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Snowmass

Average Annual Snowfall: 300 Inches
Base Elevation: 8,104 Feet (2526.2 Meters)
Easiest Terrain: 6%
Expert Terrain: 32%
Half Pipe: Yes
More Difficult Terrain: 50%
Most Difficult Terrain: 12%
Number Of Lifts: 22 18 Primary 1 High-Speed Six Passenger, 1 Six PassengerPulse Gondola, 6 High Speed Quads, 5 doubles,3 Magic Carpets, 2 ski/snowboard school lifts 4 Secondary 1 Double, 1 Triple, 2 Platter Pull
Number Of Runs: 91
Skiable Acres: 3,128 Acres
Snowboard Park: Yes
Snowmaking Acres: 185 Acres
Summit Elevation: 12,510 Feet (3899.6 Meters)
Vertical Rise: 4,406 Feet (1373.4 Meters) Largest in the USA




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General Description

The Hanging Valley area of Snowmass offers some outstanding challenging terrain
Copyright: Robbie George - Ute City Photo
The Hanging Valley area of Snowmass offers some outstanding challenging terrain
Snowmass, one of four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass resort complex, is a massive 3,128 acre mountain offering incredibly varied terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Snowmass is known for long, cruising runs but also offers some excellent, steep, expert terrain, and a 4,406 ft. lift served vertical rise, the highest in Colorado. The Cirque is legendary among advanced skiers and riders. The Hanging Valley area - the closest thing to the backcountry without actually going out-of-bounds -includes steeps, glades, cornices, cliffs and deep snow. Snowboarders will love Snowmass' halfpipes and terrain parks.

Accessible by free shuttle from anywhere in the Aspen/Snowmass area, Snowmass is located just 12 miles from downtown Aspen. 95 percent of Snowmass' accommodations are ski-in ski-out.

For more information call the Aspen Skiing Company at 800-525-6200, or Aspen Central Reservations and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association at 888-452-2409.

Directions from Denver: Take I-70 west to the Glenwood Springs exit #111. Follow Hwy 82 about 35 miles toward Aspen, to Snowmass Village turn-off.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: November 24th through April 16th .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Adult Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007
Child Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007
Senior Citizen Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007
Youth Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report:

Filed By: ADAMSON-JENKIN FAMILY (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: MOST SKI-IN / SKI-OUT CONDOS IN THE VALLEY. GREAT FOR FAMILIES. FRIENDLY SMALL TOWN VILLAGE.
Conditions: GREAT SOFT SNOW, WELL GROOMED CONDITIONS. LOTS OF SUNNY, BUT NOT ICY RUNS. GREAT FOR FAMILIES.
Recommended Clothing: CASUAL FAMILY DINING TO COUNTRY CLUB CHIC.
Suggested Accessories: BRING YOUR OWN SKI STUFF OR RENT CHEAP OR BEST DEMO EQUIPMENT.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: The slopes are nicely groomed, and even on a chilly day, the runs aren't very icy. Very enjoyable for one who is familiar with skiing



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Downhill Skiing
Yes
ICON Snowboarding
Yes



Related Activities
Aspen Highlands - Located just three miles from downtown Aspen, Aspen Highlands features stunning views, long groomed cruisers, and some of Colorado's most challenging terrain.

Aspen Mountain - Aspen Mountain rises imposingly out of the heart of downtown Aspen to 11,212 feet. For over fifty years, skiers have looked to the steep slopes above town for some of the most challenging skiing in the world.

Buttermilk - Located just outside of Aspen, Buttermilk has plenty of beginning and intermediate terrain. Perfect for beginners and young children.



More Information

Links to other sites:
Aspen Skiing Company - Official ski area web site.

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