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Arguably the best all around skiing in Colorado. It is pricey and the vibe is a bit different, becasue well it is Aspen. Not everyone's cup of tea. There is some very high quality skiing here and nobody can deny that with a straight face. In terms of a big name Co resorts Aspen blow Vail out of the water. Personally I still like CB and Telluride better though even though they are definately smaller. I just like the vibe at those hills better. I lived near Aspen and skied Highlands and Snowmass as my home hill for a bit and the skiing is fantastic if you can handle the ocasionally snooty attitude and can afford the sky high prices. ... Full Review
Snowmass is amazing, it is unfortunately another one of those Corporate mountain but done right for the most part, and the fact it's far away, few people get there. It's a mountain for intermediates, but if you get there during storm the soft runs are special for some reason. Wide and simply fun. I stayed at probably most luxuries suit on the mountain so my view of the place might not be fair, but it's probably #1 place in Colorado. Not too crowded, family oriented, and money oriented, so no skiing vibe,or not athletes vibe. That means you can find tons of secret places no one even went to. Super expensive like most corporate mountains. High up so you need to acclimate. Super close to downtown Aspen. Beautiful drive from Denver. People have a different vibe than let's say Florida or even NYC, but they are not rude, so the mountain feels pleasant. Family resort for sure.
The only problem is the babysitting of the skier just like on almost every mountain in Colorado. There is no tram from bottom to the top. You take like 4 lifts and a hike to get to what is intermediate terrain anyway. That is the worst thing for Snowmass. They assume they know better. The entire Colorado knows better how to raise a skier and that is the biggest minus. It takes gymnastics and hours to get to the top. ... Full Review
Over priced and over rated in this skiers eyes. ... Full Review
Huge huge shoutout to James Lippert who was incredibly helpful on the slopes and helped my friend ski down the mountain and put on her skis. James was understanding, patient and helpful and I can't thank him enough. Kudos to him and I'll certainly be back in Aspen because of his wonderful service to go out of his way to help us.... Full Review
Wish there was more extreme and technical terrain that didn’t require a traverse back to a lift after.... Full Review
My local Purgatory, Silverton Mtn or Wolf Creek may not have restaurants or shopping as Aspen or Vail, but our snow is far better and deeper than any of those overpriced and over-advertisted traps.... Full Review
Was at the elk camp Cafe having lunch with my wife. While I was in line getting food I could overhear this gentleman named Marshall making disrespectful and inappropriate comments about her and it seemed that he didn't care that others could hear him. I really wish that this person would be suspended or fired for this because it was disgusting..... Full Review
This resort is great, I have been going here since I was 7. Love it! Great resturaunts, shops and trails!... Full Review
Excellent ski town with 4 mountains to choose from. Free bus system that’s easy to use. Great for steep skiing (Highlands), family friendly (Snowmass), beginner (Buttermilk), and convenient (Ajax). ... Full Review
Snowmass has it all - all levels of terrain, the nostalgia of a longtime resort but with excellent new restaurants, new real estate, events, etc. The expert terrain is incredible and then there's plenty of beginner terrain too. Perfect crowd pleaser for families!!!... Full Review
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