Aspen Snowmass begins Memorial Day Weekend activities in summer 2023, with the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain running from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. between May 27-29. The gondola will continue to operate on weekends until June 16, when daily operations will resume.
Daily operations at Snowmass will begin on June 21, with the Elk Camp Gondola, Elk Camp Chair, and Meadows Chair operating daily.
Summer events include live music, yoga on the mountain, sunny biking evenings, and a bike racing series.
Summer Gondola and Lift activities
Aspen Mountain kicks off summer weekend activities on Memorial Day Silver Queen Gondola Day Weekend, May 27-29, and runs the weekends of June 3-4 and 10-11. Daily summer activities begin June 16 and run through Sept. 4, with operations continuing only on weekends through October 1. Silver Queen Gondola hours of operation are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with the last ride at 4:30 p.m.
Summer activities will be held at the Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chair daily June 21-Sept. 4 and will then continue on weekends only until October 1. Elk Camp Gondola hours of operation are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with the last ride down at 5 p.m., while the chairlift Elk Camp from 10:30 am-4 pm including back. run down at 4 pm
The Lost Forest is a mountain activity center at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass. Its main features are:
- The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster is a 5,700-foot roller coaster that soars through the trees of Elk Camp at speeds of up to 28 miles per hour.
- The Canopy Run Zipline Tour is a three-hour experience that features seven ziplines, four rappels, and two sky bridges.
- The Treeline Trial Challenge Course, which includes five rope trails (ranging from beginner to difficult) up to 40 feet in the air.
- The Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall, 40 feet tall with 14 bikes and up to 50 routes designed by Eldorado Climbing Walls out of Boulder
- Robin’s Nest, for the little ones (kids 8 and under) offers a 4-level play net.
- The Ball Track, new this year is a 150-foot-long Ball Track, for visitors of all ages to race a ball on tracks that feature challenges and exciting turns.
The Lost Forest has miles of hiking trails, a high mountain fishing lake, and disc golf for adventurers of all ages. It is located at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola.
Beginning June 21st, the Lost Forest will run daily from 10:30 am–4 pm Caregivers are required for some activities. For more information and to make reservations, visit: aspensnowmass.com/visit/activities/summer/lost-forest
Snowmass Bike Park
The Snowmass Bike Park, opening June 21, features more than 25 miles of gravel trails ranging from beginner and flowy one-way trails to intense and challenging technical features. The lift parking area is about 3,000 vertical feet from the top of the Elk Camp Chairlift to Snowmass Base Village.
“With the many trails of the Snowmass Bike Park, it offers a great experience on the mountain in Aspen Snowmass for families, beginners, and bikers who enjoy the outdoors and explore some of the best mountain biking countries in the world,” officials. according to. A complete guide to the Snowmass Bike Park can be found here: aspensnowmass.com/discover/experiences/guides/first-timers-guide-snowmass-bike-park
The Snowmass Bike Park also offers opportunities to learn from experienced riders, with bike lessons, gyms, and camps available to riders of all skill levels.
The Roaring Fork Valley, home to Aspen and Snowmass, has been designated an IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center, one of only seven in the world and the only gold.Class Lead Center in Colorado.
Snowmass Bike Park Tickets are available for $57 for a one-day ticket, and a three-day ticket is offered for $142. Bike Park Season Passes are available for $358. A 50% discount is offered for winter season holders for $179 (Premier, Mountain Collective, Ikon, Alpine, Valley) For more information about tickets and packages, see here: aspensnowmass.com/visit/activities/summer/biking/snowmass-bike-park/tickets-and-passes
Tuesdays at Elk Camp
Tuesdays at Elk Camp are back this summer with the Elk Camp Restaurant, Snowmass Bike Park, and Lost Forest hosting extended hours on Tuesday evenings from June 27 through August 8 , except July 4. The experience includes a complimentary ride on the Elk Camp Gondola beginning at 5 p.m. in the restaurant, with local ingredients in an a la carte menu inspired by full cash bar, outdoor family activities, and live music on deck.
In conjunction with Sunset Tuesdays at the Elk Camp restaurant, Snowmass Bike Park will host Bonus Bike Tuesdays, which will be open until dusk every Tuesday from July 11-Aug. 8. Passengers can purchase a late check-in pass for $44, valid from 3 pm to midnight.
On Tuesday Sunset, reservations are required to enter the Lost Forest activities, including the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster and the Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall. Tickets are available for $54.
Other Aspen Snowmass events
Audi Power of Four Trail Run: July 15
The Audi Power of Four Trail Run returns on Saturday, July 15. The race features a series of trails connecting the four Aspen Snowmass mountains, traversing 50K of terrain and nearly to 10,000 vertical feet. Runners will begin testing their limits on the 50K course at the base of Aspen Mountain and finish at the Snowmass Base Village. The event features a 25K race on the famous National Trail, covering the Buttermilk and Snowmass Mountains, and a 10K option starting at the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass and ending at the Snowmass Base Village. Registration is now open. Visit the website for more information and to register for the race.
Audi Snowmass 50 Bike Race: August 5
Aspen Snowmass will host the Audi Snowmass 50 Bike Race on Saturday, Aug. The sections will be divided into 50-mile solo runner (two loops), 25-mile solo runner (one loop) and 50-mile group two where each runner will complete one 25 miles. Online registration is now open. Visit the website for more information and to register for the race.
Yoga on top of Aspen Mountain
From June 19 to Sept. The beginner-style yoga is held outdoors and costs $20 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the community care fund.. The course requires a tourist ticket or another route to reach the top of the mountain. For more information, visit the website.
Traditional Saturdays, Bluegrass Sundays
Live music on Aspen Mountain will return this summer on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in July. Regular Saturdays on Aspen Mountain will begin on Saturday, July 8, and beginning Sunday, July 18, Bluegrass Sundays will be held outside the Sundeck Restaurant. Events are free with the purchase of a tour ticket.
Snowmass Village Events and News
Summer in Snowmass Village offers something for foodies, yogis, artists, bikers, adrenaline seekers, families, and everyone in between. Snowmass’ summer event lineup features returning local favorites such as the 49th season of the Snowmass Rodeo, the 31st year of the Snowmass Free Concert Series on Friday nights, the 48th year of the Snowmass Balloon Festival, Heritage Fire, Snowmass Rendezvous, Drishti Beats Yoga & Music Group, and many more.
In addition, summer 2023 will see the relaunch of the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery, bringing the 2010 experience to locals and visitors in new ways. Summer also features the reintroduction of Yarn Bombing, a community-based creative project on trees and other permanent structures around Snowmass Town Park, and the opening of the New gastropub and music venue The Tavern Kitchen & Bar at the Snowmass Mall.
Season of Prophecyes
Summer deals include a Single-Ride ticket for $35, which includes a ride up and down on Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola or Snowmass’s Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift.
A 3-Day Sightseeing Ticket is available for $44 for up to three days of sightseeing on Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola and Snowmass’ Elk Camp Gondola and Chair and includes three seven-day rides.
The Full Summer Sightseeing Season Pass is $167 and offers unlimited rides during the full summer May 27-Oct. 1. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.