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Aspen Ranger District- The Aspen Ranger District encompasses some spectacular mountain terrain in the Elk Mountains, and Sawatch Range.
Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail System- This 60 kilometer groomed trail system connects the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village.
Aspen/Snowmass Vicinity- The area around the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village offer an impressive array of hiking trails, bike paths and parks to choose from, four world class ski areas, and a nordic trail system in the winter.
Town of Snowmass Village- The Town of Snowmass Village is located 15 miles from Aspen-Pipkin County Airport. Snowmass is home to one of Aspen Ski Company's four world famous ski resorts.

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Looking into the Snowmass Creek Valley, scenic vistas abound for the hiker or backpacker in the Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Looking into the Snowmass Creek Valley, scenic vistas abound for the hiker or backpacker in the Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Description - Snowmass Village is a world class resort and ski area. Most popular during the snowy winter months, Snowmass Village has a lot to offer in the summer as well.

In the winter, on average, about 300 inches of snow falls per year. Snowmass Village offers excellent alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry adventures.

During the summer months the backcountry opens to hikers, bikers, backpackers and horseback riders. The White River National Forest surrounds this small community and several trails that access the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness begin in Snowmass Village. The waters of the Roaring Fork lie within ten miles of the village.

Attractions - Snowmass Village is located a the base of the world-famous Snowmass Ski Area which provides thousands of acres of terrain for alpine skiing and snowboarding. The Snowmass Nordic Center provides cross-country skiers access to a network of maintained trails that connect to the nearby resort of Aspen.

In the summer, the ski area provides access to a network of mountain biking trails that can be ridden back down into the village. There is also an extensive network of mountain biking trails surrounding the village as well as a paved bike path that goes to Aspen through the green pastures of Owl Creek. The Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness area can be accessed by trails starting in Snowmass Village. The most direct access follows the Ditch Trail to the East Snowmass Trail. The nearby Maroon-Snowmass trail accesses Snowmass Lake and Maroon Lake over the high but spectacular Buckskin Pass. The West Snowmass Trail accesses Capitol Lake via a high pass near the top of Haystack Mountain.

Recreation - Snowmass Village and its surrounds are filled with options for recreation. Alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are popular pursuits during the winter months. In summer visitors and locals alike enjoy hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, fishing, motorcycling and four- wheel driving.

Climate - Climate conditions in Colorado should be taken seriously throughout the state. Snow and ice are common on roads and trails from mid-October through late April. In the summer months snow is still possible but less common. Varying conditions throughout a given day can be expected throughout the year. Remember that summer days can typically have beautiful sunny mornings and short sudden thunderstorms in the afternoon. Please prepare appropriately for your outdoor experience.

Location - Snowmass Village is located eight miles from Aspen along the banks of Brush Creek. It is nestled in the high terrain of the Elk Mountains.

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Contact Information:
Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS
, info@snowmassvillage.com

Additional Information:
Aspen Area - Aspen sits at the upper end of the scenic Roaring Fork Valley, in the mountains of west-central Colorado. Aspen is a world-class ski resort, and with its mountain setting, a center for endless other outdoor recreation activities.
Colorado Community Areas - Colorado's diverse communities include metropolitan areas, posh ski resorts and rustic mountain towns.
Northwest Region - This diverse area encompasses mountains and high desert. The terrain supports a huge variety of recreation opportunities and some of Colorado's world famous resorts.

Aspen Times' Snowmass Coverage - The oldest of Aspen's two newspapers has an online section devoted to Snowmass Village.
Forest Conservancy - Current Information From Local Volunteers, conditions and Closings
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers - Volunteer Opportunities in This Area
Snowmass Resort Association - Visitor information on Snowmass Village provided by its resort association.
White River National Forest - Official Forest Service website.


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