Sure you can earn bragging rights skiing or riding on Snowmass’ fabulous slopes. But there are many (many!) other ways to play your day away that are equally awesome. Skinny cross-country skis, or lightweight snowshoes, can transport you to a winter wonderland of silent meadows and snow-shrouded forests, via 60 miles of cross-country trails. Rather ride? You’ll howl with joy as a team of Krabloonik’s Alaskan huskies pull you (tightly tucked into a two-person dogsled) through pristine Snowmass backcountry, then back to the rustic restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Want to get in touch with your inner athlete – indoors? Pump some iron, roll out a yoga mat, or test your mettle on the climbing wall, at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center. (There’s a sweet outdoor saline pool, as well. Bet you can’t resist.) Bowling at Slopeside Lanes is always a fun way to roll. And you can always burn off some calories power shopping at Snowmass’ locally owned galleries and boutiques.
Then again, you can simply bliss out at one of Snowmass’ dreamy spas, like the 7,000 square foot Spa at Viceroy Snowmass, which specializes in therapies inspired by the Ute Indians, the resort’s earliest ancestors. The Snowmass Club Fitness and Spa and The Spa at The Westin Snowmass Resort offer full menus of wellness-infused spa treatments and services as well. No matter how you play it, there’s no better place to spend a day than Snowmass.
More Ways to Play
» Get up, up and away with a hot air balloon ride over Snowmass valley
» Go snow tubing at the Meadows at Elk Camp on Snowmass mountain
» Cast a fly for trout on the nearby Roaring Fork or Frying Pan river
» Take a guided snowmobile tour to the breathtaking Maroon Bells
» Catch a shuttle to downtown Aspen, just 9 miles away, for high-style shopping, dining and gallery-hopping