SNOWMASS VILLAGE FAQ's
What airport do you fly into for Snowmass?
Visitors fly into the Aspen Snowmass Pitkin County Airport (ASE), which is located 6 miles from Snowmass. Typical travel time is about 30 minutes from the gate to Snowmass Village. Taxis are readily available or guests of Frias Properties can arrange for complimentary transportation via our concierge.
What is Snowmass, Colorado known for?
Snowmass is a world premier ski area known for being one of the four mountains that encompass the Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort. It is the largest mountain with more than 3,300 skiable acres. Snowmass also boasts the longest continuous ski run in Colorado - Longshot - which is a 5.3 mile leg burner.
In 2020, Aspen Snowmass / The Roaring Fork Valley became the first IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center in Colorado, the fifth in the United States, and among seven in the world.
Snowmass Village is also home to the Snowmastodon site also known as the Ziegler Reservoir fossil site which is the location of an important Ice Age fossil excavation. A discovery in 2010 of Columbian mammoth bones attracted a historical dig led by crews from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the U.S. Geological Survey. The effort was funded in part by a grant from National Geographic.
How far apart are Snowmass and Aspen?
Snowmass is an 8 mile drive or bike ride from Snowmass Village. The City of Aspen offers free shuttle routes between the two locations.
What is the best time of year to visit Snowmass?
Snowmass is a year round destination offering world class skiing and various winter activities from November through April. Summer hiking and biking begins as early as May and the summer months of June, July and August are peppered with events and activities including the Snowmass Rodeo and the Free Concert Series every Thursday night on Fanny Hill. Jazz Aspen Snowmass concludes the summer every Labor Day and Snowmass becomes a leaf peeping destination during September and October as the leaves turn beautiful hues of red, amber, and gold.
Is Snowmass good for families?
Snowmass is ideal (and convenient) for family vacations as it offers multiple levels of terrain for all types of skiers, hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are many events and activities that cater to children like the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, tubing, and the Tree House Kids' Adventure Center that make Snowmass attractive for families. Both the Base and Upper Village offer an array of restaurants, shops, and attractions that also provide great entertainment and options for family fun!