There’s nothing like taking time out of a busy schedule to pack your suitcase and make your way toward Snowmass, Colorado. This scenic vacation destination is one that comes with everything an outdoor enthusiast could really ever ask for. Between the mountains, sweeping valleys, rivers, lakes, and alpine trails—there’s no shortage of options for fun when you find yourself in Snowmass pursuing amazing moments in nature.
While winter in the Snowmass/Aspen area is decidedly dominated by fun on the slopes, spring sees that same powder melt away to reveal rushing waters and green-lined trails that have been patiently been waiting below. For avid anglers, this is the ideal moment to make their way to Snowmass not in the name of chalets and skis but in the name of spring fly fishing!
The Aspen/Snowmass area has long been known as an oasis for fly fishing enthusiasts who stand to benefit greatly from the lush terrain and bold waterways that await. While you’ll definitely need a fishing license to make the most of a fishing adventure in this area, and you’ll want to check on what waterways are catch and release only—there’s truly something for everyone.
You don’t have to be an expert angler to have an unforgettable fly fishing experience in the Aspen/Snowmass region. While there are plenty of places to put your solo skills to the test, there are just about as many guide services that can get you up to speed on how it works and show you the best places to cast. Either way, you’re bound to have an amazing moment on the water. The following are just a few of many options to consider when you’re planning a fly fishing trip to Snowmass and Aspen this spring.
Start with the Roaring Fork Valley
Ask any avid angler that lives in this area or visits frequently—The Roaring Fork Valley is the ultimate fly fishing destination and should likely be first on your list. In the waters that flow through this destination, brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout are found in abundance. The valley is fed by the Roaring For River which also cuts through Independence Pass. Those who choose to pull on their waders and cast a line in this area will be enjoying waters that have been deemed Gold Medal Waters by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. This is a particularly important designation in the state as only 168 miles total enjoy those accolades. For anglers, this guarantees you’re in the right area and likely leads to some pretty stellar results too.
The Frying Pan River
Also enjoying the title of Gold Medal Waters is the Frying Pan River—another must-try if you’re in the mood for some fly fishing fun in Snowmass this spring. Situated just downstream from central Snowmass, anglers will find that nearly every section of the river has something a little different to offer. It’s a great place to try our fly fishing if you’re a first-time angler, but just as exciting if you’re more advanced because the waters house brown trout, bows, and brookies alike. The Frying Pan River starts at the Reudi Reservoir and winds its way through Basalt, giving it plenty of time to pick up speed and creating a scenic route to follow for anglers.
Partner Up with Aspen Fly Fishing Inc.
Because fly fishing is so wildly popular in the Snowmass and Aspen areas, those looking to enjoy every moment of their spring fishing getaway will find there many experts in this region who are ready and waiting to lend a hand! The team at Aspen Fly Fishing Inc. is a great place to start whether you could use a refresher course to tighten up your skills, or you’re attempting fly fishing for the very first time. Aspen Fly Fishing Inc. is located at 555 E. Durant Street just a mere minute from Aspen Mountain. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, making it a convenient company to partner with when you have a packed itinerary. Both full- and half-day fly fishing trips are offered through this company and guides pay attention to every detail to make sure your experience is comfortable, customized, and successful. Whether you sign up for a group outing or prefer to enjoy instruction solo, the one thing that’s guaranteed is that you’ll learn something exciting and new!
Book Your Getaway Today
There’s never been a better time to make your way to the Snowmass/Aspen area and enjoy a trip that you won’t soon forget. When you know you’ll need amazing accommodations to match that keep you mountainside and living in style, the team at Timberline Condominiums is here to help! Reach out today to learn more about our many luxurious condos in the Snowmass area and how we can assist you in getting settled in just the right vacation home away from home. We can’t wait to see you in Snowmass this spring!
For the past year, many of us have found ourselves tucked away in homes that have begun to resemble a strange hybrid of living spaces, schools, and offices all in one! In the name of health and safety, we’ve given up holidays, vacations, celebrations, and important milestones of all sorts. While the world is far from out of the woods, 2021 is shaping up to be a better year and with Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s fair to say it’s time to start considering the beginning of summer travel plans!
When you’re ready to leave the many functions of your current home behind and head somewhere new and inspiring this Memorial Day, make sure that Snowmass is where you set your travel sights. This beautiful and refreshing destination provides plenty of space to maintain those social distancing standards that are still important, while also providing the fun and vibrant atmosphere so many of us have missed! As the weather turns warmer and flowers and forests begin to bloom, this vacation destination in the mountains promises to be one of a kind. When you’re looking forward to your Memorial Day away on your Snowmass vacation, be sure to consider the following to maximize every moment of your stay.
