Description - There are 60 kilometers of groomed skiing available in this trail system. The
majority of the system is groomed for both classic and skate skiing although
there are some trails that are classic-only. This is a true winter trail system and
does encourage snowshoe use on all of its trails although walkers, runners and
bicyclists are not permitted.
There are many locations to access the system and almost all trailheads are
accessible via free public transportation. The system is not patrolled so use your
best judgment as to ability and fitness levels.
- A network of groomed trails and a nordic center is located on two golf courses at
both ends of the system. The Owl Creek trail connects the two centers. In
Aspen, additional trails are located near the Aspen High School, on the Marolt
and Moore Open Spaces, on the Rio Grand Trail and on the Northstar Nature
Preserve. In Snowmass, Terminator and Village Run provide tracks for the more
Recreation - Cross-country skiing is the only activity allowed within the groomed tracks. The
groomed area next to the tracks can be used for snowshoeing and skate skiing.
Dogs are not allowed except on designated trails.
Climate - Winter lows occasionally dip below 0, though daytime temperatures are often in
the 20s and 30s. The relative humidity is quite low throughout the year. Be
prepared for sudden changes in the weather and bring plenty of layers and
water. Be familiar with the symptoms of hypothermia and frost bite.
The Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System is located in and between the towns of
Aspen and Snowmass Village in northwestern Colorado.