Aspen Snowmass Ski Holidays
Perhaps the most prestigious Colorado ski destination there is, Aspen has been wowing visitors with its elegant historic town, breath-taking winter scenery and abundance of unbelievable ski terrain for years. Whether you’re mingling with the glitterati or the locals, this vibrant mountain resort is one you won’t forget.
Explore the slopes
The Aspen Snowmass ski area is spread across four unique peaks in the Elk mountain range: Aspen Mountain (also known as Ajax), Buttermilk, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands – all linked by a free shuttle bus service. Between them, they offer a mind-blowing 5,505 acres of terrain and no end of that beautiful, dry powder the Rockies are so famous for.
Aspen Mountain is the most iconic of the four ski mountains. Renowned for its out-of-this-world powder terrain and black diamond runs, it’s the perfect adrenaline-fuelled playground for experienced skiers and riders. Or why not try Buttermilk, home to some world-class freestyle terrain including an Olympic-calibre superpipe? Snowmass is the largest of the four Aspen mountains, and a popular choice among families thanks to its gorgeous groomed runs, award-winning ski school and ski-in/ski-out resort base. In contrast, Aspen Highlands has a more remote feel, being home to the resort’s best off-piste terrain. Head to Highland’s Bowl to experience the ultimate backcountry euphoria.
Enjoy the resort
As a former silver mining town, Aspen’s mountain heritage serves as a fascinating cultural backdrop to its modern-day luxury. Whether you’re strolling through picturesque Victorian streets lined with art galleries, boutiques and restaurants or gazing up at the dramatic peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is an enchanting place to be.
The après in Aspen is almost as exciting as the skiing. The choice of venues encompasses everything from chic, high-end establishments to bohemian bars full of laid-back local character. The town has a thriving live music scene, so you could find anyone from blues icons to international pop stars performing on Aspen’s stages. And everywhere you go, you can expect a genuinely friendly welcome.
There's just so much to do in Aspen: explore the snow-laden forests of the backcountry by snowshoe or sleigh. Soar high above the resort with a hot air ballooning or paragliding experience. Or visit the Aspen Recreation Centre and take your pick of swimming, rock climbing, ice-skating and tobogganing.
Where to stay
Aspen has a reputation for exclusive luxury accommodation. But while there are undoubtedly some exceptional full-service five-star hotels, the resort boasts a range of lodging whether you’re dreaming of the ultimate in opulence or a comfortable and convenient family base.
We’ve hand-picked the very best hotels and condos in both Aspen town and the modern, purpose-built Snowmass resort, around 15km to the west. From lovingly-restored historic buildings steeped in elegant ambiance to cosy boutique mountain lodges, all bring you first-rate facilities and unparalleled access to Aspen’s slopes.
Getting to Aspen Snowmass
Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from London into Denver or Aspen and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.
- Important information
Season late November – late April Ski Area 5,517 acres Annual Snowfall 25ft Number of Lifts 38 Ski Range 7,878–12,510ft Ski Shuttle Free between the four ski areas between 5.30am and 2:15am Blue Runs 15% Red Runs 44% Black Runs 41% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
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- Distance from airports
Aspen 10mins Denver 5hrs