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Snowmass Customer Reviews (73)

Overall Experience*

*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.
Sarah Sturtevant

Customer service was great and my stay was fantastic!

I was attending a conference in Aspen so I took the bus every day from Snowmass to Aspen. It was super convenient to have this option and to save money staying in Snowmass. It was near great restaurants and good hiking. Loved it!
Marian Oniel

great mountail

We love this mountain and the folks working there.
Gary Weinhouse

Outstanding skiing - great mountain!

We travelled to Snowmass for Spring Break skiing for a week as a family of 5...all intermediate/advanced skiers. We stayed next to the base of the mountain in the ski-in-ski-out condos at Woodrun. Our entire trip was excellent and Snowmass is one of our all-around favorite ski resorts in the US. It was a 5-star experience and we recommend it highly.

The mountain is very large with a wide assortment of long runs from green to double-black. The terrain is varied and there is a wide assortment of groomed vs. un-groomed runs. The chairlifts and gondolas are numerous, rapidly moving, and lines were very short. The mountain is not crowded, the skiers and staff were all friendly and polite and our entire experience was fun.

The views are truly spectacular...gorgeous views in all directions and a pleasure to ski challenging runs while looking at the gorgeous surroundings.

Food on the mountain is varied and tasty! Many great restaurants to choose from...and our favorite was Gwyns!

We also enrolled in ski school and found the customer support for ski school to be excellent, friendly and helpful and we loved our ski instructor (Lara) who was outstanding, fun and talented and helped all of us improve our skiing considerably!

We loved Snowmass and hope to return soon!
Nancy Gatta

What a trip!!!!

We have taken many family ski trips with our 15 person Gatta family (8 adults,7 kids) but I have to say the Crestwood Condominiums at family friendly Snowmass mountain is by far the best trip overall. Flying into Aspen eliminates the need for any cars, our accommodations are superior, the ski-in ski-out complete with equipment rentals makes everything so easy, and the staff at Crestwood is so helpful with their shuttle and grocery service and always eager to please! Snowmass village was great too.
Everyone agrees THIS trip was the BEST!!!! The Gatta Family
Christopher Chandler

Snowmass has it all

We are so glad we chose Snowmass this year for our ski vacation. We have been to many other areas including Utah and this is our favorite. The dining is great with many different restaurants to choose from. The skiing was phenomenal! There were a lot of people there but it never seemed crowded and the conditions were great. We will be back again for sure. It is a little pricey but what ski resort isn’t these days. Highly recommended.
Miguel Newell

Wonderful skiing!!

We greatly enjoy these mountains, and the variety of ski terrain.

we love the people

a great RESORT FOR THE FAMILY!!! this was our 7th year..cant wait for 8
Michael Griggs

Wonderfull week at Snowmass

Had a great week skiing at Snowmass, snow conditions were very good as well as the weather.
Rick Thomas

Wonderful Trip to Snowmass

This year was our fourth year back to Snowmass. 36" of snow fell the week we were there which made the snow sports incredible. Massive snow acreage so you are challenged continuously. Small lift lines so maximum time on the snow.

great for families and kids

fun apres ski events especially for kids-- very lively though crowded at times. Ski school was overcrowded and first day was not organized. Mountain as great - skiing was great. Lots of construction in the village - unfortunately.
Howard Menditch

4 days of skiing between Snowmass and Aspen Janurary 16 thru the 21st.

Our group of 6 were looking forward to great skiing at Snowmass and Aspen. Unfortunately, both areas were lacking snow, and ski conditions were very poor, but we made the most of it. the lunches at both mountains were above average compared to other ski areas. The dining was first class. Instead of staying until Sunday, and skiing a full day on Saturday, we cut our trip short because of airline warnings of flight delays beginning late on Saturday into Sunday.
Fredrik Bekkmo

Fourth visit, Snowmass is great for us.

