Aspen Snowmass is home to four large world-class ski resorts, but the towns have so much more to offer than just winter sports. Whether you are looking to relax with some fireside smores or the exhilarating rush of the alpine coaster, we have the perfect activity. Some experiences like events and concerts may not be available or look very different in 2021. However, there is still a laundry list of safe and enjoyable winter activities to be had.
1. Four Mountains – One Lift Ticket
One of the biggest perks of planning your Ski Trip to the Aspen / Snowmass area is that one lift ticket gets you access to all four of the areas World Class Mountains. All within a few miles of each other. Enjoy access to Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk.
Learn more about four mountains for the price of one lift ticket.
2. Zooming through Snowy Forests on the Alpine Coaster – Breathtaker
Get ready for one of the newest and most exciting attractions in the Aspen Snowmass ski area. The new Alpine Coaster, Breathtaker, is located in the Elk Camp area, where guests will now enjoy an exhilarating 7-9 minute ride reaching speeds of 28 mph / 45 km.
Learn More about the Alpine Coaster Breathtaker.
Offering 60 miles of free cross-country and Nordic skiing, the Roaring Fork Valley is a paradise for those who love to glide on perfectly groomed trails. Explore pristine beauty at the North Star Nature preserve or take a lap or two with your furry best friend at Aspen Golf Course’s Bernese Boulevard or Snowmass’ Labrador Lane. Every strip of xc skier can find something, including gear rentals and lessons. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even ski from Aspen to Basalt along the Rio Grande’s groomed path–depending on the season’s snowfall.
Learn more about the Aspen Snowmass Nordic System.
4. Thrilling Snow Tubing at Elk Camp
The Elk Camp Meadows has been home to multi-lane, lift-accessed snow tubing at Aspen Snowmass. Combine this exhilarating activity, and the whole family will love with a couple of laps on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster.
Learn more about Snow Tubing at Elk Camp.
5. Alpine Cuisine at The Edge
Chef Jason DeBacker’s German background influences an Alpine-Inspired menu that will delight your taste buds. We invite our guests to savor our fondue with cuts of baked bread, fresh green apples and sausage, homemade German-style wursts, and our signature schnitzel. The edge offers apres ski, with 2 for 1 offering on Cocktails, beer, and wine from 4 – 5:30 pm.
Note: Dine-in service might be limited, but we expect to offer take-out and possibly in-unit delivery for guests and owners at The Timberline.
Learn more about The Edge restaurant and bar.
6. Free S’mores in Snowmass
Relax by the campfire with delicious smores. Finish your epic day of winter activities at Base Village of Snowmass’s smore. Make a classic version of a delightful treat at carts located by the fire pits.
Enjoy Free Smores in Snowmass.
7. World-Class Shopping in Aspen Snowmass
Aspen and Snowmass offer a variety of creative and interesting shops. Many of these shops feature designers you know well, while others provide a unique shopping experience. So, whether you are shopping in Aspen / Snowmass for a memento of your visit or a unique item, you will not be disappointed.
Learn more about world-class Aspen / Snowmass shopping.
8. Enjoy World-Class Spa
After a long day on the slopes, get an appointment in the world-class spa, and relax. Check two lovely spas at the Viceroy in Snowmass or in Aspen Remede Spa at the St. Regis hotel.
9. Admire Maroon Bells covered with the snow
Get on the snowmobile and spend fabulous time on the tour, when you can admire amazing Maroon Bells.
10. Romantic Snowcat Dinners
For those looking for a romantic holiday experience, an on-mountain dinner at Snowmass’ Lynn Britt or Aspen Highlands’ Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is a must. You and your special someone will be whisked via snowcat to these charming mountain dining cabins, where you’ll be treated to a five-star meal and a world-class wine list. En route to or from your dinner, you can enjoy stunning mountain sunsets and starlit winter skies. Advanced reservations are required, and availability is limited.