• Snowmass on a Roll

     
    POSTED March 6, 2014
     
  • Snowmass on a Roll

     
    POSTED March 6, 2014
     
  • Snowmass on a Roll

     
    POSTED March 6, 2014
     

Earlier this winter, I visited Snowmass to experience some of the many changes that continue to happen in the base village area and to enjoy some amazing powder skiing. On my must-visit list has been seeing the major overhauls at Westin Snowmass and Wildwood Snowmass that were unveiled last ski season. I love how the lobbies and lounges turned out at both properties, with the Westin being more mountain chic and the Wildwood mountain whimsical. It’s handy to have two very different and totally renovated properties both right by the Snowmass Convention Center.

A few private dining spots that I ran across are two options at Snowmass Kitchen at the Westin, two adjacent rooms at Viceroy Snowmass’s Eight K, and one at the new Ricard Brasserie and Liquor Bar. All of these spaces are attractive, and the culinary creations definitely won’t disappoint. Serving French cuisine, Ricard is one of two restaurants opened this season by Chef Tim Goodell, a Food & Wine "Best New Chef" who has partnered with Related Colorado to also introduce Bia Hoi Southeast Asian Street Food.

When the skiing is good, I’m not one to stop long for lunch but the leisurely gourmet lunches at the mid-mountain Lynn Britt Cabin and the cozy space made the break a treat. It’s also fun to attend an Ullr Night held Friday evenings at the attractive and fairly new Elk Camp, where families and groups were enjoying live music, tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating, fire throwing, s’mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire and more. Not many ski areas have bowling at the base, but Snowmass now has eight lanes of bowling, wood-fired pizza and tasty bar food at Slow Your Roll Slopeside Lanes.

The suites with fireplaces, amazing bathrooms and well-stocked kitchenettes are a highlight when staying at Viceroy Snowmass, along with the Viceroy Spa, which offers one of the best atmospheres and personalized experiences I’ve encountered. Plans are underway to build a second tower at the Viceroy to expand lodging capacity.

A big priority of Snowmass Tourism is to build summer and fall business, so groups can expect to hear more about this as warmer months draw near. 

As COVID-19 hit, key projects at some of Colorado’s major meetings and events properties were just wrapping up and getting ready to debut. Construction of Bartolin Hall, The Broadmoor’s new exhibition space, was completed in March 2020 in time to welcome the annual Space Symposium, which has the largest economic impact of any single event in the community of Colorado Springs.

 

Located just south of Denver, the community of Greenwood Village added Pindustry, the first redevelopment in the new Arapahoe Entertainment District this summer. Featuring nearly 55,000 square foot of space spread across two floors, Pindustry is an entertainment-focused restaurant, bar and events venue that offers experiential options for events large and small. Highlights include two kinds of bowling (duckpin and traditional), a huge variety of other games, a downstairs beer garden with a custom stage, and a large upstairs rooftop patio that holds 1,000. 

 

Located just 9 miles apart, Aspen and Snowmass Village are renowned winter playgrounds and supremely vibrant communities in summer and fall. However, they are cut from different cloth, and interwoven with different vibes that also manage to complement one another.