Summer’s almost here and things in Snowmass Village are getting hotter by the minute. Residents, businesses and officials of Snowmass Village have been pulling out all of the stops to prepare for the rapidly approaching summer season. Just a few of this year’s many exciting activities and opportunities are the updated trail systems and the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Summer Program in addition to longtime local favorites like the Thursday Night Free Concerts and the Wild West Show.
Elk Camp Gondola & Ski Cab will open in late mid-June allowing bikers access to Bike Snowmass for the third year in a row. This Bike Snowmass mountain bike park offers a wide variety of trails and courses for every rider. The entire family can head up the mountain for a day on the trails with age appropriate challenges and invigorating downhill experiences. After much anticipation, the Valhalla Trail will open for the first time this summer.
As a member of the Regional Trails Summit, Snowmass Tourism has long been committed to the improvement and promotion of the bike trail system in and around Pitkin County. This year the RTS has been actively pursuing a grant in order to improve the usability of the trails and accessibility of information about the trails. In discussion is an online version, a website, a mobile app as well as QR codes and signage along the bike trail system. As this project proceeds, the biking trail through Snowmass Village will become an even greater asset to the community.
For the past two years mastodons and Ice Age animals have been the talk of the town. This summer children and parents alike can get in on the conversation with The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Summer Program. The program will offer tours every Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. throughout the summer led by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. In addition to these tours, special speakers from the both the Colorado Mountain College and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will make presentations at various times throughout the summer. Special presentations for groups are available for interested parties.
The dates are set and the line-up is complete for this summer’s Thursday Night Free Concert series. On June 28th FireFall, a country rock band will get the summer music started, with many genres of music taking their turn on the stage. In addition to music, the Family Fun Zone will be back with face painting, clowns and a bouncy house along with the new addition of a craft area. Microbrews, wine and cocktails are available for purchase for those who would like to unwind a bit while taking in the music and ambiance. A complete lineup of performers is available through the Snowmass tourism website.
It simply wouldn’t be summer without the Wild West Show. This year the wild will roll into town on July 6-8th, a Pioneer Village will include booths of Indian jewelry, butter, broom, cider and candle making. A mountain man competition will make things really interesting, while the Cowboy Hat Maker and Blacksmith will show off their trade. The Wild West show will get started Friday night at 4:30 followed by the Snowmass Rodeo, Saturday night the show will begin at 6:30.
Summer promises to be non-stop fun in Snowmass Village. Take a moment to make your own candle, ride your bike down the hills and around town and learn about the prehistoric residents of the area, when you’re done, you’ll never want to leave. Click here to see homes, residences and condos in the heart of Snowmass Village and join the fun in Snowmass Village every summer and every season of the year!