As winter approaches, we’re excited for the many powder days and bowl laps ahead. With a promising winter forecast, new improvements throughout the resort, and the new Snowmass Base Village development, this is stacking up to be our best year yet. Apparently the ski community agrees too! We are humbled and honored to receive the 2019 Best of the West Resort of the Year Award from SKI Magazine.

Resort of the year logo
Resort of the year logo

As one survey responder puts it, “The four mountains that make up Aspen Snowmass are the gold standard for American skiing.”

Every spring SKI Magazine asks their readers to partake in a survey ranking North American ski resorts. Readers are asked to choose up to five resorts that they have skied at during the past two seasons. SKI magazine combined the survey results and the collective expertise from their editors and contributing writers to focus on answering one single question: Where should you ski this winter?

“Aspen is just far enough from the ever-growing Colorado Front Range that it remains noticeably quieter than every ski resort on I-70, even during peak holidays. First-time visitors who expect a snobby culture are always delighted to find welcoming, nearly European hospitality throughout the upper Roaring Fork Valley,” said another SKI Magazine reader.

“Add in Ikon and Mountain Collective options, unbeatable events including Wintersköl and the Winter X Games, plus an ever-expanding list of premier dining, lodging, and culture outlets, and there’s no place in the U.S. that can come close to SKI’s Resort of the Year,” said John Jay, Gear & Digital Editor for SKI Magazine.

A big thank you to SKI Magazine and all who voted for Aspen Snowmass as the Best of the West Resort of the Year.
We encourage you to come ski with us this year and see what all the fuss is about!