Snowmass Village sits in a small valley beneath some very large mountains. Since the 1900s, ranchers have come here for the creeks and meadows that are nourished by the mountain’s snowpack. But around the middle of last century, people got excited about something else they could do with that snow, and Snowmass hasn’t been the same since. It’s become the home base of another breed of mountain folk; artists, athletes, adventurers and enthusiasts of all stripes now thrive here. Around Snowmass you’ll find more than 90 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and 27 holes of scenic disc golf. Concerts rock the village year round, and the summer is full of festivals, events, and big-name acts on world-famous stages.
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado. The population was 2,826 at the 2010 census. At 8,209 ft. above sea level Snowmass Village has pleasant summer temperatures in June averaging in the mid 70’s during the day, but cooling down to the lower 40’s at night so please pack accordingly. This elevation also makes Snowmass a high altitude city. It isn’t uncommon for visitors from lower elevations to experience some effects from the altitude during their visit including headaches, dizziness, and nausea. The good news is that most peoples’ bodies quickly adjust to the higher altitude and there are things you can do to help your body fight these negative effects:
- Avoid strenuous exercise your first day
- Limit alcohol intake. Alcohol has a dehydration effect on the body.
- Drink lots of water, even when you aren’t thirsty. Our air is dry and your body will dehydrate quickly. This dehydration happens quicker the higher you travel.
- Always carry extra water with you. Many people don’t realize they are experiencing dehydration due to altitude until they get a headache. Having bottled water available at all times is necessary to fight dehydration and can help alleviate a headache brought on by altitude sickness.
- Get plenty of rest
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