We like everything about Snowmass, little snow this year but that cannot be ordered.
Patricia Munoz Upton

Amazing place

Great skiing and atmosphere 4th time coming... see you next year!!!!
Michael Dattoli


While Aspen is a wonderful ski town, the mountain is small and I become tired doing the same runs over and over. For skiing, nothing in the region beats Snowmass. I did find the eateries at Snowmass to be limited, but I travel to ski.
Similar to Aspen, you can spend a maximum of 1/2 day at Buttermilk and the Highlands, or just ski Snowmass at every level.
Ed Campbell

Snowmass and Aspen trip was tremendous

Excellent rental, walk out back to the slopes, we had 4 guys in a 2 bedroom & loft with 3 bathrooms. Would rent again if we go back. The shuttle service was great as most to the units are on a incline and they pick you up and drop you off anywhere in Snowmass.
Tatiana Lee Chee Sader

Best resort ever!!

Snowmass resort is an excellent ski resort for families. The ski school is second to none. The restaurants are wonderful and conveniently located.

Snowmass great

The Snomass mountain, terrain, lifts, grooming, etc. were perfect for an intermediate skier. No complaints. On mountain lunch choices good, Gwyn's being the best, and Elk being the worst because way too crowded. We should have stayed away from Aspen. We are not partiers, and was very, very disappointed that when we went to check out Little Nell for a quiet drink, we found middle-aged and over the hill people drinking, dancing, to extremely loud music (at 5:00 pm), right near the lobby. If I were Little Nell I'd try to tone this down a bit because it was, quite frankly, disgusting and very ashamed that children could witness the behaviour of these people. Bottom line: I would go back to Snowmass in a second, and will stay away forever from low-class Aspen and places like Little Nell. Oxymoronic, but that's what I felt. Grow up Aspen.
Mike Newell

Beautiful ski runs all over the mountain

Ski runs were in great form. We had not been back to Snowmass and we were pleasantly surprised with the renovations in the restaurants, ski lifts, the village itself. Will certainly look forward to going back soon.
Everything worked smoothely with bookings and reservations.
Mitch Jacobsen


Snowmass is the best place for older skiers and families.
Wayne Healy


We have ben visiting for over 25 years. Snowmass only gets better. The crowds are small, the runs are long and the residents are super friendly. The expansive mountain is easy to navigate and it's like skiing multiple mountains. We have lied all over the US and continue to revisit snowmass. It's 15 min from the airport and fantastic for kids.
Greg Watson

Fantastic vacation at a great Family Friendly Place.

Snowmass, while close to Aspen, is a unique and amazing place. The skiing is fantastic and it has runs for all different types and levels of skiers. It has ski school for small children through adults and is VERY family friendly. We have been there twice now and we plan on going back again next year.
Cal Cunningham

Snowmass for 40 years.

Snowmass is our favorite ski resort--excellent ski slopes for all levels and great and friendly staff. Getting around with transportation system is very easy and efficient. Very good restaurants and meeting facilities.
Cal Cunningham

Snowmass for 40 years.

Snowmass is our favorite ski resort--excellent ski slopes for all levels and great and friendly staff. Getting around with transportation system is very easy and efficient. Very good restaurants and meeting facilities.
Geoff Smith

Still Great to Ski Snowmass

Plenty of well maintained blue-black runs if that's what you're looking for. The higher elevation, north facing slopes keep the snow best.
John Wagner

Great trip!

The travel arrangements Ryan made for us were perfect and our condo at the Stonebridge Condominiums was great, especially the ski- in ski-out part. Our condo was less than 100 feet from the slopes. It was an outstanding vacation.
Mike Lorich

Snowmass, Our new favorite ski location

Snowmass is a fabulous ski area. The map is deceiving as to how large the area is. Runs are incredibly wide and diverse. For the blue skier it is the perfect resort. The number of green runs is limited but there are a few and they are good runs. All the runs were groomed either that night or the day before keeping bumps to a minimum. We even skied The Cirque which is a Pummel lift above tree line,. It access double black runs but there is a blue as well and it is very easy. it was like skiing on the moon. Overall an excellent trip.
nikki welcker


The skiing is fabulous as well as the diversity of the slopes. I couldn't think of one thing to complain about other than the enormous prices in all categories, whether it be lift tickets, lessons, accommodations or food. Switzerland is cheaper!
Still, we were told that gave us the best possible prices for the lift tickets. They are quick, professional and competent. Woodrun Place has a very good location and our condo was beautiful. (Not so much the common areas outside).
There are very few places to eat off of the slopes, but we cooked most nights or drove to Aspen. The food on the slopes was extremely good (and extremely expensive). This is a wonderful ski resort that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. The snow is like powder and the resort fulfills all desires.
Andrew Parker

Always Great

There is a little bit of everything for everybody and Snowmass. Family friendly.
mike baynes

Snowmass was a great mountain with varied terrain. Snow conditions were just ok so couldn't really enjoy all of the mountain.

