Snowmass winter season buzzes into fall

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The Big Burn lift on the Snowmass ski area has received praise from ski pubs as the winter season approaches.
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Autumn is when the snow-capped peaks, barter skiing and the films of Warren Miller draw the blood of winter sports. This is also when ski and travel publications release their winter resort rankings, meaning Snowmass has plenty to brag about ahead of the 22-23 season.

ski magazineAccording to the Readers Choice Resort Guide, Aspen Snowmass ranked third among the top 50 resorts in North America. Readers voted the New Belgium Ranger Station one of the best après-ski spots, noting the “beer and food pairings around a cozy fireplace.” The magazine also said that “Up 4 Pizza, atop the Big Burn lift in Snowmass, makes the best pies around. Stay for a freshly baked cookie.

The Ranger Station Board of Directors keeps customers informed about their New Belgium Brewery offerings. | Archival photo
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Readers also ranked Aspen Snowmass as the sixth best ski resort in the West for service.



“Visited Snowmass for the first time this year,” said one reader. “I thought Aspen was going to be a pretentious town, but I was so wrong. The people were nothing but friendly and welcoming. Snowmass is a beautiful mountain with terrain for all skill levels. Yes, it is expensive, but I can’t wait to come back!”

Aspen Snowmass posted a #2 ranking among readers polled for the West’s 10 Best Resorts for Nightlife and #5 for Lodging.



Viceroy Snowmass got a lot of love from readers of Conde Naste Traveler, which ranked it the 2nd most popular resort hotel in the United States, behind the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Vail. Viceroy Snowmass also ranked 26th resort in the world.

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mass of snow is the largest of Aspen Snowman’s (sic) four mountains, with the most lift-served vertical feet of terrain in the United States, and the Viceroy is the most luxurious stay on these slopes. In early 2018, Viceroy Snowmass launched major upgrades to the hotel’s main public areas, including a new restaurant, TORO Kitchen & Lounge, by acclaimed chef-restaurateur Richard Sandoval; a new lobby with a café and pastry shop called Café V; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and a new yoga studio. Additionally, the resort recently introduced an all-new ski-in/ski-out bar and pool renovations, adding nearly 400 square feet of outdoor space, three new soaking tubs, and a new water feature.

The high-speed six-pack elevator that serves Big Burn got props from planetware, which ranked Aspen Snowmass the second best ski resort in the United States: “Snowmass recently commissioned an all-new, $10.7 million high-speed quad chairlift that replaced the old Big Burn chairlift. . In addition to the new lift, several new restaurants, base area improvements, increased snowmaking capacity and additional high mountain lift improvements have been completed and are ready for the 2022/23 season.

Earlier this year in February, USA today declared Snowmass the best resort in the country for families with beginner skiers and snowboarders.

The Treehouse at Snowmass Base Village. | File photo
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“One of the four ski mountains that make up Aspen Snowmass, Snowmass covers the most terrain, with 3,342 acres of perfect powder accessible by 20 chairlifts and 98 trails. But, those superlative numbers aside, what parents love most about mass of snow that’s how easy the resort makes it for families looking to get kids hooked on skiing or snowboarding,” USA today said. “Base yourself on ski-in/ski-out Viceroy Snowmass, and you can get your rental equipment right there. Then take the free shuttle to Treehouse Children’s Adventure Center, a Colorado-themed wonderland for toddlers at the foot of the mountain in the town’s quaint Base Village. The facility welcomes children from eight weeks to four years old for fully supervised childcare and activities, as well as group lessons for beginners aged two to four years old on Rabbit Hill and Magic Carpet just outside. the door. Mass of snow’ children’s ski school is one of the most famous in the country.

Snowmass’ image as a family resort was solidified in a recent report by Snowpak, which noted that it “has a mix of ski terrain and is located farther from the other three ski resorts but has the highest altitude of 12,510 ft. This resort is ideal for family skiing or beginners. Aspen Snowmass Rated Snowpak #3 ski resort in the state.

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