Last winter, Snowmass guests experienced a new way to glide down the slopes—on a sleek, self-braking alpine coaster that drops more than 400 vertical feet on a mile of turning, twisting track. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of any skeptic (the thrilling but safe descent is open to riders of all ages and abilities). The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster‘s winter opening built excitement for Snowmass’ Lost Forest recent Grand Opening, a new mid-mountain activity center that opened this summer.
Hidden in the mountainous terrain around Elk Camp, you’ll find zip lines, biking trails, ropes challenges, climbing walls and the Breathtaker coaster. The Canopy Run includes eight ziplines and two sky bridges for an entertaining three hours in the trees. Another guided experience, the Treeline Trail Challenge Course encompasses five paths of varying difficulty levels up to 40 feet off the ground, and the Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall with auto-belay allows climbers of all levels to get vertical at Snowmass.
The Lost Forest also includes a couple new gathering sites where groups can meet pondside among the aspens or in a 11,325-foot high meadow. Navigate it all at your own pace by booking a private adventure with a guide.
Combined with existing Elk Camp activities, like hiking (2.4 miles of trail reroutes this summer), disc golf, fishing and paintball, the Lost Forest truly offers something for everyone.