There are endless activities in this charming mountain town: hiking trails, mountain bike trails, skiing, snowboarding, and golfing.
Surrounded by many of Colorado’s most notable mountain peaks, Snowmass Village has some of the best ski and snowboard terrains in North America. There are endless activities in this charming mountain town: premier fly fishing rivers, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, skiing, snowboarding, and golfing. Within the 25-square-mile town, there are more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and two 18-hole disc golf courses. The Base Village has a variety of shops, hotels, fine dining, and entertainment in addition to a world-class children's center operating a day camp/child care in the summer and ski school/child care in the winter.
The 25 square mile town is also host to numerous restaurants, boutique shopping, and accommodations. In the summertime, the town is lively with a summer free concert series, downhill mountain bike races, weekly rodeos, and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival. Visitors enjoy these amenities along with the vast number of recreation opportunities. Come winter skiing and snowboarding predominate, but there is also a free Nordic trail system in Snowmass. Snowmass isn't a winter-only resort as it comes alive each summer with music, biking, hiking, and festivals. Explore surrounding mountain bike and hiking trails with the support of the Burlingame lift. Check out the Thursday night free summer concerts on the slope of Fanny Hill or attend the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival to see such greats at The Allman Brothers Band, Michael Franti, and the Black Eyed Peas.
There is an abundance of ski-accessible condos and single-family homes throughout the village. Residences here are treated to the very best of ski-in ski-out living.
Before skiers and settlers discovered Snowmass and Brush Creek Valley, the Ute Indians called the area home. In the 1870s the surrounding peaks were named during the Hayden Survey. The land proved to be more valuable for ranching than mining and thus you see ranches today in the surrounding valley. Snowmass has a deep-rooted ranching history. In 1967, Snowmass at Aspen opened with five chairlifts and a $6.50 lift ticket. Today Snowmass is home to the second largest ski mountain in Colorado with the longest lift-served vertical rise in the U.S.
Snowmass is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs and 10 miles from Aspen.
With a base elevation of 8,104ft, Snowmass Village is home to an alpine climate with cool winters, warm summers, and plenty of sunshine.
The population of Snowmass Village is about 2,000 full-time residents as of 2008. The population of the immediate area including Aspen, El Jebel, Old Snowmass, and the Frying Pan Valley is approximately 20,000.
Snowmass Village is part of the Aspen School District. There are also several daycare centers and pre-schools in the area. masonmorse.com.
Services Nearby medical services include Aspen Valley Hospital and Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Also, several doctors have private practices in Snowmass Village.
While Snowmass is best known for skiing and snowboarding Snowmass Ski Area, it is a year-round recreation hub. There is lift access up Snowmass Mountain for downhill mountain biking and high alpine hiking in the summer. In wintertime, enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Snowmass Mountain with a vertical drop of 4,406 feet and 3,132 acres of terrain and options for après-skiing, shopping, dining, and concerts. Visit the Snowmass Club for golf and tennis. Also, Snowmass has its own recreation facility with an indoor pool, climbing wall, and more.
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