Winter Activities on Snowmass Mountain

Winter in Snowmass is amazing. It’s just that simple. Our luxury ski-in/ski-out resort is nestled right at the foot of Snowmass Mountain and easily accessible to area’s three other ski mountains. Discovery how easy it is to access all the winter activities. 

RECREATION & EXCURSIONS

Skiing & Snowboarding

With four mountains to carve the powder, Aspen-Snowmass offers a slope that is for novice to expert skiers and snowboarders. Experience the World Famous Winter Destination. 

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) offers daily snowshoe tours on Aspen and Snowmass. Travel along mountain streams and along ridgelines while learning about mountain ecology on with an ACES Naturalist guide. Daily snowshoe tours are offered on top of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Mountain. Tours are offered through a partnership between ACES, Aspen Skiing Company, and the White River National Forest (USFS).

Ice Skating

Looking for an off-slope activity? You can ice skate at a variety of facilities around Snowmass Village. The Snowmass Village Ice Rink, located at Snowmass Village Town Park, is open in the winter to skating and hockey. Skate rentals are available. The Snowmass Recreation center also allows you to rent skates and use their outdoor rink!

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling tours are the perfect option for speed demons or families looking for some adventure and the most beautiful views in the area. They are offered during the winter months through a number of local outfitters, who also rent sleds for exploring the area on your own.

Dog Sledding

Let 10 Alaskan sled dogs guide you through the pristine Snowmass wilderness. Winding trails, experienced drivers, and comfortable sleds combine to make this the winter excursion of a lifetime. You can choose from morning, afternoon, or evening tours. End your tour with the perfect complement: a gourmet four-course lunch or dinner. Sleds can typically hold two adults and a small child, making this an excellent winter family adventure. Mush!

Snow Tubing Snowmass & Alpine Coaster At Elk Camp

The multiple lanes are lift served and carved into the Meadows at Elk Camp, with lighting facilities to illuminate the runs at night during Ullr Nights festivities and on special holidays. Tubing at Snowmass opens in mid-December and will be open every day through the winter season in conjunction with winter lift operations, as well as during Ullr Nights. Tubing lanes can also be made available for special events and parties as requested. Must be at least 36" tall to ride.

Sleigh Rides

Enjoy a cozy horse drawn sleigh ride through a snow-covered forest. This winter wonderland ride is great for family fun or to spark the romance with couples.

Family & Children

Winter at Snowmass is filled with fun and adventure. Allow our expert concierges to plan a perfect experience for your family to make the most of the great outdoors. Take a gondola ride up to Elk Camp for fun winter activities such as tubing, ice skating, snow biking, and more. 

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.

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. Purchase rentals seven days in advance of your stay to get up to 20% off the rental fee. 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.

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%

Trail Maps

Snowmass

Aspen

Highlands

Buttermilk