Snowmass in Brief: Town Picnic; fall shuttle schedule

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2023 Town Picnic

A community favorite returns to Snowmass Village this autumn! Join your neighbors, friends, and fellow Villagers on Saturday, Oct. 7 on the pool deck at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center from noon-2 p.m. for the 2023 Town Picnic.

The Town of Snowmass Village will provide burgers, hot dogs, and a vegetarian main. In addition to free food, there will be free, all-day access to the entire recreation center.

This event is open to all members of the community. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy a great day at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center.

For more information, please visit

Village Shuttle fall schedule

The Village Shuttle fall season service schedules begin on Monday, Sept. 25. Village Shuttle in-town service will operate by request to accommodate construction project-related delays.

All Village Shuttle in-town service will operate by request for the fall season service schedule to accommodate delays caused by construction project detours. Those served by Village Shuttle Route #3 will need to call the Village Shuttle request number (970) 923-3500 between 6:50 a.m.–midnight.

Snowmass Village is also served by several multi-modal options. Multi-use paths run throughout the town and the Village Shuttle connects to regional transit services provided by the Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA). Bike-share is available in town via WE-cycle. Bicycle information is available at

Schedules may be viewed online at

Questions and comments may be directed to the Transportation Department at 970-923-2543 or

Snowmass Balloon Festival — Sept. 22-24

The Snowmass Balloon Festival celebrates its 48th anniversary in 2023. The long-standing Rocky Mountain tradition features three days of 30+ festive balloons launching into the air from 7:30-9 a.m. amidst the sunrise and the stunning background of Snowmass in the fall. There will be no balloon glow in the evening this year. Parking will be limited in the paved parking of Town Park, and there is no parking in the dirt area/rodeo grounds. When Town Park fills, people will be directed to the Brush Creek Park and Ride. Festival goers should plan to take the bus to Town Park.

For those who want to watch the festival, Snowmass Tourism recommends going to the launch field at Snowmass Town Park for an up-close view as pilots prepare and launch their balloons. Dogs are not permitted on the launch field.