When the Snow Flies
Aspen Snowmass Comes Alive
Aspen’s four ski areas – Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk – offer a combined 4,100 acres of every level of terrain and an abundance of winter adventure for everyone. Beyond skiing, your options are almost endless. Your concierge can arrange for a host of outings for the family – dogsled rides, ice skating, sledding and much more. Below you’ll find a few of our favorites.
Ashcroft and Pine Creek Cookhouse
Cross country ski, snowshoe, ride a horse-drawn sleigh or drive, but a visit to Pine Creek Cookhouse is a must for a true Aspen tradition. Located at the base of the dramatic Elk Mountain Range, enjoy lunch, dinner or a glass of wine with a view.
If your dinner plans are in town later in the day, simply visit Ashcroft Ski Touring. Explore perfectly groomed Nordic trails winding through the valley surrounding the Ghost Town of Ashcroft, a turn-of-the-century mining town set amidst breathtaking scenery. Rental equipment, guided tours and lessons are available. The winter season is open through early April.
These snowmobile tours are a scenic and exhilarating adventure through the White River National Forest. There are many trips and options to choose from and each are lead by seasoned guides with a love of the area and its history. Tours book quickly so call today!
Aspen Recreation Center
The Aspen Recreations Center (ARC) is your go-to option for family-friendly fun. The indoor swmming pool is complete with a lazy river and waterslides for big kids and little kids, Indoor Ice arena, sledding, fully equipped fitness center and a climbing wall.
Aspen Powder Tours
Calling all powder lovers! Ride a luxury snowcat to the best stashes on the back side of Aspen Mountain. Gauranteed fresh tracks, complete with a gourmet lunch and seasoned guides. Terrain is selected according to daily snow conditions and group experience and ability level. Reservations required.
Powder Tours meet at 8:15am in the lower level of the Silver Queen Gondola Building at the base of Aspen Mountain.
Aspen Art Museum
Designed by world renowned architect, Shigeru Ban and featuring international comtemporary art exhibitions, the Aspen Art Museum is a must-see during your vacation in Aspen. The Aspen Art Museum also offers educational and public programs, immersive activities, and community happenings to engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences of art, culture, and society.
Up and down the valley, there’s always something for everyone. Because we’re locals just like you, we’ve got an eye out for the best of the best. Take a peek at what’s on the horizon.