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Snowmass’ has 3,300-plus skiable acres and intermediate runs rule nearly half of that total acreage, making it a blue skier’s dream. Intermediates have a never-ending amount of pristine groomers, and gentle, fun glades reserved just for them at Snowmass.
The best Snowmass intermediate skiing can be accessed from three different chairlifts: The Big Burn, Alpine Springs, and Elk Camp. The Big Burn chairlift is a high-speed quad that is surrounded by long, famous groomers and several fun tree runs. You could easily spend a whole day lapping Big Burn chair and never get sick of runs like Sneaky’s or Dallas Freeway. In fact, you could spend a whole day in the Big Burn area and ski a different groomer every time. Sheer Bliss is another must-ski Snowmass intermediate run in that area, and can also be accessed from the Sheer Bliss chairlift.
The groomed runs off of the Alpine Springs chairlift are perfect for intermediate skiing in the afternoon. Green Cabin and Copper Pot often get groomed in the morning and after lunch, so pristine corduroy is on-hand. The rolling slopes of Naked Lady run are a fun route for lapping the Alpine Springs chairlift.
Most Snowmass lovers would agree that one of the best intermediate runs at Snowmass happens to be one of the longest runs in North America. Long Shot is accessed by a quick hike from the top of the Elk Camp chairlift, which rewards skiers with more than five miles of blue square perfection. Your legs will be burning after skiing Long Shot, but it’s so good that you’ll be begging for more. If you go looker’s right off the Elk Camp chair there are more fun, rolling Snowmass intermediate skiing terrain to explore, like Sandy Park and Grey Wolf.
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