Snowmass is four times the size of Aspen Mountain, and we’ve got a lot to boast about when it comes to our terrain.
We’ve got weaving runs through gladed terrain, multiple terrain parks (consistently near the top of Transworld Snowboarding’s rankings), mogul runs, and plenty of extreme skiing for the experts. You’ll find 4,030 vertical feet of fun; a giant, 3,332 acre playground for skiers and snowboarders of all levels! There are even a dozen-plus trails especially for the pint-sized (in between the main runs); check the mountain map for specific locations.
With so much terrain to explore, even when it’s a popular day to be on the slopes, you’ll find that you don’t spend much time waiting. Lift lines are short (and the lifts move quickly even when you find you have to wait), meaning your time on the snow time goes up. And with all the variety on the Snowmass slopes, you could spend an entire trip riding on Snowmass Mountain – and never cover the same ground twice!
There are six distinct areas for skiing and snowboarding at Snowmass: Elk Camp, High Alpine/Alpine Springs, Big Burn, Sam’s Knob, Two Creeks, and Campground. All save the last two funnel down to Snowmass Base Village.
Big Burn, referencing an 1880s forest fire, is a favorite among the Snowmass regulars. It offers a little bit of everything, so you can ride the same run almost infinitely and have a new experience each time: high-speed cruising, easy bumps, and plenty of well-spaced trees.
On Cascade, a meandering, lightly trafficked groomed trail which descends 1,700 vertical feet in Two Creeks area, you’ll tend to see more wildlife than you do other skiers.
Every day you’ll find pristinely groomed terrain on a different intermediate run, so even if you don’t make it out first thing in the morning, there’s still bliss to be found on perfect corduroy.
Hanging Valley and the Cirque/Rock Island are the two main expert terrain areas at Snowmass. You’ll want to get up to the top of the mountain first thing in the morning.
Make the most of your visit! The Snowmass Mountain lifts are in operation from 9:00am to 3:30pm.