Snowmass Village, Colo., (June 11, 2020) – Today Snowmass Tourism announces its modified schedule for summer 2020. The schedule features a series of new self-guided activations, existing fan favorite events, and some cancellations.
“It is no surprise that Snowmass’ summer will look a little different this year,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “COVID-19 has certainly impacted most parts of our summer schedule, but we want to continue to bring vitality to Snowmass Village this summer. Our new activations and existing events continue to support our lodges, restaurants, and retailers while encouraging visitors and locals to take advantage of our vast outdoors.”
The new activations and existing events will operate under the current and future Pitkin County Public Health Orders, shifting and adapting as new orders are issued. Each activation and event will feature the appropriate social distancing, sanitation, management & protocol, etc. and will abide by best practices set forth by the State of Colorado and Pitkin County.
“’Shift Happens’ is our motto for this summer. These events and activations reflect our best efforts as of today, and we will adapt them as necessary,” says Abello. “We are keeping an eye on the public health orders and we will follow not only the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law as we move forward this summer.”
Snowmass Tourism’s goal is to drive vitality and business to Snowmass during the summer months. Events & activations are subject to change. Visit www.gosnowmass.com/events or the links below for the most up to date information.
*New – Art Walk, Discovery Trail Interpretive Hikes, and Snowmass Mountain Mission: In an effort to showcase the best of Snowmass for guests and locals alike, Snowmass Tourism is creating a series of summer long self-guided experiences – activities guests can do at any time, at their own pace. These include an Art Walk, a program geared to showcase the unique galleries, paintings, and sculptures of Snowmass; a series of Discovery Trail Interpretive Hikes, including the traditional Ice Age Discovery Hike and Wildflower Hike guided by ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies); and the Snowmass Mountain Mission, a village wide scavenger hunt.
*New – Al Fresco Dining in Snowmass: Snowmass is uniquely positioned to bring al fresco dining to new heights this summer. Snowmass’ lack of busy streets and stunning mountain backdrop allows for an unparalleled outdoor dining experience. In addition to allowing restaurants to expand their patio footprint, this summer diners will find new picnic tables on Fanny Hill, on the Snowmass Mall, and in Snowmass Base Village.
*New – Discover Gold…IMBA Gold: In 2020, Aspen Snowmass / the Roaring Fork Valley became the first IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center™ in Colorado. The IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) Gold-Level Ride Center spans from Aspen and Snowmass to Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. The Aspen Snowmass / Roaring Fork IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center is the first Gold-Level Ride Center in Colorado, only the fifth in United States, and among seven in the world. With more than 300+ miles of high quality singletrack to explore, Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley provides an incredible breadth of experiences for both local and visiting riders seeking beauty and exhilaration. Snowmass Village itself features 90+ miles of meticulously maintained road and dirt trails and over 4,400 vertical feet of lift served downhill trails. In addition, Snowmass offers bike clinics, bike sharing, rentals and bike services, events and races, and free transportation and parking. www.bikesnowmass.com
Summer 2020 Weekly Activations
*New – Brews, Bands, & Bingo – July 9-September 24: Spend Thursday evenings in Snowmass with Brews, Bands, & Bingo. From 5:00pm-7:00pm every Thursday, businesses around Snowmass feature food & drink specials and extended business hours. Enjoy bites, libations, and at least two live bands on stages throughout Snowmass Village. From 6:00pm-7:00pm guests can take part in a weekly bingo series at The Collective Snowmass. www.gosnowmass.com/events
*New – Snowmass Drive-in Concerts: Keeping the spirit of the Snowmass Free Concert Series alive, drive out to Snowmass Town Park for Snowmass’ monthly Drive-in Concerts. A mobile stage will activate in Snowmass Town Park, featuring live music from a variety of genres and bands. Guests must stay within their parking space and maintain proper social distancing. Pending approvals; stay tuned for details.
Snowmass Artisan Market – July 10-August 28: Snowmass Base Village hosts its Artisan and Farmers’ Market on Fridays throughout July and August from 4pm-8pm. The market showcases a variety of locally owned businesses selling specialty food items, beverages, clothing, handcrafted goods including art, jewelry and accessories and Colorado-sourced vegetables. www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com
*New – Snowmass Drive-in Movies: Go to the drive-ins…in Snowmass! Throw it back to the late 1950’s on select Friday nights with the Snowmass Drive-in Movies, in partnership with Aspen Film. A giant movie screen will be raised in Snowmass Town Park for the quintessential drive-in movie feel. Guests must stay within their parking space/picnic areas and maintain proper social distancing. Pending approvals; stay tuned for details.
