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Snowmass Village, an undiscovered gem near Aspen, boasts world-class outdoor recreation and fewer crowds. With Inspirato, discover two standalone homes. Base Camp is a five-bedroom home with ski-in, ski-out access, and private hot tub. At High Alpine Lodge, enjoy over 5,000 square feet of living space with sweeping views.
One Snowmass with Inspirato, a luxury residence property located at the new Base Village, is less than 5 minutes away from world-class skiing. Choose from two-bedroom residence Grey Wolf and three-bedroom residences Coyote Hollow and Wildcat, all boasting incredible valley views. Members can also stay at the Limelight Hotel in the heart of Snowmass Village, located at the base of Elk Creek Gondola.
A more casual alternative to the glitz and glamour of nearby Aspen, Snowmass is a perfect destination for families with children of all ages. The destination is ranked #1 overall mountain by Transworld Snowboarding magazine. The village's casual dress code extends to all facets of the town, as locals bike to festival concerts, sip a margarita on an outdoor patio after rock climbing near Independence Pass, or grab an early dinner on the way home from a hike. In the heart of the new Base Village, One Snowmass with Inspirato makes the perfect après-ski hub, offering a private Inspirato lounge, rooftop terrace with heated pool, and more.
On Thursday nights, join Roaring Fork Valley locals who convene on Fanny Hill at the Snowmass ski area for free concerts by Jazz Aspen Snowmass. The acts range from folk to funk. Pack a blanket and a picnic!
Every Wednesday night, Colorado's finest will be bareback riding, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. A Calf Scramble for children to chase calves with ribbons on their tails and woolly sheep Mutton Bustin' also entertain.
Valhalla Nights is a fun family "light up the night" get together with biking, hiking, live music, movies, a Strider Park, kids' activities, drinks by the bonfire and a selection of treats from the Elk Camp kitchen.
Venture 10 miles west of Snowmass to enjoy a treatment at the Spa at Viceroy Snowmass. The relaxation room here is particularly impressive, with chaise lounges surrounding a water feature underneath a giant antler chandelier.
A local favorite, J-Bar has been around so long that it's on the National Register of Historic Places; but newly remodeled in 2012, you'd never know it. Be sure to order a hot toddy and cozy up in the corner.
If you and your family are intrigued by the idea of seeing mastodon and mammoth skeletons up close and personally, go to the Ice Age Discovery Center. The facility features displays, educational panels and interactive programming.
Snowmass is mountain country. Even in the nicest of restaurants most people are dressed informally and causally. So don't worry about the jacket and tie, just be sure to take your cowboy hat off at the dinner table.
There's nothing more exhilarating than soaring over the Roaring Fork Valley in the basket of a hot air balloon. The views are amazing but are even more spectacular when combined with a light breakfast and bubbly mimosas.
Ask your Destination Concierge to call ahead to make reservations at restaurants, especially on the weekends and during the holidays. Even at the start of the ski season, when town may or may not be crowded, reservations are recommended.
Of all the ski areas in the country, Snowmass has the second most vertical feet of skiing. Although some runs might be better suited for the little tykes, daredevils will have their fair share of tricky, untamed terrain.
If it's snowing in Aspen, it will most likely be snowing in Snowmass Village (sometimes with more accumulation, depending on the storm). Snowmass is known for its epic snow conditions; by having the second most vertical feet of skiing of any ski area in the United States, the quaint village serves much-needed powder to all the land's gravity sports enthusiasts. Like any Colorado mountain destination, plan for anything; the weather is unpredictable.