Aspen in the Summer Offers Many Different Activities
Snowmass Mountain may be best known for winter activities, but when the snow thaws, there are even more activities to take advantage of during a Summer in Snowmass. Hop on board the Elk Camp Gondola with your mountain bike and experience Snowmass’ thrilling trail system. Or sign up for a naturalist hike with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and get to know the alpine ecosystem a little better.
Summer activities in the Aspen and Snowmass area also include exciting cultural and athletic events. JasAspen holds complimentary weekly concerts throughout the summer, culminating in a nationally-acclaimed music festival Labor Day weekend. Throw in weekly rodeos, national bike races and the stunning Snowmass Balloon Festival, and there are enough activities to excite visitors all summer long. See our Calendar of Events for more details. For reservations or to assist in planning your stay at Viceroy Snowmass, contact us at 970 923 8000.
Biking & Cycling
Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado are home to some of the most exceptional athletes in the world. While biking has always been a popular sport in this area with locals and visitors alike, it has achieved an even higher degree of significance (locally, nationally, and internationally) since becoming a regular stop on the US Pro Challenge, and home to Tejay Van Garderen and Keegan Swirbul "(U23 national champ)" amongst others.
To help you enjoy all that Snowmass has to offer, Viceroy Snowmass has partnered with Aspen Cycling Tours
, a road and mountain cycling coaching and guide service. Catering to all levels of rider from complete beginner to professional rider, they provide fully guided cycling services in Aspens beautiful Roaring Fork valley, which at the highest points includes the Maroon Bells, Ashcroft and Independence Pass but also the lesser known and equally stunning rides from Snowmass to Basalt, the Frying Pan river and the hills of Glenwood Springs.
The Elk Camp Gondola at Snowmass can take bikers and hikers to the beautiful midway point or the summit of Snowmass Mountain, where you can access a trail system covering 50 miles of terrain.
Tour with a Naturalist Guide
Looking to explore Aspen/Snowmass on your own schedule? Hire an Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) Naturalist Guide, available by the hour, to lead you on adventures of many varieties. ACES can provide transportation and will even pick up snacks and lunch. Adventures range from educational wildlife tours to strenuous hikes. Basic fees for private, guided hikes are $50/hr per guide. Learn More
Get to know Snowmass' wild-side on free, daily hikes with a Naturalist guide from Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Tours explore the Snowmass ski area at a leisurely pace. No reservations required. Learn More
Try It All
The ’mass pass is an activity voucher designed to simplify and leverage the myriad of activities available in the summer in Snowmass and the greater Roaring Fork Valley. Available in a three- or five-day pass, the ’mass pass, allows guests to choose a full day or an AM and a PM activity each day of their pass.
View the full list of activities offered, and purchase through the concierge or online.