Book a Property Near the Fun with Comfort and Style to Match
No matter what time of year you arrive on your Snowmass vacation, booking a vacation rental that keeps you near the slopes, provides impeccable views, and comes with the comfort and luxury you crave is a must. Memorial Day travels are no exception to this rule! Booking a rental with the help of the professionals at Timberline Condominiums checks every box on that list and then some.
Guests will love the spacious, bright, and scenic accommodations that await them when they go this route for their Memorial Day Stay. At Timberline, condos can be booked to accommodate groups of all sizes and pair home-inspired comforts with those mountain-inspired styles that are sure to please.
While Snowmass is an oasis of flavorful potential in the way of restaurants and coffee shops, when you’re in the mood for a home-cooked meal, these rentals provide the space to do it. Many of these condos include fully equipped kitchens that include spacious counters, modern appliances, and cookware ready to go at a moment’s notice so guests can easily serve up breakfast, lunch, or dinner whenever they please. When it’s time to dine, guests can gather around a dining room table in the rental or just as easily enjoy it on a private balcony, patio, or deck!
When you’re not out exploring the inviting landscape, guests can utilize convenient access to Wi-Fi to share vacation photos, stream movies or check in on social media during a stay. When it’s fantastic extras that make a trip this way truly unforgettable, Timberline has you covered. Guests who book here can enjoy access to an on-site restaurant, complimentary shuttle service, daily housekeeping, a business center, a ski shop, a pool, a steam room, and a fitness center too.
Prioritize Hiking During Your Snowmass Vacation
Memorial Day symbolizes the official start of summer schedules and fun in Snowmass and those that love to get out and explore will certainly have much to enjoy when they make their way here this time of year. Year-round, Snowmass is brimming over with options for those that love to take to the trails and observe nature and wildlife at its best. Over Memorial Day, if you’re in the mood to lace up your boots and connect with Mother Nature, be sure to make your way to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area which is a four-pass loop of lakes and stunning high-country terrain that’s one-of-a-kind. The Rim Trail South is another good option for hiking if you’re looking forward to catching glimpses of new wildflowers along the way.
Shop Snowmass Village
If your idea of the ideal Memorial Day getaway to Snowmass balances out time in the great outdoors with plenty of shopping too, you’re in luck. Snowmass Village is a great place to check out shops and storefronts of all types when you’re in the mood for some serious retail therapy. Here, you can easily find souvenirs and gift shops or make your way through a variety of stores featuring mountain apparel, groceries, and sweets! Pick up a bottle of savory wine while you’re in the area or combine your favorite activities and head over to one of the many bike rental stores when you’ve reached your shopping max and are ready to hit the trails once again!
Snowmass is a sensational vacation destination any time of year, but when you’re excited to plan a trip for Memorial Day, the team at Timberline Condominiums is waiting to help. Contact us today to learn more about our many property options and to begin planning!
If you need a getaway around the Easter holiday that will give you a breath of fresh mountain air, look no further than four-seasons Snowmass. While winter sports like skiing and snowboarding draw large crowds, there are many activities available year-round. The Easter holiday is a special time in Snowmass in April, and holiday activities like Easter egg hunts and Easter brunch or dinner can be mixed in with the many and varied activities that draw people to Snowmass no matter what time of year it is. Current Pitkin County COVID-19 regulations require masks in public spaces.
Easter Church Service
There are several churches in the Snowmass area if you are looking for a place to celebrate Easter services while on vacation. For a different experience, dress in layers of your Easter best and attend sunrise service on top of Aspen Mountain. If there’s snow on the ground, you can opt to ski down, or you can ride the gondola at a special rate. Make sure to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on during the service. If you’re not interested in an outdoor service, churches hold services indoors on their own properties as well. Make sure to bring a mask.
There are many and varied tastes to experience in and around Snowmass during your vacation. Many of the restaurants in the area provide a special mouth-watering Easter brunch or dinner for your enjoyment. The best culinary talents of Snowmass and the surrounding area bring you the flavors of Easter, so you don’t have to cook the big holiday meal in your rental. Choose a restaurant and make sure to ask about reservations and dietary restrictions like gluten-free since special holiday meals like these may have limited offerings. Make sure to bring a mask, as you’ll need it to get to your table and whenever you’re not seated and enjoying your meal. Our very own restaurant, The Edge, is a great place to visit for a tasty holiday meal!
