Renowned as a family-friendly resort with world-class groomers and intermediate terrain, Snowmass is certainly a haven for blue-square skiers, but it's also an incredible resort for experts looking to challenge themselves on steep, technical and above timberline terrain, and even tee-up cliffs. Plus, the prevalence of groomer-loving skiers and snowboarders ensures that the powder stashes are fresh for days after the storm in Snowmass.
Expert terrain at Snowmass
- For mogul lovers...don’t miss Sam’s Knob and all the bumped out tree runs around Big Burn chairlift, specifically Powerline, Garrett Gulch and Sneaky’s Glades.
- For advanced jibbers...Snowmass' three terrain parks offers jumps that are clean and lofty, and the 22-foot Superpipe is meticulously groomed.
- For adventure skiers or snowboarders...there are two hike-to zones: the Cirque (accessed from the Cirque Poma at the top of the Sheer Bliss chair) and Hanging Valley (which is just a short traverse from the top of the High Alpine chairlift). The Cirque Headwall is a steep, rock-littered chute that funnels into a fun gully. You’re going to see tons of cliffs throughout the area. Hanging Valley also features steeps, trees, cliffs and wide-open powder fields.