Snowmass Base Village sure has changed in the past few years, and with a handful of new neighbors, we’re here to make some introductions to help you get to know the new lay of the land.
The heart of Base Village has truly come to life with The Collective. Located just steps from the slopes and surrounded by lodging, The Collective is the epicenter of arts, culture, activities and events. With everything from a new bar and restaurant, a mammoth inspired ball pit, to a thoughtfully curated speaker series, The Collective is the hub for any activity every day of the week.
Walk through the front doors, adjacent to The Rink, and you stand face to face with Snowmass Base Village’s newest restaurant and bar, mix6 and MoxiBar. Offering seasonal, guilt-free options at an on-the-go pace, mix6 breaks the mold of traditional, healthy dining. Award-winning Aspen chef, Martin Oswald, has brought together his favorite recipes from his career mastering both healthy and affordable meals. As the name implies, patrons can mix together flavorful proteins and vegetables to create their own unique bowl to be enjoyed in the adjoining lounge. On Sunday’s be sure to stop by for an incredible brunch offering, alongside a Bloody Mary Bar!
Sharing the upper level is MoxiBar. This space is a casual hang-out spot for those looking to get a little work done, meet friends for après, or enjoy a fireside, late night beverage. The Moxi menu includes classic cocktails, new and inventive twists, craft beer and an impressive wine selection.
While the upstairs is an adult haven, the downstairs of the Collective has become a kid magnet with the completely original Game Lounge. The Game Lounge brings play time to a whole new interactive level. Neon colored, light up foosball, ping pong in a tube even a classic Pac Man bring this unique space to life. Brightly colored walls become a live sound board as different stripes almost magically play different notes through the speaker system. Across the way is the giant coloring wall and a prehistoric themed ball pit shaped like Zeigler Reservoir where a trove of Ice Age fossils were found in 2010. Daily VIK – very important kids – programming and special events make the Game Lounge all fun and games.
Throughout the winter, the community lounge features not just live music but also VIK programming, art & entertainment performances and speakers. Local organizations like Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Pitkin County Library, the Thunder River Theatre Company, Aspen Film and more, round out the Collective’s programming through the winter.
So whether you are looking to kick your feet up one at one of the many fire pits, or let your inner child out in the Game Lounge, there truly is something for everyone at The Collective. The schedule is packed and constantly evolving, be sure to check it out here!
photos and copy contributed by Jordan Curet.