Snowmass Ski Resort

Colorado / Snowmass

We have put together a list of everything you need to know about Snowmass Ski Resort.

Snowmass Ski Resort Overview

Snowmass Ski Resort is one of the four mountains of Aspen Snowmass, which includes Aspen Mountain, Highlands, and Buttermilk. Snowmass is renowned for its relaxed, family-oriented skiing atmosphere, with extensive ski-in/ski-out lodging making it easy and convenient for families with children.

Ski Terrain

  • Beginner runs: 5%
  • Intermediate runs: 48%
  • Advanced runs: 17%
  • Expert runs: 30%
  • Total ski runs: 98
  • Terrain Parks: 3

Mountain Statistics

  • Summit elevation: 12,510 feet
  • Skiable area: 3,342 acres
  • Average Snowfall: 300 inches

Snowmass Ski Resort Trail Map

Snowmass Trail map

Snowmass Ski Resort Lift Tickets

Snowmass Ski Resort has several types of lift tickets including day lift tickets, season passes, Ikon Pass, and the Mountain Collective Pass. Below is a detailed explanation of the differences between the lift tickets.

Day Lift Ticket

The Snowmass Lift Ticket gives you access to all four mountains in Aspen Snowmass. The lift ticket availability can potentially be limited during busy periods to maintain a good ski experience. 

  • Cost: Prices start from around $196 for a 1-day Adult ticket (in-resort rate). In general, weekend prices are more expensive than weekday prices.
  • Available for purchase: During ski season

Season Passes

Snowmass offers several season pass options to cater to different preferences. The season passes provides access to all four mountains of Aspen Snowmass.

  • Premier Pass: This pass gives you access to all four mountains throughout the ski season plus additional benefits such as a complimentary Ikon Base Pass, Uphill  Pass, and Summer Sightseeing lift ticket. It also provides discounts for day lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and more.
  • Alpine Pass: This pass gives 1-Day or 2-Day access each week throughout the ski season, with no blackout dates. 
  • Valley Pass: This pass is only for those with a Colorado driver’s license or state-issued ID from one of the selected areas near Aspen Snowmass. It provides 7-day access throughout the ski season.

Ikon Pass

You can access Snowmass Ski Resort on 2 types of Ikon Passes. Ikon Passes are available for purchase pre-ski season until around the end of November. Lift reservation is required and can be made using your Ikon account after your pass has been issued. The differences between the passes are highlighted below.

  • Ikon Pass gives unlimited access to 15 resorts and up to 7 days each at 40 ski resorts with no blackout dates throughout the ski season. You can access Snowmass (or the other Aspen Snowmass mountains) for a total of 7 days. 
  • Ikon Base Plus Pass gives unlimited access to 14 ski resorts and up to 5 days each at 41 destinations with some blackout dates. You can access Snowmass (or other Aspen Snowmass mountains) for 5 days in total.

Mountain Collective Pass

The Mountain Collective Pass provides 2-day access each to 24 ski resorts across 5 continents with no blackout dates. 

  • Mountain Access: 2 days total at Aspen Snowmass including Snowmass. Lift reservations are required so it is recommended to reserve as early as possible
  • Additional Benefits: Half-price for additional days at the Collective resorts and lodging deals.
  • Ideal for: People who want to ski at multiple ski resorts for a short period.

Snowmass Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Snowmass Ski and Snowboard School offer group lessons, private lessons, and clinics. The check-in locations are either at Snowmass Base Village, Top of Elk Camp Gondola or Treehouse Kids Adventure Center depending on the lesson.

  • Adult Group Lessons (Age 18+): The lesson is for up to 5 people for a full day. For first-timers, lift tickets, rentals, and helmets are included in the price.
  • Child Group Lessons (Age 2.5-17): There are half or full-day lessons for ages 2.5-4, but only full-day lessons are available for ages 5-17. For ages 2.5-6, there are only ski lessons, and for ages 7-17, both ski and snowboard lessons are available.
  • Private Lessons: This is a personalized lesson of up to 5 people with the option of half or full day. You get priority lift access, complimentary ski storage, and transportation between mountains. There are also guided experiences to explore Buttermilk like a local.
  • Group Clinics: This lesson is for intermediate or advanced skiers and riders to improve their skills with skilled professionals. There is also a Race Clinic (for improving racing abilities) and Women’s Edge Ski Clinic available.

Nearest Town to Snowmass Ski Resort

Snowmass is located in the base town of Snowmass Village, which is roughly 6.4 miles drive from Aspen /Pitkin County Airport. Snowmass Village has many restaurants, amenities and activities including ice skating, tubing, several rental shops, a bank, and a supermarket. The village is also connected to Buttermilk, Aspen Mountain, and Aspen Highlands via the free inter-resort shuttle.

Snowmass Ski Resort Lodging

Most of the lodging in Snowmass Village is located within a short walking distance or are ski-in-ski-out to Elk Camp Gondola, Village Express, or the slopes. This offers great convenience and optimizes the time you spend on the slopes. For more information, visit Aspen ski-in-ski-out lodging.

On Mountain Dining

Snowmass offers a variety range of on-mountain dining options. 

High Alpine Restaurant is located at the top of the Alpine Springs Lift, serving pizza, soups and stews, salads, grilled burgers, and more.

Opening hours (subject to change): 10:45 am-3 pm

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Located atop the Village Express Lift with the Elk Mountains view. The restaurant offers fine Italian cuisine including pasta, pizza, soup, and more. Reservations are recommended.

Opening hours (subject to change): 11:00 am-2:30 pm

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Located at the top of the Alpine Spring Lift, the restaurant offers Alsatian home cooking including beignets, carrot cake, and more.

Opening hours (subject to change): 11:00 am-3:00 pm

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Snowmass Ski Resort Contact Information

Address: 110 Carriage Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, United States

Phone number: (800) 525-6200


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ski packages to Snowmass Ski Resort?

There are ski vacation packages to Snowmass, which bundle lodging, lift tickets, rentals, and transfers together to make your ski vacation planning a lot easier. See Aspen Snowmass ski packages for more information.

When is the best time to go skiing in Snowmass Ski Resort?

February is the best month to visit Snowmass Ski Resort for less crowds and great snow. It is crowded from Christmas week until the end of January as the town of Aspen comes alive for the Wintersköl festival and the X Games. If you’re a powder hound, the best months to ski or ride at Snowmass Ski Resort are December, January, and February. 

What amenities are available at Snowmass Ski Resort?

Snowmass has several amenities at its base village including several ski rental shops, restaurants, a ski school, childcare, ski lockers, and a free shuttle service around Aspen. There are also plenty of winter activities to do including tubing, alpine coaster and more.

When does Snowmass Ski Resort open?

Snowmass Ski Resort usually opens from late November to mid-April. For historical and estimated opening dates, see Snowmass Ski Resort opening dates.