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Winter Activities2021-06-25T10:46:00-06:00

Snowmass Winter Activities

Snowmass is a winter wonderland, receiving more average snowfall than most North American ski destinations at about 350 inches per year and enjoying 300 days per year of warm, Colorado sunshine. All winter long locals and visitors can take part in Snowmass’s endless recreation from alpine skiing to snowboarding, sleigh rides to dog sledding, snowmobiling to snowshoeing.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, not all activities may be available.

Snowmass Village

With direct ski-in ski-out access to Snowmass Mountain, and with Aspen, Highlands, and Buttermilk nearby, Snowmass Mountain Lodging puts an unparalleled selection of skiing and snowboarding adventures at your front door. With a single lift ticket, you can experience the unique features of each mountain, as you explore more than 5,000 acres and 330 trails set in some of Colorado’s most ruggedly beautiful terrain.

Fireworks image from Aerial View at Snowmass
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Snowmass Skiing & Snowboarding
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Family-Friendly Activities
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Connect with our Concierge to book your Snowmass activities

Kids sledding in the winter in Snowmass, Colorado

V.I.K. Snowmass

At Snowmass, every child is a Very Important Kid (V.I.K.), both on and off the slopes. With programs custom-designed for every age group, from storytelling to sing-a-longs, bowling to pool parties, wildlife adventures to tubing; we’re building memories on and off the mountain.

Pint-sized superheroes need fuel too, so Snowmass restaurants offer special V.I.K. menus to tempt even the pickiest palate.

For specific event programming, deals and dates, please visit VIKSnowmass.com.

Kids Snow Tubing in Snowmass, Colorado

Tubing on Snowmass Mountain

Knock your mittens off with this Snowmass Mountain family favorite! Multiple tubing lanes with lift access are available via the Elk Camp Gondola. The tubing hill opens late December and runs into the night during special events and holidays.

For available times, pricing, and reservations click here. 

Friends Ice skating in Snowmass, Colorado

Ice Skating

Lace up your skates and venture out on Snowmass Village’s ice rink. Whether your skating skills are similar to bambi on ice or a pro ice dancer, you’re sure to have a good time on the ice.  There are three ice skating options in Snowmass:

Snowmass Base Village
Enjoy convenient ice skating on The Plaza of Snowmass Base Village.  For winter 2019-2020, SBV offers complimentary ice skating all season. Ice bumper cars are also available to rent for a fee.

Snowmass Rodeo Grounds
The Town of Snowmass offers a free ice skating rink at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds on Brush Creek Road.

Top of Elk Camp Gondola
Special on mountain ice skating is offered during Ullr Nights.

Husky sled dogs in the winter in Snowmass, Colorado

Dog Sledding

MUSH! MUSH! MUSH! Dog sledding is a must do winter activity! Explore the Snowmass backcountry like never before with the help of 8-10 Alaskan Husky sled dogs and an experienced musher. A log cabin is called home base and offers Colorado themed menus for lunch, apres, and dinner.

Be sure to arrange your dog sledding reservation far in advance, this popular adventure fills up fast! Our concierge would be happy to help with arrangements.

Man Snowmobiling in Snowmass, Colorado


With the advancement behind the technology of these machines, snowmobiling is quickly becoming a house hold term. Snowmobiling is an adventure you’ll never forget. Time after time our guests return from snowmobiling proclaiming it the highlight of their entire Snowmass vacation! For the novice, advanced, and never have I ever riders, there is a trip for you!

There are three local companies prepped to show you the time of your life! Our knowledgeable concierge can help you choose the right trip.

Friends hiking in the snow in Snowmass, Colorado

ACES Snowshoe Tours

Explore the forests along a creek in the Snowmass Ski Area.  Your two-hour guided snowshoe tour will be with a Naturalist from Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES).  You’ll learn about the winter ecology and animals in Snowmass.

Beginning December 14, offered daily at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola.
Purchase tickets at any ticket office, $61 for adults, $41 youth (7-17) and Seniors (over 65).  Price reduced slightly if you have a lift ticket.
Tour price includes snack and warm drink, gondola ride, snowshoes, guide, and basic snowshoe instruction.

Contact ACES Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 970.925.5756 with questions.

Skin biking in Snowmass, Colorado


Expand your snow adventures with snowbiking. You’ll sit on a bike, but instead of wheels, there will be skis underneath!

Instructors will help you get your skis under you in Elk Camp Meadows, then take you up the Elk Camp Gondola for more advanced instruction.

Meet in the Snowmass Base Village Plaza adjacent to the Fire Pit at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm, advanced reservations required.
$99 per person, lift ticket is not included in price.
Bring your ski or snowboard boots, helmet, goggle, and the same clothing you ski or snowboard in, and a valid lift ticket.

Click here for more information.

Friends riding Alpine Coaster in the winter in Snowmass, Colorado

Alpine Coaster

Wind down Snowmass on a fun coaster car.  You’ll drop more than 400 vertical feet as you speed down the slopes during your 7-9 minute ride.

The Breathtaker is open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This exciting ride is safe and accessible for all ages and abilities.

Click here to learn more.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Winter Cabin in Snowmass, Colorado

On-Mountain Dinners

Lynn Britt Cabin

After the lifts close, take a snowcat high up on Snowmass for an unforgettable dining experience.

Snowcats will pick you up slope-side at the Base Village at 5:30 pm.  At the cabin, you’ll be treated to a delectable four-course meal and live music.

Dinners take place Tuesdays and Thursday throughout the winter.
Adults: $125; Peak (Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 and Feb. 13-19): $145
Children (ages 3 – 11): $85
2 and under: Free
Prices do not include beverages, tax and gratuity.

Lost Forest Zip Line in Snowmass, Colorado

The Lost Forest at Snowmass

Find wild adventure surrounded by wild beauty at Snowmass.

“The Lost Forest is designed to be intertwined with nature.”

Dive into even more adventure with the most recent enhancements and additions at Snowmass. The Lost Forest provides plenty of adventure and thrills, regardless of the weather. All of these new features will be easy to access via the top of the Elk Camp Gondola, where you’ll access activities at a mix of difficulties, geared towards fun for any visitors willing to give them a shot!

Head up to Elk Camp to get your mountain fix, with or without the snow!

Climbing wall in the Limelight in Snowmass, Colorado

Indoor Climbing Wall

Located inside the Limelight is a five-story climbing wall, the tallest in the state, offers climbing for all abilities.  Whether you’re a beginner, or a seasoned climber looking for a winter climb, staff will be on hand to help with anything that you need.

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