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The Visitors' Choice Award for Best Overall Ski Resort of 2016 Goes To...

1st November 2016 | James Robles

News Regions: Colorado, Rocky Mountains

Resorts in this article: Aspen Snowmass

A taste of the steep and deep at Aspen Snowmass.

A taste of the steep and deep at Aspen Snowmass.

Copyright: Matt Power

The results are in! Your top choice for 2016’s Visitors’ Choice Awards title: Best Overall Ski Resort, goes to… drum roll please… Aspen Snowmass! From champagne powder to champagne brunches, this luxury ski town offers four mountains and more than 5,500 acres of skiable terrain to choose from. Located on the Western Slope of Colorado, along the Roaring Fork River, Aspen is home to world-class dining, shopping, nightlife and its very own airport.   

Even though the town is known for being a playground for the rich and famous, it still holds onto a unique identity that’s rooted in a long and celebrated skiing history, family-friendly skiing and amenities to the X-Games. 

If you’ve yet to experience “The Power of Four,” maybe it’s time you start listening to your slopeside brethren—here are what skiers and boarders have to say via OnTheSnow App’s firsthand comments feature:

“Spent the last three days at Snowmass—we arrived two days after the three-plus foot dump, and we were still finding untracked in the trees and barely tracked off the lifts. Had another inch or so fall while we were here—the whole mountain was skiing amazingly well.”

“I have been lucky enough to ski all over North America, and my three favorite mountains happen to be Aspen (Ajax), Aspen Highlands and Snowmass. I think the skiing is second to none. Add to that, great après ski, amazing food and great nightlife, and there is no where else in the world like it.”

“There is absolutely nothing bad to say. Skiing was absolutely perfect. Transportation was convenient and on time, and the food on the mountains was very good and reasonable. The hospitality of the mountain staff and the people of Aspen were second to none. We are planning our vacation already for next year.”

“One word, awesome!”

“Aspen Snowmass is the full package. With four mountains and such varied terrain, there is something here for everyone," states Jeff Hanle, Aspen Skiing Company’s director of public relations. "We have an authentic mountain town with world-class cultural offerings and nightlife, amazing bars and restaurants and legendary skiing and riding. The feeling is authentic ski town meets urban vibe."




Aspen Snowmass VCA header overall - © Matt Power
Aspen Snowmass VCA snow - © Matt Power
Aspen X-games - © Jeremy Swanson
Aspen Snowmass VCA gondola - © Jesse Hoffman

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