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Your Pre Arrival Guide to Aspen Snowmass in Summer

Your Summer Pre-Arrival Guide

Your trip to Aspen Snowmass is coming up, and whether you’re all packed or haven’t even dug out your hiking boots yet, we can’t wait to see you this summer.
Your Pre Arrival Guide to Aspen Snowmass in Summer
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Book your summer tickets  in advance to spend less time in line and more time on the mountain!

While you prepare for your getaway, we are here to give all the information you need to make it an unforgettable trip. View updated information about steps to take to make your arrival easier, transportation and parking, on-mountain dining, events worth checking out, and how the Aspen Snowmass App can elevate your on-mountain experience all before your visit.

For detailed instructions and guidance on what to expect before, during, and after your trip — expand the tabs below.

Before Your Trip

A woman takes pictures of Columbine flowers by an alpine lake near Aspen

A woman takes pictures of Columbine flowers by an alpine lake near Aspen

Easy Online Booking

Snowmass Bike Park

Snowmass Bike Park
From Snowmass Bike Park lift tickets to Bike Clinics and Camps with our coaches, we’ve got you covered. Book your lift access and lessons now to save time in line when you arrive in-resort.
Snowmass Bike Park Pass Bike Clinics and Camps

Convenient Bike Rentals

Bike Rentals at Four Mountain Sports
With our convenient locations around Aspen Snowmass, Four Mountain Sports is the most comprehensive bike rental shop in the valley. Choose from cruisers, e-bikes, kid's bikes, trailers, a huge assortment of mountain bikes including trail, enduro, and downhill bikes. Book online so you can spend less time in line and more time on the trails!
Bike Rentals

ASPENX Bike Rentals

From beginner to expert, from road to gravel, ASPENX offers premium bike brands to complement your adventure style and skillset. Our line-free rental experience means more time for adventure.

View ASPENX Rentals

Lost Forest

Lost Forest at Snowmass
A zipline, ropes courses, the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, miles of hiking trails, a high-mountain fishing pond, disc golf, paintballing, and a climbing wall—Lost Forest is the epicenter for summer exploration for any age. Check out our different options for enjoying the Lost Forest and book online today!

Lost Forest


Sightseeing at Elk Camp
Explore a different side of Aspen Snowmass this summer—when our four mountains are covered in wildflowers and hiking trails. Enjoy rides up the Silver Queen gondola on Aspen Mountain or Elk Camp gondola and chairlift lift at Snowmass. Let our gondolas and chairlifts deliver you to incredible views, delicious outdoor meals, unique on-mountain events, and a season full of discovery. Book online today!


Know Before You Go

Download the app

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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.

Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells 101: All You Need To Know

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.

Maroon Bells

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.

Take the Aspen Pledge

When You Arrive

Two Silver Queen Gondolas at sunset

Two Silver Queen Gondolas at sunset

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

Getting around the Aspen Snowmass area is simple and convenient. We offer comprehensive guidance on everything from our efficient bus system to renting a bike to how much a parking meter costs on a Tuesday afternoon.

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.

Rental Pick Up

Four Mountain Sports offers you many benefits it is known for, including the only rental shop with locations at the base of all four of our mountains. Alongside safety, we are also here to help make your rental process as fluid as possible. Also, Four Mountain Sports will conveniently deliver and pick up your bike rentals directly to and from your home or hotel in the Aspen and Snowmass Village area for a $200 delivery and pick-up fee.


Know where and when to meet up with your bike coach. Check your email for details about your specific lesson. Guests can complete required forms in the Account Portal before arriving in order to unlock a more contactless and faster drop-off or meet-up.

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