Formerly an old mining town, Aspen has retained much of its original character and history to become one of the most fashionable ski resorts in the USA. The town lies at the base of Aspen Mountain and is home to luxury boutiques, a great selection of restaurants and a trendy apres scene.
Those enjoying ski holidays in Aspen have easy access to a ski area stretching over four mountain peaks. In addition to the direct lift to Aspen Mountain, the resort is connected by an efficient bus system to Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and the separate resort of Snowmass further down the valley. This vast area is a skier’s haven, famous for its snow reliability, un-crowded slopes and expertly groomed pistes.
skiing in Aspen
The main appeal of skiing in Aspen is the challenging terrain. Both Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands present great opportunities for intermediate and expert skiers including long cruising slopes, natural avalanche chutes and its famous steep black diamond runs.
For beginner friendly areas, Buttermilk and Snowmass are much more forgiving and offer wide slopes and gentle runs, as well as advanced pistes and terrain parks for the more adventurous skiers and boarders.
Visitors can benefit from a free guided tour on each of the mountains, every morning.
Aspen’s energetic apres-ski scene is well-known and offers plenty of variety on the slopes and in town. Places like the Ajax Tavern, ideally located at the base of Aspen Mountain, entice crowds with live music and afternoon sun. 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel is also known as an apres hotspot, serving cocktails next to a large crackling fireplace.
With regards to dining, you really are spoilt for choice with over 100 bars and restaurants to choose from on and off the mountain in the Aspen/Snowmass area.
For more information about Aspen ski holidays, call 020 8939 0862 or make an enquiry.
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