Old Snowmass

You can expect to live in a serene environment while enjoying an expansive playground just outside your doorstep.

Welcome to Old Snowmass

Find solitude in this idyllic community, which also offers plenty of outdoor activities for thrill-seekers.
Old Snowmass provides the best of both worlds. You can expect to live in a serene environment while enjoying an expansive playground just outside your doorstep. Savor the right mix of calmness and vigor in this quiet community.
Old Snowmass real estate is composed of beautiful ranches where grazing horses, elk, and sheep are a typical sight. Every day, you will be delighted to watch horses meandering in the fields with fantastic views of Capitol Peak and Snowmass as a backdrop.
Old Snowmass is a short drive from Basalt and Snowmass Village. Located 11 miles from Aspen, its rustic charm makes you feel like you were transported back in time. Old Snowmass real estate is famous for mountain homes, farms, and ranches with expansive acreage. There is high demand and low vacancy for properties, which goes to show that Old Snowmass never loses its appeal for both locals and tourists.

What to Love

  • Large parcels of land
  • Expansive alpine vistas
  • Solitude
  • Sporty lifestyle
  • Panoramic views

People and Lifestyle

Old Snowmass attracts those who seek refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. Thrillseekers find the place a relaxing sanctuary after a day of outdoor fun.
Its seclusion is welcoming for residents and guests who want to enjoy Aspen views without a large crowd. People here enjoy a bucolic setting where they can experience animal grazing, hay production, and other perks of a rural environment. The laid-back lifestyle is complemented with mountain and wildlife views and the sounds of running creeks. Its privacy might be why the Cistercian monks founded the St. Benedict's Monastery in 1956 within the community.

Dining, Entertaining, and Shopping

There are many places to dine near Old Snowmass. The Artisan is a perfect spot for post-dinner drinks and casual American eats. The Big Hoss Grill is another famous American restaurant open from breakfast to dinner. Top menu items include burgers, barbecue, and beer.
If you are looking for healthier meals, Chef Jason DeBacker of The Edge Restaurant and Bar has created gluten-free and vegan menus. The head chef took inspiration from local alpine ingredients for his classic cheese fondue, salads, soups, and sausages. The restaurant opens only for dinner, starting at 5:00 p.m.
Perhaps the most convenient shopping area for Old Snowmass is Snowmass Village, where its many shops sell a variety of items. Stores offer outdoor fashion and apparel, ski rental services, souvenirs, gifts, and more. Some shops also sell wines and jewelry. If you need grocery items, Clark's Market is available.

Things to Do

There are many outdoor activities available without going far from the neighborhood. In summer, the mountain trails come alive for hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. If you want more challenging trails, try the backcountry paths, which will bring you to Capitol Creek and Snowmass Lake. In winter, Old Snowmass' roads and paths are the perfect playgrounds for skiers and trail runners. Whatever time of the year it is, the landscape beckons the residents to explore.


Old Snowmass is part of the Basalt School District as well as Aspen Country Day (Aspen’s only private school). Highlights include:
  • Aspen Elementary School: Public, PK-4
  • Aspen Middle School: Public, 5-8
  • Aspen High School: Public, 9-12

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