Your Summer Pre-Arrival Guide
Book your summer tickets in advance to spend less time in line and more time on the mountain!
For detailed instructions and guidance on what to expect before, during, and after your trip — expand the tabs below.
Before Your Trip
Easy Online Booking
Snowmass Bike Park
Convenient Bike Rentals
ASPENX Road & Gravel Bike Rentals
Looking to spend more miles in the saddle on your next adventure with a road or gravel bike? ASPENX offers best-in-class carbon road and gravel performance bikes by Ventum, perfect for exploring the scenic roads in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Know Before You Go
Download the app
Your On-Mountain Concierge
The Aspen Snowmass App gives you everything you need to enjoy your on-mountain experience, right at your fingertips. View weather and trail maps, access your QR codes, purchase tickets, lessons, and rentals, get real-time updates on parking, sign waivers, and more.
Stop into select on-mountain locations for a free buzz in the form of a complimentary phone charge with MobileQubes—no outlet required. Scan the QR code on the station to unlock a mobile charger, head back to the slopes, and drop off the charger at the end of the day.
On-Mountain MobileQubes Locations:
- Aspen Mountain – Silver Queen Gondola (top and bottom)
- Snowmass Mountain – Elk Camp Gondola (top and bottom)
- Snowmass Pavilion
- Aspen Highlands Base
Preparing for the Weather
Because of our elevation and dynamic landscape, weather can change quickly in the summertime in Aspen Snowmass. We recommend packing layers, including a raincoat, and checking the weather forecast before your trip and every day you’re here. Below is a snapshot of the current forecast.
Visiting Maroon Lake and the iconic twin summits of Maroon Bells in the summer is a Colorado rite of passage. Because of its popularity, the main access is via shuttle bus, and the road it closed to personal vehicular traffic during designated hours.
Plan ahead to reserve your space on the shuttle.
Take the Aspen Pledge
Please join us in recreating responsibly to protect and preserve the landscape we’re lucky enough to play in, and to help our unique community flourish for years to come. Learn more about the Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s Aspen Pledge.
When You Arrive
Getting Here & Getting Around
Buses & Shuttles
Ride RFTA this summer! Getting around the Aspen Snowmass area is simple and convenient. RFTA, our local system of public-transport buses, is timely, efficient, and features free routes between Aspen and Snowmass Village. Park at the Brush Creek Park and Ride lot for service to both towns, our four mountains, and everywhere in between.
Driving & Parking
Roaring Fork Express
Skip the rental car and highway driving for your upcoming trip. Book a shuttle or charter with Roaring Fork Express to and from Denver International Airport or Eagle County Airport.
Arriving at the Resort
Ticket Pick Up
You can purchase tickets and passes and complete your order entirely online to keep you out of the ticket office and onto our scenic mountains. Pick up those Aspen Cards at our contactless Pickup Boxes located at each mountain. If you have already purchased tickets or passes online, you can follow these steps:
- Locate a Pickup Box when you arrive at the mountain
- Open up the Aspen Snowmass App to access your QR code
- Scan QR code
- Your ticket(s) and pass(es) will print automatically
- If you would prefer the guidance of our staff, our ticket offices will be open to assist you.
Purchased through Stay Aspen Snowmass? Skip the ticket office and print your Aspen Cards at one of our conveniently located Pickup Boxes at the base of all four mountains. Grab your phone, find your purchase confirmation email, and scan the barcode located at the top of the email at the Pickup Box.