Snowmass Ski Area is the largest of the four Aspen/Snowmass resorts, and The Timberline offers ski-in ski-out access at Snowmass! At Snowmass, you'll find terrain and conditions for the whole family, including a variety of terrain parks, wide open runs perfect for cruising, steep trees, above treeline bowls and ridges! Snowmass truly has it all.
Snowmass has made many wonderful on-mountain improvements over the past few years. Including last season's new 230 acres of open terrain, Burnt Mountain, located to the south of the Elk Camp lift and parallel to Long Shot, the popular 5 mile run. And for the 2015/16 season, they have installed a new High Alpine chairlift which will take skiers to a different part of this famed black diamond area. Drop in and experience the excitement!
Other recent improvements include the high speed quad chair lift at Sheer Bliss , the new Elk Camp gondola, and the restaurant atop of the Village Express Chair - Sam's Smokehouse with awe inspiring views!
Snowmass Ski Area is known for several things including its family friendly atmosphere, wide open groomers and its 3 terrain parks. Terrain parks include 1 superpipe and 1 beginner pipe and now a new half-pipe! The best choice for Snowmass lodging is at The Timberline Condominiums. The Timberline's Ski in/ski out location is convenient and above all the hustle bustle below -- the Timberline provides Snowmass condo lodging that is above it all!
Here are a few facts about Snowmass Ski Area:
Winter Season dates: November 26, 2015 - April 10, 2016
Base elevation: 8,104 ft./2,473 m
Summit elevation: 12,510 ft./3,813 m
Vertical rise: 4,406 ft./1,343 m
Terrain: 3,332 acres/1,448 hectares
Number of trails: 94
Miles/km of trails: 150 miles/241 km
Longest run: 5.3 miles/8.5 km
Types of trails: easiest: 6%, more difficult: 47%, most difficult: 17%, expert: 30%
Parks and pipes: 3 terrain parks (Snowmass Park, Makaha and Lowdown), 1 22-foot superpipe and 1 beginner pipe
Lifts: 21 Total: 19 primary: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 high-speed six-passenger lift,
1 six-passenger pulse gondola, 7 high-speed quads, 2 quads, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts (including surface lifts); 2 secondary: 2 platter pulls
Lift hours: The Sky Cab opens at 8 am; the Cirque lift opens at 10 am; the Village Express and Sam's Knob lifts open at 8:30 am; all other lifts open at 9 am. Most lifts close at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Ski & Snowboard School: The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass are a collection of talented and inspired Pros that are committed to helping you build confidence, understand the terrain, and guiding you to the next place in your skiing or riding. Our Pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape an unforgettable experience during your stay with us. Click here for more information.
Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports/D&E on the Snowmass Village Mall, Four-Mountain Sports at Two Creeks, Four-Mountain Sports Snowmass Base Village, Beginner's Magic at the top of the Elk Camp gondola and Four-Mountain Kids at the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center. Click here for more information.
On-Mountain Restaurants: 10 total: Mountainside Grill at The Edge Restaurant and Bar, Elk Camp (New for the 2012-2013 season!), Sam's Smokehouse, Up 4 Pizza, Two Creeks Cafe, Lynn Britt Cabin (lunches and snowcat dinner rides), Burlingame Cabin (snowcat dinner rides), Ullrhof and Gwyn's High Alpine.
Uphill Traffic Guidelines: Uphill traffic is allowed at Snowmass, and it is the only mountain of the four which allows dogs (must be on a leash). Learn more on Snowmass’ uphill guidelines page.