  the day
Aspen Highlands to Snowmass: direct service at 3:30 and 4:30 pm or via transfer throughout the day

FROM BUTTERMILK (times from base area)
Buttermilk to Aspen: board any Aspen-bound bus from Highway 82; Aspen-Buttermilk direct has continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Buttermilk to Snowmass: direct service at 8:30 am, 9:10 am, 10:10 am, 11:10 am, 12:10 pm, 1:10 pm, 2:10 pm, 3:10 pm and 4:10 pm
Buttermilk to Aspen Highlands: direct service via Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk shuttle service throughout  the day

MAX THE MOOSE EXPRESS (must be 5 years of age or older): After the first day of class, kids registered for Ski & Snowboard Schools can take the bus with a ski/snowboard Pro from the gondola building in Aspen to Buttermilk every morning between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Kids will be back in Aspen by 4 pm.


OTHER OPTIONS

VILLAGE SHUTTLE
Village Shuttle is a FREE shuttle service to all multi-family residences and activity centers in Snowmass Village. Service from 6:45 am to 12:45 am. For areas within Snowmass not served by the shuttle, use the Dial-a-Ride Service.

DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE
For Snowmass Village visitors not served by the Village Shuttle service. Call 923-3030 to schedule service within Snowmass Village. (Give at least 30 minutes notice.) The cost is $1 per person and operates from 8 am to 9 pm.

LATE-NIGHT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Need a late-night ride home in Snowmass? For service after the Shuttle stops running, “Late-Night Service” provided by High Mountain Taxi, will take you home from the Shuttle Depot from 1 to 2 am; the charge is $1 per person.

PARKING IN THE SNOWMASS VILLAGE MALL
Parking in the lots adjacent to the Snowmass Village Mall area is by permit only. Guests can purchase weekly permits from their lodging company. Residents and employees must have permits. Parking is strictly enforced from the first day of the ski season to the last day of the season. Permits are not required in the summer and off-season.

For more information, call:
City of Aspen Transporation Department: 970-920-5267
Snowmass Village Transportation Department: 970-923-2543
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA): 970-925-8484

Top Dining Experiences on Snowmass Mountain



The “mass“ in Snowmass pertains to a lot of things. Massive terrain, massive amounts of snow, and — when it comes to on-mountain dining — a massive amount of options. 

Whether you’re looking for a quick bowl of chili to warm you up or a once-in-a-lifetime backcountry dining experience, quality food is always within reach on the mountain. Here are the top dining experiences:
  1. The Ambiance at Elk Camp Restaurant – Nature simply can’t be improved upon, and Elk Camp Restaurant takes this to heart, with elegant stonework and massive windows that bring the beauty of the outdoors inside. Furthermore, this new restaurant is on track for LEED certification, making it a model for energy efficiency. Cozy up to the massive fireplace after a delicious organic lunch and let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
  2. Snowcat Dining Excursions – Few things could be more surprising than the comfy delights of a snowcat ride to a backcountry cabin for dinner. Snowmass offers two such excursions: one to Lynn Britt Cabin, and the other to Burlingame Cabin. Both cabins offer top-notch cuisine with a dash of Western charm and history.
  3. Comfort Food – You know that feeling. You’ve just burned 1000 calories in one morning, and all you want is … Pizza? A burger? Chili like the way Mom used to make it? No matter what comfort food you seek, Snowmass’ casual eateries — especially Sam’s Smokehouse, Up 4 Pizza and Ullrhof — will recharge your batteries for the afternoon.
  4. Soaking Up Sun at Gwyn’s High Alpine Cafe – On blue bird days at Snowmass — of which there are plenty — the patio at Gwyn’s High Alpine Café becomes the place to be for skiers, boarders and sun-seekers alike. The allure of Gwyn’s signature buffalo burgers — plus complimentary coffee and cocoa before 10am — add to this midday haven’s popularity.

All Snowmass restaurants:
Elk Camp Restaurant
Sam's Smokehouse
Up 4 Pizza
Two Creeks Cafe
Lynn Britt Cabin
Burlingame Cabin
Ullrhof
Gwyn's High Alpine Café

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