Aspen Snowmass is a popular ski and snowboard destination located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. With over 5,500 acres of skiable terrain and a vertical drop of over 4,400 feet, Aspen Snowmass offers a variety of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. The resort features four terrain parks, the Anderson Ranch Snowboard Park, the Aspen Mountain Terrain Park, the Snowmass Terrain Park, and the Buttermilk Terrain Park, which offer a range of features and challenges for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.
Aspen Snowmass receives an average of around 300 inches of snowfall per season, which allows for a long ski season that typically runs from November through April. In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, Aspen Snowmass also offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities. With a variety of on-mountain dining and lodging options, Aspen Snowmass is the perfect place to experience all that the Colorado Rockies have to offer.
We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Aspen Snowmass stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Aspen Snowmass is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
Aspen Snowmass is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.
There are numerous options to stay at Aspen Snowmass around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Aspen Snowmass Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Aspen Snowmass has a total of 98 ski trails, which are serviced by 21 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,342 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,352 hectares, 5.2 square miles, or 13.5 square kilometers.
Aspen Snowmass's slopes see on average 300 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet every year!
Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort Elevation
Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 12,510 feet, or 3,813 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,104 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 4,406 feet (1,343 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 12,510 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort Difficulty Level
68.1out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Aspen Snowmass has 3,342 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Aspen Snowmass's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 21% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 26% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort good for beginners?
Aspen Snowmass is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 74% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort Location
Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Snowmass Village, CO.
Snowmass Village, CO 81615 USA
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Getting to Aspen Snowmass Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.18000, -106.94000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Snowmass Village, CO to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||130 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Aspen Snowmass.
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||5 mi|
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||32 mi|
|Grand Junction Regional Airport||GJT||Grand Junction, CO||85 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort.
|Aspen Ski Resorts||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||74%||0 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||78%||5 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||62%||7 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||77%||22 mi|
|Sunlight Mountain||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||66%||26 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||56%||36 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||64%||37 mi|
|Cranor Hill Ski Area||Gunnison, CO||7,000 ft||0%||41 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||79%||44 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,441 ft||72%||45 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||85%||53 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||53%||55 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||76%||60 mi|
|Powderhorn Ski Resort||Powderhorn, CO||9,850 ft||60%||63 mi|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,010 ft||65%||65 mi|
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||87%||80 mi|
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||32%||80 mi|
|Lake City Ski Hill||Lake City, CO||8,847 ft||0%||83 mi|
|Echo Mountain Resort||Idaho Springs, CO||10,650 ft||28%||83 mi|
|Bluebird Backcountry||Kremmling, CO||9,845 ft||60%||87 mi|
|Lee's Ski Hill||Ouray, CO||0 ft||0%||89 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||46%||90 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,600 ft||50%||90 mi|
|Telluride||Telluride, CO||13,150 ft||90%||98 mi|
Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||12,510 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,104 ft|
|Vertical Drop||4,406 ft|
(53% Beginner, 21% Intermediate, 26% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||300 inches|