First and foremost, S’MORES!
Who can resist a sweet, toasty, tasty, gooey treat after a day on the slopes? Slopeside firepits in Base Village and the Snowmass Mall offer free Snowmass S’mores for all ages, 3:30-4:30 pm every day. Take your pick from a variety of uncommon ingredients, and make your wildest s’mores dream come true. Learn more here.
You don’t need a car, or even an Uber when you’re in Snowmass. The Snowmass Village Shuttles provides free service to almost any location in the Village, including the Snowmass Center (grocery store), Snowmass Recreation Center, Base Village, and the Snowmass Mall. Want to pop into Aspen or ski another Aspen Snowmass mountain? Free RFTA (Roaring Fork Transportation Authority) buses to Aspen depart every 15 minutes between 7:15 am and 8:15 pm, and every 30 minutes outside of that time frame. The Snowmass Village Shuttle’s website helps you find your route based on where you’re staying. You can find Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley bus information at RFTA.com.
Coffee, Cider and Hot Chocolate
It’s not a well-kept secret, but it’s always a pleasant surprise. In the mornings on the Snowmass Mall and at the top of Sam’s Knob, you can count on one of these free hot beverages to warm you up. Not to mention the friendly guest services team who will tell you where to drop your skis, where to go for après, or what runs you should ski first in the morning.
Both an international art center and a beloved community resource, Anderson Ranch welcomes art students and art enthusiasts of all ages―from beginners to leading artists of our time. They host a wide range of activities, including auctions, artists-in-residences events, and even yoga classes! Some of our favorite free events include Art Après, and the local’s sketch club and local’s photography circle.
Snowmass’ Ice Age history is unbelievable. Did you know that Ziegler Reservoir is the largest site for mastodon fossils in the world? Over 36,000 bones and teeth belonging to 52 different animals were uncovered in the reservoir located just outside of Snowmass Village in 2010, and there is a free interactive exhibit dedicated to the discovery. Learn more at the Ice Age Discovery Center, located on the Snowmass Mall, open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.
Meet a knowledgeable local ambassador for a free, educational tour around Snowmass Ski Area on skis. Mountain tours meet every day at 10:30 am at the top of Sam’s Knob or 1:30 pm at Elk Camp restaurant. In celebration of our 50th Anniversary season, additional historical mountain tours on Tuesdays feature an expert historian providing an in-depth look at Snowmass’ rich history. History tours meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at the top of Sam’s Knob.