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Snowmass. With the slopes of Snowmass on one side and the promenade of the Village Mall on the other, the Silvertree has one of the best locations.
Snowmass. With the slopes of Snowmass on one side and the promenade of the Village Mall on the other, the Silvertree has one of the best locations. It is Snowmass’ only ski-in/out full service hotel, with modern, comfortable rooms and state of the art facilities, making it a desirable destination. The hotel is situated near the ski school meeting point close to the Fanny Hill Trail and Chairlift on Snowmass Mountain. The bus which serves the other 3 mountains included on the Aspen lift ticket, are within easy walking distance.
Guest facilities include a state-of-the-art health club (small admission fee) with 2 outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, steam room, fitness suite, massage and treatment rooms. There are 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge which is especially popular for après ski.
Guest rooms range from Deluxe which feature two Queens beds or 1 King (some have private balcony), up to 2 bedroom suites with a dining area.
Aspen is one of the greatest American ski resorts. It has a reputation for being a star-studded place, expensive and a poseur's paradise. This is partially true, but Aspen can also be enjoyed by those on lower budgets, while decent snow is almost always guaranteed.
Aspen includes 4 mountains in its pass - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. These combine for 200km of runs, with skiing for just about all standards. It is a relatively expensive lift pass. The mountains are separate, but linked by an efficient bus system, with Snowmass 12 miles away. Buttermilk suits beginners, but all of the resorts offer a vast array of ski tuition and childcare. Aspen Mountain, which bans boarders, has some fantastic blacks, moguls and tree-line powder. Snowmass also has the biggest vertical drop in the US (1342m). Intermediates will prefer Snowmass and Highlands for cruising, while Buttermilk is excellent for learning to mogul. Boarders are spoilt in the other 3 domains, with half-pipes and specialist parks. There is skiing for everyone, with limited queues, great lifts and friendly staff.
Aspen town is beautifully restored to its Victorian best and there is a fantastic range of restaurants, shops, non-skiing activities, and nightlife. Much of this is expensive, but there are cheaper options, particularly in terms of accommodation. Everything seems to get just a little bit better every year, as the Aspen Ski Company continues to improve on a resort that is already one of the best in the world.