For a holiday wknd, upper lifts were good, lower not so much.
Nik Wachter

Long runs, short lines, great ambassadors

Snowmass is my favorite ski resort in CO. The lines in April are practically non-existent and the runs are super long, wide and diverse. The Snowmass/Aspen ambassadors are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and fun to ski around with. Snowmass Village is fun for an afternoon and downtown Aspen is a short 10 min drive away and offers more dining choices and diversity.
Sandra Peters

Awesome skiing; apres ski; all around fabulous vacation!

We loved our week in Snowmass. We traveled the last week of March, so no lines, great snow, no crowds. There were a few things we missed.... no snow shoeing or cat dinner events. They were done for the season. But if you want to ski, have great snow, find deals on shopping and equipment... late March is the time to go! We are a family of 4; Mom and Dad plus 2 boys (12 and 15.) It was really nice that the lifts shuts down around 4PM so you can re-group and enjoy the evening.
Jeff Arsenault

Beautiful Ski Resort

As with any ski vacation having perfect weather and conditions is always critical; we enjoyed 2 days of fresh powder and 2 days of sunshine. Amazing resort with a great variety of terrain and open spaces for skiing. Will definitely go back again.
Anabella Hidalgo

Snowmass is al was a nice place ti visit

We enjoyes Snowmass but were dissapointed with the Construction at the base. It doesn't have the dame feeling. It is an annoyance
Deborah Nadjadi

Epic Vacation

9 night vacation. Last plane landed due to high winds. So thankful. First three days out were severe clear and warm temps. What better way to start our trip. Then we got 7 inches of snow one day and 3 the next. Epic conditions. Mountain was not crowded and what a treat that was compared to NE skiing. We were 2 blocks from the Village and enjoyed trying the various restaurants. The bus system is spot on and that was great not having to rent a car. A memorable trip and we plan on returning for perhaps a month the next time! Whooohooo!
Rick Davies


I have stayed and skied at the Snowmass for about 15 years. It is always an enjoyable event. Great mountain good restaurants, and friendly people.
Pam Cary

We loved Snowmass and the other Mts.

Love the area. Great location to 4 great mountains. Nice village of Snowmass. Fun to walk around Aspen and ski the Mtns. Great apres ski at Venga Venga.
Lawrence Kahn

great snow, great mountain

No lift lines, well groomed slopes, outstanding for intermediate skiers, good snow, friendly service.
Stephen Blachly

Three days of skiing intermediate trails on Snowmass mountain.

Snow conditions were great, with plenty of excellent trails to keep us busy. Ski Butlers was very good in delivering and setting up rented ski equipment.
Dallas Lovelace


Gene Taylor---staff excellent as well as equipment
Skiing excellent
Lynn Britt--dined twice and excellent--staff and food and wine
Kirstie Ross

Best ever family holiday!

Snowmass is the perfect resort to ski with children. The ski school and instructors are brilliant and there are so many runs to choose from. Our boys (4 and 7) had a ball - both were riding the village express to the mid station by the end of the holiday. Great restaurants too and the free bus service is amazing!
Adriana Samek


It was amazing, a lot of rides, perfect for us! We want to go back!
Steven Hood


Colorado's best kept secret, Snowmass is a wonderful mountain for the moderate to expert skier, not so much for the beginner as green runs are very limited. The mountain offers a huge terrain so the skiers are spread out enough that there is rarely a lift line of any significance. Our group prefers the mountain to Vail. The town scene is a little quiet but there is adequate offers of restaurants for any budget.
Daniel Grave

Perfect for a young family

This was our first visit to Snowmass and it was perfect for a young family who are beginners/intermediates. Everything is nice and close and provides all that you need. The skiing is fantastic with plenty of choice from Greens to Blacks. The free bus shuttle service to Buttermilk and Aspen is so slick and gives you 3 other mountains to ski on, as the lift tickets include all of them. We were there for 7 nights and skied 5 solid days. Our kids only learnt how to ski last winter and are 6-9yrs old. On the last day we were all bombing down Blue runs together!
Benedetto in Washington

What a wonderful trip!!!

This our third time to Snowmass and we have enjoyed it more each time we have returned. This most recent time we stayed at the Capital Peak Condos which are located at the base of the mountain. It is only a 2 minute walk to the chair lift and ski school. We have four children and the two youngest attended the all day ski school while the two older boys skied with us.

Let me start off by complementing our Vacation Specialist Danielle Leffler that made all the arrangements. She did a superb job at listening to our needs and making sure everything was prefect.

We chose to stay at Capital Peak because of all the amenities. Since we have four children going out to dinner is not always convenient so having a kitchen is a must. As soon as we arrived at the airport Capital Peak sent out a shuttle bus to pick us up which is nice but even nicer was the driver and what he did for us without even asking. As we were being taken to our condo he over heard us talking about going to the grocery store after checking in so we would have some breakfast food for the morning. At that point the driver offered to take us to the grocery store. He dropped us off, took our luggage to our room and then returned and picked us and our groceries up and took us to our condo. When we got to Capital Peak the staff there was top notch and every bite as kind as our shuttle driver.

Our two bedroom condo was beautiful, with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. The furniture was new and the condo was done very tastefully. The cleaning staff did a great job and the hospitality staff was second to none.

When it came to skiing, Snowmass is a great family ski resort. The staff seemed to be focused in that direction. The skiing at Snowmass is top notch. It offers a wide type of variation and levels for the entire family. The chairlifts are quick and the wait even during President Weekend was very reasonable. The ski areas are clearly marked and the mountain staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.

As far as the night life we really can't comment on it. After skiing from 8:30 to 4:30 each day our children were tired. After dinner and a dip in the pool there wasn't too much left in them, which was OK with us as parents because we came there to ski.

In closing we would highly recommend Snowmass and lodging at Capital Peak to anyone. We have used for our last Five ski trips and they have done a wonderful job.

Jonathan in Knoxville

Snowmass - Great Skiing

My wife and I enjoyed Snowmass greatly. It offered the most terrain and was easy to get around. Snowmass is very quiet in the evening and if we wanted to do more, all you had to do was get on the free shuttles to Aspen. Very convenient!
Overall a great place to vacation!
Mike in Deatsville

Favorite place

Snowmass is a great place to ski. We have now gone 4 years in a row. The mountain is such that whatever the weather you can find a place to ski (high winds at the top ski Alpine Springs). Lots of good resturants, you do not have to go to Aspen to eat.
Ronald in Grandview

We loved Snowmass

Snowmass/Aspen is one of the must beautfulest places we had ever seen. We stayed at the Silvertree hotel for 5day/4 nights. And the staff were all most helpful. We could not had a better time. Shelia from Grandview, Tx.
George in Wilmette

Great Place for Kids and Families

This is my second year at Snowmass using Ski.Com. It was a great trip and everything was very well organized. The kids loved the accomodation at Timberline Condo's because of the Pool, Hot Tubs and the ski in/out location.
Sunah in Indianapolis

Great ski vacation!

We had never been skiing in the Rockies so this was our first adventure there and it was amazing! We are used to skiing in the northeast with freezing temps and crowded, short, icy runs. Snowmass was such a change. I could feel myself smiling as i skied down my first run. Although our lift tickets were good for all 4 Aspen mountains, we decided to stay at Snowmass all 4 days we were there. We stayed in a slopeside condo so it was just too convenient, but there is so much free public transportation in Snowmass Village that going to another mountain would not be difficult. (We thought Aspen mtn would be too difficult for the intermediate skiers we are and Buttermilk would be too easy.)

