Snowmass for Non-Skiers — 9 Favorite Activities

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Does the thought of careening down a snowy slope paralyze rather than thrill you? You're not alone. Not everyone who visits Snowmass is enthusiastic about skiing or snowboarding, but that doesn't mean you’ll be resigned to staying in your room. Snowmass is a popular destination each and every season; this majestic mountain getaway is full of fun activities for skiers and non-skiers alike.

Enjoy the Collective

Beginning in December 2019, you can hang out or enjoy a number of activities inside The Collective Snowmass — a new hub for community events in Snowmass Base Village. It’s a great place to be, whether with the family or solo. You’ll be able to enjoy MixSix Restaurant with award-winning Aspen chef Martin Oswald, plus a new lounge featuring live music, entertainment, and speaking events. You can also enjoy foosball, arcade games, an interactive music wall, a large-scale coloring wall, and even ping pong at the Collective Game Lounge — plus a ball pit uniquely shaped like the Ziegler Reservoir (the Snowmastodon site, which is also called the Ziegler Reservoir fossil site).

Ride a Coaster or Go Tubing

In Snowmass, you don’t need to be strapping on a pair of skis to have fun. The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster on Snowmass Mountain (at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola) is where the adventurous-at-heart get a dose of pulse-heightening thrill at speeds of up to 28mph. Depending on your timing and the winter weather, you purchase a combo pass and combine your coaster visit with a tubing session. Multiple lift-served tubing lanes are carved into The Meadows at Elk Camp.

Play at The Rink

Get ready for fun at The Rink in Snowmass Base Village! You can ice skate (and rent skates) for free all season long. Show up for your favorite themed skating night, or try the brand new Ice Bumper Cars over the holiday season. You’ll also have two chances (during December and February) to observe the annual “Game of Stones” curling series.

Take Up Cross-Country Skiing

If you're not into snowboarding but want to get on the snow at a safe and leisurely pace, cross-country skiing at the Snowmass Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Center might be the perfect compromise. Take cross-country skiing or snowshoeing lessons, then rent equipment for your first solo excursion on-site. You’ll enjoy exploring miles and miles of snow-covered meadows and towering pines.

Aim for a Perfect 300

Snowmass Lanes & Lounge offers the perfect solution for couples or families who want to spend time together without herding cats on the slopes. Known for being the highest altitude bowling alley in the country, Snowmass Lanes & Lounge features food, drinks, pool, foosball and, of course, bowling for all.

Yoga Love

Get a great workout without the chill. You’ll find a new yoga studio — King Yoga — in Snowmass this winter. Local yogi Aaron King invites you to stay warm with daily yoga classes that balance body and mind.

Relax with a Spa Day

"Snow" is in our name, but there's more to this mountain retreat than our name suggests. We also know how to relax and unwind. Consider booking a day at the spa during your Snowmass visit, and get pampered from head to toe. Top-rated local spas include Heaven on Earth, the Spa at Viceroy and O2 Aspen. In addition to esthetician services and massages, many spas offer additional yoga or core-firming pilates classes.

Snowmobile to the Maroon Bells

Tired of driving on the icy, wintry roads? Have a little more fun driving directly on the snow! Snowmobiling is a great way to get out into nature and enjoy the beauty of the season, even when you're not excited about snow sports. Book a guided tour for your party of adventurers to snowmobile to the Maroon Bells. Take a ride, then have a bite to eat and get your photos snapped in one of the most photographed locations in the country. If you're not into tours, rent a snowmobile yourself and explore the outdoors at your leisure.

Admire Aspen's Art & Culture

When it's time to relax and take things at a slower pace, the galleries of downtown Aspen (and the Aspen Art Museum) offer a variety of cultural options for Snowmass guests. You can take the bus, hire a Lyft, or drive a few minutes up the highway to Aspen’s downtown. Experience rotating exhibitions, meet featured artists or attend a lecture hosted by speakers whose professional backgrounds range from architecture to fashion design. After you're finished, dine at one of Aspen's signature restaurants or catch a show at Belly Up, a local hot spot featuring the nation's best headliners.

Something for Everyone

Whether you visit Snowmass for a few short days or a leisurely month, there will always be something fun and exciting to do. And you can start planning your adventures as soon as you plan your stay! Check out our Snowmass vacation rentals before they're booked for the winter  — make sure you get to experience everything your heart’s set on!

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