Under wide open skies, Old Snowmass stretches as far as the eye can see. It’s only about 15 miles from Aspen, but the difference between the two is worlds apart. Old Snowmass is all expansive, rolling hills that change colors as the seasons turn, the landscape dotted with ranches and open spaces that add to nature’s sprawl. There is hardly anyone for miles, save for occasional glimpses of horse and white-tailed deer, to name some of the local fauna. Old Snowmass is peace and tranquility in the flesh.
Old Snowmass (officially known simply as Snowmass) as a hamlet is both a quiet place to live and an excellent basecamp for outdoor adventures centered around the Elk Mountains and Roaring Fork River. Miles of hiking and backcountry trails weave around town, leading to established recreation haunts and, once in a while, someplace relatively new and pristine. Almost every day is serene, but action kicks into gear in the summer and winter, when outdoor enthusiasts of every manner make Old Snowmass their stomping grounds.
Real estate options in Old Snowmass perfectly complement the hamlet’s environment and lifestyle— bucolic country living with a sprinkling of adventure once in a while. Sprawling estates and ranches are spread across Old Snowmass, offering acres of peace and privacy. Almost every tract is blessed with unobstructed alpine vistas, which are always a treat to wake up to. Many variations of the classic Ranch architecture can be found here, along with the occasional Mountain Contemporary retreat.