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Reviews for Aspen Snowmass
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58 Total Reviews:
5 Star Reviews (42)
4 Star Reviews (8)
3 Star Reviews (3)
2 Star Reviews (1)
1 Star Reviews (4)
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
Snowmass is the BEST. I’ve skied throughout the US and Mount-Tremblant, and there is nothing as great as skiing the Burn on a beautiful Colorado blue sky day. Snow was missing last Christmas, but that is rare. We come every year.... Full Review
Skied Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Aspen Mountains. Did not ski Buttermilk, as all advanced skiers, though heard good things about it for beginners. We found skiing conditions to be 5 stars, as we got 12-18 inches of fresh powder every night we were there! Enjoyed the Highlands and Snowmass the most, but was nice to ski Aspen Mountain and walk around town afterward. As an "adult family" we have skied Utah (Alta/Snowbird/Park City), Jacksonville Wy, and Stowe, and this, for conditions was the best yet! Also wife does not ski and the town of Aspen provided entertainment for her to enjoy. Also bus system made getting around a non-issue. Bottom line, we would all go back!
Only downside was distance and difficulty getting to Aspen. Flew to Denver and drove (or took Epic van). You really do not need car as long as you are close to bus route. Leaving ran into avalanches, and missed flight, but that gave us opportunity to ski Copper. All +++++ but distance from Denver! ... Full Review
The Mountain snow varies from top to bottom.If you take the Gondolan then high speed lift to the summit first thing in the morning, you have the slopes all to yourself. Glad skiing is everywhere. Good times!... Full Review
Superb, all around mountain, I actually think it is the best intermediate mountain in the lower 48. Awesome long quad burning runs like Long Shot, Sneaky's, Slot, Bearclaw, and Sheer Bliss is possibly the very best Blue in the country! Caught six inches of Colorado Champagne Powder and, frankly, I don't know if heaven is that good. The Snowmass Village is nice, but the bus service to Aspen is prompt and dedicated, and Aspen, is well, Aspen. Love the locals and all the Argentines working the mountain add great Latin flare and friendliness. Lastly, direct service from LA, SF, Chicago, and Dallas make it so easy to get there, 10 minutes from Aspen Airport to Snowmass Village. ... Full Review
Snowmass is a wonderful ski mountain with varied terrain. Grooming is among the best I have encountered anywhere. Mountain lifts and traverses are efficient and well-placed, so easy to get many runs in one day. High altitude and mostly north-facing slopes make it an especially good choice for spring skiing. Very frequent free bus system between Snowmass and Aspen. Apre ski does not fare as well. Snowmass Village is rather small for the size of the mountain. Little cuisine variety among restaurants which are quite expensive, especially in Aspen, which is a bit too pretentious for my taste. A very positive experience, but all-in, not my favorite North American ski destination. ... Full Review
Sadly Snowmass desperately needs snow. The runs that are open shouldn't be - it is tree, rock, grass slalom. The only good snow on the mountain is the last 500yds under the Village Express but unless you ride the free smartie gondola all day you will wreck your skis. Rent skis or goto the hot springs at Glenwood, or the Movies at Aspen or Basalt.... Full Review
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