If you find yourself on the fence of which Colorado mountain town to visit, you may wonder how Snowmass differs from the others. This mountain town stands out from the rest not only for its epic outdoor sports opportunities in all seasons, but also for its family friendly vibe and unique art venues. Start filling your itinerary with possibilities with these top reasons to visit Aspen Snowmass!
Gold-Level Ride Center
Snowmass Bike Park is an IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center, one of seven in the world and the only park with this status in Colorado. Earning this status means that a specific guide was used to create and assess the trails, resulting in the best mountain biking experience. Snowmass Bike Park offers 25 miles of downhill bike trails, including smooth, gentle rides for beginners and steep, single track technical trails for advanced riders. Riding through scenic evergreen forests and aspen trees with the slopes alive with wildflowers is a great way to experience Snowmass aboard a mountain bike!
Top Notch Skiing & Snowboarding
During winter months, some of those biking trails quickly become favorite ski slopes. When the ground is blanketed with fresh powder, of which Snowmass receives around 200 inches a year, it becomes a top skiing and snowboarding destination. From Snowmass, skiers and snowboarders can not only access the 91 epic Snowmass runs, but also those of Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk, all within close proximity.
Aside from child-specific lessons, you’ll find available for your kids learning a new sport, there are also many activities to enjoy as a family when you visit Aspen Snowmass. From enjoying the thrill of tubing in the winter to climbing your way through the elevated adventure course at The Lost Forest in summer, there are so many ways to make special memories with your kids in Snowmass.
An Artist’s Haven
Snowmass is home to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a renowned art school that offers exhibits and workshops as well as an artists-in-residence program all within a vast, well-equipped studio space. Whether you want to work on honing a specific art skill, admire the work of local artists, or plan a fun art activity with the family, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass offers an ideal setting.
Whether you’re admiring the soaring, snow-covered peaks in winter or exploring a hiking trail that leads to an alpine lake in summer, the views in Snowmass are epic at every turn! Visiting Aspen Snowmass is always a good time!