Snowmass, Colorado

by Elysian Magazine

A Skier’s Paradise Clothed in Winter White

For more than 50 years, Snowmass, Colorado has attracted skiers from all over the world. Renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere, wide cruiser runs, extensive ski-in/ski-out lodging, and fabulous dining, one of America’s largest ski resorts boasts 3,362 acres of slopes, 94 runs, and 16 lifts. The ski-terrain offers all levels of expertise, from beginner bunny slopes to the expert powder fields and steeps above the tree-line of the Hanging Valley.

Ski lift at Snowmass

Likewise, Snowmass’ accommodations meet every desire and need. Viceroy Snowmass—winner of both Travel & Leisure’s and Conde Nast Traveler’s World’s Top 10 Resort Hotels Award in Colorado and ranked in the top 10-percent of U.S. News & World Report’s luxury hotels in America—is a modern, sophisticated, 5-Star luxury, ski-in/ski-out resort in the heart of Snowmass Village. Spacious guestrooms, a 7,000 square-foot Ute Indian-inspired wellness spa, and a year-round pool terrace and café, and holiday events are just some of the many offerings, not the least of which is Viceroy Snowmass’s fabulous dining and nightlife.

A view from the slopes at Snowmass

Snowmass is an epicurean’s delight for foodies. Topping the list of the many excellent restaurants is Il Poggio at 57 Elberta Lane in Snowmass Village (, which specializes in handmade, traditional and innovative foods from Italy; Gwyn’s High Alpine on High Alpine Lift Road has been a slope-side favorite among locals and visitors for almost 36 years. Their white linen experience offers a spectacular menu of creative cuisine, from the Alps to the Pacific Rim ( The Limelight Lounge, in the all-new Limelight Hotel, takes the lifestyle the Limelight made in Aspen and cultivated in Ketchum, Idaho to Snowmass. Stay here and wake up in the morning to one of the best hotel breakfasts anywhere. The Limelight Lounge serves ‘round the clock through Happy Hour and into a rockin’ nightlife with live music. Families will love the kid-friendly Big Hoss Grill, which offers delicious homemade BBQ, American, and Mexican cuisine and, what’s more, you can order take-out.

A view from the slopes at Snowmass.

Snowmass has been an annual vacation spot for my husband and me for many years and I cannot say enough about the experience. We return home renewed and full of wonderful memories. So, whether you want a family vacation, a ladies’ weekend, or a romantic couples getaway, Snowmass is the place for you.

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By Kimberli Scott-Still

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