Aspen Snowmass

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “On a powder day, Aspen snowmass is the pick of all the Aspen resorts with some excellent steep tree riding.”

Freeriding

75%

Some excellent gladed areas

Freestyle

70%

Decent terrain park

Pistes

65%

Good number of easy runs

Mountain stats

Top lift:3813m
Vertical drop:1343m
Bottom lift:2473m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Gondolas   14 x Chairlifts   2 x Drag-lifts   3 magic carpets, 2 beginner lifts

Ride area 3128 acres/220km

Easy
6%
Intermediate
50%
Advanced
44%
Total Pistes:88
Longest Piste:8.5km

Snowmass is the biggest of the resorts that make up the Aspen area, and the second largest resort in Colorado. With its four seperate peaks, Snowmass is an impressive resort with a lot going for it and warmly welcomes snowboarders. The 1,246 metres of vertical available here is the highest in the USA, and means you don't have to go anywhere else if you're looking for plenty of good steep terrain.

Snowmass is mainly an advanced/intermediate rider's retreat, with a good choice of double black diamond runs and trails through trees, steeps and awesome powder making this a place where everyone can get a fix.

A lot of investment has gone on over the last decade and this once sleepy part of Aspen, now has the obligatory mega-base complex bringing in crowds of visitors and hiking the prices up.

Resort Information

Other resorts in the Aspen Snowmass

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World Ranking

23rd

Overall in North America

  • #25 best freeride
  • #37 best freestyle
  • #45 best piste riding

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