Vacation is all about rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Enjoy all of that and more at the Heaven On Earth high-altitude day spa. The spa offers a myriad of services to leave you feeling completely relaxed and de-stressed so you can enjoy the rest of your vacation in Snowmass and the surrounding area. Oxygen facials, massages, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion are just some of the ways to pamper your body. Schedule your favorite experiences or contact the staff to help you put together a customized package just for you.
While it may still be chilly during your Easter break, gather your family or friends, dress in layers, lace up your hiking shoes, and head out for some time in nature. There are many kid-friendly hikes that don’t involve a large elevation change or trekking through difficult terrain for an easier time. No matter what route you take, you’ll enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to keep on the lookout for local wildlife. Learn a little more about the area and pack a guidebook for identifying local plants and animals along the way.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sail high above the mountains and trees of Snowmass. Enjoy the world’s first mode of air transportation with a hot air balloon ride. Above It All Balloon Co. offers flights that take you around the Aspen/Snowmass area. You’ll see sights like Snowmass Brush Creek Valley and other lower and more western mountains. The pilot may plan this tour, but keep in mind the balloon goes as the wind blows. Flights always take off at sunrise, but the beautiful Colorado landscape guarantees it’s worth the early start. Flights last about three hours and land at the original takeoff site, where you’ll enjoy a champagne toast to celebrate after the landing.
Easter Escape to Snowmass
You came to Snowmass for a unique Easter getaway. When you book a vacation condo with us, you can be sure everything is taken care of so you can enjoy your holiday break worry-free and stress-free. If you’re not enjoying Easter brunch or another meal at a local restaurant, cook up something in the fully equipped kitchen of your rental. Relax after a day of fun and adventure in a spacious living area with a book or show. For the most intimate experience, you can choose a studio with kitchenette. If you’d rather spread out a bit more, or have a larger group enjoying Easter in Snowmass, there are three-bedroom units and many sizes in between that will fit your needs. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs, and more!
Contact us to book and take the first step toward planning your Easter getaway in Snowmass!
Mention Snowmass, Colorado and it’s likely that visions of soaring mountain peaks and spectacular slopes covered in fresh powder spring to mind. While this is certainly a world-class destination for skiing adventures, it’s also a romantic locale where couples looking to rekindle the flame will find plenty of things to do in Snowmass for making the absolute most of their date night plans. Whether you’re a couple that prefers to be in the great outdoors together or a pair with a passion for great food and restorative moments, Snowmass has a little something for everyone. When you’re putting together that date night itinerary, don’t leave the following hotspots off the list.
Enjoy Time Hiking Together
For the outdoor adventurer, a date night in Snowmass should definitely revolve around time spent on the trails together, and the Maroon Lake Scenic Trail is a fantastic place to begin. This particular trail leads hikers towards what is often referred to as one of the most photographed destinations in all of Colorado! Amazing views are yours for the enjoying as you conquer this 1-mile loop hand-in-hand. The pathway sweeps around the lake and provides an unsurpassed vantage point over the water. Couples that enjoy wildlife spotting will want to bring their binoculars as this area is often a hotspot of activity.
Slow Your Roll at the Bowling Alley
Sometimes, a little friendly competition and a relaxed atmosphere are all it takes to make date night memorable. When you and your loved one find your stride in this environment, head over to the Snowmass Lanes & Lounge for a night of bowling and beer! Conveniently located on Daly Lane in Snowmass Village, this bowling alley is proud to hold the title of the highest elevated bowling alley in all of America. While you’re here, you can take your date night beyond the first frame and enjoy time playing pool, trying your hand at foosball, or even competing at the electronic dartboards!
Team Up with Blazing Adventures
When adventure calls your name on date night, but you could use a little guidance along the way to make the most of the experience, teaming up with the professionals at Blazing Adventures is always the way to go. This premier provider of outdoor recreation opportunities is headquartered in the center of Snowmass Village and can help couples set up an amazing rafting tour in the summer, or a snowshoe hike if your date night falls during the winter months. They specialize in custom adventures, so nothing is really out of reach. Pick and choose your fun as you create a one-of-a-kind date night experience you won’t soon forget!
