Snowmass Luminescence

December 18 - February 28 | Snowmass | Sunset - 9 PM

We could all use a little more light in our lives these days. And now, when the lifts close at Snowmass, things really brighten up. Snowmass Luminescence, an interactive art and light display brought to you by Snowmass Tourism and Aspen Snowmass, will immerse you and your family in a dazzling world of light and art. Skip the Skittles Gondola ride between the Snowmass Mall and Base Village and, instead, stroll through The Tunnel, an interactive series of LED illuminated walkways and arches that will ignite your senses. In addition, you can experience two large-scale interactive LED installations by acclaimed artists, Submergence by Squidsoup (Dec. 18 – Feb. 28) and Prismatica by RAW Design in collaboration with ATOMIC3 (Feb. 1 – Feb. 28). Snowmass Luminescence runs December 18th through February 28th from sunset to 9 p.m. daily.

Installations include sequences of flashing lights that may affect people who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivity. Please use caution.

Snowmass Luminescence Art installations

Submergence by Squidsoup LED art instillation


By Squidsoup

Submergence by Squidsoup

December 18 - February 28

Submergence is an art installation that creates an immersive walkthrough experience visualizing virtual form and movement in physical space. The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. Participants experience a physically enveloping three-dimensional volume of dynamic digitally mediated light. Once inside, participants are literally immersed in light; it is all around them, above, below and behind.
Art instillation Prismatic coming to snowmass base village.
Art instillation Prismatic coming to snowmass base village.

Photo By: Cindy Boyce

Prismatica by RAW Design in collaboration with ATOMIC3

February 1 - February 28

A modern ice palace. Prismatica turns heads with the countless colorful reflections made by its giant prisms. Visitors can walk among them to see life in every color of the spectrum, and turn the prisms to make the colors dance. After sunset, the enormous interactive kaleidoscope’s illusory effects reach a crescendo.

Prismatica is a participatory installation comprising 25 pivoting prisms more than seven feet tall. Each one is made of panels covered with a dichroic film that reflects the colors of the rainbow, varying with the light source and viewing angle. Each prism is mounted on a base containing a projector that gives the installation a new dimension after nightfall. The rotation of the prisms triggers variable-intensity bell music.
Light installation in Snowmass as part of the Snowmass luminescences.
Light installation in Snowmass as part of the Snowmass luminescences.

The Tunnel

An immersive walking path on snow that provides an alternative to riding the Skittles Gondola between the Snowmass Mall and Base Village. The Tunnel consists of a series of five separate light installations that are each unique in presentation and experience. The segments are custom programmed with 5-minute light sequences that will take you on a visual journey.

Diffraction Glasses

Elevate your experience with complimentary firework diffraction glasses that are available at ticket offices, restaurants and hotels throughout Snowmass Village.

Covid-19 Event Protocols

All events and programs will follow company-wide COVID safety protocols and the 5 Commitments to Containment designed by Pitkin County including:

  • All participants and employees are required to wear face masks or appropriate coverings at all times of interaction with others.
  • All participants and staff MUST maintain daily health and self-symptom check.
  • Capacity for each program and event will be limited with pre-registration required where applicable.
  • Programs and events will be canceled based on state and county restrictions.