Fantastic New Features at Aspen, Snowmass

Ski resorts in Colorado are known for setting high standards in the snow skiing industry. Skiers have a whole lot to look forward to when they visit Aspen in the 2007/2008 ski season.

Snowmass is the second largest ski area in the United States, with the highest vertical rise at 4,406 feet – higher than four Eiffel Towers. The US$17 million Treehouse Kids Adventure Center in Snowmass opens in November 2007. This 25,000 square foot, two story center will allow families to check in for Ski and Snowboard School with entertainment and activities all under one roof. The Treehouse is situated for easy access from anywhere in Snowmass. The centre has underground parking, free shuttle bus access, front door drop off, as well as ski-in and ski-out access from the slopes and lodges in the upper village. The Sky Cab gondola will transport visitors to and from the Snowmass Village Mall area.

Also situated at Snowmass will be the Elk Camp Meadows Beginner Area. This area has up-to-date facilities including two new surface lifts, a new quad chair and a ski school meeting area for beginners. The area is located at the top of the Elk Camp gondola where some of the best snow conditions exist, giving beginners a complete alpine experience. To eliminate any possibility of cross traffic in this area, new trail alignments have been put into place resulting in an ideal learning environment.

The new location and layout of the Snowmass Terrain Park and Pipe allows for a long, continuous line unhampered by cross traffic. A new bridge is being constructed which will allow park users to cross over the top of the bridge and get a birds-eye view of skiers and snowboarders passing under the bridge below.

Skiers who are ready for a challenge or want to test out their snow skiing skills can head for Aspen Highlands. Olympic Bowl, Highland Bowl, and Steeplechase are enjoyed by thousands of skiers who are looking for steep, big mountain skiing. There are also intermediate trails and wide open runs that offer breathtaking views for the less daring.

Whether you are a confident snow skiing expert or you are a nervous beginner that needs professional coaching, head for Aspen. Those snow covered mountains are waiting to welcome you.