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  • Calendar of Events
    • Live Music
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        Live Music

        Every Friday and Saturday

        Visit Toro Kitchen & Lounge for cocktails and enjoy live music played every Friday and Saturday.

        About the Bands:

        • Defiance String Band - Vocals, three part harmonies and acoustic instrumental combinations of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and stand up bass. Sounds include bluegrass, Celtic, folks songs and eccentric and comical interpretations of old covers. (12/21/18, 12/26/18, 12/28/18, 1/1/19)
        • Elements Jazz - An instrumental jazz trio playing standards, bebop and latin jazz. Keyboard, bass, trumpet. (12/22/18, 12/27/18, 12/29/18, 1/2/19)

    • Very Important Kids Cookie Decorating
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        Very Important Kids Cookie Decorating

        Every Wednesday

        Visit the Viceroy Snowmass and make a delicious masterpiece. Best suited to children ages 3 and up; must be accompanied by an adult. Located in the Vista Room at Toro Kitchen.

    • Thursday Moët Champagne Pool Party
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        Thursday Moët Champagne Pool Party

        Every Thursday

        Join us Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 PM for a Moët Champagne party featuring local DJs, food and drink specials. Located at Nest Bar and Pool Area. Weather permitting. Click here to download flyer. 

    • Bud Light Spring Jam
      • Bud Light Spring Jam

        Bud Light Spring Jam

        March 15-25, 2019

        The Bud Light Spring Jam brings two weeks of competitions, concerts and parties to Aspen Snowmass. Look for special events at all four mountains during the premier spring festival in the Rocky Mountains.

    • The Après Festival
      • The Apres Music Festival

        The Après Festival

        April 5 - 7, 2019

        In collaboration with Belly Up Aspen, The Après is a brand new three-day music and mountain festival that will be held on the snow at the base of Buttermilk. During Buttermilk's closing weekend, the festival will kick off with Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, April 5 followed by back-to-back nights of jamming by The String Cheese Incident. Additional bands and programming will be announced in the coming weeks, including late-night shows at The Belly Up in downtown Aspen. Click here to find out more and purchase tickets.

    • Aspen Ideas: Health
      • Aspen Ideas Health

        Aspen Ideas: Health

        June 20-23, 2019

        Brilliant minds. Bold approaches. Better health.

        For six years, Aspen Ideas: Health (previously known as Spotlight Health) has been exploring the challenges and innovations in medicine, science, and global health and bringing together people who are unafraid to face them down. For the three opening days of the Aspen Ideas Festival each June, our community of experts, practitioners, innovators, and advocates addresses topics from planet-wide crises to personalized medicine, from groundbreaking discoveries to heartwarming stories of the people on the front lines of care.

        REGISTER NOW https://www.aspenideas.org/health to join us June 20-23 at Aspen Ideas: Health to explore big ideas and join conversations about the most compelling issues in health today. Contact Tracy Anderson tracy.anderson@aspeninst.org (970-544-7959) with questions or group pass sale inquiries.

  • Mountain & Snow Reports
    • Four Mountains to Choose

      Aspen and Snowmass offer four world famous ski areas to select - Ajax, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass Mountain. The terrains are limitless from the moguls at Ajax to more novice trails on Snowmass. There is something for everyone on these four mountains. Speak with our concierge to find the best mountain for you and your family. 

       

      Snowmass Aspen Highlands Buttermilk
      Terrain 3,332 acres 675 acres 1,040 acres 470 acres
      Vertical Rise
      4,460ft
      1,343 m
      3,267 ft
      996 m
      2,635 ft
      1,108 m
      2,030 ft
      618 m
      Number of Trails 96 76 144 44
      MI/KM of Trails 150 mi
      241 km
      64 mi
      103 km
      84 mi
      135 km
      3 mi
      4.8 km
      Longest Run
      5.3 mi
      8.5 km
      3 mi
      4.8 km
      3.5 mi
      5.6 km
      3 mi
      4.8 km
      Types of Trails:
      Easiest
      5% None None 35%
      More Difficult 48% 48% 23% 39%
      ◆ Most Difficult
      17% 26% 12% 21%
      ◆◆ Expert 30% 26% 65% 5%
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  • Ski Rentals & Lessons
    • Hit the Slopes Near Aspen

