basalt, emma and el jebel living: all the details
6,624 feet. Climate milder that Aspen and Snowmass, especially along the rivers. Average mean snowfall is 65".
(November to March) about 300 inches annual snowfall (but we always hope for more); daytime temperatures average 20-45 degrees, cooler at night. Surprisingly comfortable.
Basalt schools (one each: elementary, middle and high schools) are part of the Roaring Fork (RE-1) district. Some students commute to private schools in Aspen or Carbondale.
Frequent bus service to Aspen, Snowmass, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.
Acclaimed gold medal fly-fishing, hiking or backcountry skiing in the White River National Forest. Ruedi Reservoir (sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing), kayaking, community pool. Incorporated as a town in 1901, Basalt still has an original, quaint charm and is filled with small fashion boutiques, galleries and some of the best restaurants in the valley.
Evening concerts in Arbaney Park.
Where to Meet Them
Breakfast at Cafe Bernard, walking to town on the old swinging bridge, hanging at the Taylor Creek Fly Shop.
Favorite Evening Diversion
The restaurants on Midland Avenue or Two Rivers Road.
For Body and Soul
Bikram's hot yoga classes.
Place to Walk Your Dog
The Arbaney-Kittle trail at Holland Hills.
Mayberry, meet Mayfair.