A Man Riding Skis Down A Snow Covered Slope

Winter Activities on Snowmass Mountain

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Snowmass in the winter is the perfect destination for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. With more than 3,300 skiable acres, Snowmass Mountain offers something for everyone. The region also offers a plethora of other exciting winter activities. Embark on a thrilling snowmobile adventure through scenic backcountry trails, go ice skating in a picturesque outdoor rink, bundle up for a serene snowshoeing expedition amidst the peaceful snowy landscapes, or cruise down the mountain on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. With its stunning natural beauty, world-class winter sports, and vibrant mountain town atmosphere, Snowmass is the perfect choice for a memorable winter getaway.

Recreation & Excursions

Skiing & Snowboarding

Catch the first lift just steps away from your room with the convenience of ski-in-ski-out and ski valet at Viceroy Snowmass. Picture yourself gliding down perfectly groomed slopes, carving fresh tracks through powder-filled bowls, or navigating challenging tree runs. From beginner-friendly trails to expert-level terrain, there’s something for every skier and snowboarder at Aspen Snowmass’s 4 unique mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. Allow our dedicated concierges to curate your ski vacation.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Discover the serene beauty of Aspen Snowmass by cross country skiing through pristine winter landscapes and miles of groomed trails. Explore a network of trails that wind through snow-covered meadows, dense forests, and scenic valleys. Whether you’re a beginner and looking for lessons, or a more experienced skier, Aspen Snowmass has something to offer every Nordic skier.

Additionally, guests can explore the Snowmass Ski Area on snowshoes. This two-hour guided tour with a naturalist from Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) allows guests to learn about winter ecology, animals, and more, all while enjoying the pristine scenery.

Ice Skating

Lace up your skates and glide across the smooth ice as you soak in the incredible views and crisp mountain air at one of two free ice rinks in Snowmass Village. The Rink, located in Base Village, is open daily from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and the Snowmass Village Ice Rink at the Snowmass Recreation Center offers free public skate from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


Experience the thrill of snowmobiling through the backcountry of the White River National Forest in an unforgettable adventure. Hop on a powerful snowmobile and embark on an adrenaline-pumping journey through snow-covered trails and pristine backcountry, with gorgeous views of iconic sites like the Maroon Bells. Two-to-four-hour tours are available daily, with lunch provided for longer excursions.

Sleigh Rides

Embark on a charming winter adventure with a cozy horse-drawn sleigh ride through enchanting snow-covered forests. Step into a sleigh adorned with jingle bells and be transported into a winter wonderland. Sleigh rides are perfect for couples seeking a romantic outing or families looking to create lasting memories.

Family & Children

Ullr Nights On Snowmass Mountain

Every Friday night during the peak of winter season, we honor of the Norse God of Snow — Ullr — with Ullr Nights, a nighttime winter wonderland party at Elk Camp on Snowmass.

Friends and family take an evening gondola ride up to Elk Camp for outdoor winter activities such as tubing, ice skating, snow biking, as well as making s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire. Dance to live music and enjoy an à la carte culinary celebration sure to please any palate. After playing in the snow, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment downstairs in The Tent.


Take the Elk Camp Gondola to the top of The Meadows at Elk Camp and experience the slopes by tube. With multiple lift-served lanes, tubing offers excitement for adults and children.

Breathtaker Alpine Coaster

For some off-the-slopes entertainment, hop on to the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Soar down over one mile of forest track in an individual car controlled by the rider. Rides are available from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM daily.

Ski Rentals & Lessons

Ski Shop & Equipment Rentals

Viceroy Snowmass provides ski and snowboard rental equipment by Four Mountain Sports for your stay, plus a ski valet service. Overnight store and transfer of rental equipment is complimentary through Four Mountain Sports. All rental equipment is fitted and can be switched out anytime to suit your preference, experience level and/or condition. Our concierge is available to assist you with your equipment rentals.

Equipment Available For Rentals:

  • Skis & Snowboards
  • Boots
  • Bindings
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmets & Safety Equipment

Ski Concierge

Viceroy Snowmass offers a full-time ski concierge to curate your vacation experience. This also includes a ski valet, as well as ski and snowboarding instructions.

Lift Programs & Passes

Season Lift Passes and Tickets are available. These passes are exclusive to all four mountains in Aspen-Snowmass. Seasonal, day and multi-day passes are available for purchase. Please reach out to the Viceroy Snowmass Concierge for more information and pricing.

The Ikon Pass is your opportunity to access the unique terrain at some of the most iconic destinations in the world, join a like-minded community, and seek out new adventures as you explore all that the mountains have to offer. Ikon Pass is accepted at 36+ world-wide destinations for the entire winter season. Get limited access, no blackouts at Aspen Snowmass.

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Learn how to improve your skiing and snowboarding skills in a one-on-one setting — or with a group of up to 5 of your friends and family — while enjoying Aspen Snowmass’ legendary terrain. A dedicated Pro will not only give you the insider’s perspective on the mountain and the valley, but also show you the best terrain to suit your abilities. Our concierge is available to schedule the right lesson to fit your needs.

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Mountain & Snow Reports

Current Weather Conditions

Snow Report & Conditions

Mountain Stats

Snowmass Aspen Highlands Buttermilk
Terrain 3,332 acres 675 acres 1,040 acres 470 acres
Vertical Rise 4,460ft
1,343 m
3,267 ft
996 m
2,635 ft
1,108 m
2,030 ft
618 m
Number of Trails 96 76 144 44
MI/KM of Trails 150 mi
241 km
64 mi
103 km
84 mi
135 km
3 mi
4.8 km
Longest Run 5.3 mi
8.5 km
3 mi
4.8 km
3.5 mi
5.6 km
3 mi
4.8 km
Types of Trails:
Easiest 5% None None 35%
More Difficult 48% 48% 23% 39%
◆ Most Difficult 17% 26% 12% 21%
◆◆ Expert 30% 26% 65% 5%

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