Snowmass, Colorado

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Snowmass, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Snowmass, Colorado is located in Colorado
Snowmass, Colorado
Location in Pitkin County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°19′51″N 106°59′06″W / 39.33083°N 106.98500°W / 39.33083; -106.98500Coordinates: 39°19′51″N 106°59′06″W / 39.33083°N 106.98500°W / 39.33083; -106.98500
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Pitkin County[1]
Elevation[1] 6,847 ft (2,087 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81654
GNIS feature ID 0179690

Snowmass (sometimes known locally as Old Snowmass) is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. It is situated in the valley of the Roaring Fork River, near the mouth of Snowmass Creek along State Highway 82 between Aspen and Basalt. It consists largely of a post office, several commercial businesses, and surrounding houses and ranches. The Snowmass Post Office has the ZIP Code 81654.[2]

Snowmass should not be confused with the Snowmass Ski Area or with the Town of Snowmass Village, the location of the ski area.

History[edit]

Ken Lay, the former CEO of Enron, died near Snowmass on July 5, 2006.

Geography[edit]

Snowmass is located at 39°19′51″N 106°59′06″W / 39.33083°N 106.98500°W / 39.33083; -106.98500 (39.330845,-106.985035).

Economy[edit]

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, one of the oldest non-profit in the valley and the only year-round camp in the world for the Deaf, is located in Snowmass.

Rocky Mountain Institute has its headquarters in Snowmass.

St. Benedict's Monastery, of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappist), is located in Snowmass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. January 3, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2007. 

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