      There’s no need to head to into Aspen for a ski rental when you stay at Viceroy Snowmass. Our hotel offers the best in area ski shops, plus a full-time ski valet, instructors, and the ability to ski-in/ski-out of your luxury, resort-style accommodations. Access to four diverse mountains (Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk) plus added amenities like our signature lobby cocktail bar and all-season heated pool are just a few of the reasons why Viceroy Snowmass is the go-to ski destination.

       


       

      Ski Shop & Equipment Rentals

      Viceroy Snowmass provides ski and snowboard rental equipment by Four Mountain Sports for your stay, plus a ski valet service. Purchase rentals seven days in advance of your stay to get up to 20% off the rental fee. Overnight store and transfer of rental equipment is complimentary through Four Mountain Sports. All rental equipment is fitted and can be switched out anytime to suite your preference, experience level and/or condition. 

      Equipment Available For Rentals:

      • Skis & Snowboards
      • Ski and Snowboard Boots
      • Bindings
      • Ski Poles
      • Helmets & safety equipment

       


       

      Ski Concierge

      • Full-time concierge to curate your vacation experience
      • Ski valet
      • Sports instruction, including winter (skiing, snowboarding) and summer (golf, fly fishing, cycling and mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting, and more) activities

       


       

      Lift Programs & Passes

      Season, Day and Multi-Day Lift Passes & Tickets

      Season Lift Passes and Tickets are available. These passes are exclusive to all four mountains in Aspen-Snowmass. Seasonal, day and multi-day passes are available for purchase. Please reach out to Viceroy Snowmass Concierge for more information and pricing. 

       
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      Ikon Pass

      The Ikon Pass is your opportunity to access the unique terrain at some of the most iconic destinations in the world, join a like-minded community, and seek out new adventures as you explore all that the mountains have to offer. Ikon Pass is accepted at 36+ world-wide destinations for the entire winter season. Get limited access, no blackouts at Aspen Snowmass.

       


       

      Ski & Snowboard Lessons

      Learn how to improve your skiing and snowboarding skills in a one-on-one setting — or with a group of up to 5 of your friends and family — while enjoying Aspen Snowmass’ legendary terrain. A dedicated Pro will not only give you the insider’s perspective on the mountain and the valley, but also show you the best terrain to suit your abilities. Our concierge is available to schedule the right lesson to fit your needs. 

      Private Lessons

      You call the shots. Want to learn the basics? Eager to give the terrain park a shot? Or are you simply looking for a guide to show you the mountain? We have more than 1,200 highly trained Pros across all four mountains dedicated to giving you the most amazing, personalized experience possible. Enjoy skiing and riding more with personalized coaching, teaching and guiding to fit your needs and expectations.

      Group Lessons

      Group Lessons for adults and children are available and are divided according to skill level and goals. Our Pros make full use of our legendary terrain to build the confidence of skiers and emphasize safety. Bringing passion and expert guidance to each lesson, our highly-trained Pros give confidence to try new things while emphasizing the Skier Responsibility Code. 

  • Winter Programming
    • Fly Me to the Moon
      • This winter, guests of Viceroy Snowmass can touch the sky with the new Fly Me to the Moon luxury experience. This exclusive offering includes a full-moon flight across the Rockies in a Piper Aircraft. Additionally, guests who book this experience will begin the evening with a dinner at TORO to kickstart the evening, followed by private transportation to the airport for the full-moon flight, and return to a curated flight amenity in-room upon arrival back to the hotel.

