Limitless Winter Escape Adam Luto, Ski Specialist

"Aspen is truly special. A town steeped in history, brimming with amazing places to eat, drink and explore and most importantly incredible skiing across four completely unique mountains. Aspen is hard to beat! "

Activities in Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass offers guests almost limitless opportunities to enjoy a wide range of activities. The following listings are just a few of our suggestions. Participation in any of them will ensure visitors get the very best out of their trip to Aspen Snowmass!

Cat Skiing/Boarding:

Powder fanatics listen up - fresh tracks are guaranteed on a powder tour! Two experienced guides and a driver will lead each 12-person snowcat group to superb pristine stashes on the backside of Aspen Mountain. On a daily basis, the guides will employ their local knowledge to choose the best terrain for guests. Escape the bustling crowds and those frustrating lift lines and enjoy an exhilarating day, skiing on some of the best powder snow in existence, whilst taking in the awe-inspiring mountain scenery. A delicious lunch is included.

Dog Sledding:

A fun adventure suitable for the whole family, your sled will be pulled by ten amazing Alaskan sled dogs, and driven by an experienced musher. Each sled can carry up to two adults and one child. Experience for yourself the exhilaration of this traditional form of mountain transportation as you are whisked through the wild and beautiful landscape of Aspen Snowmass.

For a unique dog sledding experience, dine at Krabloonik for lunch, watch dog sledding teams come and go, and then take a sleigh ride into the backcountry.

Twilight Dinner Dog Sledding Ride:

This evening excursion departs from the kennels at dusk and follows the same route as the daytime option but has the added advantage of experiencing the pure pleasure of the peaceful mountain surroundings as the sun sets. Watch the last rays disappear in a stunning evening spectacle as your dog team transports you down the mountainside, guided by your experienced musher. At the culmination of your ride, you will enjoy a delicious full dinner in our dining room.

Fly Fishing:

Experience a winter activity with a difference; try your hand at fly fishing! Whether you have had previous experience or none at all, you will love the combination of river fishing in the peaceful beauty surrounding you. Aspen enjoys Gold Medal Fisheries, which feature an excellent standard of fishing unique in the area. For a perfect day, follow a morning on the slopes with an afternoon’s fishing, the supreme “double header”!

Hot Air Ballooning:

Taking to the skies during the winter season will add a very special touch to anyone’s ski holiday. Your flight will take you soaring over the stunning mountain beauty of the Aspen Snowmass region and will include John Denver’s Windstar Preserve. Toast your adventure with a glass of champagne or orange juice as you glide silently over Roaring Fork Valley. At the end of your remarkable ride, you will be presented with a flight certificate in memory of your very special day.

Paragliding:

For an exhilarating experience unlike any other, head up high with a tandem paragliding flight over Aspen or Snowmass. Anyone from the age of five upwards can enjoy the fabulous sensation of flight as you accompany your experienced pilot in this amazing activity. To aid your pilot with the launch, you takes a few running steps (rather than a jump) into the still mountain air, then relax and enjoy the highly memorable experience of free flight, awesome!

Sleigh Rides:

This one-hour horse-drawn sleigh ride is a popular, family-friendly activity that everyone will love. Snuggle down in the warmth of your blankets as you are driven through a stunning winter wonderland. Admire the peerless landscape as you are whisked through the Maroon Creek Valley on a trip that you will remember long after your holiday is over. At the culmination of your ride, head back to the lodge for cookies and hot chocolate.

Snowcat Dinner:

Travel by snowcat for a great evening of Western-style family dining and fun! You will ride over to Burlingame, an authentic mountain cabin nestled among the aspen trees. The cabin seats up to 32 diners and features a great dinner, accompanied by live entertainment. The Snowcat Dinner Ride takes place on Tuesday evenings. Your snowcat transportation collects guests at 5pm from the slope side of the Snowmass Village Mall.

Snowshoeing:

Take a fascinating two-hour guided tour through a beautiful wooded landscape as you combine the physical adventure of snowshoeing with a fascinating educational activity. Your experienced and knowledgeable local guide will pass on their knowledge of mountain ecology, local history, avalanches and much more besides! Learn how to recognize the tracks and habitats of the winter wildlife. A great activity suitable for everyone!