at a glance...

5517acres of pistes
2425m resort height
4.5 Hours transfer time
All levels great for
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Resort overview

Rising up from a simple mining town to one of the most fashionable resorts in the USA, Aspen is known as the playground of the rich and famous, whilst also retaining a small town feel. The town lies at the base of Aspen Mountain, and unlike other ski resorts, is a year-round town with plenty of residents who live there full time, meaning the chances of ending up next to an Aspen local at the bar are just as high as a fellow visitor.

Aspen boasts easy access to a ski area stretching over four mountain peaks, with the town serviced by a direct lift to Aspen Mountain and efficient bus connections to Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass further down the valley. Famous for its snow reliability and expertly groomed pistes plus plenty of luxury boutiques, a great selection of restaurants and a trendy après scene, Aspen is a classic choice to experience exceptional Colorado skiing and a true alpine town.

Skiing in the resort

With four mountains to choose from, each having different ‘personalities’ when it comes to ski terrain. One of the main appeals of skiing in Aspen is the abundance of challenging runs and great off-piste and mogul skiing. Both Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands present wonderful opportunities for intermediate and expert skiers, including long cruising slopes, natural avalanche chutes and the resort’s famous steep black diamond runs.

With around 90% of the runs at Aspen being blue or black, skiing is really geared towards intermediate and advanced skiiers, however there are some excellent beginner friendly areas over at Buttermilk and Snowmass which are much more forgiving, offering wide slopes and gentle runs as well as advanced pistes and terrain parks for the more adventurous skiers and boarders.

Après ski

Aspen’s energetic après-ski scene is well-known for its vibrancy and offers plenty of hot spots both on the slopes and in town for all tastes and moods. Places like the Ajax Tavern, ideally located at the base of Aspen Mountain, entice crowds with live music and afternoon sun to boot. 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel is also known as an après hotspot, serving cocktails next to a large crackling fireplace, perfect for thawing out after a day on the mountains.

There’s nothing like dining in Aspen - 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, from Michelin-starred luxurious experiences to more casual diner style places for burgers and hearty fare.

Best for...

  • Après
  • Foodies
Accommodation in Aspen

All our hotels in Aspen are either four or five star properties, each with their own distinct style and touches of Aspen luxury. Every property has either an outdoor Jacuzzi or outdoor heated pool, so there’s always a chance to relax in toasty warmth amongst the snow! The hotels are offered on either a bed & breakfast or room only basis, which is just as well because Aspen has too many amazing dining options to miss out on!

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4* Hotel Aspen
4* Hotel Aspen
4* Hotel Aspen

Hotel Aspen is in the heart of the historic district, within walking distance of Aspen’s shops, bars and restaurants, plus a shuttle to the lifts.

Features:
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
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4* Limelight Hotel
4* Limelight Hotel
4* Limelight Hotel

The Limelight Hotel places a strong emphasis on hospitality and comfort, with spacious rooms and a ski concierge service to rival five-star hotels.

Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Conference
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
More info
5* Hotel Jerome
5* Hotel Jerome
5* Hotel Jerome

Hotel Jerome opened in the 1880's, and is now one of Aspen most luxurious, with rich interiors and a lavish alpine style to match.

Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Conference
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
More info
5* The Little Nell
5* The Little Nell
5* The Little Nell

As Aspen’s only five-star ski in, ski out hotel, The Little Nell is the ultimate choice for an indulgent holiday with all the trimmings.

Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Conference
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
More info

Resort guide

Aspen

The resort
Resort height - 2,425m
Highest point - 3,815m

Ski areaAspen Snowmass - 5,517 acres of skiing

Slopes
Green runs 10%
Blue runs 45%
Black runs 45%

Lifts - 42

Season length - November to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 5/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 5/5
Snowboarders - 5/5
Families - 2/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 5/5
Charm - 4/5

Activities
Ice skating | art galleries | cross-country skiing | dog sledding | hot air ballooning | paragliding | snow cat ski tours | snowmobiling | snowshoeing | walking tours

Transfer times
Aspen - 20 minutes
Denver - 4 hours 20 minutes

Aspen area lift pass
6 day lift pass from £499
9 day lift pass from £749

Alona Purchasing Executive "There's no shortage of ritzy dining and bars in Aspen - why not splash out one night at one of the Michelin-starred restaurants in this glam resort?" View Alona's profile
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