*New – Social Saturdays – July 11-September 26: Spend Saturday afternoon from 5:00pm-8:00pm on the Snowmass Mall with local music, extended business hours, food & drink specials, and unique cultural activities. Enjoy family fun including chalk art competitions, a strider bike race series, an aerialist, the Rosybelle Mobile Art Bus, etc. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Movies Under the Stars – July 11-August 22: Returning for the second summer, Moves Under the Stars, presented by Aspen Film, continues the dusk movie tradition in Snowmass Base Village. Gather family and friends, pack a picnic, and enjoy movie screenings at 8:00pm on Saturdays in July and August, hosted by The Collective as part of the Aspen Film Summer Series. Viewers are encouraged to bring blankets or low-profile chairs, a picnic and non-alcoholic beverages. Adult beverages available for purchase from Limelight and mix6 and takeout dinners available for purchase at Snowmass Village restaurants. Guests must stay within their designated picnic areas and maintain proper social distancing. *No movie on August 1. Reservations required. www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com
In addition to these daily happenings, visit www.gosnowmass.com/events for other pop up activities, adventures, activations, special, hikes, etc.
Summer 2020 Event Calendar:
***The below listed events are slated to happen this summer in one form or another; however, changes and cancellations may still occur. Snowmass Tourism and its event partners are diligently working to reengineer each event to meet the public health orders as they are announced. Please visit www.gosnowmass.com/events for up to date details and be sure to check back frequently for any changes or updates.
Elk Camp Gondola Opening Day – June 21: The Elk Camp Gondola opens for summer on June 21st. The Elk Camp Gondola gives guests access to sightseeing, the Elk Camp Restaurant, and lift served hiking and biking. The Elk Camp Gondola is also a portal for access to the Snowmass Bike Park and Lost Forest. www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/tickets-and-passes/summer
July 4th Ice Cream Anti-Social – July 4: To celebrate the 4th of July this summer, Snowmass Tourism is planning a twist on the ice cream social – the Ice Cream Anti-Social. Instead of meeting up for the traditional community celebration and concert, ice cream delivery will occur on the streets and neighborhoods throughout Snowmass Village. Keep an eye out and an ear open for the ice cream truck. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Snowmass Doubles Volleyball – July 23-26: Volleyball of the Rockies brings boutique mountain tournament to Snowmass again for summer 2020. Sand and grass courts are located throughout Snowmass Town Park with plenty of socially distanced spectating opportunities. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race – July 25: The Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race, presented by Aspen Snowmass, is a premier endurance race series utilizing the unique and amazing terrain of Snowmass. The race is designed to test the limits and skills of both elite and recreational athletes. The race showcases the best singletrack in Snowmass with a 25 mile loop ascending 5000’ feet and offers participants options of one-lap, two-lap or team races. The Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race replaces the event previously known as the Power of Four MTB. The 2020 race will include revised race operations and a restricted filed size. www.AspenSnowmass.com
Snowmass Demo Days – July 25-26: Snowmass Demo Days returns for its 6th year to give mountain bike enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to demo this season’s hottest products over the span of a two-day bike fiesta. Guests can ride on the newest Snowmass trails on the latest equipment. Kids can enjoy a Strider Bike Race Series. Past vendors have included Cannondale, Niner, Why Cycles, Royal, Zen Bikeworks, Scott, and Cima. Advance Registration: 1 day $20, weekend $30. Day of: 1 day $30, weekend $40. A lift ticket is required for Snowmass Bike Park and gondola access. www.gosnowmass.com/events
New Belgium Ranger Station 5k on the Mountain – August 1: The Colorado Brewery Running Series, a Denver based series, returns to Snowmass for the third year of trail running fun. The run consists of a 5k trail run starting and ending on the Snowmass Mall, followed by an awards ceremony at the New Belgium Ranger Station. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Audi Power of Four Trail Run – August 1: The Audi Power of Four Trail Run, presented by Aspen Snowmass, is a challenging 50K Ultra, part of the US Skyrunner Series. The race spans the four Aspen Snowmass mountains, utilizing a mix of singletrack and dirt road. The event also offers a 25K race along the famed Government Trail across Buttermilk and Snowmass, as well as a 10K on Snowmass Ski Area that is also part of the US Skyrunner Series. The 2020 race will include revised race operations and a restricted field size. www.AspenSnowmass.com
VIDA MTB Series Flagship Clinic – August 15-16: Supported by YETI Cycles,
