What’s New in Snowmas

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Whether you’re a longtime visitor of Snowmass Village or experiencing our destination for the first time, you’ll be sure to notice a vibrant, refreshed energy throughout Snowmass this winter. New shops, restaurant, activities, events and more have launched in early 2020, providing endless opportunities to see and do, on and off the slopes.

New additions to the Snowmass Mall are Foot Foundation and Big Munchies. Your first stop before pulling on ski boots should be to the new Foot Foundation shop. Owner Eric Ward has combined years of skiing and instructing with the technology of custom made, 3D-printed foot stabilizers.

                                                            Foot Foundation located on the Mall above Grub Thai

Located in the heart of the Mall, Big Munchies serves up the perfect grab-and-go meal with picnic tables for casual dining. With savory offerings like quesadillas, gyros and burgers, you may fill up fast – make sure to save room for their donuts and ice cream.

                                                                        Big Munchies located on the Village Mall

While it is located on the ski slopes, the new Sam’s is the talk of the town. Replacing Sam’s Smokehouse, this new on-mountain restaurant features a modern Italian menu with shared dishes like antipasto platters, house made pastas, and a rotating selection of traditional pizzas. With these delicious bites and an impressive wine and cocktail list, you won’t want to leave until you have tried it all. Topping off this luxurious on-mountain meal are the floor to ceiling windows that provide breathtaking, panoramic views of the mountains around Snowmass. Dine in comfort, with complementary slippers that allow you to slip out of your ski or snowboard boots while you enjoy your meal. For those who are eager to get in as much skiing or riding as possible, there are plenty of grab-and-go breakfast options from Sam’s Italian-style coffee bar with choices such as espresso, latte and cappuccino.

Friends out for a mid-day lunch at the new Sam’s located at the top of the Village Express chairlift

The second phase of development has brought energy and vitality to Snowmass Base Village. New restaurants, shops and activities abound:

Straight Line Studio, presented by local artist Kelly Peters, brings the best in local art to Base Village. The gallery features a rotating showcase of local artists, as well as weekly workshops and events that are open to the public, like Cocktails & Collage and Tin Type Happy Hour.

                                        Straight Line Studio Owner Kelly Peters at her Friday Tin Type Happy Hour

Renowned local yogi Aaron King has relocated his studio, King Yoga, to the base of the Snowmass slopes. Start your day off right with energizing and healing practices or stretch out at the end of a long ski day with a restorative yoga class. Find balance between body and mind at King Yoga.

Looking for new shades or goggles? Eye Pieces, a Colorado-based optical boutique, has opened in Snowmass. Their high-performance frames will have you styled out to shred the slopes or après all day.

                                                                  Eyepieces of Snowmass in One Snowmass West

An Aspen local favorite, JÜS debuts a new location in Snowmass this winter, with hand-crafted cold-pressed juice blends, smoothies, and dairy-free drinks. Their menu also includes healthy breakfast and lunch options.

The new community center, The Collective, has something for everyone. On the upstairs level are a new restaurant and bar, mix6 and MoxiBar, from award-winning local chef, Martin Oswald. This casual dining atmosphere is amplified by a mix of daily entertainment – from a speaker series to live music and comedy, and more. Downstairs at The Collective, the Game Lounge has quickly become the kids’ favorite. With brightly colored and interactive art installations, modern takes on classic games like foosball, ping pong, and skee-ball, the Game Lounge is the perfect place to play. As an homage to the legendary Ice Age Discovery in Snowmass, there is a massive ball pit shaped like the Zeigler reservoir for endless hours of fun.

                                                                                 mix6 open for lunch and dinner

Located in the heart of Base Village, The Rink hosts a variety of activities. Ongoing programming, such as Monday’s skating clinics and Friday’s themed skating parties, keep it refreshing and fun. In February, don’t miss the Bud-Light curling sessions, where teams of two go head-to-head. This winter, an Ice Bumper Cars pop-up provides a twist on the old fashion carnival ride. The Rink and skate rentals are free all season long.

It’s a new decade, and 2020 is off to a great start in Snowmass. New dining, shopping and activities for the whole family are sure to be the highlights of your trip. With so much new to see and do in Snowmass, we can’t wait to hear what your favorites are.

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