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Welcome to Snowmass Village and Old Snowmass
The beautiful resort towns of Snowmass Village and Old Snowmass are perfect examples of what pure mountain living is all about. Enjoy unique festivals, world-class skiing, exemplary culinary cuisines, and abundant outdoor activities in these small neighborhoods nestled against impressive mountain ranges.
From pristine ski slopes and lodges with ski-in and ski-out properties, living in Snowmass Village is perfect for ski-enthusiasts and those looking to spend cozy days nestled by the fireplace. Discover pure mountain living in the breathtaking valley of Snowmass Village and Old Snowmass. Here, you’ll find panoramic views of National Forest Land in a quiet mountain town that provides dozens of opportunities to connect with neighbors and enjoy the best of Colorado living.
Old Snowmass is tucked along the Roaring Fork River and features picturesque views of rolling fields and expansive ranch homes. You can find grazing horses in this neighborhood during the warmer months, and most homes are loaded with rustic, luxury charm. Perfect for equestrians, nature-lovers, and those seeking a year-round getaway, Old Snowmass is a pastoral paradise mere minutes from downtown Aspen.
What to Love
- Wide-open spaces close to all major cities and local amenities
- Beautiful ski-in, ski-out properties
- Excellent fly-fishing opportunities in Crystal River, Frying Pan River, and the popular Roaring Fork River
Residents of Snowmass Village and Old Snowmass have the best of both worlds right in their backyard. While both are smaller neighborhoods than Aspen, they’re a tight-knit and family-friendly community bursting with gorgeous mountain homes. Old Snowmass residents enjoy a peaceful, laid-back lifestyle on private estates and hike, bike, and camp near some of the most iconic and stunning mountain views in America. Roads in these neighborhoods turn into personal cross-country ski slopes during the winter, and many residents enjoy traveling around town on their skis.
Snowmass Village is far enough away from Aspen to feel like a retreat, yet close enough to enjoy downtown amenities. Living in Snowmass Village is a little slice of ski-heaven and a perfect location for families, artists, athletes, and adventurers to call home.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Snowmass offers a unique dining experience at the romantic log cabin restaurant Krabloonik. Watch the sled dog teams as you dine by the fire and enjoy mouthwatering mushroom soup, homemade bread, and classic baked brie. If you’re feeling adventurous, Krabloonik hosts daily dog sledding tours during the winter months for all ages - choose from early morning or twilight rides through the snowy mountains with ten world-class sledding dogs and learn all about the ancient tradition of dog sledding.
The Crepe Shack is the best breakfast spot in Snowmass. Their award-winning crepes and delicious coffees are the perfect treats after a morning on the slopes! Another favorite spot is Base Camp Bar and Grill in Base Village. The restaurant spans two floors with full bars, a downstairs patio with a firepit, and boasts the best views of Snowmass Mountain. Menu items include build-your-own burgers and veggie burgers, and an extensive cocktail list.
Many residents of Snowmass Village and Old Snowmass venture to downtown Aspen to curb their cravings and browse luxury shops. For exquisite Japanese cuisine and sushi, look no further than Matsuhisa Aspen, and don’t forget to visit the Switzerland-inspired Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro at the Aspen Highlands after a day on the slopes. This European-style cabin is the ideal spot to sip luxury wine and take in the vast mountain views of the Aspen community. Browse the luxury shops of Gucci and Prada are prominent in this neighborhood, as are Valentino and lululemon. Enjoy upscale dining and shopping in one convenient location.
Please keep in mind, all restaurants and retailers in Snowmass follow strict COVID guidelines. Pitkin County abides by a mandated mask policy for all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Please visit the Aspen Chamber’s website for updates.
Things to Do
During the summer, residents and tourists can be found at the Snowmass Wild West Rodeo, which brings a variety of equestrian demonstrations and events to the neighborhood. Grab tickets and spend an evening cheering on cowboys and cowgirls as they ride through the arena showcasing their talents of bareback riding, team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding at the longest-running rodeo in Colorado. Enjoy barbeque dinners and browse the kid-friendly vendors before and after the rodeo events.
Each September, the skies in Snowmass fill with brightly colored hot-air balloons as part of the Snowmass Balloon Festival. Held over three days for the last 46 years, the Balloon Festival has brought joy to the Snowmass area and continues to “wow” hundreds of spectators each year with its famous hot-air balloon show. The festival concludes with an evening Balloon Night Glow show.
Winter is the most coveted time of year in Snowmass Village and Old Snowmass. As the premier skiing destination in Colorado, these neighborhoods turn into a winter wonderland and welcome hundreds of people to the slopes each year. Spanning over four mountains and two towns, the Aspen Snowmass terrain affords mystery, luxury, and soft, powdery slopes to explore all season long.
Please keep in mind, all events, ski resorts, and businesses in Aspen follow strict COVID guidelines. Pitkin County abides by a mandated mask policy for all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Please visit the Aspen Chamber’s website for updates. Events will be held in 2022 but are subject to change pending CDC guidelines.
Snowmass Village and Old Snowmass are home to several high-performing schools. Some of the area’s academic institutions include: