Aspen, Colorado – A Winter Paradise. Nothing beats winter in the Rockies! That’s why Aspen is a destination for snow-lovers from all over the world. The first powder day of the season is always memorable, no matter how many times you have experienced it. Aspen is home to some of the most popular ski resorts in the U.S. and a wide range of other winter activities, which is why Aspen draws thousands of skier and snowboarders each year. There is always an adventure around the corner, even when you don’t feel like hitting the slopes.
Aspen is known around the world for being some of the best skiing around. That’s easy to understand when you know that it is in close proximity to three other impressive Colorado Mountains. Right next door are Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain, and 15-20 minutes down the road is Snowmass. The best part, you ask? These mountains all use the same ski pass and are all connected through the free RFTA (Roaring Fork Transit Authority) bus. The free bus will take you between the resorts as you explore a variety of terrain on the different mountains. Aspen Mountain Aspen Mountain is well known for its close proximity to the town of Aspen and quick and easy lift access. The mountain is a slightly smaller than others in the area (674 acres), but it features a variety of runs that everyone can enjoy. Aspen Highlands Aspen Highlands is known for its exposed terrain and steep..Read More.
Hop on a snowmobile and explore Aspen like never before. The freedom of a snowmobile opens up plenty of opportunities to access otherwise unreachable terrain. Take a trip up to the majestic Maroon Bells or go for a tour through the Aspen mountainside on your single or double person snowmobile (drivers must be 18 and older). While most tours provide hot beverages and a hot lunch, be sure to dress warm and be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime! Check back soon for more details on Snowmobiling in Aspen!..Read More.
Swing over to the Aspen Cross Country Center this winter to discover all that cross country skiing has to offer. With rentals available on site, visitors to the Aspen area have the opportunity to try it out. Often compared with cross country running, this activity can be as intense as you like, but we encourage that you find a pace that you feel comfortable with. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the Aspen Cross Country Center provides a variety of trails for you to try while in Aspen. Located at the Aspen Public Golf Course, the Center is easily accessible and has many different trails types that span the golf course. Each trail is unique – some are available to pedestrians and dogs, some climb to expansive views, and others are more easy-going. Be sure to check with the Cross Country Center when you arrive to view trail maps..Read More.
Whether you plan on ice skating your way to the NHL, displaying your graceful figure skating skills, or are stepping onto the ice for the first time, there will always be a place for you in Aspen. With three ice rinks in town, the choice is yours. Lewis Ice Arena The Lewis Ice Arena is an Olympic size ice arena (85' x 200') and offers public ice skating, lessons, as well as hockey. This rink is also available to be rented out for special events and birthday parties. Aspen Ice Garden The Aspen Ice Garden is mostly designated for hockey and curling and is referred to as one of the most professionally maintained ice skating rinks in the region. Silver Circle Rink For more romantic or easy-going ice skating, head to the outdoor Silver Circle Rink. Located just off the base of Aspen Mountain, this local rink is great for family ice skating or a couple's..Read More.
Embark on a romantic sleigh ride along Aspen's Roaring Fork River this winter in your 2-7 person open air sleigh. Enjoy some hot chocolate and bundle up with warm blankets as you glide over the snow through the crisp winter air. Lasting from 20-75 minutes, these sleigh rides present a unique perspective as you are drawn along the Aspen riverside by draft horses. Be sure to dress warm, and contact an Aspen Destination Specialist at least 48 hours in advance to book your wonderful winter sleigh adventure! Check back soon for more details on Sleigh Rides in Aspen!..Read More.