Why Snowmass Village May Be Your Next Best Move

Jennifer Engel  |  April 3, 2023

Why Snowmass Village May Be Your Next Best Move

Although Aspen is a luxurious mountain town offering world-class dining, shopping, outdoor activities and cultural events, Snowmass Village holds its own and offers incredible value in the current real estate market. Famous for its world-class skiing and on-mountain activities, beautiful open spaces, ski-in/ski-out homes, Limelight and Viceroy Hotels and brand new condos at Base Village, Snowmass Village is one of the best places to live in the resort and in the Roaring Fork Valley. The skiing at Snowmass Mountain rivals the best resorts in the world, with incredible terrain that offers challenge and adventure for skiers and riders of all ability levels. And while staying in Snowmass, your ski pass allows you to ski at any of our four mountains including Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountains. But Snowmass Village offers so much more than the incredible winter sports. The surroundings and mountain views are stunning in all seasons, and there are a wealth of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, golf and skiing depending on the season. These are some of the best reasons to make moving to Snowmass your next choice.

World-class winter sports

One of the best reasons to own a home in Snowmass Village is access to the incredible winter sports. Snowmass is one of the best mountain resorts in the world. Snowmass offers a variety of dining choices, but it’s also just 15 minutes from Aspen and 20 minutes from Basalt. There are many opportunities to enjoy the area when skiing and snowboarding are done for the day.  Snowmass offers ice skating in front of the Limelight Hotel, on mountain activities including an alpine coaster, snowshoeing, snowcat dinner rides, cross-country skiing at the Snowmass Club golf course, and more.

Incredible value

When compared with Aspen, Snowmass Village offers incredible value. Snowmass Village homes for sale offer a greater value than Aspen, sometimes 30% or more, depending on the product. The value can be seen in larger homes with more square footage, larger lots with more outdoor space, beautiful views, newer finishes, and ski-in/ski-out access on Snowmass Mountain. These features are not only available in single-family homes but also in newer luxury condominiums and townhomes in the Base Village area of Snowmass Village.

Summer activities

Snowmass (in addition to Aspen) is well known for its incredible winter sports, but there are so many options to enjoy the outdoors in summer. Summer is a little bit slower in Snowmass, with less crowds and endless opportunities to explore and adventure the area while hiking, golfing, mountain biking, or enjoying a day at the Viceroy Spa or Snowmass Club pool with membership. There is also the Snowmass Recreation Center which is open to the public. Snowmass offers many exciting summer activities for the whole family. The Lost Forest offers a zipline canopy tour, a ropes challenge course, an alpine coaster, a climbing wall, and disc golf. The Snowmass Bike Park alone offers 2,500 miles of trails, with countless other options in the backcountry of the mountains.
Spending the summer at Snowmass Village is the perfect opportunity to embrace your true self in nature. Explore the mountains, hike to hidden lakes, and enjoy the quiet peace of the Rocky Mountains. There’s so much to explore at Snowmass Village. Whether you want to enjoy adrenaline sports, relax in the sounds of nature, or enjoy quiet family time, Snowmass Village has it all.

Neighborhood choices

Many buyers want ski-in ski-out access, and there are often options at Snowmass in popular neighborhoods like Two Creeks, The Pines, Wood Run and The Divide. There are also amazing options for those who don’t mind being just off the slopes. The neighborhoods of Horse Ranch, Melton Ranch, and Wildridge are all located on the sunny side of Snowmass, and many areas offer easy access to the Village Shuttle which will take you to the mountain or around Snowmass Village. These neighborhoods also have stunning views of the ski areas and can be the perfect spot for relaxation with close proximity to the resort area.
Snowmass Village also offers easy access to the surrounding towns and wilderness in the Aspen/Snowmass Area. Just a short drive away are the towns of Basalt and Carbondale, which offer amazing locally sourced restaurants and additional hiking, biking and fly-fishing opportunities on the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan rivers.

Varied home styles

Snowmass Village offers a variety of home styles that fit any desire. There are more traditional mountain or mountain contemporary homes, in addition to new, contemporary condos in the  Base Village area. We are also beginning to see more newly renovated homes with good access to skiing. Many of these properties offer privacy and relaxation, all in the luxury of the Aspen/Snowmass resort.
There are also more traditional ski condos in high amenity complexes such as Crestwood, Top of the Village, the Stonebridge and Country Club Villas at the Snowmass Club. If you are looking for a primary residence, several neighborhoods are suited to this and offer a great spot for local families. Many homes in Snowmass are luxurious and have high-quality amenities, clean architectural designs, open floor plans with exposed wood and stone, media rooms, outdoor spas, and large windows that feature expansive views of the mountains and downvalley. People travel from all over the world to enjoy these luxury homes,, featuring exclusive views of the mountains and Snowmass ski area.

Exclusive access to events and amenities

Living in Snowmass Village offers residents easy access to the amazing events in the area, as well as high-end shopping and fine dining. For example, the Snowmass Club is a private social and golf club offering membership at a great value. Situated just 15 minutes to Aspen with  views of towering Mount Daly and the Snowmass ski area, the luxurious Snowmass Club offers a Jim Engh Golf Course and fabulous club amenities, including tennis, pickleball, gorgeous pools, a newly renovated workout facility, private restaurant and additional Black Saddle restaurant that is open in the summer. There are also opportunities to purchase property in Snowmass neighborhoods closest to Aspen via Owl Creek Road like on the Snowmass Club grounds, Two Creeks, The Pines and Sinclair Meadows, just to name a few.
Snowmass Village is peaceful and offers relaxation and quiet for those who want it. Residents are also only 20 minutes to downtown Basalt, with charming restaurants and shops and the Roaring Fork Club, Basalt’s premier private golf and fishing club.

Interested in Snowmass Village real estate?

If you’re ready to move to Snowmass Village, the Engel Lansburgh Team is here to help. As premier luxury real estate brokers in Aspen with over 45 years of experience, the Engel Lansburgh Team has exclusive access to properties and is ready to help make your move to Snowmass or anywhere in the Roaring Fork Valley a seamless and enjoyable process.

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