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Located in the White River National Forest, the base of Snowmass stands at 8,104 feet; the summit at 12,510 feet. With a vertical rise of 4,406 feet, the resort features 3,132 acres of ski terrain, 91 trails and 21 lifts. On a vacation to Snowmass, Colorado skiers and snowboarders enjoy endless runs, the best terrain parks, new superpipe and halfpipe- and the famous wide open stretches of the "Big Burn".
Downhill - With everything from glades and bowls, cliffs, chutes and groomers, this ski resort in Snowmass, Colorado features 3,132 acres of ski terrain, 91 trails and 21 lifts. Beginner, intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders receive pure enjoyment as Snowmass offers every trail type; 6 percent easiest, 50 percent more difficult, 12 percent most difficult and 32 percent expert.
Cross-country skiing - Whether on or off the groomed trails, discover Snowmass from a different viewpoint. Try the combed trails on Aspen Golf Course, along the Maroon Creek or at Ashcroft Ski Touring Center. The Snowmass Club Cross Country Center offers 80 kilometers of groomed tracks free of charge. Take a skate-skiing lesson and experience another great winter sport.
Backcountry skiing - Enjoy a challenging hut trip into the backcountry or ski to an alpine chalet welcoming you with a wood-burning stove and comfortable accoutrements. Try the Alfred Braun system of six high-mountain cabins in the Elk Mountain Range or a variety of 10th Mountain Division huts, ranging from cabins located within a few miles of a trailhead, to backcountry shelters that are many miles from any other signs of civilization.
Snowboarding - Snowmass has become the snowboarder's paradise, with countless snowboarding trails, brand new 22-foot-high superpipe and beginner pipe, 3 terrain parks and some of the best expert trails in the country.
Award-Winning Ski and Snowboard Schools
Aspen/Snowmass Ski Company has more than 1,200 professional ski instructors from all over the world who teach downhill, snowboarding, cross-country, freestyle, telemark and adaptive skiing.
To comfortably accommodate international visitors to Snowmass, the resort offers instructors who speak German, Italian, Portuguese, Moroccan, Serbo/Croatian, Japanese, Chinese, Slovenian, Hebrew, English, Danish, Russian, French, Spanish and Dutch.
Adult Ski School
Whether skiing or snowboarding for the first time, an expert or somewhere in-between, Aspen/Snowmass Ski Company can help you reach your goal and guarantee results.
- Adult beginner ski lessons (Levels 1-4) meet at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall.
- Adult ski lessons (Levels 5 and up) meet at the mid-station of the Village Express lift.
- Adult snowboard lessons meet at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall.
Children's Ski and Snowboard Schools
The better your kids get, the more fun they'll have on the slopes. Aspen/Snowmass ski and snowboard schools offer private and group lessons for kids, young children and teens - taught by world-class ski instructors. The 25,000-square-foot children's facility in Snowmass features lessons, day care and lunch. On the mountain, kids will find live reindeer and kid ski trails with tunnels and skylights.
- Children meet at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall and at Kid's Camp, across Fanny Hill. Locations vary by age, so inquire the meeting place when booking.