Snowmass Ski Vacation Travel Guide

Snowmass, Colorado
Airport Shuttle


From Denver International Airport (DEN), Snowmass is 215 miles or approximately 3.5 hours drive via I-70 West to Glenwood Springs. During the summer months, however, another scenic route from Denver is I-70 West to State Highway 91 South through Leadville to US 24 South, then west onto SH 82 over Independence Pass. (Independence Pass is open only during warm-weather months, typically from Memorial Day in May to early November, weather permitting).

Before hitting the highway in wintertime, it’s advisable to check road conditions:

For statewide road and weather conditions, chain laws, and other construction information, please call the CDOT hotline at 511 from anywhere in the state or visit

Snowmass Rental Car


Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Snowmass Mountain, the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport accommodates nonstop flights from eight major U.S. airports including Houston, Dallas, Los Angels, San Francisco, Chicago and Denver.


Located 215 miles (3.5 hours) from Snowmass Resort via I-70. DIA is the region’s largest major airport and serves as a hub for United Airlines and Frontier Airlines. It is served by most major air carriers and several regional airlines.

United schedules daily flights from Denver to Aspen Pitkin County Airport. Alternatively, car rentals, shuttles, and private car services are also available.

Denver International Airport


Aspen Pitkin County Airport is a short 10-minute drive from Snowmass Village. Snowmass Mountain Lodging provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Aspen Airport. For Denver and Eagle airports we have numerous transportation partners that can deliver you and your luggage to our properties’ doorstep. Please contact our concierge to arrange a minimum of 24 hours before you arrive; we recommend making reservations a minimum of a week prior to your stay during our peak travel seasons. We’re happy to help you plan ahead, just let us know what you need.

To reserve (at least 24 hours in advance) call 970.924.6000.


We are happy to assist you with complimentary transportation around Snowmass Village during your stay, when available. Our concierge can also arrange a rental car, taxis, or private transportation. Aspen-Snowmass offers free bus transportation between the four mountains; our front desk or concierge would be pleased to assist you with additional information regarding these services.
  • Epic Mountain Express 970.754.7433
    Airport Shuttles & Private Cars

  • Aspen Limo Services 970.925.2060

  • High Mountain Taxi & Limousine 970.925.8294

  • Corporate Transportation Specialists / CTS Aspen 970.925.8842

Arrival Information

Snowmass Fall

Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out 11:00am

One Snowmass West
45 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Guests may check-in 24 hours a day at our onsite One Snowmass West Guest Service Location. Periodically this agent may be out from behind the desk assisting in-house guests. If the desk is unstaffed upon your arrival, please call us to assist you with checking in.

We strive to accommodate special requests, but cannot guarantee early check-in or late check-out or a specific residence, especially during peak periods. Guests arriving prior to check-in may request a parking pass and complimentary luggage storage so that they may enjoy the activities in Snowmass while we ready their residence. Late checkouts are subject to a charge of up to 50% of the nightly rate.

Packing for the seasons


March through May gradually gets warmer each month with high temperatures ranging between 35-60 degrees.  While occasional snowstorms persist in March and April, typically longer, sunny days mean softer snow and the ability to reduce ski layers. Jackets, pants, and helmets with vents are ideal for cooling off in the lift line. Sunscreen is key as the longer sunnier days at our high altitude increase your chance for sunburn or the dreaded "goggle tan."


September to November begin to cool off towards late September ranging from 40 - 75 degrees. Days remain hot in early September but quickly drop at night. Summer clothing is still ideal, but bring layers and pants, and long sleeve shirts for variable weather. In October and November, expect an occasional rain or snowstorm as mother nature starts to prepare for the winter.


June through August temperatures can range from 60 - 90 degrees in the daytime. These warmer temperatures mean tank tops, dresses, t-shirts, shorts, and sandals. Pack a light jacket or cardigan for cooler nights. If you plan to hike, pack hiking shoes for the trails as normal sneakers may not provide enough cushion and support. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray if you will be venturing into the woods. A pool or hot tub is always a great option post-workout so pack your swimsuit too!


December through February are the coldest winter months in Beaver Creek, Colorado with temperatures ranging from 0 - 35 degrees. Days are shorter, but these are the months that are ideal for all snowsports. We suggest packing heavier outerwear, underlayers, face coverings to protect your skin, boots, hats, gloves & mittens. Sunscreen, lip balm, and body lotion are great to have on hand in a high, dry climate. Apres-ski in the hot tub? Pack your swimsuit.