Aspen Snowmass Ski Holidays
Many of the staff here at Ski Independence will tell you that Aspen Snowmass is the world's best ski resort - high praise indeed when you consider they've visited most of the competition! There are four ski mountains to explore on the same lift ticket - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, all with their own unique character, and all easily accessible using the regular free shuttle bus. The best ski hotels and condos are located in the genuine mountain town of Aspen or at purpose-built Snowmass Village where the mountain village continues to develop – the latest addition being the brand new Limelight Snowmass Hotel.
Aspen has a reputation for high-end glamour and glitz (and it's there in spades if you want it) but you don't have to look far to discover a relaxed, sometimes bohemian, local's town with heaps of character and charm. The whole resort prides itself on its genuine, friendly welcoming experience for all guests. Throughout the resort, all staff endeavour to go that extra yard to make sure you enjoy your Aspen ski holiday. It truly is a resort like no other!
Skiing in Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Highlands boasts breath-taking vistas of the surrounding Maroon Bells and an abundance of expert terrain and groomed cruisers. Hike to the 3,777 metre summit of Highland Bowl for Colorado's ultimate in-bounds backcountry rush. Aspen Highlands also has some amazing groomed runs too, so it's not all about the adrenalin rush of the bowl but still, Aspen Snowmass are proud to offer some of the most challenging big mountain terrain in North America. Top tip: hike the bowl in the morning then have a leisurely lunch at the legendary Cloud Nine Bistro before carefully cruising home.
Snowmass is by far the largest of the four Aspen Mountains with a huge 3,332 acres and 4,406 of vertical. It has a massive amount of groomed runs, glades, steeps and even hikes to play with. The Snowmass lift system is second to none and the ever-growing Snowmass Village base area is a superb addition to the feel of the mountain. Snowmass is the perfect place for a family ski holiday – great terrain, world-class child care, award-winning snow school plus all of our featured lodging is ski-in-ski-out.
Aspen Mountain - and its famous black-diamond terrain - has kept the town of Aspen firmly on the map since 1947, serving up glades, bumps & steeps for anyone who dares to step off the lift. Aspen Mountain is legendary, and for good reason – where else could you access some of Colorado’s best powder terrain off the summit with Aspen Powder Tours in their snowcat, or ski top-to-bottom quad-burners on terrain that hosted last year’s World Cup finals, or try and catch the snowcat towed Oasis Champagne Bar. If that’s not enough, at the end of the day Aspen’s awesome après beckons…
Buttermilk is famous as the home of the ESPN Winter X Games and voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader's Poll for best pipe. Buttermilk built its 50-year legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Keep an eye out for Olympians, Winter X Games champs and other park kids braving the Olympic-calibre, 6.7 metre superpipe in the legendary terrain park.
If you rent your equipment through Ski Independence, not only do you get a great price but after your day's skiing just hand your equipment to the ski concierge, let them know which of the four mountains you wish to ski the next day and your skis will be delivered to that mountain ready for you in the morning. Easy!
We offer a full range of discounted Aspen Snowmass lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.
Getting to Aspen Snowmass
Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from London into Denver or Aspen and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.
- Important information
Season late November – late April Ski Area 5,517 acres Annual Snowfall 25ft Number of Lifts 38 Ski Range 7,878–12,510ft Ski Shuttle Free between the four ski areas between 5.30am and 2:15am Blue Runs 15% Red Runs 44% Black Runs 41% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
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- Distance from airports
Aspen 10mins Denver 5hrs