Snowmass Village CO
Snowmass is located 12 miles from Aspen and shares its lift pass, Snowmass offers 90% ski-in lodging and free postcards and stamps to anyone wanting to write home about their experiences on North America’s longest half-pipe. In 1997, the installation of a high altitude surface lift to access the powder filled bowls of The Cirque, previously only available with the aid of a snow-cat or a hike, gave it the biggest lift-served vertical drop in the country.
The poma lift on The Cirque operates 60 to 75 days of the year accessing terrain suited to intermediates and experts. The purpose of the limited access is to prevent over-exploitation of the terrain and a surface lift can operate in windy conditions that could stop a chair.
** Nordic: The Snowmass Club Nordic Center has over 80 km of groomed trails, and access to the trails is free. Equipment rental, lessons, snack bar, and health club are available