Snowmass Bike Park is open for the summer and riding better than ever. The network of trails in the park offers a little bit of everything for everyone and is home to some of the best mountain biking and views in Colorado.
To help you make the most of your next visit the Snowmass Bike Park, we’ve pulled together some helpful information for you to know before you go.
Purchase Lift Tickets
You are going to need to purchase a lift ticket
unless you want to ride up the mountain, which can be a bit of a haul. Aspen Snowmass offers 1-Day Lift Tickets for $44 or you can purchase a 3-Day Lift Ticket for $114 and save a bit of money. Bundle your lift ticket with a downhill demo bike rental for an even better deal.
Bike Clinics & Private Lessons
Jump in a bike clinic if you are new to mountain biking or just looking to refresh and refine your skills. Nothing ends a great day on the mountain quicker than a crash and nothing improves your skills more rapidly than a bit of instruction from a pro. Avoid the crash and get the skills by participating in an Aspen Snowmass Bike Clinic
. If you want more personalized coaching, you can also do a private lesson.
Rent a Bike
Rent a downhill bike from Four Mountain Sports to get the most out of your experience. A good downhill bike can make the difference between a cushy ride down the trail and one full of bone-rattling chatter. The Four Mountain Sports in Snowmass has good deals on full day and half day bike rentals. We also recommend renting a full-face helmet and some padding to help protect against any falls that might happen.
Choose Your Path
Once you’re all set to ride, you are going to want to find the trails
that are going to be a good fit for you and your downhill riding style.
Aptly named, the Verde (green in Spanish) trail is the perfect trail for those new to mountain biking. Beginners and intermediate riders will find this 3.5 mile-long trail welcoming and perfect for honing the skills that will be essential on more challenging trails.
The Vapor trail is ideal for intermediate riders interested in big views and big burms. This scenic trail sits above the rest of Snowmass Bike Park and is accessed via the Elk Camp Lift. Riders can soak in stunning views before launching down the mountain to connect with the rest of the trails below.
Riders looking to work their way toward Snowmass Bike Park’s expert trails can get a taste of what is in store for them by taking a spin on the Viking trail. Master the skills necessary to navigate this trail flawlessly and Valhalla awaits.
The most highly regarded of the Snowmass Bike Park trails, Valhalla is designed for the expert rider with plenty of fast descents, big features, and freeride challenges between the top of Elk Camp Gondola and Snowmass Base Village. When you’re ready, test your skills on this adrenaline-inducing trail.