Although often lumped together with its more famous neighbor Aspen, Snowmass, Colorado, still has a lot to offer. Not only does it provide a heaven for the outdoors enthusiasts, there is much to do around town. Like in other premier ski resorts there are a plenty of vacation rentals (cabins, condos, homes, mountain chalet, cottages, villas and apartments), so finding there lodging usually is not a problem. Still, in the peak ski season the entire region is crowded, so early rentals of cabins, mountain chalet, cottages, apartments, villas, vacation homes, or condos is a good idea. Bring a taste of local culture home through art and antiques from the Mountain Masterpieces Art Fair or the Snowmass Antiques Fair. Or if you would just like to look at art, Anderson Ranch Arts Center & Museum is a worthwhile visit. Get the feel for the west at the Snowmass Rodeo - those cowboys really know how to ride! For those who want to unwind from a long day, the Spa at Snowmass Club is the place to do it. Massages, facials, steam baths, and much more are offered for your restoration and relaxation.
All vacationers need lodging, so the ski resorts offer many accommodations. Tourists will find there many vacation rentals such as cabins, cottages, homes, condos, apartments, villas and mountain chalet, all offering very good amenities. Because of its open spaces, Snowmass, Colorado, is home to many outdoor concerts and events. The Free Summer Concert Series on Thursdays promises a fun night out. Bring a blanket and a picnic to Fanny Hill to hear some great music. How could you resist when it's free? Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival is a three day music festival that attracts big names like Earth, Wind and Fire, The Black Crowes and the Allman Brothers Band. The Winterskol "Winter Fun since 1951" festival is a celebration of winter sports with contests, snow sculptures, races and parades. If you like good chili or beer, don't miss the Chili Pepper and Brew Fest, which is a giant competition over who cooks the best chili or makes the best microbrew. Have what it takes? You can enter, or just be a taste-tester. Don't like chili? There are plenty of other restaurants that should tickle your taste buds. The menus range from traditional "western" fare to Asian and Italian cuisines. For a wistful evening, sign up for a sunset dinner up in the mountains with music, food off the grill and s'mores. Not hungry? Go shopping to work up your appetite. There are plenty of sporting goods stores to equip you for all your outdoor activities. The Snowmass Village Mall is unique because it does not have national stores, but only stores with products of regional quality and origin.
Outdoor activities are year-round in Snowmass, Colorado. It isn't a "summer place" or a "winter place", its beauty and climate allows for both. In winter Snowmass attracts with its ski resorts, but in the summer, fishing, hiking, camping and golf are a few of the main vacation attractions. The different rivers are ideal for fly fishing or rafting. Learn about the natural surroundings in a jeep tour, a guided nature walk or even a mountain hike. For a little excitement, go paragliding with a certified tandem pilot. For those who like to mountain bike, paths vary in skill all along the mountains. Two outstanding, challenging golf courses in Snowmass are tucked between the mountains. For a winter vacation on Snowmass, Colorado, tourists will not be lacking in activities and fun. With an average of 300 inches of snowfall per year, you can count on a snowy good time. Boasting over 3,000 skable acres, Snowmass is a top ski destination. To incite your competitive spirit, NASTAR is a recreational ski racing program for skiers of all ages. Racing seven days a week, people from all over can test their skills against each other. For those who feel the need to get airborne, there are many half-pipes, spines, terrain parks and table jumps. Tourists can be of any skill level to test these out. Three terrain parks are for beginner, mid-level and expert "shredders". For a slow-paced view of the mountains, rent snowshoes and take a guided tour of the mountains. If tourists don't know how to ski, lessons and clinics can begin a life long friendship with the sport. Anyone who enjoys being free on the slopes, or wants to learn how, can have an amazing time in Snowmass. The combination between natural beauty and great lodging facilities available in vacation rentals like homes, condos, cabins, cottages, villas, apartments and mountain chalet make this ski resorts the perfect destination for your vacation in Snowmass, Colorado.