With family in tow, we have come up with a memorable 5 days in Snowmass.
Start your day right with a quick breakfast at Fuel on the Snowmass Mall. You can connect with your Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) guide at the ticket pavilion on the east end of the mall. ACES provides free guided hikes featuring a variety of natural and historical wonders including Wildflower Hikes at 10am and Ice Age Discovery Hikes at 1pm.
For lunch, relax on the patio at Snowmass’ longest-tenured restaurant, The Stew Pot, for soups, salads, and sandwiches. Enjoy some downtime after lunch. Then, gear up for an afternoon at the Snowmass Recreation Center where the whole family can enjoy the facilities, including an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, waterslide, basketball courts, tennis courts, and beach volleyball courts.
For dinner, head to The Artisan. Enjoy the Colorado sunshine while dining al fresco on the secluded outdoor patio.
Grab breakfast to go at Clark’s Market then gear up for a full day of rafting with Blazing Adventures.
At night, head up to Elk Camp for Farm to Table Tuesdays. The dinner includes a locally-sourced à la carte menu by Chef Bradley Murphy, local beer and distillery tastings, full cash bar, outdoor family activities, and live music.
Dine at TORO for breakfast, located at the Viceroy Snowmass, where you’ll enjoy a traditional breakfast with a Latin twist.
After breakfast, walk along the Brush Creek Trail to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Founded in 1966, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a premier destination for art making and critical dialogue in the contemporary art world. Enjoy lunch at the alfresco café after your walk through the campus.
Rest and relax so that you can then enjoy the Snowmass Rodeo & BBQ Dinner in the evening.
Start your day with a family hike along the Nature Trail – easily accessed through parking lot #7 just above the main bus stop at the Snowmass Mall. During the leisurely walk, all can take in the surrounding view of Mt. Daly and beautiful wildflowers. See more on Snowmass wildflowers here.
Stop for a quick lunch at Pastore’s on the Snowmass Mall, serving up grab-and-go lunch for the family.
Have drinks on Venga Venga‘s patio for happy hour, which overlooks the ski area, before heading over to Fanny Hill for free live music as part of the Snowmass Free Concert Series, one of Snowmass’ most popular events.
Spend the day exploring the Lost Forest at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. The Lost Forest isn’t hard to find — it’s just hard to see. Tucked in among the trees and rocks are an alpine coaster, zip lines, fishing pond, hiking trails, disc golf, biking trails, a ropes challenge course, and a climbing wall.
After the Lost Forest, enjoy lunch on the deck of the Elk Camp Restaurant.
Then, head down the Elk Camp Gondola and take the Sky Cab Gondola up to the Snowmass Mall and kick off the weekend with music, extended business hours, local artisans, and food & drink specials at Fridays on the Mall.