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Snowmass Ski Resort Guide

Snowmass, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift12,434ft
Resort Height8,530ft
 Nearest AirportsAspen and Vail/Eagle
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The American ski resort of Snowmass is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 8,530ft.


Snowmass has direct access to 83 marked pistes, served by a total of 20 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 8,530ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 12,434ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Snowmass offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Snowmass is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Snowmass.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Gowdy’s and AMF'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Snowmass?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Snowmass.

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Ski Area Stats

Snowmass Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Snowmass Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift12,434ft
Resort Altitude (Snowmass)8,530ft
Lowest Trail8,104ft
Max Vertical4,331ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Snowmass has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as east and west, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Snowmass
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Snowmass?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Pitkin, Colorado.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Snowmass is Aspen, 15 minutes drive away.

Vail/Eagle, Grand Junction, Montrose and Steamboat Springs airports are all within three hours drive.

Aspen and Vail/Eagle are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 20 ski lifts are able to uplift 24,840 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Snowmass open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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