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Aspen Snowmass


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Aspen Snowmass


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Pro tip: Snowmass, removed from the other Aspen mountains by a 15-20 minute drive, feels more like one of the free-standing resorts in the I-70 corridor, as it has a village that has grown around the ski resort and now has a center of gravity all its own. There's loads of terrain at Snowmass, but the expert shots tend to be short. Families will love the wide blue cruisers.  MORE

Core Strenghts

Aspen Snowmass
Travel Ease
90.6
Overall
90.0
Snow Quality
74.3
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

7

Rank in
Region

6

Rank in
State

3

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Snowmass
Westin Snowmass
4/5  stars

11/23 - 4/9
min nights: 7
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4/5 stars
11/23 - 4/9
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Crestwood Condominiums
3/5  stars

2/1 - 2/16
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3/5 stars
2/1 - 2/16
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Perfect Storm
Best time for snow at
Aspen Snowmass
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Aspen Snowmass

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Thursday
Day
1-3"
Night
0-1"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
1-2"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
1-2"
Night
2-4"
True Snow: 296" per year
Snow Quality Rank

24

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

67

Aspen Snowmass is ranked No. 67 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

10.7%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

5.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

21.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

67

Aspen Snowmass is ranked No. 67 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

24

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

4030 ft

12510 ft
Base Elevation: 8104 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Aspen Snowmass

Snowmass' snow record is typical for Colorado. 11.1% of winter days with 6 inches or more of snow and 21% of winter months with 30 inches or less are middle of the pack for western destinations, while 5% of months with 90 inches or more is on the low side. Snow density as in most of Colorado is as light as it gets. Powder tends to last awhile at Snowmass as the best stashes require multiple lift circuits and thus get tracked out gradually.

Accumulation and Preservation

Snowmass averages about 75% open at Christmas, and is less than half open by Christmas in 15-20% of seasons. Some of the exposed and steep terrain in the Cirque and Hanging Valley is often not open until sometime in January. Snowmass is high altitude and over half north facing so snow preservation is excellent. The flatter lower mountain can melt/freeze in late season, but much of the upper terrain retains packed powder into April.