If you need to give your ski muscles a break after ripping up Snowmass slopes or simply want to experience something new, Snowmass is brimming with winter activities.
TOP OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN SNOWMASS
In 2010, the remains of several dozen pre-historic animals, most notably the ‘Snowmass mammoth,’ were discovered at the base of Snowmass Mountain. The excavation sent ripples throughout the world. Scientists and amateurs alike were ecstatic to learn about the archaeological site, which is said to be the biggest find since the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits. The Ice Age Discovery Center, located in the Snowmass Mall, is the spot to learn more about the ancient giants that used to populate the Snowmass area.
Krabloonik has been dubbed the best “off-slope activity” in the Aspen Snowmass area. Featuring 200 sled dogs on-site that have been bred to pull sleds just like they do in Alaska, Krabloonik’s dog sledding tours are available from late November through April and include a special lunch or dinner at their restaurant. Morning, afternoon and twilight tours are available, and the experience of rushing through the snow-covered forest powered by sled dogs is truly unforgettable.
Snowmass' snowshoe tours give people a chance to explore the Rocky Mountains, the winding creeks, and the dense Aspen groves at their own pace. Included in the tour are a chairlift ride, hot drink and snack and guide
Offering spectacular views of Mount Daly and rolling terrain, the cross-country skiing track at the Snowmass Club is a perfectly groomed course with trails for all levels and abilities. For more information and rentals, visit the Snowmass Cross Country Center.
Atop Elk Camp Gondola, the joy of whizzing down the hill on a snow tube awaits.