Owned and operated by the Aspen Skiing Company, Snowmass is the largest of the four Aspen/Snowmass mountains, comprising around 1,266 ha.
Most notable for its wide cruiser runs and family-friendly atmosphere, the first ever Snowmass FIS Freeski World Cup will draw attention to the terrain parks, which are considered to be among the best in the world.
First opened back in 1967, Snowmass will celebrate its 50th anniversary this December with firework displays, parties and other festivities.
And, about one moth after the official anniversary date (Dec 17), with the season's fourth halfpipe and slopestyle World Cup competitions which both are the penultimate chance for riders to earn points for an Olympic spot in each respective discipline.
By hosting the double World Cup from January 10 to 13, 2018, Snowmass will attract the world's best for one of the last form tests on their road to PyeongChang 2018 but – being a new addition to the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix's resort lineup
The resort isn't called Snowmass for nothing as it contains the longest vertical descent in the United States (1,343 metres) which asks for some great pre-season workout if you are up for a top to bottom run.
Besides the already named easy beginner runs and various terrain parks, Snowmass also contains some gladded terrain for advanced riders, several double black and even mogul runs.
A fleet of 21 lifts also ensures that huge queuing lines are not noticeable while the crowds aren't as big as in other Colorado resorts as Snowmass doesn't really get weekend trippers from Denver.
The second event of the FIS Freeski World Cup/Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Colorado’s world-renowned Aspen Snowmass resort wrapped up an intense week of top-level freeskiing action, with Johanne Killi (NOR) and Andri Ragettli (SUI) taking big victories in the slopestyle competition.
Queralt Castellet (ESP) and Shaun White (USA) have won the 2017-18 season's third Halfpipe World Cup which was staged in Aspen Snowmass, USA today and served as penultimate international qualifier event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
Finals at the Snowmass halfpipe World Cup took place on Friday in the resort’s 22-foot tall superpipe, with Cassie Sharpe (CAN) claiming top spot in the ladies’ competition while the reigning Olympic champion David Wise (USA) lead a US podium sweep in the men’s event.
Christy Prior (NZL) and Redmond Gerard (USA) have prevailed in the 2017-18 FIS Snowboard World Cup's second slopestyle event which was staged as part of the Aspen Snowmass Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and served as penultimate international qualifier for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games today.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team athletes have dominated the qualifiers for their home soil Halfpipe World Cup event in Aspen Snowmass today.
Low visibility and heavy snowfall have mixed up the qualifiers for the season's second Slopestyle World Cup currently underway in Aspen Snowmass, USA.