Visit Penny Hot Springs
When you’re looking to enjoy a date night together that focuses more on restoration and relaxation over adrenaline-pumping fun, a trip to the hot springs is well-deserved. While there are plenty of options to choose from in the Snowmass area and surrounding communities, Penny Hot Springs is always a good place to add to the list of must-visit destinations. This naturally-fed mineral water pool is situated between Carbondale and Aspen just along the border of the Crystal River. Thrilling mountain peaks and captivating canyons dot the surrounding terrain, making your time in the hot springs that much more inspiring. Penny Hot Springs is approximately 20 feet across, providing plenty of space for exploring the water. While many people make their way here in the summer and spring, winter is a spectacular time to plan a hot springs date night when you’re looking to contrast the cold with a steam-filled experience.
Order a Romantic Meal
There’s nothing more romantic than a delicious meal enjoyed next to the one you love most. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a date night without a savory moment or two woven into the experience! When you’re looking for a fantastic fare to celebrate your time together, ordering up a meal from The Artisan and enjoying it in the comfort of your vacation rental is the way to go. The Artisan is located within The Stonebridge Inn and provides guests with seasonal, gourmet dining options to delight in. Dinner service is available Thursday through Monday from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm and guests can enjoy selections that include everything from grilled artichoke hearts and BBQ chicken flatbread to glazed Colorado trout and potato gnocchi. Whatever you order up, don’t forget to pair it with a bottle of wine from this restaurant’s extensive and impressive list.
Another great spot for a romantic meal is our very own on-site restaurant, The Edge! Be sure to visit during your stay for incredible cuisine in a comfortable environment.
Book Your Getaway Today
Snowmass is a spectacular place to set your travel sights whether you can’t wait to ski, explore the mountains, or make the most of a romantic getaway complete with date night plans! No matter what your reasons for heading this way may be, the team at Timberline Condominiums has the rental accommodations to match. Contact us today for more information on our many properties and how we can get you settled in a luxurious and convenient home away from home that keeps you close to the fun while surrounding you with spectacular scenery too. We can’t wait to see you in Snowmass!
If you need a getaway that includes a breath of fresh mountain air, as well as touches of style, elegance, and luxury, Snowmass is the place for you. No matter what time of year your thirst for luxury vacation hits, you’ll find many Snowmass activities to keep you busy and pampered in luxury.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Want to sail high above the snow-capped mountains? Consider the luxury of a private hot air balloon ride. Above It All Balloon Co. offers private flights that take you around the Aspen/Snowmass area, including locations like the Snowmass Brush Creek Valley and over some lower and more western mountains. The pilot may plan for this but reminds you that ultimately the decision lies with Mother Nature. Flights always take off at sunrise, but the beautiful Colorado landscape is worth the early start. There will also be a luxurious champagne toast to celebrate after landing. Flights last about three hours and will land at the original takeoff site.
Relax with a day of luxurious pampering. The Heaven On Earth high altitude day spa offers an array of luxury services that will leave you feeling rested, relaxed, and de-stressed so you can enjoy the rest of your vacation in Snowmass. Enjoy several types of oxygen facial or choose from a menu of massages. The spa’s signature massage includes Oriental Bar Therapy, which applies pressure from bars that hang from the ceiling as the masseur walks on your back. Choose laser hair removal or microdermabrasion to smooth your skin to age-defying softness. The staff can also help you put together a customized luxury spa package created just for you and not chosen from a menu!
Indulge in a luxurious meal from Il Poggio. They offer delicious Italian favorites, including antipasti like burrata –mozzarella & cultured cream, smoked cherries, bruschetta, and extra virgin olive oil –or roasted beets with arugula and sweet mustard sauce. They offer pizza as well as pasta such as penne and ravioli. If you’re looking for something more filling, try any of their “secondi” dishes like seared duck breast or beef tenderloin. Finish the meal with a decadent dessert like tiramisu, olive oil cake, or a selection of gelatos and sorbets. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations of Pitkin County, the restaurant is only offering take-out service, so you’ll have to enjoy these delicious and luxurious dishes in the comfort of your luxury vacation rental.
Snowmass is home to several ski resorts and slopes to keep you busy during the winter months. If it’s been a while since you’ve been on the slopes, consider taking a lesson. Private lessons are available to help you find your footing on the mountain. If you left your gear at home, you can also rent all the necessary gear and pick uplift tickets.
Wheeler Opera House
Take in a live performance. Opened in 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been entertaining the area with opera, live theater, concerts, community events and more in its historic facilities. Enjoy the beauty and luxury of the restored theater which is home to the Aspen Laugh Festival, Aspen Mountain Film Festival, and the Shining Mountains Film Festival. The Laugh Festival has been host to comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and Kathleen Madigan.
