More than just your typical ski town – Aspen Snowmass also boasts a wealth of cultural and environmental attractions, as well as plenty of live music. While it’s tempting to spend your entire vacation exploring the outdoors, there are also plenty of other attractions in Snowmass to keep your mind, body, and spirit occupied when it’s time to come in.
Snowmass Arts Trail
The Snowmass Art Trail is a unique cultural identity in Snowmass Village. This trail is intended to express the destination’s appreciation for community, self-expression and celebration of life through public art by linking all areas of the town with a shared space of connectivity. Here, you’ll find work from emerging local artists and pieces by nationally known sculptors on display.
Ice Age Discovery Center
In October 2010, a bulldozer operator working in Snowmass Village at Ziegler Reservoir uncovered the tusk of a young female mammoth. Over the next 10 months, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science conducted its largest-ever fossil excavation, yielding a treasure trove of well-preserved Ice Age fossils. Discover the fossils for yourself at the Ice Age Discovery Center in the Snowmass Mall.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
With four locations in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers a wealth of opportunities to learn about the local environment year-round. From guided hikes and snowshoe tours to fun events for the whole family, ACES is a hub for environmental education in the region.
Celebrating its 43rd season, the longest-running rodeo in Colorado can be found right here in Snowmass. This authentic western event takes place every Wednesday evening in the summer through mid-August.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Situated on a breathtaking 4.5-square-acre campus with renovated artist studios scattered throughout historic buildings, Anderson Ranch is one of Snowmass’ hidden gems. Visitors here can enjoy gallery exhibitions, regular artist and critic lectures, workshops, and special events throughout the year. The Ranch also has an excellent gift shop with arts supplies and original works by residents for sale.
Aspen Art Museum
Just 15 minutes from Snowmass in a stunning new facility downtown, the Aspen Art Museum features the most recent and important evolutions in international contemporary art. In addition to a variety of unique exhibits by internationally acclaimed artists, the Museum offers lectures, artist talks, screenings, performances, and family-friendly events throughout the year.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Three days of live music in the mountains over Labor Day weekend. The stunning scenery and headliner acts make this one of the best music festivals in the western United States.
One of the best small music venues anywhere, Belly Up brings in amazing talent year-round. Check their calendar for upcoming shows and plan a night out in Aspen.