Yeti Cycles Vida MTB Series presented by Shimano is a two-day women’s only mountain bike clinic. The clinic provides women with the opportunity to increase their mountain biking confidence, learn new skills, and to connect with VIDA coaches on proper biking technique. The weekend includes a welcome reception, healthy meals, yoga, bike maintenance classes, and tons of riding. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Snowmass Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival & Brewer’s Pairing Dinners – August 21-22: Friday, August 21st, features a series of Brewer’s Pairing Dinners at restaurants around Snowmass Village. On Saturday, August 22nd, indulge in beers from over 30 craft brewers during a three-hour grand tasting event. A special VIP experience provides early access and select beers not on display at the regular grand tasting. www.SnowmassBeer.com
*New: Colorado Classic – August 27: The Colorado Classic, the premier professional women’s cycling race in North America, comes to Snowmass for the first time this summer. The Colorado Classic is one of only four UCI sanctioned races in the United States for women and is North America’s only stand-alone women’s professional stage road bike race. The Colorado Classic features the top 100 female cyclists from around the world, competing amidst the mountains and roads of Colorado. The first stage of the race begins in Snowmass. www.Coloradoclassic.com
6th Annual Cochon 555’s Heritage Fire – August 29: Heritage Fire is an annual wood-fired, meat-laden feast. The event is a celebration of family farming and breed diversity, and features notable chefs and farmers spotlighting traditional outdoor cooking techniques to serve 3,000 pounds of heritage bread animals. The event also features an outstanding collection of wineries, breweries and craft distilleries. www.CochonSnowmass.com
45th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival – September 11-13: The Snowmass Balloon Festival celebrates its 45th anniversary a little differently in 2020. Instead of featuring a festival in Snowmass Town Park, guests are encouraged to watch the eclectic display of balloons from afar. Guests can watch in their cars from parking lots and streets around Snowmass Village or to take a morning stroll to view the display from Snowmass’ hiking and biking trails, many of which offer stunning views. The long-standing Rocky Mountain tradition will still feature three days of festive balloons and pilot games with a night glow on Friday evening to be announced. www.gosnowmass.com/events
CU in Snowmass Collegiate Bike Races – September 12-13: The University of Colorado takes over Snowmass Ski Area for a weekend of elite collegiate mountain biking amidst the stunning backdrop of changing aspen leaves. Events and competitions include short track, downhill, cross-country, and enduro. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Snowmass Cidermass – September 12: Cidermass returns for its third year to the Snowmass Mall, featuring hard cider tastings from more than 30 hard cider vendors from all over the country. www.Cidermass.com
Septemberfest – September 12: The fourth annual Septemberfest returns to Snowmass Base Village with wine and sake tastings, food vendors, children’s activities, music, and more. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Snowmass Wine Festival & Dinner – September 18-19:
Experience an incredible weekend of food, flavors, sights, and sounds at the Snowmass Wine Festival, hosted by Rotary Club of Snowmass Village. Returning for its 18th year, the festival features a Friday evening wine-paired dinner and a Saturday three-hour grand tasting event with wines from all over the world. www.SnowmassWineFestival.com
Golden Leaf Half Marathon – September 19: Chosen by Trail Runner magazine as one of “America’s 14 Most Scenic Races” this classic trail running race from Snowmass to Aspen is an annual sell out that provides 980’ elevation gain and a 1,712’ descent over its 13.1 miles. www.AspenSpecialEvents.com
Colorado High School Cycling League MTB Races – September 26-27: This fall, the Colorado High School Cycling League returns to Snowmass for the second year to host two days of cross-country mountain bike races for student athletes from Colorado and New Mexico. Teams are divided into three divisions with eight race categories per day for grades 9-12. Racers ride 2-4 laps depending on their grade and category. www.gosnowmass.com/events
Additional Things to Do in Snowmass
Anderson Ranch Arts Center: Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination for art making and critical dialog in the contemporary art world, bringing together aspiring and internationally renowned artists to discuss and further their work in a stimulating environment. With a campus that’s free and open to the public and an extensive array of online offerings, Anderson Ranch is a hub of creative energy and activity for adults and children alike, with a host of virtual and interactive art workshops, lectures by today’s most influential artists and curators, weekend classes, children’s art workshops and more. www.andersonranch.org
Blazing Adventures: Book an excursion with Blazing Adventures, Snowmass’ premier adventure outfitter. Choose from options including biking at the iconic Maroon Bells, rafting, sunset dinners, jeep tours, and more. Blazingadventures.com
Lost Forest: The Lost Forest isn’t hard to find — it’s just hard to see. Tucked in among the trees and rocks at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola are the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, Treeline Trial Challenge Course, and Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall. In addition, the Lost Forest operates as a home base for fishing, hiking, and disc golf. *The resort will modify operations to address all guidelines and health protocols as directed by state and local authorities. www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/lost-forest.
