Destination guide

Apres-ski in Snowmass for the whole family

Hidden away in the Colorado backcountry, Snowmass is a pint-sized resort town with a big personality. Snowmass Base Village serves as the beating heart of the resort, sitting at the foot of Colorado’s towering Elk Mountains. It’s far more laid-back than upmarket Aspen, which makes it a magnet for families. Planning a ski break in Colorado? Forget impossibly expensive chalets - with spacious living areas, sun-drenched decks, and all the frills, Snowmass vacation rentals will house your whole clan. There are even pet-friendly properties, which means you can bring along Fido.

Things to do

Outdoor adventures in the Snowmass mountains

Beyond snow sports, Snowmass is a hive of summer fun. Snaking from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola all the way to Snowmass Base Village, the Snowmass Bike Park offers downhill trails for kids and adults alike. Paintball Snowmass fields are a favorite with teens, while younger kids will love the chance to get sky-high on the gravity-defying Eurobungy trampoline. Love frisbee? Snowmass is also home to a scenic 18-hole disc golf course that winds its way down the mountain.


From bunny slopes to black runs

Spanning 4 mountains, Snowmass is part of the prestigious Aspen-Snowmass ski resort. From bunny runs to powder-dusted glades, there’s something for every level. And with ski-in/ski-out Snowmass vacation rentals, you can enjoy world class slopes at your doorstep. This means you can hit the runs by day, before warming up by a blazing fireplace at night. Running throughout the year, the Elk Camp Gondola offers knockout views of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. The visitors’ center is a hub for free family-friendly activities, with everything from ranger-guided nature walks to roasting s’mores around the fire.


Summer days in Snowmass

Unsurprisingly, winter is when Snowmass is at its best. Snowfall is light and plentiful which makes for some of the USA’s best ski conditions. Ski season generally runs from late November to mid-April, ensuring a wide window to plan your winter vacation. Summer doesn’t slow down, with a host of outdoor activities and adventures to keep the whole family entertained. If you want to beat the crowds, spring and fall bring great weather for hiking and mountain biking.

Natural features

Escape to the Maroon Bells Wilderness

Just 9 miles west of Aspen, Snowmass is a family-friendly alternative to America’s most glamorous ski resort. The Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area serves as the region’s main nature reserve, covering a huge 180,000-acre footprint. Luxury Snowmass vacation rentals are a great way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region, with boutique-style chalets and studios in the heart of the forest. If you want to stretch your legs, the park is also dotted with wildflower-strewn hiking trails, including the famous Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Snowmass

The nearest airport is in Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), located 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), which is 22.6 mi (36.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Snowmass?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,785 vacation rentals near Snowmass. From 615 Houses to 907 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Snowmass for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Snowmass?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Snowmass:

  • Snowmass Ski Area: 1,672 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Mountain: 666 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort: 484 vacation rentals
  • West End: 570 vacation rentals
  • Cordillera: 868 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Snowmass?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Snowmass. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Capitol Creek Trail: 1,892 vacation rentals
  • Glenwood Hot Springs: 337 vacation rentals
  • Maroon Bells: 2,470 vacation rentals
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: 278 vacation rentals
  • Willits Town Center: 1,324 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Snowmass listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Snowmass?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 615 Houses in Snowmass. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Snowmass include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 907 rentals available
  • Cabins: 19 rentals available
  • Chalets: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Snowmass?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 931 vacation rentals with pool available in Snowmass. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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