There are several companies in the Snowmass area that offer horseback ride experiences for riders of every age and skill level. Enjoy the luxury of a private ride through the breathtaking Colorado landscape. Trail rides can be one to four hours. Ask about lunch or dinner time trail rides and enjoy a cowboy-style meal before heading home. Book an afternoon or evening ride for a view of the sunset over the mountains. For added luxuries like fishing or multi-day overnight camp adventures into the backcountry, inquire at booking.
Luxury in Snowmass
You came to the area for a luxurious, private getaway. Extend that privacy and luxury to your accommodations by booking a luxurious vacation rental from Timberline Condominiums. Prepare a luxurious home-cooked meal or warm your meal from Il Poggio in the fully equipped kitchen; you can also dine at our on-site restaurant, The Edge! Relax on the plush couch and warm up after a day of skiing or and watch a movie with some popcorn. For the most intimate luxury experience, choose a studio with a kitchenette. If you’d rather spread out a bit more, or have a larger group seeking a luxury vacation spot, there are three-bedroom units and many sizes in between to fit your needs. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, high-end finishes and more!
Contact us to book and take the first step toward planning your luxury getaway!
There are four mountains and many slopes to keep you busy and the family. If it’s been a while since you’ve been on the slopes, or it’s the first time for the kids, consider taking a lesson together. Availability is limited, so make sure you call and book your reservation beforehand and make sure to ask for lift tickets.
Trade your hiking or ski boots for ice skates. The Lewis Ice Arena is an indoor facility that is open year-round. There are scheduled public skate times, and with limited availability, you’ll want to make sure the rink is available. The facility offers skate rentals as well as skate sharpening if you have your own gear. You can leave your valuables in your vacation rental at Timberline or ask about renting one of the arena’s lockers.
You can also go ice skating at the Snowmass Village Ice Rink, located at Snowmass Recreation Center. You can enjoy free public skating by reservation only, and they offer two types of time slots: Stick & Puck and Public Skate.
One final spot you can enjoy ice skating is at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass. During the winter they offer a spacious ice rink and skate rentals for you to enjoy this winter pastime with family!
Family Fun Snowmass Activities
You came to the area for a family fun getaway tailor-made for you. When you book a vacation rental at Timberline you extend that tailor-made aspect of your trip to your accommodations, too.
Take what you learned in your cooking class back to your rental and help the kids create a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Gather together on the couch to warm up after a day of skiing or ice skating and watch a movie or play a game. For a small family, all the space you need may be available in a studio with a kitchenette. If you’d rather spread out a bit more, or are looking to accommodate a group of many, there are also three-bedroom units, with several sizes in between. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and more!
Contact Timberline Condominiums to book and take the first step toward planning a family fun getaway to remember!
If you need a getaway with your sweetie that includes a breath of fresh mountain air, look no further than Snowmass. Whether the two of you come for some romance as well as winter sports, or you come for the many other romantic things to do in Snowmass Village the area has to offer, you’ll find something to keep you busy when you’re not snuggled up together in your accommodations.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Want to sail high above the snow-capped mountains? Consider a hot air balloon ride. Above It, All Balloon Co. offers private flights that take you around the Aspen/Snowmass area, including the Snowmass Brush Creek Valley and over some lower more western mountains, but ultimately the decision lies with Mother Nature. Flights always take off at sunrise, but the beautiful Colorado landscape is worth the early start. There will also be a champagne toast to celebrate after landing. Flights last about three hours and will land at the original takeoff site.
Relax together with a soothing massage that releases stress and tension. The spa at Viceroy Snowmass has a special treatment room just for couples. Their massages come in 60- or 90-minute sessions, and include a basic healing massage, earth and hot stone ritual, and even a chakra balancing massage. Add enhancements like deep tissue, CBD, hot stone, or shea butter quench just to name a few. There’s also a 30-minute “Alpine Express” ski-in/ski-out massage – a soothing upper and lower body massage that relieves tension and stress while improving circulation to get you back out on the slopes in no time.
One of the many advantages of staying with Timberline Condominiums is our onsite restaurant, The Edge! Chef Jason DeBacker has put together an exciting menu of alpine-inspired creations you are sure to love. Main courses such as the Swiss Plate with bacon, pork chop, wurst, sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, and mustard will warm your belly, while chocolate fondue or an apple strudel will round out your meal with a sweet finish.