The Rink: The Rink, located in the core of Snowmass Base Village, transforms into a summer activity lawn, complete with family fun games and pop-up kids’ fountain flowing into small pools. The Rink is also home to a wide variety of summer events, including Movies Under the Stars in partnership with Aspen Film, Friday Artisan Market, fitness classes with King Yoga, and local art shows produced by Straight Line Studio. www.thecollectivesnowmass.com
Events Returning to Snowmass in Summer 2021
Snowmass Rodeo – June-August: The Snowmass Rodeo celebrates 48 years of operations during summer 2021, making it one of the longest continuously running rodeos in Colorado. This authentic Western event includes bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and bronco riding, plus fun, family-friendly BBQ offerings. Kids can compete in calf scramble and mutton bustin’. There’s even a petting zoo and a mechanical bull. Top off the night by roasting marshmallows around a cozy campfire. The Snowmass Rodeo takes place on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, rain or shine. www.SnowmassRodeo.org
Snowmass Free Concert Series – June-August: 2021 marks the 30th year of the Snowmass Free Concert Series. Throughout the summer, Snowmass hosts a weekly free concert series on Fanny Hill, showcasing genres of music ranging from reggae, to soul, to funk, to rock. www.GoSnowmass.com
Fridays on the Mall – June-August: Kick off the weekend on the Snowmass Mall with music, extended business hours, local artisans, food & drink specials, kids entertainment and more. Enjoy free s’mores from the iconic Snowmass S’mores cart. www.GoSnowmass.com
Ragnar Trail Snowmass – June: The Ragnar Trail returns for the 9th year in 2021 for a gritty trifecta of the most scenic trail running loops Mother Nature can serve up. Each trail loop begins and ends at Ragnar Village in Snowmass Town Park. Teams of eight run relay style, rotating through three loops, varying from easy to difficult, over a 24-hour period. www.RunRagnar.com
Drishti Beats Yoga & Music Festival – July: Yoga on the Mountain has been a must-attend event for the past several summers and returns to Snowmass in 2021 as Drishti Beats Yoga & Music Festival, a 3-day celebration of yoga, music, and nature. The weekend schedule includes restorative yoga classes, advanced asana workshops, children’s yoga, and focused sessions on mudras, mantras, bandhas and breath work – all mixed with meditation, presentations, and discussions. www.drishtibeats.com
4th of July Community Celebration – July: Celebrate the Fourth of July evening in Snowmass with sweet treats, the Rosybelle Mobile Art Bus, and more. Free glow in the dark goodies are provided, while patriotic attire is encouraged. www.GoSnowmass.com
JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience – September: JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience features three days of world-class performances on multiple stages, eclectic food and beverage vendors, a kiddie corner and more. 2021 acts include Stevie Nicks, Eric Church, Kings of Leon, Maren Morris & more. www.JazzAspenSnowmass.org
All event details and dates are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please visit www.gosnowmass.com/events.
About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best winter ski areas and summer mountain biking destinations in the world. Ski Magazine named Aspen Snowmass the #1 “resort of the year” in the West in 2020, and Snowmass, along with the rest of the Roaring Fork Valley, is the first IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Gold-Level Ride Center™ in Colorado, only the 5th in United States, and the 7th in the world. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres of wilderness, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass is home to 30+ restaurants, 95 percent slopeside lodging, shopping, unique special events and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit www.gosnowmass.com.
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