Skiing in Snowmass

People from around the world travel to Aspen Snowmass for one thing: skiing and riding on some of Colorado's most spectacular terrain. The Limelight Hotel Snowmass gives its guests exclusive access to some of the best moments in skiing and riding — exclusive to our Limelight Adventure series. But if you're more of an independent spirit, we have the lowdown on the four mountains and some of the best places to access on Snowmass according to those who know best: the locals.

Local's Choice at Snowmass


Elk Camp Meadows is the perfect place to learn. Mid-way up the mountain at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola, this area is reserved for Ski School classes and affords newbies a magic carpet ride and pristine mid-mountain snow to learn the art of the turn.

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The long groomer called Sheer Bliss is exactly that: an otherworldly alpine run that begins at 11,820 feet and descends a winding course to the Sheer Bliss lift, which beckons a repeat adventure.

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Conditions have to be perfect for Ski Patrol to open the spectacular Hanging Valley section atop Snowmass, but if you time it right, the rewards are many: steeps, deeps, trees and hair-raising plunges.

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