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Snowmass in USA Resort Guide

Born2ski recommend Snowmass for its superb all round terrain and excellent ski in out accommodations.

With some of the best Off piste ski terrain also it truly is a great all round ski resort.

Having skied here many times - and had more than my fair share of top powder days - the snow record and lack of major queues make it one of my favourite ski areas - I hope you get chance to experience all that it has to offer.

At 4,406 vertical feet, Snowmass has the most vertical in the USA. And with 3,132 acres of terrain, 91 trails, 21 chairlifts and easy access to a superb selection of blue cruisers, deep snow covered glades, steeps, and with world class terrain parks and halfpipes, Snowmass really does offer something for everyone.

Season dates: November 25, 2010 - April 10, 2011

Base elevation: 8,104 ft./2,473 m

Summit elevation: 12,510 ft./3,813 m

Vertical rise: 4,406 ft./1,343 m

Terrain:  3,132 acres/1,267 hectares

Number of trails: 91

Miles/km of trails: 147 miles/237 km

Longest run: 5.3 miles/8.5 km

Types of ski Runs:
Easiest: 6%,
Intermediate: 50%

Most difficult: 12%
Expert: 32%

Parks and Pipes: 3 terrain parks (Snowmass Park, Makaha and Lowdown), 1 superpipe (new this year, 22 feet high) and 1 beginner pipe

Ski Lifts: 21 Total: 19 primary: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 high-speed six-passenger lift,

1 six-passenger pulse gondola, 7 high-speed quads, 2 quads, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts (including magic carpets);
2 secondary: 2 platter pulls

The Sky Cab lift opens at 0800; the Cirque lift opens at 1000 the Village Express and Big Burn lifts open at 0830

All other lifts open at 0900

Most of the lifts close at 16:00


Accomodation & Après Ski

Snowmass has some top class accommodation - ranging from the great value Pokolodi Lodge to the brand new Viceroy Hotel and well established Stonebridge Inn and Silvertee Hotel in the main Village.

With some exceelent Ski in out Condominiums such as the Crestwood and Top of The Village Condominiums. Born2ski can recommend and help you secure the best Ski deals to Snowmass.

With some top class restaurants on the mountain at Sam’s Smokehouse at the top of the Village Express chair, or in the base village at Sneaky’s Tavern adjacent to The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center. Our favourite is Up 4 Pizza - a great stop to re-charge your battery ready for the excellent runs on the Cirque.


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Resort Statistics

  RESORT HEIGHT 3813    VERTICAL DESCENT  1343    OPENS Nov - April
  TOP STATION 3813    DRAG LIFTS 2    EXPERT RATING 9
  BOTTOM STATION 2470    CHAIR LIFTS 15    INTERMEDIATE RATING 10
               BEGINNER RATING 7

Lift Pass Prices From

  • Adult One Day Pass : 81 USD
  • Adult Six Day Pass : 570 USD
  • Child One Day Pass : 63 USD
  • Child Six Day Pass : 330 USD

Snow Forecast


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