Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Just a short FREE bus from the Innsbruck is Snowmass village, where many great outdoor adventures await you. The Elk Camp Gondola is open this summer providing easy access to a variety of great on-mountain activities. From the mid way point of the Gondola, you would have access to miles of hiking and mountain biking, guided nature walks with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, disc golf, a climbing wall, and private fishing tours on a hidden lake. If you are interested in accessing the top of Elk camp, there is the option to continue to the top via the Elk Camp chairlift up to an elevation of 11,300 feet. The top of Elk Camp gives a uniquely beautiful view of the iconic Maroon Bells and Elk mountains. From the top of Elk Camp, visitors can either take the lift back down to the bottom or hike down on the newly cut Summit Trail. Snowmass is especially appealing to mountain bikers. Mountain bikers are permitted to bring their bikes on the Elk Camp Gondola this summer, which provides easy access to over 40 miles of mountain bike trails for all ability levels. There is everything from mellow jeep roads to technical single track, to advanced downhill sections complete with man made obstacles. There are some great restaurants in Snowmass after you’ve worked up an appetite with all that hiking and biking (try the Philly cheese steak at Zane’s Tavern).