Planning meetings and events in Snowmass is easy, since, in addition to being one of the best family ski areas in North America, the resort area is also a premier meeting and event destination. Snowmass event venues comprise purpose-built conference space, restaurants, attractions and more. Situated just outside of Aspen, Snowmass is home to world-class lodging, 3,132 acres of skiable terrain featuring the biggest vertical ski drop in the U.S., 91 trails and 21 lifts, 150 miles of hiking and biking trails, two Gold Medal fly-fishing rivers, tranquil spas, championship golf and popular annual events and festivals. The resort area invested $66.5 million in on-mountain capital improvements, in 2007-13.
Located just six miles outside of Snowmass, the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) serves the resort area around Snowmass. The airport services daily flights to and from Denver and Los Angeles. There is also direct service from Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco into ASE on a seasonal basis. Many Snowmass resorts and hotels offer free airport shuttle service. Visitors can also ride the free seasonal Snowmass Shuttle and public buses throughout the Aspen and Snowmass area via the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority.
Many of Snowmass' lodging options and attractions feature private meeting space and meeting amenities, and almost every resort features ski-in/ski-out access The newest hotel in Snowmass, the Westin Snowmass Resort, boasts more than 250 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space and is centrally located in the heart of the village. Situated on the Snowmass Mall, the Westin features The Snowmass restaurant, a beautiful new spa as well as an array of ski in/ ski out suites.
The 173-room Viceroy Snowmass resort, nestled in the heart of Snowmass' Base Village, features more than 9,000 square feet in meeting and event space, including a 5,600-square-foot ballroom overlooking Roaring Fork Valley and a 7,200-square-foot outdoor gathering space on the lawn. The property includes ski-in/ski-out privileges, a wellness spa and all-season heated saline pool, as well as the popular Eight K, which serves seasonal menus with a stunning 87-foot glass bar and two private dining rooms.
In addition, Snowmass features an array of boutique hotels and condo-hotel properties. From smaller, budget friendly lodges to extravagant condo-hotel properties, Snowmass features an array of lodging options to suite any customer's budget and needs. Many of these smaller lodges and condo-hotels offer small, well-equipped meeting spaces. Additionally, for groups needing meeting space, the Base Village Conference Center features 7,350 square feet of meeting, conference and pre-function space, including a 3,600-square-foot ballroom, 525-square-foot boardroom and three meeting rooms ranging from 645 to 1,050 square feet. The Base Village Conference Center can be used independent of other space in the village or can be used as overflow for larger groups.
Snowmass attractions and event venues include the family-friendly Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center, which features six interactive nature-filled rooms, as well as the 18,000-square-foot Snowmass Recreation Center, which features everything from group fitness classes to outdoor heated saline pools and a bouldering cave. Snowmass is home to the renowned Anderson Ranch Arts Center. One of the most respected visual arts programs in the country, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers year-round arts education on a five-acre historic mountain ranch. The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center welcomes guests to learn about a complex series of Ice Age ecosystems that have yielded the largest collection of mastodon bones from a single site anywhere. Visitors can enjoy a two-hour trip through the wilderness aboard a sled pulled by 10 dogs via Krabloonik Dogsledding. Morning, afternoon and twilight tours are available; twilight tours are followed by a four-course dinner at the popular Krabloonik Restaurant, a rustic log cabin with magnificent views that specializes in wild game and seafood.