I was at Snowmass for just one day as a tourist and might not have been navigating the mountain the best. Memory was that it took 3 lifts including the Poma to lap the hanging valley. There was another interesting area lookers left on the mountain that took 2 lifts to lap.
Thanks for the tip on La Quinta.
Also again thanks everyone for your input. The pictures in particular make the thread more enjoyable.
That's probably accurate, but the terrain between the two lifts is really fun too. I am not sure (exactly) what lifts we took because I was with an instructor (ESA) and we just followed him. He took us to some pretty amazing terrain, all of which was fun to access.
IIRC we ended up on "long shot" at the end of the day and it took a few cat tracks to get back to our base area.
Still, it was all fun.