Aspen began life as a silver mining town and has now become one of the world’s most famous resorts with its lively feel and stunning views of Aspen Mountain. Aspen has attracted the rich, the famous and, of course, many ski enthusiasts to live and stay. It is not hard to see why; extensive skiing and boarding for all abilities, some of the best après-ski from budget to fine dining and superb accommodation in a town with a ‘heart’.
Ski holidays in Aspen are a memorable experience. For decades, ski holidays in Aspen have drawn ski enthusiasts from across the globe, attracted by one of the most well-known ski resorts in the world. Aspen has been open for ski holidays for 60 years and over time has earned a reputation as a glitzy and glamorous ski resort. Originally a silver mining town, Aspen is rich in history and character, and its Victorian architecture is just one of its many charms. Aspen is the winter ski playground of the rich and famous, the great and the good, and second home to many Hollywood stars. However, ski holidays in Aspen are far from being all froth and no substance. Aspen offers some of the best ski facilities in the world, varied terrains to suit all levels, challenging and demanding slopes, plenty of other snow activities and a renowned après-ski. If you just happen to spot a few celebrities as you ski, so much the better!
Ski holidays in Aspen have something to offer everyone. The ski area is spread over four peaks, offering a diverse range of ski trails to suit all abilities and styles, and plenty of other snow activities. There are naturist-guided ski tours, snowmobile tours, snowshoe tours, evening snowcat rides and sleigh rides. Ski holidays in Aspen have masses to offer away from the snow. Aspen has indoor and outdoor ice skating, a sports complex, bowling and hot-air ballooning. Aspen has an extensive and eclectic range of shops, including antiques shops, bookstores, art galleries and exclusive boutiques. There is even a spa to refresh and rejuvenate both mind and body. A free shuttle bus service runs throughout the ski resort, so you can be sure not to miss out on whatever in Aspen takes your fancy.
Ski holidays in Aspen have it all. Beautiful vistas, pine forests, hidden glades and majestic mountains. World-famous ski terrain and superb facilities. Enough runs to ski and ski, yet never hit the same run twice. Every snow activity you can imagine, and plenty of off-mountain activities too. A buzzing après-ski, plenty to do, and yet plenty of relaxation. Ski holidays in Aspen are truly out of this world.
Skiing and Boarding in Aspen
Aspen Snowmass is made up of four incredible mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.
The Aspen Skiing Company continue to invest in this resort, giving guests one of the most seamless skiing/riding experiences in North America. New for this year on Buttermilk Mountain, a new high speed lift will take the place of 2 older lifts, shortening the travel time up the mountain from 18 mins to just under 7 mins.
The four peaks provide endless excitement and adventure whether you are a beginner on Buttermilk, an expert on Aspen Mountain or a crazy park rat in one of Aspen's 5 terrain parks.
Four mountains, one lift pass - experience the Power of Four.
Apres Ski in Aspen
With over 100 bars, restaurants and clubs, Aspen Snowmass can claim legendary status when it comes to nightlife.
There is something for everyone, from jazz to wine bars, from dancing the night away to no-nonsense watering holes, from coffee bars to internet connected taxi rides! Get a taste of the chic glamour one night, then the 'real' Wild West the next. There is never a dull moment.
Whether you want to take a romantic sleigh ride to a mountain restaurant with fantastic views, party the night away in one of the many bars or simply go ice-skating under the stars, Aspen is the place to be.
For the Family
There are FREE sing-a-longs and storytelling every Monday. Roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate and enjoy a true Colorado experience. On Wednesdays, listen to tales of the old west at Storytelling by the Campfire.