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.
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Looking into the Snowmass Creek Valley, scenic vistas abound for the hiker or backpacker in the Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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.
- 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-
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.
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.