Aspen is known, the world over, as the ultimate ski resort. It's that and a whole lot more. There are so many things to do, whether you're a jet-setter or a family on vacation. This magical town sits at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley, with the Roaring Fork River, a superb trout stream, running through town. Aspen Mountain rises impressively from town and is one of four ski areas surrounding Aspen. (Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk all lie within 12 miles of town.)
You'd be surprised how many visitors visit this beautiful Colorado mountain town for its extensive mix of arts programs and cultural events. Aspen also has a variety of destination restaurants, boutiques and shops that cater to a wide range of tastes and experiences. And Aspen nightlife just doesn't quit.
Ski Vacations and Winter Activities
Aspen is truly a winter paradise, famous for its "champagne powder," cobalt blue skies and crystalline air. Visitors can't wait to get outside and challenge the area's four mountains. Skiers and boarders find terrain that fits all skill levels. Expect thrill after thrill in the never-ending terrain of this world-class destination.
Guests at the Sky Hotel are just a snowball's throw from the slopes of Aspen Mountain and the Silver Queen Gondola. Aspen's free skier shuttles ferry enthusiasts out to the other mountains, leaving every 15 minutes throughout the day from Ruby Park in the center of Aspen.
Is cross-country skiing your thing? You're in luck—Aspen boasts miles of Nordic cross-country ski trails that crisscross the landscape from Snowmass to Aspen.
Spring, Summer, Fall Activities
Locals have a saying that says it all: "Come for the winter and stay for the summer."
Summer in Aspen is defined by its wealth of cultural offerings, and of course, Aspen offers non-stop outdoor activities.