Snowmass Village Travel Guide

Snowmass Village Summary

Pros

  • Centered around Snowmass Mountain, the largest mountain in Vail with slopes for every level of skier
  • Kid-friendly, with a children's Adventure Center and tons of outdoor activities
  • Less built up than nearby Downtown Aspen
  • Many hotels are ski-in and ski-out lodges
  • Home to a public golf course
  • Some nice shops and restaurants

Cons

  • Not as many restaurants and shops as nearby Aspen
  • Not much nightlife

What It's Like

Snowmass Village is the more laid-back, family-friendly option in Aspen. It's at the base of Snowmass Mountain, the largest mountain in Aspen, which offers a variety of slopes to accomodate all levels of skiers. One lift ticket allows visitors access to all four mountains in the Aspen area.

Snowmass Village was built as a ski resort town in 1967. It does not have the multitude of high-end shops and restaurants that Aspen offers, but there are a good number and the village continues to grow. Aspen is only a 20-minute drive away, but most people who come to Snowmass Village choose it for its more relaxed atmosphere. The town capitalizes on its kid-friendly reputation, offering an array of children's activities, particularly in the summer. In fact, those traveling to Aspen in the summer may prefer Snowmass Village; it offers tons of warm-weather activites such as parasailing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Where To Stay

Snowmass Village has numerous hotels, and many are ski-in and ski-out lodges. They are all centrally located around the base of the mountain, and visitors have a few options within each price range from which to choose.  

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Facts

Languages:

English

Airport:

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

Peak:

Nov. - Mar.; June - Aug.

Currency:

U.S. Dollar

Electricity:

120 V, 60 Hz

Tipping:

15-20% at restaurants

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