Summertime in Snowmass

Here at  Brave Ski Mom base camp we find that we spend a lot of time in the mountains. Winter, spring, summer and fall, you can find us at altitude. One of our perennial four-season favorites is….no surprise…Snowmass.

Ten years ago this summer, my husband’s brothers and sisters joined us for a weeklong family reunion in Snowmass. Our boys were tiny and we spent a lot of time splashing in the pool at the Snowmass Club. We also rode chairlifts up and hiked down (well, some of us rode down in backpacks) the mountain. Most tellingly, we rural westerners shocked our city-slicker cousins by attending, and enjoying the Snowmass Rodeo (and while they didn’t want to admit it, they enjoyed it too).

We try to get to Snowmass at least once each summer. Sometimes we go for a long weekend of hiking and biking. Other times, we’ve left the kids behind and enjoyed the Jazz Aspen/Snowmass concerts over Labor Day weekend. We’ve even driven up just for the day to meet friends vacationing from out-of-state. Invariably, we have a great time. I promise, if you go to Snowmass this summer, you will too.

Summer Kickoff

Test Your Legs 

Photo Courtesy Jeremy Swanson, Snowmass Tourism.

If you like your weekends full of adrenalin, competition and hair-raising challenges check out some of these biking and running events. Join in when you can. Or take inspiration from the pros and hit the trails.

June 30: Snowmass Half & Half Charity Run. A 10k mountain run with steep climbs, sharp descents and beautiful views.

July 13-15: Snowmass Enduro Mountain Bike Races. Over 1,000 top regional competitors will pedal to glory on extreme downhill, cross-country and mountain cross terrain.

July 21: 12 Hours of Snowmass. Take in the USA Pro MTB Ultra Endurance Tour where professional … To Read More Click Here is MTN Town Magazine‘s daily journal blogging about Colorado’s mountain towns. Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter.

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