    • Elope on the Slopes
      • With the only ski-in/ski-out ballroom in the region, Viceroy Snowmass is the ideal location for an elopement on the slopes. Guests who book this completely customizable Elope on the Slopes wedding package will be treated to a weekend romantic adventure, with a ski-in/ski-out wedding as the piece de resistance and a coordinator specifically to design their dream elopement. The coordinator will take care of lift tickets, flowers and decor, photography, ordained minister, videography, and any additional elements personal to the couple – all the couple has to do is ski-in! Following the ski-in ski-out wedding, celebrations can take place in the private dining room at TORO Kitchen & Lounge, with an enchanting meal among close friends. In addition to a dream wedding on the slopes, this experience can include a spa for the couple (friends can join, too!), a reserved cabana for poolside lounging, yoga classes, and more.

        Starting Rate: $4,000 (lodging not included).

    • Barrel-Aged Cocktail Butler
      • Prior to arrival, guests work with the TORO bar team to create their own mini barrel-aged cocktail to be enjoyed throughout their stay at Viceroy Snowmass. Upon arrival, the bar team sends a “Barrel Cart” to present the exclusive barrel on a cocktail cart in the room. The cocktail cart includes various house made accouterments, herbs, etc. to enjoy the cocktail in various forms throughout the visit. In addition, when guests book this offering, they can also receive personalized tastings of the existing barrel-aged cocktails at the TORO Lounge with the lead mixologist.

    • Winefulness
      • Here’s a play on the current mindfulness craze that turns it all on its head: Viceroy Snowmass’ new “winefulness” program. The concept embodies the mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present (glass of wine), and includes tongue-in-cheek offerings inspired by seven common principles of Mindfulness: 

        • Non-judging: Sometimes we want to wine down after we exercise, and we’d appreciate it if you didn’t judge us for it. Viceroy Snowmass is offering guests a post-yoga tasting, a non-judgmental place for guests to center themselves.
        • Patience: The winefulness principle is actually (im)patience. We want our wine and we want it now. As such, Viceroy will offer a stocked fridge on pre-arrival, which will be planned out by the on-property wine expert.
        • A beginner’s mind: Help us understand... how to drink wine better. Viceroy is offering weekly wine classes with the on-site wine expert to teach people how to appreciate and taste their wine better.
        • Trust: Trust... your Viceroy wine expert to make the decisions for you. The experience involves an Omakase style dinner, in which the on-property wine expert makes all the guest’s wine pairing decisions for them.
        • Non-striving: Don’t strive: let the wine come to you. The hotel offers an “instant wine butler” who will bring a bottle of wine anywhere on property. 
        • Acceptance: The winefulness version of acceptance is accepting that your love of wine surpasses your love for just about anything else, including the outdoors. As such, Viceroy includes a branded Bota Bag that guests can take on the go… for water, you know. 
        • Letting go: While it’s hard to let the Viceroy Snowmass go, we know you’ll have to. But you can’t ever let go of wine. So, Viceroy Snowmass provides guests with a parting gift of tools for guests to drink wine on the go, including wine koozies and portable openers.
    • “360 Omakase” Winter Experience
      • Taking concept of experiential vacation customization to a new level, “Omakase” is the Japanese phrase that translates to “I’ll leave it up to you”. Guests agree to let Viceroy take the reins of their entire visit, from meals to experiences to relaxation - until they say the word. Each day guests receive a curated itinerary with personalized surprises & amenities along the way. Elements can be F&B experiences; spa/wellness related; activity based, etc. – idea is guests never know what’s coming throughout their stay.

    • Powder Day Treat
      • Leveraging the excitement of the ephemeral Powder Day, Viceroy offers guests a free “Powder” treat (made by Chef Ron Viloria) in the lobby or ski concierge if it snows 12 or more inches overnight. The ’surprise and delight’ opportunity, coupled with guests' existing energy for an forthcoming day of skiing powder, makes for perfect Instagram/Social media opportunities. Bonus? Other skiers on the mountain will wonder where those treats come from.

