Snowmass is a terrific family destination any time of year. The resort’s size and variety of terrain keep visitors coming back year after year, and our inventory of Snowmass lodging options has something for everyone. Snowmass is consistently one of the top-rated family ski resorts in the country, boasting one of the biggest and best ski schools around.
With access to your choice of cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes, there is truly something for everyone. Plus, you are just minutes from Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain if you decide to switch things up. Snowmass Village greets guests with an immediate feeling of community and comfort, ensuring that that won’t want to leave! Snowmass also meets every need for casual and fine dining, shopping and family entertainment.
Rising from a 9,300 foot base to 12,200 feet at its summit, Keystone offers 135 trails over 3,148 skiable acres. With 3 different mountains and a monstorous terrain park (Area 51), Keystone has become a favorite among corduroy enthusiasts, powder hounds and park junkies. Keystone also offers $5 snowcat rides to the top of the Wapiti Peak, with great access to fresh snow in the North and South Bowls of “The Outback.” Purchase a Keystone Lift Ticket and you can ski at Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin ski areas. With Breckenridge about 30 minutes away and Arapahoe Basin just down the
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The Maroon Bells are the most photographed peaks in all of North America. Located in the Elk Mountains just outside of Aspen, these two peaks are perched at 14,014 and 14,156 feet. Last weekend I decided that I had seen enough photographs of these peaks and it was time to experience the real thing.
Upon arriving in Aspen at 10am, we continued to drive up Maroon Creek Road where we were stopped just outside of Aspen Highlands by a sign that read “no traffic to Maroon Bells, board shuttle here”. We followed directions and proceeded up to the ticket office into Four Mountain Sports at the Base of Aspen Highlands. We were a little shocked to learn that we would have to pay $6 a person to ride the shuttle to the Maroon Bells. Riding a shuttle to a beautiful spot in the wilderness is just not appealing to me. I don’t do well with crowds; especially when I’m trying to soak up a beautiful place. I inquired about not taking the shuttle and it was explained to me that from June 16-September 30 (weekends only), between the hours of 9am-5pm it is required that you ride the shuttle to see the Maroon Bells. However, if we wanted to arrive before or after these hours, we could drive to the Maroon Bells. Coming back at a different time seemed like a good option for us.
Sunday morning we woke up at 6:00 and made the 25 minute drive from Snowmass Village to the Maroon Bells. Not surprisingly, the peaks looked just as majestic as they appeared in pictures and even more beautiful, was the peaks’ reflection in the water. It may have been an early morning, but we were so happy to not be surrounded by other tourists while enjoying the views. Regardless of the time of year you travel to Aspen, I’d recommend a trip up to the Maroon Bells. When you planning a trip to Aspen or Snowmass, be sure to give Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals a call for the best selection of Aspen homes, Aspen condos and Aspen vacation rentals!