Toro Kitchen & Lounge
Stay a while longer at Viceroy and have a nice meal. The Toro Kitchen & Lounge offers Latin American food made from ingredients provided by local farmers, ranchers, and artisans when possible. Enjoy a cocktail as you wait for your meal of beef tenderloin, Colorado grass fed lamb chops, chipotle miso salmon, or whole fried Colorado striped bass. They even have vegan and gluten-free options.
There are four mountains to enjoy and keep your busy. Ride the chair lift together to the top of your favorite mountain and ski down together. If it’s been a while since you’ve been on the slopes, consider taking a lesson together. Private lessons are available, as well as small group lessons that offer skiing company. Before skiing lessons, you have to make sure that you have your ski gear and lift tickets.
Wheeler Opera House
Take in a show together! Opened in 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been entertaining the area with opera, live theater, concerts, community events and more. It’s home to the Aspen Laugh Festival, Aspen Mountain Film Festival, and the Shining Mountains Film Festival. The Laugh Festival has played host to comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and Kathleen Madigan.
The Lewis Ice Arena is an indoor facility that is open year-round. They have scheduled public skate times, so you’ll want to check the schedule before you go. The facility offers skate rentals and skate sharpening if you have your own gear. You can leave your valuables in your vacation rental at Timberline or you can rent one of the arena’s lockers.
You can also go ice skating at the Snowmass Village Ice Rink, located at Snowmass Village Town Park. You can enjoy free public skating by reservation only, and they offer two types of time slots: Stick & Puck and Public Skate. No ice skate rentals are available here.
One final spot you can enjoy ice skating is at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass. During the winter they offer a spacious ice rink and skate rentals for you to enjoy this winter pastime with family!
Romantic Getaway to Snowmass
You came to the area for a romantic, private getaway with the one you love. Extend that privacy and romance to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental at Timberline Condominiums. Impress your sweetheart with a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. You can take your beloved for a lovely dinner to our on-site restaurant the Edge. Snuggle together on the couch to warm up after a day of skiing or ice skating and watch a movie. For the most intimate experience, choose a studio with kitchenette. If you’d rather spread out a bit more, there are also three-bedroom units and many sizes between.
Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning your romantic getaway! Check out our specials.
When the first snow of the year falls to the ground, some travelers find reasons to book a vacation to sunnier destinations. Others find every reason to run towards the fresh powder and look for getaways where even more snow can be enjoyed! If your idea of an amazing winter getaway comes with soaring mountain peaks, sweeping valley views, and a long list of options for outdoor fun, then Snowmass is the place to be this year.
Complete with plenty of snow, an incredible ski culture, and options for exploration that are sure to thrill, Snowmass Colorado winter brings the best right to you. No matter when in the season you make your way this direction, a trip to Snowmass promises to have a little something for everyone on the adventure front.
Explore the Base Village
Year-round, time spent in the Snowmass Base Village is bound to please, but there’s something particularly exciting about this area during the winter months. The village has a way of exuding mountain-town charm this time of year and taking a stroll through the area offers up plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow travelers as well as check out unique shops. During winter, this area hosts a fun ice skating rink as well where friends and families can gather to test their balance and enjoy memories made on the ice!
Check Out Incredible Dining Stops
While many visitors come to Snowmass to make the most of the great outdoors during a winter getaway, all of the activities here have a way of leading towards a robust appetite eventually! Fortunately, Snowmass is an oasis of flavorful fun when it comes to picking and choosing between local dining stops to enjoy. Our restaurant on-site with alpine cuisine, in winter 20/21 is open every day for dinner from 4 pm to 9 pm, and on weekends we offer lunch from 11 am and then dinner to 9 pm. Check our menu on www.theedgesnowmass.com.
While you don’t have to look far to find local fare, Snowmass also hosts a variety of restaurants that feature the best of global cuisine selections. Whether you’re in the mood for German favorites or mouthwatering Sushi, Southern BBQ, or traditional American traditions, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for in one of the 40+ restaurants this area calls its own.
Take a Ride on Alpine Coaster
Take a break from the skis or snowboard, make a reservation for Alpine Coaster and take a ride. Alpine Coaster is located by the Gondola in Snowmass. It’s over a mile track where you can get a speed up to 28mph.
Ski Your Way to Snowmass Colorado Winter Fun
No planned Snowmass Colorado winter getaway would be entirely complete without time spent and savored on the stunning slopes. Snowmass and Aspen combine to create a world-class ski area featuring over 5,500 acres of land to be explored and enjoyed. Whether you’re new to the sport or seeking out double black diamond terrain, The Snowmass and Aspen ski areas are not to be missed. Lessons are readily available for newcomers while gear can be rented with ease. Daily, weekly, and seasonal passes make accessing the summits easier than ever—allowing the adventure to continue for as long as you’d like!
