What We Love
- Ski-in, ski-out spa treatments (30 minutes or less), complete with a breezy lunch
- It’s the first luxe property in Colorado to gain LEED Gold status
- Complimentary pick-ups and drop-offs from Aspen Pitkin Airport
What To Know
- The residences here (except studios) are equipped with washer/dryers
- The year-round heated pool is available for sunrise and late night swims
- Most rooms have gas fireplaces and private balconies
- The hotel’s executive chef leads cooking and cocktail lessons, for an additional price
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Though there’s a distinctly kid-friendly vibe at this slope-side hangout (full service kitchens give families room to spread out and settle in), it’s clear the Viceroy didn’t sacrifice style for utility. The handsome mountain residences, sprinkled with sophisticated accents like faux-fur blankets, motion-sensor thermostats, and rainwater shower heads, are the works of Amanresort alum Jean-Michel Gathy. That unfussy elegance is also on display at the hotel’s two restaurants: Eight K incorporates locally sourced and organic ingredients for its elevated comfort food, while Nest Public House, nestled between the slopes and the pool, offers more a casual pub-style experience and serves up over 50 Colorado craft beer varieties. Another creative example of its lean green conscience: the hotel swapped minibars with stainless steel thermoses and offers free refreshment stations across the property. But rest assured, not all the après-ski options are so sanctimonious: the 7,000-square-foot chrome-and-glass spa offers an encyclopedic menu of Native American-inspired treatments.
In the Area
Snowmass and its newly developed village, a growing collection of shops and restaurants, are a far more laid-back alternative to the glitz and glamour of Aspen, though the latter is just a 25-minute (free) shuttle bus ride away. But you’re likely here for the star player, the resort’s eponymous 4,400-foot mountain, littered with 91 trails, 21 chairlifts, and a dizzying variety of glades, steeps and half-pipes. If you’re summering here, outdoor adventures include hiking or biking through the wildflowers and Aspen groves of the Central Colorado Rocky Mountains—or exploring via hot air balloon, if you’re feeling especially flush.
How to Get There
The location is fantastic for ski in/ski out, right along the hill by the Assay chairlift down from one of the Gondolas, and there is a ski valet service that can take your skis for you coming and going. *Remember to keep your skis if you do "First Tracks," so you have them first thing in the morning, and for your departure, however-- so they aren't locked up when you need them. The restaurant was good and the menu had some interesting items... as expected, it can easily cost around $50 each, depending on what you order or if you eat at the buffet. There are "late" bites and "happy hour" for value-prices. There's a grocery store a few blocks away, and pizza place and other restaurant and shops. You can take the shuttle or walk. There are nice, large hot tubs and a pool, also a bar by the pool. There's a large, nice fitness center, and sizeable ski rental and shop. The bedding was luxurious, and comfortable, and the room included many conveniences, upscale brand name hair/body care items, upscale brand name microwave, smaller refrigerator, cooker, a sink, but apparently no dishwasher in the one-bed unit. Water with fruit dispensers and delicious hot chocolate were provided in the lobby. There's a coffee and pastry stand also. The room was luxuriously, and surprisingly QUIET at NIGHT, quite unexpected and wonderful... every night, so that you could sleep well for the next day's skiing. The room plan for the room we were in was rather long and thin "Shotgun," Louisiana style, or N.Y. Hotel Room style, but the location was very convenient to all the facilities. The room included a large screen TV and a gas fireplace. Everything is quite new and contemporary at the time of writing this review. I've stayed in quite a few other places in Aspen over the years, and this was very convenient, luxurious and newer in comparison to other places. There are Resort and Parking fees to be aware of in addition to package/lodging rates, as at the time of this review, they were $50+ per day, even if you don't arrive and use the facilities during a given "day."
The main problem with this hotel is that it is advertised as ski in/ ski out. However, if you are an advanced skier, it is quite frustrating to be near the beginner lift that is slow and gets you to the main Village Express later than the people who are at hotels near that lift.
Excellent hotel and location. Truly ski-in ski-out with first class ski valet service and facilities. Rooms nicely fitted although the one bed suite was not huge in size for a family of four. However, would highly recommend the overall experience.
Ski valet service is second to none. Rental shop is good with a variety of premium skis and the staff was helpful with the selection appropriate for the conditions. Easy to change skis as the conditions changed.
I was part of a medical meeting and got a good room rate. Otherwise it's pricey.
We stayed at the Viceroy Snowmass for a ski vacation and it was fantastic. The service all around was great. Our room was on the 7th floor and it was very quiet. It's a short walk to the base area but the hotel also offers free shuttles to restaurants at the base or mall area.
I enjoyed having Four Mountain Sports on site to help with our ski equipment and their employees always greeted us with a smile. It is a true ski in / ski out location and they could not have made it more easy.
We had dinner at Toro and the meal was good; not the best steak we've had but good. The sommelier greeted us right away after we were seated and recommended a fantastic wine. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, although a little pricey.
The only "con" I can think of is the quality of the hair dryers in the guest rooms, but overall everything was fantastic.