Snowmass Tourism Winter 2011-2012 : Page 11
SEASon: bASE ElEVATion: SuMMiT ElEVATion: VERTiCAl RiSE: TERRAin: nuMbER oF TRAilS: MilES/kM oF TRAilS: longEST Run: STEEPEST RunS: TyPES oF TRAilS: Nov. 24, 2011 -April 15, 2012 8,104 feet/2,473 m 12,510 feet/3,813 m 4,406 feet/1,343 m 3,132 acres 91 147 miles/237 km 5.3 miles/8.5 km Gowdy’s & AMF -40º slope angle Easiest -6%; More difficult -50%; Most difficult -12%; Expert -32% AnnuAl SnoWFAll: 300 inches/762 cm SnoWMAking: 230 acres/93 hectares liFTS: 21 Total liFT CAPACiTy: 33,058 riders/hour unCRoWdEd SloPES: On average 2 people per acre PARkS And PiPES: 3 terrain parks, 1 superpipe, 1 beginner pipe lodging: 95% ski-in/ski-out convenience bEST knoWn FoR: Wide-open, groomed cruising and family-friendly activities. Snowmass has long been rated one of the best family ski areas in North America. bEST-kEPT SECRET: Dine for lunch at the Lynn Britt Cabin located mid-mountain. The daily “Noon Groom,” a freshly groomed run that reopens at noon. Take the short hike to the Long Shot trail where intermediate skiers and snowboarders can get a backcountry experience while in-bounds. WhAT’S nEW: With over $160 million in on-mountain improvements in the last eight years including 11 new lifts with two new gondolas, the industry leading Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center, Snowmass base village, two superpipes, additional terrain, 100% hands-free gates with direct-to-lift capabilities, a resort-wide art exhibit and the best skiing and riding experience anywhere, there has never been a better time to visit.
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