American Family Friendly Vegetarian Snowmass Village Owl Creek
Anderson Ranch Café is located on the Anderson Ranch Arts Center campus. The café is open during the summer for Anderson Ranch’s popular Lunchtime Auctionettes, where guests, faculty, instructors, and visiting artists enjoy a barbecue lunch, while bidding on art by students, faculty, and visiting artists. In the winter, you can enjoy dinner at Anderson Ranch Café during their holiday season open house.
Cultural Family Friendly Snowmass Village Owl Creek
A festive community event that gets everyone in the holiday spirit, the annual Anderson Ranch Holiday Open House is a great opportunity to view and purchase artwork by Anderson Ranch artists-in-residence and faculty, tour the beautiful Ranch grounds, and meet fellow art lovers. During the Holiday Open House, the studios are open to all visitors, offering a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at the art-making process.
Each art-making method has its own large studio space, so from building to building, visitors are immersed in the world of photography, then painting and printing, and then ceramics and sculpture and woodworking.
As the Holiday Open House is usually held in mid-December, the event is the perfect opportunity to do a little holiday shopping, as well as to support local, national, and international artists. Most, if not all, of the artworks on display in each of the studios is for sale. Oftentimes, the artists are in their studio to discuss their work with visitors and interested buyers.
In addition to each of the studios, Anderson Ranch also has a gallery space, so be sure to swing by the gallery building, which is located near the parking lot.
After touring the campus, head over to the Ranch Café for a casual holiday dinner. Enjoy a delicious meal, and chat about all of the incredible artwork that you just saw.
Anderson Ranch is a beautiful place any time of the year, but is especially so during the holiday season. Make the most of this special time of the year by attending the Anderson Ranch Holiday Open House.
For more information on the Anderson Ranch Holiday Open House and other local events, contact Alpine Property. We can also assist you with booking a Snowmass vacation rental. Call Alpine Property at 1-800-543-0839, or send us an email.
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Outdoor Aspen Snowmass Village Owl Creek
The Owl Creek Chase is a cross-country ski race in Snowmass Village, CO. The first race took place in 1985. The race starts at the Snowmass Cross Country Center and ends at the Aspen Cross Country Center. The Owl Creek Chase course is 21 kilometers of fun skiing and beautiful views.
Owl Creek Chase offers a classic race and a skate race, with prize money awarded for the classic race.
If you don’t want to race, you can sign up for the Owl Creek Chase Tour. It’s the same course, but without the competitive element. You get to enjoy all of the race amenities, like aid stations and a free shuttle from Aspen to Snowmass after the race.
Outdoor Snowmass Village Owl Creek Snowmass Club
With all of the snow that blankets Snowmass each winter, there is more to snow sports than skiing and riding on Snowmass Mountain. With the miles and miles of trails Snowmass, cross country skiers have a near endless amount of terrain to explore.
The Snowmass Cross Country Center is located at the Snowmass Golf Course. The Center offers rentals, lessons, guided tours, retail equipment and clothing, repairs and tuning services, and snacks to fuel up for a fun-filled day of cross country skiing. The trails at the Snowmass Golf Course present skiers with 10 kilometers of gentle and rolling terrain, perfect for cross country skiers of all skill levels.
The Snowmass Cross Country Ski Center Ski School provides group lessons in classic cross country skiing fundamentals and skate skiing fundamentals on the Snowmass Golf Course trails. Instructors also teach private lessons in either classic or skate skiing. Most cross country ski school lessons are one hour long.
Instructors at the Center are also available for private lessons and guided tours at the North Star Nature Preserve located just outside of Aspen, on the Owl Creek Trail, and at Ashcroft in the Castle Creek Valley.
The Owl Creek Trail connects to the Snowmass Golf Course, shoots across to Buttermilk, and over to the Aspen Golf Course and the Aspen Cross Country Center. The Owl Creek Trail is approximately 9 miles one way.
The Village Way Trail in Snowmass winds alongside Brush Creek and Brush Creek Road. Approximately 2 miles long, the Village Way Trail is a perfect for skiing down from the top of Snowmass Village, skiing around the Snowmass Golf Course, and making a connection onto the Owl Creek Trail.
For dog lovers that enjoy getting some exercise and sunshine with their pets, Labrador Lane at the Snowmass Golf Course is a dog-friendly cross country ski and walking trail.
For those seeking adventure and challenge, the Terminator Trail, a 3 mile loop in the Two Creeks neighborhood, is considered one of the most challenging cross country ski trails. With steep climbs and descents, the Terminator Trail can be accessed from the Snowmass Cross Country Center.
Whatever your cross country ski skill level, there are miles of perfectly groomed trails in Snowmass worth exploration. For more information about ski holidays in Snowmass, contact Alpine Property. We can help with arranging ski lessons, ski rentals, and Snowmass vacation rentals.