Welcome to Old Snowmass
Rustic mountain community incorporating working ranches and country estates
Although the names may sound similar, Old Snowmass is different from Snowmass Village or the Snowmass ski area. It sits north of Snowmass Village and is the home of working ranches and country estates. The expansive land here helps create a peaceful and private community full of natural beauty.
There’s a tradition of cattle ranching and farming in Old Snowmass, and it still retains the allure and tranquility of rural life to this day. With visible livestock and lots of open space, this town remains true to its origins.
Most ranches are generational homes passed through the family line or leased to other local ranchers. With vast acreage and breathtaking views of the Elk Mountain Range and nearby creeks, Old Snowmass homes are a nature lover’s paradise.
What To Love
- Breathtaking views of natural landscape
- Backcountry trails to Capitol Creek and Snowmass Lake
- Tranquil and serene lifestyle
People & Lifestyle
There’s a definite rural vibe in Old Snowmass, stemming from the rich ranching history and unique natural setting. Without commercial development, the land has retained its purity and lends itself to a laid-back and peaceful way of life.
The ideal Old Snowmass resident is someone who is not afraid of living off the grid and off the land. A love and adoration for the outdoors is a must-have for anyone looking to settle here. Residents flock to the ranch lifestyle or an oasis in the mountains.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The town of Old Snowmass does not have its own commercial area for dining and shopping, so many residents resort to surrounding areas for outside food and entertainment. Local areas include Aspen, Snowmass Village, and Basalt, which are all within a fifteen-minute drive.
If you’re looking for more modern entertainment, Aspen and Snowmass Village, which both have great options for dining, shopping, and arts and culture, are only minutes from Old Snowmass. There are over 200 shops in Downtown Aspen, ranging from high-end shopping to outdoor gear suppliers, while Snowmass Village is filled with opportunities for all-weather adventures.
Things to Do
When looking to venture out from their own property, Old Snowmass residents take advantage of their surroundings by exploring the land. They also make their way to the surrounding areas to attend local festivals and enjoy natural playgrounds.
The Aspen Farmers’ Market is packed full of local products and artisan goods. Snowmass Village has a free summer concert series that takes place every Thursday night with music spanning all genres. Aspen’s Jazz festival comes around every Labor Day weekend and is a must-attend event for residents there.
Old Snowmass offers horseback riding, hiking, cycling, fly-fishing, and backcountry skiing, and is a short drive to any of the four most popular ski resorts in Aspen. If slopes aren’t your style, there are also many cross-country ski trails in the area.
Old Snowmass is near a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Basalt Elementary School, PK-4, Public, Roaring Fork School District
- Basalt Middle School, 5-8, Public, Roaring Fork School District
- Basalt High School, 9-12, Public, Roaring Fork School District