The Aspen Snowmass Nordic roots ring true every Friday night during the winter season. In honor of the Norse God of Snow, Ullr, Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland in which guests and locals alike are encouraged to celebrate while enjoying classic winter activities such as a visit to the Volcano, the tubing hill, snowbiking, s’mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire, and ice skating.
Snowbike Tours at Ullr Nights
The tours begin at 5:30pm. Participants should meet promptly at 5:15 pm at the Snowmass Base Village Four-Mountain Sports store.
• Must be an intermediate skier or snowboarder (level 4 & up)
• Minimum age 12
• Cost is $69—includes bike, tour, lift (wear your own ski or snowboard boots)
• Minimum of 1 training ride and two on-mountain trail rides included
• Limited to 16 participants
• Weather permitting
• Reservations required – 970-923-1227
Snowmass Breathtaker Alpine Coaster
One of the many reasons Snowmass is such an exceptional ski resort is because of the year-round activities for visitors of all ages. The range of entertainment options just got better with the addition of the aptly named Breathtaker Alpine Coaster next to the top of Elk Camp Gondola. This new gravity-driven experience zips riders through the alpine landscape on single and double person sleds that glide atop metal tracks. Learn more.
Take a ride on a snowcat to the road less traveled and the run less tracked. Prime pockets of pure powder stashes exist on the backside of Aspen Mountain and they’re yours for the taking. Two guides and a driver lead each 12 person group, choosing terrain based on snow conditions and the group’s skill level and experience after a backcountry orientation. Luxury snowcats take you to prime untracked stashes on the backside of Aspen Mountain. Fresh tracks guaranteed and gourmet lunch is included.
Powder Tours are on a reservations-only basis and require a credit card number to hold the booking. For reservations visit the Powder Tours desk in the gondola building, call 970-920-0720 or 800-525-6200 x3720. Cancellation policies apply, please inquire.
Snowcat dinner rides are available at the Lynn Britt Cabin, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, and also for a Family Chuckwagon Dinner. The Lynn Britt Cabin and Family Chuckwagon Dinner are family friendly and accommodating to children, while the Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro delivers an authentic Alpine atmosphere in a cozy intimate setting. Reservations are required.
Lynn Britt Cabin: Available Tuesday and Thursday nights. Cost is $99 for adults, $57 for children ages 3 to 11 and free for children ages 2 and under; prices do not include beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations required for dinner, 970-923-8715 or 1-800-525-6200 (ext. 4715). This venue is also available year round for private events.
Family Chuckwagon Dinner: Available Wednesday eveningsfrom 5 pm- 7:30 pm. Cost is $65 for adults, and $35 for kids 12 and under. Dinners will take place on Wednesday evenings
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro: Thursday public night dining 6–10pm; private dinners all other nights 6–10pm.
Enjoy a family fun-filled evening with ho chocolate for the kids, family songs and s’mores by the fire. Seating is limited to 54 guests. guests will meet at Snowmass Village Mall at 5pm. Cost is $65 for adults, and $35 for kids 12 and under. Dinners will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5 pm- 7:30 pm.
Learn about the animals that inhabit the Rocky Mountains in winter from a knowledgable ACES guide and take in the beauty of spruce fir forests along a babbling creek. Snack and warm drinks included
Snowmass: Tours depart from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola at 10am and 1pm daily.
Aspen Mountain: Tours depart from the top of the Silver Queen Gondola at 10am and 1pm daily.
$63/adult, $43/youth ages 13-17 and seniors ages 65 and up and $56/kids ages 7-12. Tickets can be purchased at any Aspen/Snowmass ticket window.
The Aspen Snowmass Nordic trail system boasts more than 60 miles of cross country ski and snowshoe trails, making this one of the largest free groomed systems in North America. Terrain varies in difficulty level from beginner to expert.
For information and ski trail conditions or to contact the cross-country ski centers, call the Nordic Hotline at 970-429-2039.
Ski Tour with a Naturalist
Drop in at the Wapiti Wildlife Center at the top of the Elk Camp Lift to ski a run with a naturalist and learn about our high-alpine environment. Tours are free, twice daily, with a minimum age of 7 required.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)
Engage with nature and learn about the beautiful Rocky Mountain ecosystems that surround the Roaring Fork River Valley and White Mountain National Forest. The 25-acre preserve at Hallam Lake features an indoor trout stream and resident golden eagle, while the Rock Bottom Ranch facility exhibits a farmyard tour. Hallam Lake (100 Puppy Smith St., Aspen, CO): Free. Rock Bottom Ranch (2001 Hook Spur Road, Basalt, CO): Suggested donation of $10.
Learn mountaineering techniques from certified expert local guides. Snowmass is surrounded by impressive climbing options for every type of climber, from the experienced to first timers. Call 970-925-7625 to make a reservation.
Take a lesson or reserve a guided tour in and around the 2.3 million acres of national forest surrounding Snowmass.
Choose your guided tour style, form two hour trips to all day expeditions. Longer tours include gourmet meals, hot beverages, and stops by rustic mountain cabins.
2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals
Head over to Aspen Mountain for the men’s and women’s World Cup finals. Not only is this five-day world-class event focused around skiing, there will also be off hill activities, events and concerts. All starting March 15, 2017 at 8:00am.
Blazing Adventures: blazingadventures.com , 970.923.4544
Western Adventures: 970.923.DEEP (3337)