  • Winter Recreation
    • Skiing & Snowboarding
      • With four mountains to carve the powder, Aspen-Snowmass offers a slope that is for novice to expert skiers and snowboarders. Experience the World Famous Winter Destination. 

    • Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
      • Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) offers daily snowshoe tours on Aspen and Snowmass. Travel along mountain streams and along ridgelines while learning about mountain ecology on with an ACES Naturalist guide. Daily snowshoe tours are offered on top of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Mountain. Tours are offered through a partnership between ACES, Aspen Skiing Company, and the White River National Forest (USFS).

    • Ice Skating
      • Looking for an off-slope activity? You can ice skate at a variety of facilities around Snowmass Village. The Snowmass Village Ice Rink, located at Snowmass Village Town Park, is open in the winter to skating and hockey. Skate rentals are available. The Snowmass Recreation center also allows you to rent skates and use their outdoor rink!

    • Snowmobiling
      • Snowmobiling tours are the perfect option for speed demons or families looking for some adventure and the most beautiful views in the area. They are offered during the winter months through a number of local outfitters, who also rent sleds for exploring the area on your own.

    • Dog Sledding
      • Let 10 Alaskan sled dogs guide you through the pristine Snowmass wilderness. Winding trails, experienced drivers, and comfortable sleds combine to make this the winter excursion of a lifetime. You can choose from morning, afternoon, or evening tours. End your tour with the perfect complement: a gourmet four-course lunch or dinner. Sleds can typically hold two adults and a small child, making this an excellent winter family adventure. Mush!

    • Snow Tubing Snowmass & Alpine Coaster
      • The multiple lanes are lift served and carved into the Meadows at Elk Camp, with lighting facilities to illuminate the runs at night during Ullr Nights festivities and on special holidays. Tubing at Snowmass opens in mid-December and will be open every day through the winter season in conjunction with winter lift operations, as well as during Ullr Nights. Tubing lanes can also be made available for special events and parties as requested. Must be at least 36" tall to ride.

  • Summer Recreation
    • Biking & Cycling
      • To help you enjoy the area, Viceroy Snowmass partners with Aspen Cycling Tours to offer excursions for all experience levels, from complete beginners to professional riders. Enjoy fully-guided cycling tours in the Aspen and Snowmass area in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley.

    • Hiking
      • The Elk Camp Gondola at Snowmass takes hikers to the beautiful midway point or the summit of Snowmass Mountain – offering a trail system covering 50 miles of terrain.

    • Fly-Fishing
      • Snowmass and Aspen have some of the best fly fishing in United States, boasting two Gold Metal rivers, The Roaring Fork, and The Frying Pan.  We work with a few fantastic outfitters for private fishing tours and you can choose between a wading or floating trip.

    • Rafting & Kayaking
      • Rafting is the most popular summer adventure activity in the Roaring Fork Valley. Trips are offered from beginner levels to advanced or even a specialty whitewater private trip. Great trips to choose from include the Upper and Lower Roaring Fork, Brown’s Canyon which is on the Arkansas River, the Turbulent Triple Shoshone, and both Slaughterhouse and Numbers for the thrill seekers.

    • ATV
      • ATV excursions are one of the most scenic and exhilarating tours you can experience during the summer months. Each machine can accommodate one or two riders. 2-hour, 4-hour, 8-hour, and full-day rentals are available. This is a free ride, and not a “guided” tour. This allows riders more freedom and options for riding.

    • Horseback Riding
      • Enjoy tours that are guided through the Snowmass Wilderness area and along Maroon Creek leading up to Maroon Bells. There are a few horseback rides to choose from, including pony rides, 1-hour, 2-hour, half-day, and full-day rides.  Lunch and dinner rides are available and are an absolute treat.

    • Golf
      • Enjoy the natural beauty and spectacular course at the award-winning Jim Engh golf course at the Snowmass Club.

