Whether you live in town or you’re considering a move to Snowmass, you’re going to love the summertime activities that make this pretty Pitkin County community extra-special.
June really kicks off the summer in style in Snowmass, but when you live here, you’re always close to the fun. Although many summertime activities take place within Snowmass Village, there’s a difference between the tourist hotspot and “Old Snowmass,” the unincorporated community nestled in the Roaring Fork River valley.
The Snowmass Mammoth Fest: June 12 through June 14
For more than a decade, Mammoth Fest (formerly known as the Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brew Fest) has been rocking the community with live music, chili tasting and plenty of beer.
The musical lineup includes Old Man Canyon, Whitewater Ramble and a dozen other talented groups. More than 25 breweries showing off their latest-and-greatest, too, including the Aspen Brewing Company, Avery Brewing out of Boulder, and Big B’s Hard Cider from Paonia.
The Snowmass Rodeo: June 10 through August 19
The Snowmass Rodeo puts on a show every Wednesday night, rain or shine, that the whole family will enjoy. There are vendor booths, roping demonstrations and even kids’ activities that pay tribute to Colorado’s vital part in American history and the “Wild West.”
Opening of Elk Camp Gondola: June 20 through September 7
The Elk Camp Gondola opens June 20, and it lifts you to two stops. The first is at nearly 10,000 feet, where you can hop off and spend the day hiking or careening through mountain biking trails. On the weekends, you can take it to the summit at 11,300 feet and make your way back down the new Summit Trail.