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Snowmass Ski Area

[ Avg. snowfall: 300 inches | Total # of Lifts: 24 | Base elevation: 8,104 ft. | Summit elevation: 12,510 ft. | Vertical drop: 4,406 ft./1,343 | Terrain:  3,132 acres | Number of trails: 91 | Miles of trails: 147 miles | Terrain : easiest: 6%, more difficult: 50%, most difficult: 12%, expert: 32% ]

Snowmass is the largest of the four ski areas. It is located 9 miles from Aspen and is known as a great family resort. The town of Snowmass Village has been undergoing a lot of changes in recent years. New for the 2007-2008 ski season is the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center located just below the Village Express (six pack) chairlift. The 17 million dollar facility features themed rooms for different ages, kid's rentals, tickets, lessons and retail shop. Basically it has everything from an indoor climbing gym to easy access to the lifts. Also new is the Elk Camp Meadows Learning Area located at the top of the Elk Camp gondola.
long shot ski run
Long Shot
elk camp ski lift
Elk Camp
the cirque backcountry ski area
Above the Cirque 1
the cirque at snowmass
Above the Cirque 2
avalanche course
Avalanche Awarness class
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AVSC kids race
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AVSC lunch

Snowmass Village
snowmass village mall
Snowmass Village Mall
snowmass village ice sculpture
Ice Sculpture
treehouse kids ski school center
Treehouse Kid's Ski Center

Snowmass Mountain Employee Party
Every spring after the lifts close to the public the ski areas have parties for their employees. The festivities at Snowmass Mountain include pond skimming (skiing or snowboarding across an icy pond), a team tubing race and more. To attend one of these parties go to and get a job with the Aspen Skiing Company.
snowmass employee party
Pond Skimming
inner tube sleding race
Tube Race Relay
employee ski party snowmass
Tube Race

snowmass employee party ball toss
Ball Toss
snowmass sk company employee party
Beer Garden/Snow Bar
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