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Top 10 Summer Activities in Snowmass For Families


Although people associate the Snowmass area with world class downhill skiing, locals will tell you the real secret is the summer in Snowmass. Thinking about bringing your family to this beautiful rocky mountain summer time destination? Here are our top ten summer activities in Snowmass for families.

  • VIK: The Very Important Kid (VIK) program at Snowmass features free daily activities for children of all ages.
  • Hot Air Ballooning: For families with older children this early morning event is spectacular. Ride the hot air balloon hot above the Rockies and see for miles all around.
  • Snowmass Village Rec Center: Featuring over 18,000 square feet of recreation the Snowmass Village Recreation center is a great option for outdoor and indoor swimming, climbing, fitness and more.
  • Disc Golf: Snowmass Mountain features two 18-hole courses that wind through the high alpine meadows and awe inspiring aspen glades. If you play, these courses shouldn’t be missed.
  • Free Guided Nature Walk by ACES: The Aspen Center for Environment Studies (ACES) offers free 2 hour guided and educational hikes through lush meadows and aspen forests.
  • Hiking: The Snowmass area is surrounded by 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest and sports countless trails, from day hiking adventures to multi-day backpacking expeditions.
  • Jeep Tours: Enjoy fantastic mountain vistas from the safety and comfort of a Jeep. Children will enjoy the beautiful and epic scenery while parents can engage with the local guide.
  • Mountain Biking: The Snowmass Bike Park offers world renowned downhill mountain biking. For those looking for something more family friendly the resort also boasts over 50 miles of cross-country trails for every ability level.
  • Paintball: For families with children ten and older paintball on the mountain offers plenty of action and excitement!
  • Horseback Riding: No western family vacation is complete without a horseback ride! Local outfitters offer rides of varying lengths and ability levels.