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Long a favorite of snow-seeking celebrities and other jet setters, Aspen is Colorado’s poshest ski resort, with acclaimed restaurants, upscale shopping, and the high-altitude price tags to match. Beyond its four mountains of world-class terrain, Aspen is also a cultural destination with a focus on arts and sustainability. When the snow melts, the stunning scenery of Independence Pass and Maroon Bells—where a jagged crest of peaks are reflected in an alpine lake—makes Aspen an irresistible summertime destination, with plenty of things to do.
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Yes. If you love being outdoors or enjoying fine dining, shopping, and wellness experiences in the mountains, Aspen is well worth a visit. Best known for its ski resorts, Aspen also has plenty of year-round attractions and activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and even music and film festivals....More
Whether you visit in winter, spring, summer, or fall, 4–5 days is the ideal length of time to spend in Aspen to take in all the attractions. Even if you don’t ski or hike, there’s plenty to do here, including relaxing, visiting museums, exploring the historic town center, and enjoying world-class dining....More
While Aspen may be best known for its skiing, non-skiers don’t have to miss out on all the fun. There are plenty of other winter activities here, including snowcat stargazing and dinner tours, dog sledding, ice skating, tubing, and even an alpine coaster, as well as a world-famous après scene....More
Aspen has enjoyed a boom in popularity over the last few decades, especially among celebrities. The stunning mountain scenery is a big draw, as are the iconic ski resorts, but there are also luxury lodges, fine dining, upmarket shopping, festivals, and plenty of other attractions that keep people coming back year after year....More
Aspen may have plenty to offer visitors all year, but the prime time to visit is between December and February. Not only are the conditions perfect for hitting the slopes, but the town shines brightest then, too, with the lodges, restaurants, and lodges warmed by roaring fires and twinkling lights....More
Aspen and Vail are two of the most popular ski resort towns in Colorado—however, Aspen is definitely the more luxurious of the two. Not only does it have a richer history and heritage, but it’s also a little more prestigious, with fewer people and more upmarket accommodation and dining options....More