    • Disc Golf
      • At Snowmass, the popular sport of Disc Golf takes a high-altitude twist. Two 18-hole mountain courses wind through high alpine meadows and primeval glens to heart-stopping vistas. One course is accessed from Base Village; the other is accessed from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola.

    • Paintball
      • Join us for a wild game of outdoor paintball! You will be provided all the equipment and transportation - you need to wear grubby clothes and sturdy shoes!

  • Arts & Culture
    • Aspen Music Festival
      • The annual Aspen Music Festival brings more than 400 classical music events including orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully-staged opera productions, children’s programs, and more.

    • Anderson Ranch Arts Center
      • Located in Snowmass Village, Anderson Ranch Arts Center celebrates artists, art-making, critical dialogue and community. The center promotes personal and professional development of artists of all levels of expertise through year-round workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting and drawing, printmaking, woodworking, furniture design, and more.

    • Historical Tours
      • Aspen Historical Society enriches the community through preserving and communicating our remarkable history.  Choose from ski tours on Aspen Mountain, coach, walking, mining tours and more.

  • Local Attractions
    • Hot Air Balloon Rides
      • Hot Air Balloon rides are one of the most amazing ways to see the Rocky Mountains from a bird’s eye view. You will fly over mountains for approximately 1 hour and will land in pastures where you will conclude the flight with a champagne breakfast.  You will return to Viceroy at approximately 8:30am – 9:00am which leaves you the entire day to participate in other activities.

    • Tour with a Naturalist Guide
      • Looking to explore Aspen/Snowmass on your own schedule? Hire an Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) Naturalist Guide, available by the hour, to lead you on adventures of many varieties. ACES can provide transportation and will even pick up snacks and lunch. Adventures range from educational wildlife tours to strenuous hikes.

    • Snowmass Rodeo
      • The Snowmass Rodeo on a Wednesday night is a must while you are visiting Snowmass during the summer!  The grounds open at 5pm, with Hickory House serving BBQ at 5pm and the Rodeo starting at 7pm.  Here, you will see great events such as Bareback Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding and of course the Calf Scrambling and Mutton Busting for kids!  Children between the ages of 4 years and 10 years can also enter the Calf Scramble.  This is a really fun evening for the entire family.

    • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
      • Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through the beautiful lit up snowy streets of Aspen. Learn as you go while the coachman educates you on the history of the Roaring Fork Valley. From carriage rides to sleigh rides, Aspen carriage is perfect for both.

    • Wine Tours
      • A fantastic way to see another gem of Colorado is to visit great wineries in Paonia, which are the second highest vineyards in Northern America.  Ask our concierge about a full day private tour which showcases the best of the West Elks AVA, an area home to an eclectic mix of skilled winemakers.  Spend the day tasting with a knowledgeable and attentive guide in a breathtaking setting, visit a world class gallery, tour a family run farm and enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the U.S.A.  The scenic 1½ hour drive over McClure Pass to Paonia is incredible and the tour departs directly from Viceroy Snowmass. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

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  • Family & Children Activities
    • Ullr Nights
      • Every Friday night during the peak of winter season, we honor of the Norse God of Snow — Ullr — with Ullr Nights, a nighttime, winter wonderland party at Elk Camp on Snowmass.

        Friends and family take an evening gondola ride up to Elk Camp for outdoor winter activities such as tubing, ice skating, snow biking, s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire. Dance to live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration sure to please any palate. After playing in the snow, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment available downstairs in The Tent.

    • The Ice Age Discovery Center
      • Gather at the Ice Age Discovery Center to hear some of the tallest tales in the West, recounted by master storytellers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    • Apsen Recreation Center
      • Located in Aspen, this place is a dream for parents and kids alike. Swim at the indoor pool and ride the 2-story water slide for hours, or try out 32ft. indoor rock climbing on the tower, beginners welcome! With an onsite snack bar, locker room, ice rink and work out facility, the whole family will be entertained.

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