Explore on Two Wheels
The many exciting mountain trails that make Snowmass such a delight in the summer months continued to be maintained throughout the winter, opening up a world of possibilities for those that are excited about exploring on two wheels. Fat tire biking is a popular activity across Snowmass and rentals aren’t hard to find in this area. Feel like trying something unique and new?
Plan Your Own Winter Photography Tour
Of course, sometimes the best winter getaways to Snowmass happen at a slower pace. When you’re excited to be escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life and are hoping to relax in the great outdoors, planning your very own photography tour can be an ideal solution. Grab your camera, bundle up, and hit the trails at a leisurely pace, snapping special moments as you go. Wildlife spotters won’t be disappointed when they plan this type of excursion while winter bird spotting can be incorporated into the journey as well!
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
When you can’t wait to get a new perspective on your winter getaway to Snowmass, a hot air balloon ride is sure to do the trick. Local businesses like Above It All Balloon Co. offer year-round excursions that offer up sweeping views of the terrain and are sure to be as breathtaking as they are beautiful.
Book Your Snowmass Adventure Today
Taking time to explore Snowmass is worth it any time of year, but having the right accommodations in place for the adventure can elevate your experience even further! Contact the Timberline today to learn more about our many area rental properties that can take your next Snowmass adventure to the next level of excellence.
Every winter, tourists flock to winter sports destinations like Snowmass and Aspen. After a day on the slopes or trying your hand at other winter activities like snowshoeing or snowmobiling, you’ll want to warm up with a hot meal. There are plenty of places to eat in Aspen and Snowmass to warm you up and fill you up before heading out, or for any meal of the day.
Pizza is a must during any vacation, and if you can get other Italian favorites like meat lasagna, linguini, penne, and more, you’ll enjoy the warmup you get at Taster’s Pizza in Snowmass. Choose your pasta –penne or linguini –and add marinara, meat, or alfredo sauce. You might add some of their meatballs, too. Try the pesto chicken with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and artichokes, or choose chicken or eggplant parmesan over pasta. For something different, order a mozzarella, parmesan, or ricotta calzone stuffed with your choice of pizza toppings, baked and served with marinara. If you came for the pizza, try traditional toppings like pepperoni, Canadian bacon, green peppers, or pineapple. If you’re looking for something different on your pie, try specialty toppings like sun-dried tomatoes, diced meatballs, or spinach. Open for takeout and delivery only, 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
If you’re looking for a warm breakfast to keep you going throughout the day, look no further than Poppycock’s Cafe in Aspen. Their location –just steps from the gondola –makes it the perfect breakfast stop before hitting the slopes. Fill up with old-fashioned oatmeal pancakes, blueberry granola pancakes, or traditional buttermilk pancakes. French toast sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon will help keep you warm. For something, a little lighter to keep you warm, choose their various egg combos, egg sandwiches, eggs benedict, or a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, black beans, and cheese and smothered with homemade pork chili Verde or vegetable salsa and served with country potatoes. What breakfast joint doesn’t have omelets? Enjoy a western omelet with onion, green pepper, ham, and cheese, a vegetarian omelet with onion, spinach, mushroom, and cheese, or build your own with toppings like tomatoes, broccoli, jalapeno, three types of cheese, bacon, sausage, or turkey. Pick up or delivery available.
The Stew Pot
Located in Snowmass Village, the stew pot has you covered with soups and stews to warm the soul and make your mouth water at the same time. Their homemade offerings change regularly, including a daily special. Try classics like chicken noodle, along with specialties like Mediterranean lamb stew –a hearty stew made with potatoes, veggies, and lamb.
Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar
For a warm meal with the flavors of Mexico, head to Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar. They offer grilled chicken or grilled steak tacos, along with their Baja taco –grilled Mahi-Mahi, citrus chipotle aioli, avocado, tomatoes, and corn. Choose from chicken, shrimp, steak, or a combo fajita served with onions, bell peppers, guacamole, Mexican rice, refried beans, crema, and tortillas. Go for something a little different and choose their chicken zarape. You’ll taste the bacon, panela, pico, chipotle sauce, crema, avocado, refried black beans, and Mexican rice.
Try some barbecue favorites to warm you up. The Aspen location of Hickory House has plenty of palate-pleasing options, including imported the best Danish baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, their house-made mac & cheese and more. If you’d rather warm up without the mess, opt for their cowboy ribeye, filet, or center cut New York strip.
