Article by Andrew Weaver – Denver Life
It took 20 years for Snowmass to get its new $600 million Base Village—and all we can say is: wow. The new après hub includes the new Limelight Hotel, a community center, ice rink, and fire pits. Here’s our first look at the new property, plus a roundup of the Centennial State’s best places to hit the slopes this year.
Binding all this together is perhaps the project’s most visible and buzzy design feature, the central Plaza—an outdoor gathering space with a free skating rink, fire pits, and après-friendly eateries like The Crepe Shack from local chef Mawa McQueen (which serves, among thriftier options, a Nordic Caviar crepe for $120). The Plaza will host regular concerts and outdoor events, and includes charming touches like a renovated 1959 AirStream Caravan that serves as the ice skate rental shop.