The runs are wide open and beautifully groomed with lots of runs and lifts to choose from. The groomed runs are posted at lifts, online, and on the free app. Everyone was friendly and happy to be there. We did hear some complaints that it was crowded (being Presidents' day week), but we really did not feel like it was overcrowded (from what we are used to). Although there was occasionally a short wait at the lifts (apparently there is usually no wait ever), we were still alone on most runs we skied. Many people we spoke to said they had been coming to Snowmass for years/decades and never go anywhere else anymore since it's so good there. I can see myself becoming one of those people.
I wish it were more convenient to fly to Aspen as we had a little trouble both coming and going.
MONICA in North miami beach

Loved Snowmass

Snowmass offers one of the best vacations!!!! Great skiing, great lodges and delicious restaurants in Aspen.
Laure in North miami beach

Loved It!

Beautiful place,we were lucky with best weather and snow,
great places for lunch on slopes,
Don in Milwaukee

Awesome As Always

Great snow, no lift lines, left Milwaukee at 6:00 am and was skiing at 10:00 am. the same day. Have been back four consecutive years and have never been disappointed.
Isabel in Chicago

The Cruiser Paradise

I returned to Snowmass in Jan 2011 after a 5 year hiatus. It is better than ever. I love to cruise long wide, steep groomed runs and Snowmass is full of those. They do such a wonderful job at grooming and the new (for me) Gondola and Village Express make it really easy to get to the various peaks fast.
It is a great family mountain as there is terrain for everyone. It is a really large mountain, so there is rarely a lift line.
The resort still lacks a variety of dining places but there is anough variety for a week, and Aspen and its many restaurants is just a 20 minute ride away.
There is no need to have a car if you are staying in any of the mountain side hotels/condos.
I have skied in plenty of places in Colorado and Utah and this is my favorite resort
Marilyn in Villa Park


It was just beautiful. Like a picture.
marlin in Owatonna

I loved Snowmass

What a great week at a great mountain. Loved every bit of it.
JAMES in Tyler

Great snow

One of the best skiing spring break trips we have taken. Snow was incredible and timing was great. Got plenty of fresh snow and plenty of nice weather. No crowds.
Heidy in Kapaa

David in Atlanta

Great ski vacation, frendly staff

Great set up and resort! Perfect weather and snow, with no lines at lifts and great choice of slopes on 4 mountains!
All made for the best ski vacation in years. I recommend it without reservation.
Al in Helena

Excellent - Our favorite ski resort

I have nothing but compliments for Snowmass. I was the trip leader for
a group from the Birmingham Ski Club. We stayed at Top-of-the-Village Condos. Our group loves ski in-ski--out. The mountain staff make a group trip leader's job easy. It is hard to beat Snowmass for the wide groomed intermediate slopes and more challenging slopes and beginner slopes are available for all ability levels. I especially recommend Incline Ski Shop for your equipment needs. Just ask for John. Snowmass is always a club favorite and we will be back next year.

Pinhas in Okemos

Large skiable resort.

Easy access from the hotel to the mountain and back. It helps when the weather is as gorgeous as it was at the beginning of February. During weekdays the place wasn't crowded including restaurants. We enjoyed the access to the other mountains, Aspen and Aspen Highlands.

The best resort I've ever been

I have a wonderfull time. Every thig was perfect
Tim in Rye

Great developments at Snowmass

Recent upgrades at Snowmass have helped the mountain a lot. I like the new Tree House ski school and its base mountain location. The gondola and new sheer bliss express quad make it possible to ski the whole mountain with ease. The base area is coming along well. I'd still like to see more eating options at the base, including a breakfast or coffee spot. I think a small general store would be great as well.
Another overlooked feature of Snowmass is the Nordic center at the Snowmass country club. The trails are beautifully manicured and the staff is very helpful, including with rentals.
Bob in Arlington heights

Lori Wells rocks @ Snowmass

I've skied at Snowmass for the last 4 years in January. Arrangements have been handled by Lori Wells at and have been flawless. Lori even manages to fix my blunders when I make them. Lori rocks at Snowmass. As far as the mountain goes Snowmass has such a large choice of runs and skill levels everyone will have plenty to choose from. Every year the snow seems to be better than the year before. Already looking forward to 2010.
LaTonia in Gainesville

