We stayed in this element Basalt for two nights after spending a week staying at the Westin in Snowmass village. This is a really nice hotel, we got a very affordable one room suite, which was very new, nicely equipped and clean and modern. The pool / hot tub was nice and well maintained as well. Free breakfast is a nice perk also. Proximity to the Whole Foods as well as a few restaurants / brew pub is also a good perk.
While it's not "on the mountain" by any stretch, it's only about a 20 minute drive to the Brush Creek Intercept lot with free parking and free bus to Aspen and Snowmass. If your agenda is to ski all four mountains at Aspen, you're going to be spending a bit of time sitting on RFTA bus no matter where your hotel is - We didn't think that the trek from Aspen Mountain back to Basalt was much worse than getting back to Snowmass village from Aspen via public transit, in comparison. If your thing is to ski largely one mountain only, then you might want to stay a bit closer....
There's also a Four Mountain Snow Sports shop in the ground floor of the hotel that looked like they did rental / sales of ski stuff, but we didn't use that service.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking