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When the snow begins to fall in Snowmass, the excitement begins to build, bringing a different kind of energy to the mountain air. The puffy jackets come out of hibernation, the snow boots are dusted off, and the daydreaming of perfect powder turns begins. While the anticipation of winter alone is enough to get anyone psyched, on top of that, here are three BIG reasons to be excited for ski season in Snowmass:
This ski season marks Snowmass Ski Area’s 50th Anniversary and in celebration, we’re hosting an Anniversary Weekend on December 15-17 full of specials, events and activities you won’t want to miss. We’re talking lodging discounts, restaurant & retail specials, and more. Don’t worry, if you can’t make it that weekend, we’ll have festivities going on all season! Learn more here.
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix
This January 10-14 in Snowmass, the U.S. Snowboard Team and U.S. Freeski Team athletes will contend for a chance to join the Olympic Winter Games in 2017-18. NBC will air the event live from Snowmass’ award-winning park and pipe, broadcasting over 15 hours of coverage from all Grand Prix events. Events include slopestyle and halfpipe competitions in both skiing and snowboarding. Snowmass joins long-time hosts Copper Mountain and Mammoth Mountain on this season’s lineup.
As part of the Lost Forest, Snowmass’ new on-mountain enhancement project, the Breathtaker Coaster is set to open in December. It features a 5,700 foot track that winds through the trees near Elk Camp Restaurant with speed controlled by the rider, lasting about 5-7 minutes and will be available to ride during the day and night with lights along the track. It will be the first of many activities such as a canopy tour, challenge course, climbing wall and much more.