Get Outside in Snowmass

We've rounded up the top spots to eat, play and stay in this mountain village
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A renowned winter playground with plenty of room to frolic while also appropriately distancing, Snowmass Village has it all.

From world-class downhill skiing to a one-of-a-kind interactive light show, fabulous dining and more at the newly renovated Base Village, here are some of the best things to do this season.

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With the 2021 ski season extended until April 25 this year, there’s no better time to plan your visit to Snowmass.

We’ve rounded up the top spots to eat, play and stay in this mountain village.

EAT

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The Artisan
The restaurant and bar on the lobby level of the Stonebridge Inn in Snowmass Village, is beloved by the local community for its seasonal cuisine and comfortable atmosphere. Cozy up in the lounge, relax at the bar or sit down to a locally sourced, handcrafted menu. An extensive wine list, innovative cocktails, and a selection of Colorado’s finest craft brews on tap compliment the menu of mountain favorites.

TORO Kitchen & Lounge
Delight in Pan-Latin-inspired dishes from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval at Viceroy Snowmass. From grilled steaks to fish, every dish is made from the finest and freshest ingredients available. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail and barrel-aged spirit at the bar to end the day.

JÜS Snowmass
Before you hit the slopes, swing by JÜS for fresh-pressed juices, milks, smoothies, hand-crafted breakfast and lunch items like smoothie bowls, burritos, and bagels with lunchtime selections including wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Fuel up for the day with the nourishing and satisfying options at this Base Village hot spot.

The Crepe Shack at Mawa’s Kitchen
Located in Base Village, Mawa McQueen takes great pride in her culinary approach using fresh, nutritious ingredients in creative ways. Swing by and try popular sweet and savory crepes, including favorites like the Mawa’s Greens with spinach, avocado and broccoli pesto. Other healthy, homemade options include gluten-free breads, organic ingredients including eggs, milk and almond milk, and local coffees, cappuccino and fresh squeezed juices.

Slow Groovin’ Chophouse
Originally a seasonal restaurant in neighboring Marble, Colorado, the founders took the chance to serve up their Colorado take on elevated barbecue and a chophouse experience in Snowmass, entertaining locals and visitors ever since.

PLAY

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Ski Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass is covered with perfect Colorado powder, and massive enough to offer up every type of terrain from serene to extreme. Twenty speedy lifts (but rarely lift lines) deliver you to more than 3,300 acres of snow-sports smorgasbord, including 98 trails totaling 150 miles which vary from cruisers to cliff bands, plus three terrain parks and pipes, all at Aspen Snowmass.

Ice Skating on The Rink
The Rink in Base Village is open daily for free ice skating, including free skate rentals, from 1:00pm-8:00pm all winter long, and Saturday night is Disco Night! The rink is limited to 10 people at one time on the rink and masks are required. Reservations can be made at www.thecollectivesnowmass.com or www.eventbrite.com/e/snowmass-ice-skating-rink-tickets-134715426467.

Snowshoeing
Explore the beauty and vastness of Snowmass on snowshoes. Rent gear from one of our many sports retailers and venture out on Snowmass trails on your own, or join a guided tour led by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), from 11am – 1pm at the top of Elk Camp Gondola.

Go Bowling at Snowmass Lanes
Snowmass Lanes & Lounge bowling alley offers entertainment for friends and family of all ages. With 6 bowling lanes, professional billiard and Foosball tables, dart board, 300-inch projection screens surrounded with cushy leather couches, Snowmass Lanes offers delicious food and drinks as well astasty wood fired pizza.

Ice Climbing
Ice climbing is a unique and fun experience with an Aspen Expeditions guide. Learn to use technical ice tools and crampons to climb frozen waterfalls on a safe top-rope.

Aspen Art Museum
The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Exhibitions include drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations and electronic media.

STAY

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Capitol Peak Lodge
Luxury ski-in/ski-out condos in the heart of Snowmass Base Village where you can enjoy the convenience of a private retreat with immediate access to Snowmass mountain. Adjacent to the Kids’ Treehouse Adventure Center, making ski school drop-off and pick-up a snap for family ski vacations, as well as the restaurants, hot après spots and shops of Snowmass Base Village.

Stonebridge Inn
Nestled in the center of Snowmass Village, just minutes from Aspen, Colorado, this boutique hotel boasts 93 spaciously designed hotel rooms and suites. Additionally, The Artisan Restaurant is one of Snowmass Village’s premier dining experiences, conveniently located in the lobby.

Viceroy Snowmass
This luxury resort welcomes everyone with ski-in, ski-out lodging in the winter and on- and off-mountain adventure and culture in the warmer months. Add in imaginative dining and lounging, a Ute Indian-inspired wellness spa, and a year-round pool terrace and café, and it’s always a perfect time to visit.

For more information about planning your trip to Snowmass this season, visit gosnowmass.com.

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