Aspen & Snowmass
“The Rocky Mountain Playground of the rich and famous”, Aspen offers a complete vacation experience. Located in the Rocky Mountains along the Roaring Fork River, Aspen is a year round destination for outdoor adventurers to explore with world-class skiing and acres of National Forest for summer activities. Downtown Aspen offers an urban lifestyle with small town charm, upscale shopping, spas, over 100 restaurants to suit every taste bud and an exciting nightlife of bars and clubs. Aspen has a culture of its own with many festivals and events. Explore the many galleries, art museums, jazz houses, ballets and theatre.
Aspen features world-class skiing on over 5,300 acres of terrain with 329 trails, terrain parks and many half pipes. Aspen Mountain is the main ski area with Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain all easily accessible with skiable terrain for every level of skier. Outdoor fun is not limited to the mountain peaks, explore the area with back country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile. Aspen truly is the perfect winter playground.
Although famous for its ski season, summer in Aspen opens the door to endless fun and adventures. The ski areas become adventure zones for family fun. Nature lovers will revel in the White River National Forest’s extensive scenic trail system for hiking and biking. Hikers will enjoy the Rio Grande Trail along the Roaring Fork River to Glenwood Springs, home to one of the world’s largest hot springs pools. For a shorter walk, the Hunter Creek loop will take you through aspen groves and fields of blooming wildflowers. Cool off in the Dancing Fountain in town, a delight for both adults and children. The Colorado, Arkansas and Roaring Fork Rivers provide water lovers with excellent quiet fly-fishing or hours of fun rafting the rapids. A summer Aspen experience is not complete without a visit to Maroon Bells, one of North America’s most photographed mountain peaks offering excellent hiking with spectacular views of National Forest, 14,000 foot peaks and wildflowers mirror imaged in the waters below.
Snowmass lies just 9 miles from the playground of Aspen. A small alpine village lies at the base of the mountain. The largest of the four ski areas in and around Aspen, Snowmass has more than 3,300 acres of terrain with 91 trails, terrain parks and half pipes. Everything you could dream to ski is found in Snowmass.
The perfect all season Rocky Mountain Playground for everyone.