One of the many advantages of staying with Timberline Condominiums is our onsite restaurant, The Edge! Chef Jason DeBacker has put together an exciting menu of alpine-inspired creations you are sure to love. Enjoy the best après ski in town from 4 PM to 5:30 PM; options include meat and cheese boards and a great selection of wines. Main courses such as the Swiss Plate with bacon, pork chop, wurst, sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, and mustard will warm your belly, while chocolate fondue or an apple strudel will round out your meal with a sweet finish.
Soul-Warming Places to Eat in Aspen and Snowmass
With winter weather that reaches as low as eleven degrees at its coldest, you’ll be glad there are so many great places for a warm winter meal. You’ll also need a warm place to settle down after a day on the slopes or a good meal at any one of the area’s restaurants. Home chefs may still not be able to resist the urge to cook, and they’ll find everything they need in the fully equipped kitchens in our vacation rentals at Timberline Condominiums. Choose from a studio with a kitchenette for a more intimate atmosphere, all the way up to a three-bedroom unit to accommodate your larger group.
Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning an unforgettable vacation!
For people across the U.S. and globe, the year 2020 is one we’re all more than ready to be leaving behind. This unprecedented time has left the vast majority looking forward to something fresh and new, far from the fear and worries that have consumed the past 12 months.
When you’re looking for a place to celebrate a new calendar year where there’s plenty of space to enjoy yourself, a trip to Snowmass in Colorado is definitely in order.
A Delightful New Year’s Destination
Snowmass is a sensational option for those travelers looking for a destination that offers up the best of nature, stunning views, mountain peaks, and endless options for outdoor fun that allow for social distancing in the fresh air. In 2021, time in nature could be a balm. When you’re in Snowmass, you’re invited to swap out that time hidden away in homes and makeshift offices for moments breathing in deep on the slopes and trails. When you’re looking to create an itinerary for New Year’s fun, the following are just a few holiday activities that are sure to keep the endorphins flowing.
Ski Your Way into the New Year
Options for downhill fun are always a highlight when you find yourself in Snowmass, and a New Year’s adventure this way is no exception to the rule. You don’t have to be a pro on the slopes to enjoy time learning and living it up when the fresh powder falls. Snowmass is in fact one of four combined Snowmass and Aspen ski areas. It provides outdoor adventurers with upwards of 3,362 acres of land to enjoy! Beginners can take advantage of private or small group lessons when they arrive while more experienced skiers will find the versatile lineup of slopes waiting to be discovered easily match to skill level and desirable challenges!
When you’re hoping to slow down your New Year’s pace and truly savor your surroundings, consider strapping on a pair of snowshoes and hitting those trails that offer up so much hiking fun in the summer months. Many of the Snowmass trails are meticulously maintained year-round, encouraging visitors to get out and explore without hesitation.
Take a Sleigh Ride
When you prefer to sit back, relax, and enjoy your mountainous surroundings in Snowmass with a touch of romance too this New Year’s, booking an excursion with Snowmass Sleigh Rides is bound to please. This company leads the way to one of a kind adventure, framing the backcountry from a vantage point in a luxurious sleigh. Book a private tour with hot chocolate included or up the elegance factor and make it a sleigh ride followed by dinner. No matter what option you select, it’s bound to be a great start to your 2021.
Create a Winter Photography Tour on the Trails
Aspiring and professional photographers alike love time in Snowmass for the many angles and views on scenery that present themselves around every corner. If you find yourself in the area over New Year’s, consider taking time out of your day to explore with camera in hand and capture those snowy shots from a one of a kind perspective.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
If a land-based perspective just isn’t enough, begin your New Year’s with a sky-high experience by booking a tour with Snowmass Hot Air Balloons. Those looking for a thrilling and nearly magical moment can leave 2020 behind with a bird’s eye view of the world below.
Check Out the Stores and Restaurants in the Village
Those that are more inclined to find their getaway stride in a more bustling atmosphere will find spent in Snowmass nature can be balanced out with time spent exploring the village. Here, our restaurant on-site The Edge and other shops, and vendor stands are yours for the enjoying. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect souvenir or just want to browse the goods that make up this mountain town.
Settle into Snowmass Style
When you’re ready to enjoy the fun and excitement of a holiday away in Snowmass, the team at Timberline is here to help. Let us get you settled into just the right accommodations that keep you close to the fun and bring the comfort and style you deserve too. Contact us today for more information.