Snowmass Bike Park. (Photo by Tamara Susa)
Snowmass Village, Colo., (May 16, 2022) – Snowmass Village continues to build and enhance its summer offerings to reflect the interests of locals and visitors alike. Summer 2022 sees the debut of two new events to the summer calendar, the 30th Anniversary of the long-standing Snowmass Free Concert Series, new hotel packages, groundbreakings, added bike trails, and much more.
What’s New in the Snowmass Bike Park
The Snowmass Bike Park features more than 25 miles of purpose-built, diverse gravity trails ranging from beginner-friendly and flowing singletrack to dynamic and challenging technical descents—not to mention sweeping mountain views and plenty of options in Snowmass for post-ride refreshments. The lift-access served bike park extends almost 3,000 vertical feet from the top of the Elk Camp Chairlift down to Snowmass Base Village. This summer season marks the completion of the park’s latest trail system buildout project that began in 2017. New this summer, the Squeezy trail (Advanced) is the final trail in the Easy Peasy, Lemon, and Squeezy trail series, a group of short trails which progress from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced and focus on skill acquisition and refinement for new bikers. With the completion of the Squeezy trail, the Snowmass Bike Park trail staff is excited to welcome a new trail as well as dedicate renewed efforts to updates and maintenance of classic favorite trails like Valhalla, Viking, and Vapor on the upper mountain. www.aspensnowmass.com
“With 30 years of live music in Snowmass, new events, etc., there is so much to celebrate in 2022,” says Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “It’s exciting to see Snowmass Village come alive with so many options for locals and visitors to enjoy.”
Viceroy Snowmass Welcomes Vi, the Hotel’s Official House Dog
Viceroy Snowmass is proud to introduce Vi, its new “house dog,” who welcomes guests during a pet-friendly “Yappy Hour” on the patio at NEST. Vi, a 5-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog, is a friendly new fixture on the Viceroy Snowmass scene. She is excited to lead guests (and their own four-legged family members) on daily hikes throughout the Snowmass area. She also enjoys naps in front of the fire, ear scratches, and meeting new friends. Guests can book a VIP Pup package, in addition to offering their pup other pet friendly amenities, such as organic dog treats, dog beds and bowls, etc. courtesy of the property. In an effort to help other animals find their forever homes, the Viceroy Snowmass is donating a portion of the proceeds from the Yappy Hour to a local animal shelter. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Camilla Nogueira. (Photo by Tamara Susa)
Snowmass Rec Center Features New Youth Programming
The 18,000-square-feet Snowmass Recreation Center offers unique programming for adults and children, year-round outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art cardio and weight room, an indoor gymnasium, aerobics classes, climbing & bouldering walls, and more. For summer 2022, the Snowmass Rec Center features youth programs including new Basketball Clinics and the Elite Animation Academy, as well as the return of Summer Day Camps, Swim Lessons, and Fencing Camps. Also returning this summer are the Adult Co-Ed Softball, Six A Side Soccer, and Pickleball Ladder Leagues. Pickleball & Tennis Court rentals and birthday party reservations are also available. www.snowmassrecreation.com
Getting to the Maroon Bells in Summer 2022
Often referred to as the most photographed peaks in North America, the Maroon Bells are an extraordinary destination not to be missed during a visit to Snowmass. Guests can view the Maroon Bells from the top of the Elk Camp Chairlift, serviced by the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass, starting June 21. For the more traditional view, summer 2022 requires advanced reservations for the RFTA shuttle bus from Aspen Highlands (May 27-October 16). Limited day-of tickets may be available. Shuttle tickets for summer 2022 are $16 for adults and $10 for seniors and kids 12 and under. Guests can also drive and park at the Maroon Bells with a parking reservation from May 15-October 31. When the shuttle service is operating, parking reservations are available for evening, whole-day, or overnight. Parking reservations are $10. Returning for summer 2022, private vehicles are allowed to drop off passengers between 6:00am and 8:00am without a parking reservation; however, visitors, backpackers, and hikers who are dropped off during this time will need a one-way ticket to ride the shuttle down to Aspen Highlands after 8:00am. Advanced reservations are required for all one-way downhill travel and cost $10. All reservations are currently open. www.gosnowmass.com/get-snowmass-village-maroon-bells/
About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best winter ski areas and summer mountain biking destinations in the world. Snowmass, along with the rest of the Roaring Fork Valley, is the first IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Gold-Level Ride Center™ in Colorado, only the 5th in the United States, and the 7th in the world. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres of wilderness, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass is home to 30+ restaurants, 95 percent slopeside lodging, shopping, unique special events, and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit www.gosnowmass.com.
Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey Sanchez, Public Relations Manager, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.