Loved everything but the price

The area was beautifull. the access to the slopes and areas was great. They had shuttles that ran every 20 minutes throughout the village. The condo we stayed in was spacious fully equipped and nice. The people were very friendly and helpful. The slopes were beautiful. But this resort was more pricey than other in Tahoe, Utah and even Canada. if going in groups purchase food from walmart or grocery store before you get in the village. If taking a family this is definetly the better way to go especially if going for a week. But i would go again we would just be better prepared. also the lift tickets were pricey and the discount wasnt as attractive for multiple days as in otherski resorts.
Eric in Port chester

Snowmass was our favorite mountain

We had a big group and there was variety for all levels of ability. We didn't get bored at all during the whole week.
Peter in Sherman

Snowmass: Aspen Access

Great mountain with lots of variety for all levels. Snowmass Village as a dedicated ski destination lacks the charm of a Breckenridge or Telluride, but its easy access to Aspen by free shuttle makes up for it some. We had a condo and wanted to cook some meals in, but the with only one small grocery store and exorbitant prices it didn't save us much money.
Lisa in Woodbury

Snowmass was fabulous

My first time at Snowmass. I've been an intermediate skier for 30 years. They had a terrific program for Women called the Women's Edge. I actually learned new stuff! My 20 year olds had amazing lesson too. We Stayed at Stonebridge condos and The really frequent busses made getting around so easy. The heated pools/ sauna, chocolate chip cookies and great cleaning staff made the condo the best. So many different places to ski and never long lift lines. I don't remember what skiing on ice even feels like!

Only problem was I had so much fun all day, I never had the energy to find out what the night life was like.
Dick in Cincinnati

One of Our Favorites

We've skied somewhere in the West every year over the past 25, and Snowmass is one of our favorites. Variety of intermediate terrain, snow quality/maintenance and staff are definite strengths. The new gondola makes access to all areas of the mountain(s) much easier than on previous visit. Selection of lodging on or close to the slopes is good. And of course proximity to Aspen, but away from the "glitz", is very nice. Completion of the new base area - with focus on kids - should make it even better.
Kenneth in Barnesville

Return Again and Again

We have skied here several years and intend to return next year if health and wealth permit.
Terry in Raleigh

Ahh Aspen

Luckily, my agent recommended I not fly into/out of Aspen airport as the area gets so much snow the flight cancellations were streaming across all of the local TV channels - fly into Eagle instead and take the shuttle. Once you're there you will want to purposely miss your shuttle to go home. From the heated streets and sidewalks to the free bus system that takes you everywhere to the four mountains that have every kind of terrain you can imagine there was absolutely nothing about Aspen that wasn't picture perfect - no wonder the rich and famous go there.
Stuart in Tampa

Snowmass is improving

As far as convenience is concerned, it doesn't get any better than Snowmass. The new base village is awesome. We have three kids and the ski school was top notch. All of the staff is friendly and was very accommodating. There are lots of good places to eat that do not cost a fortune. We stayed in Woodrun Place condos. The condo was classified as "exceptional." We found it to be very good, but the beds could have used some updating. Daily maid service was lousy, but they did empty the trash.
Alison in Brooklyn

Love Terrace House Condos

I absolutely love staying at the Terrace House Condos in Snowmass. They are perfect; especially if you are with a group of people. They are very clean and have all necessary amenities and also very close to the ski lifts.
Lester in Loxahatchee

Awesome place

Well i have been going here for years now and i must say- its the best mountain ive ever skiied. it has so many trails to ride and all the lifts are fast. the instructors are curteous and actulaay teach you(AKA: folg). Teh food ont eh mountain is great and typically there is always snow. the best part is the wide variety of double blacks. there are usually like one or 2 at other resorts but not here.its a great family vacation and a great learners or expert mountain. there isnt anything here that will not satisfy you. the best restaurant is butch's- best seafood around. But its what goes on underground is what gets you. The direstor of ski is the nastiest guy there but nobody would knowit. a few years ago an instructor was REPORTED speeding in a slow zone. The director did not look into it but just went into accusing that the instructor was speeding and fired him. Anyone who knowws the guy knows what i mean. everything is great there but poor central management is the problem. lucky for them they hire great staff.