Guidebook

3,000+ Vert of Downhill Ripping in the Snowmass Bike Park

With two lifts to reach the top, Snowmass rises higher than most Colorado bike parks, offering over 3,000 vertical feet of downhill ripping!

Description

Snowmass Bike Park flies a bit under the radar on Colorado’s downhill scene. But the riders who’ve driven a couple extra hours to get to Snowmass know that this park is a true diamond in the rough!

A two-lift combination is required to get to the very top of the mountain, but once there, you’re greeted panoramic views of the Maroon Bells and the Roaring Fork Valley—scenic vistas that surpass almost every other bike park in the state. In fact, thanks to the two-lift combination, Snowmass is roughly twice as tall as most bike parks in Colorado, offering up over 3,000 vertical feet of downhill ripping. You can shred some seriously long runs here!

Note that you don’t need to ride both lifts for every single run. You can easily rip shorter laps on either the lower or the upper half of the mountain without shredding all the way top-to-bottom. The moral of the story is that you have options: short runs or long runs, easy trails or hard trails, flow lines or tech lines… it’s all here.

Not only that, but Snowmass keeps getting better every single year. 2018’s big addition, the French Press flow trail, was an instant hit. And for fall 2019, a couple of uber-gnarly double black lines will be opening to add some serious challenge to the park.

So stop reading, and start planning your trip to Snowmass!

French Press
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

French Press

Aspen Summer
10.0 km
14 m
867 m
The best intermediate flow trail in the state of Colorado!
Moderate
Private
Vapor
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Vapor

Aspen Summer
5.3 km
4 m
481 m
The OG intermediate jump run in Snowmass's upper zone.
Difficult
Private
Animal Crackers
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Animal Crackers

Aspen Summer
2.0 km
0 m
351 m
A ripping black diamond trail harkening back to the old days of DH riding.
Severe
Private
Verde
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Verde

Aspen
6.4 km
22 m
444 m
A delightful beginner trail that passes through a stunning grove of aspens.
Easy
Private
Viking
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Viking

Aspen Summer
3.8 km
4 m
307 m
An excellent intermediate progression trail.
Moderate
Private
Valhalla
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Valhalla

Aspen
4.4 km
1 m
357 m
Snowmass's iconic black diamond jump line.
Severe
Private