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With these few tips, your mountain getaway can be memorable AND affordable.


A trip to Snowmass doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, that is one reason the summer months are so great. With bluebird skies, wildflowers galore and endless outdoor activities, the mountains are the ultimate summer playground.

  1. Visit during the “off” days of the week

The weather is the same on the weekdays as it is on the weekends – warm and sunny with occasional afternoon showers. So why not find a good excuse to take a few days off mid-week and enjoy some peace and quiet in beautiful Snowmass? Weekday activities abound with Tuesday Farm to Table DinnersTuesday Bike Park Nights, Wednesday Rodeos, free concerts on Thursday and Fridays on the Mall. And, as an added bonus, weekday discounts are almost always available at local lodges.


  1. Eat at budget-friendly restaurants

From affordable pizza and sandwiches at Pastore’s to satisfying salads at Taster’s there is a delicious meal to fit any budget. Also, look for kid-friendly or happy hour dining. Venga Venga, Ranger Station, The Artisan, and The Edge all offer a diverse selection of happy hour drinks and appetizers that can all be enjoyed on scenic outdoor patios, near Snowmass Ski Area and surrounding peaks. You can always visit GoSnowmass.com/today to see all the local events and specials happening daily!



  1. Vacation like the locals

First, check our event calendar and filter by category – there are several events you can attend at no cost. In Snowmass, you can enjoy daytime activities such as hiking and/or biking and evening events like free outdoor Thursday night concerts featuring great bands with complimentary kids’ activities. On Tuesday nights, enjoy a free gondola ride to Elk Camp for the Farm to Table Dinner. Free guided nature hikes provided by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies can help you learn more about the local flowers or the recent Ice Age Discovery.


  1. Plan a group trip

Plan a large family trip or join up with friends and connect with a group sales manager at a local lodge for group discounts on lodging. Or, stay all together in one a deluxe, spacious condominium or home where everyone can be together for homemade meals or competitive game nights.



  1. Pack a picnic for lunch

Enjoy one of the many hikes or bike rides that Snowmass has to offer and dine al fresco with the best seat in town – in the mountains. Purchase locally-sourced foods such as Avalanche Ranch Cheese or Milagro meats and fill your backpack with a re-energizing meal. Clark’s Market Snowmass has convenient grab-and-go meals and snacks, Daly Bottle and Sundance have large selections of wine & spirits to accompany your gourmet picnic.

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