Aspen Lodging Deals
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Aspen Ski Vacations
On the slopes, Aspen is a haven for skiing and winter activities. Off
the slopes, high-end shopping, dining and nightlife abound. Come summer,
outdoor enthusiasts love trout fishing, whitewater rafting and the
extensive trail system of White River National Forest.
Buttermilk Ski Resort is a popular Aspen lodging choice.
Aspen vacation rentals and condos in Snowmass open the door to some of
the best ski terrain—suitable for all skill levels—in the country. A
legendary winter playground, Aspen features world-class skiing and
phenomenal off-mountain fun in the charming downtown area.
Ski-in/ski-out lodging at The Inn at Aspen offers direct access to
Buttermilk Mountain, and is centrally located minutes from neighboring
Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass Resort.
A ski access trail connects The Ridge Townhomes to the Snowmass ski
The warmer months provide outdoor adventure including fly fishing and
hiking in White River National Forest. And, the spring runoff unleashes
Class III and IV rapids for intense whitewater rafting on the Roaring
Fork and Arkansas Rivers.
Choose from a variety of hotel rooms and suites at The Inn at Aspen. Or,
select a townhome in Snowmass at The Ridge.
Best For: Well-heeled scenesters and celebrity-stalkers with a
love for top-quality skiing
Hype aside, Aspen is still the ski town all North American ski towns
compare themselves to—and one of the few places that manages to be both
hip and classic at the same time. Riddled with galleries and boutiques
and coffeehouses and gourmet restaurants, this is where movie stars
mingle with Olympic athletes and where full-length fur coats never go
out of style. It’s undeniably ostentatious—and enough to make a dirtbag
ski bum barf on his duck-taped Gore-Tex—but it may also be the world’s
most sophisticated mountain town outside of Europe.
The skiing and snowboarding’s not bad either. In fact, it’s as good as
anywhere in Colorado, with four separate ski areas within a ten-mile
radius catering to all abilities and tastes. Aspen Mountain is an
expert’s playground—it literally has zero green runs—and one of the most
consistently steep areas in Colorado. Its runs spill right into
downtown. Snowmass is the mega-mountain with the second most vertical in
the U.S. (though not skiable continuously) and terrain for everyone.
Aspen Highlands is the local favorite and features the steepest terrain
of the four. Buttermilk, with its ample greens and innovative ski
school, is perfect for beginners. Lift tickets are good for all four
mountains, which are easily reached from Aspen and each other by free
Ask a Local
Longtime Aspenite Christy Mahon is the first woman to ski all of
Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks and serves as the Development Director for
the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Here are her
Budget: The Tyrolean Lodge on Main Street was built by a legendary Aspen
family and has remodeled rooms with vintage ski decor and the best rates
Swank: The Hotel Jerome embodies Aspen’s history.
Cheap: At 520 Grill, two local skiers and chefs quickly serve up healthy
burgers, creative sandwiches, and salads.
Gourmet: For 24 years, Cache Cache has been the place to go for the most
sophisticated, French-inspired cuisine in Aspen, with an incredible,
Best After-Ski Party Spot
Just steps from the gondola, Ajax Tavern lures you in with the smell of
truffle fries and a stylish patio scene.
Best Rest-Day Activity
Take a walk down the Rio Grande Trail along the Roaring Fork River to
visit the 25-acre nature preserve at Hallam Lake, part of the Aspen
Center for Environmental Studies. Then view a cutting-edge contemporary
art exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum.
Aspen’s Classic Ski Run
The long face of Bell Mountain on Aspen catches the late afternoon sun
and is the best way to end the perfect ski day.
Aspen Mountain (sometimes called Ajax) is a ski
area located in Pitkin County, Colorado, on the outskirts of Aspen. It's
located the north flank of Aspen Mountain and the taller Bell Mountain,
which is just south, at an elevation of 11,212 ft. The Aspen
Skiing Company founded as a ski area venture in 1946. Now, it is one of four adjacent ski areas operated by the company as part of the Aspen Snowmass complex. At only 673 acres,
it is smaller than other ski areas, and so retains a unique cultural flavor that harkens to the earlier days of recreational skiing in
Colorado. This ski destination is within the White River National
Forest and is operated under permit from the U.S. Forest Service. You
can find three different restaurants on the mountain.
Aspen/Snowmass offers wide-open blue skies and fluffy white powder, as
well as some of the most diverse terrain in North America.
At Aspen/Snowmass, one ticket allows you to experience Snowmass, Aspen
Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Combined, the ticket offers
four mountains with a plethora of terrain, countless lifts, numerous
trails, vertical drops, inches of fresh snow and endless blue skies- all
located within a 12-mile radius and accessible by free shuttles.
Aspen Mountain, the flagship mountain of the Aspen/Snowmass resort
complex, rises grandly out of the heart of downtown Aspen at 11,212
feet. Famous the world over, Aspen Mountain has been the place to go
since 1947 for those who want to ski and enjoy the best of life. Enjoy a
huge variety of inbound riding with glades, bumps, and steeps or take a
go with the local powder cat tour company to experience a fantastic
out-of-bounds excusion. Still a classic but with modern touches, Aspen
Mountain has added a new gondola to go with their always amazing Sundeck
at the Summit and après at the base.
A historic mining town, Aspen's rich culture and community provide
endless opportunities for visitors to renew the mind, body and spirit.
Located near the end of Roaring Fork Valley, the town boasts some of the
most unique bistros and beautiful lodging with a magnificent Rocky
Steep and Simple Combined
Aspen/Snowmass, with two towns, four mountains (Snowmass, Aspen
Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk), 4,993 acres, 42 lifts, 335
trails and the steepest vertical drop in Colorado, offers the best
terrain and greatest variety of Rocky Mountain skiing at a single
Aspen Highlands is known as the locals' favorite mountain. Located just
three miles from downtown Aspen and accessible by free shuttle, Aspen
Highlands' mountain features stunning views of the world-famous Maroon
Bells while you ski within the White River National Forest.
For over 50 years, Aspen Highlands has enjoyed a reputation as a local's
favorite and the best kept secret of the valley. Head up 12,392 to the
summit of Highland Bowl for some controlled backcountry fun or head to
the new Deep Temerity lift area to enjoy the newest terrain at the area.
Top to bottom, Aspen Highlands is home to some of the best big-mountain
terrain in Colorado.
Enjoy the wide-open runs or, for the ultimate ski/snowboarding
experience, step it up a level with a snowcat ride to the first access
gate then continue to hike to the renowned descents of the recently
expanded Highland Bowl.
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