Thanksgiving in Snowmass is an especially family-friendly time to visit. Having not yet hit peak ski season, you will find fewer crowds with which to contend on the slopes and throughout town. Thanksgiving also launches the holiday season, meaning you will find additional activities and festivities that will cater to the whole family. Plan a holiday to remember by including some of these Thanksgiving Snowmass activities in your itinerary!
Hit the Slopes With These Snowmass Activities
Thanksgiving Day coincides with the first day of the skiing and snowboarding season, making it a perfect time to hit the slopes. Whether you are an experienced skier or you are considering launching into a new hobby as a family, you will find suitable slopes for your comfort level at Snowmass. With plenty of holiday excitement in the air, be some of the first to blaze a trail for the season on the renowned Snowmass slopes!
Join a Turkey Trot
Offset some of the calories you will be indulging in later by beginning Thanksgiving morning with a Turkey Trot. These races have become popular around the country and the Snowmass area is no exception. The Aspen Club hosts an annual 6K Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving morning. With a low cost of $20-25, depending on the time of registration, this is a great way for the whole family to start the day with active outdoor time.
Explore Nordic Trails
If there has been enough snowfall for the season for trails to be groomed, exploring the Nordic trails around Snowmass is a great activity for the entire family. Nordic skiing has a much easier learning curve than downhill skiing, so this can be a great option for those who aren’t yet ready to tackle the slopes. As an added bonus, you will get a great workout while enjoying the area’s beautiful snow-draped scenery!
Enjoy a Feast
Traveling during the holidays doesn’t mean having to forgo that much looked forward to Thanksgiving feast. A variety of Snowmass restaurants offer options for both dining in and taking out a Thanksgiving meal while enjoying activities in Snowmass. Check out favorites such as The Artisan Restaurant located in Snowmass village for their mouth-watering four-course holiday spread. Other nearby options include Ajax Tavern, Element 47, and Mawa’s Kitchen. You will also find that many Snowmass condos offer a full kitchen complete with cookware and tableware if there are any family-favorite recipes you want to be sure to include!