We renew the spirit by sustaining the “Aspen Idea,” a complete life nurturing mind, body and spirit.
Aspen/Snowmass aligns itself on a year-round basis with a number of exceptional companies. We work with those that pride themselves on quality and customer service, and are considered to be the best in their respective industries.
Aspen Skiing Company operates four ski areas, Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. This includes over 5,300 acres of terrain as well as boundless activities, dining and nightlife at The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotel.
Aspen Skiing Company recognized as National Arts Awards recipient for Best Businesses partnering with the Arts in America for 2013.
Consistently rated the #1 resort in North America for dining, Aspen/Snowmass has over 100 bars and restaurants to choose from. You'll find menus to please every palate here.
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Gain an elevated perspective at Aspen/Snowmass this summer. Your adventure is waiting to happen. Use the links to the left to discover all the exciting activities, dining and cultural experiences that Aspen/Snowmass has to offer in the summer.
When it comes to vacation destinations — from the great outdoors to cultural activities, shopping, exciting nightlife and one-of-a-kind restaurants — Aspen/Snowmass offers the complete vacation experience.
Consistently rated No. 1 in North America for dining, Aspen/Snowmass has more than 100 restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from.
As the resort's official central reservation service, Stay Aspen Snowmass offers one-stop shopping. For packages that are perfectly suited to your vacation style and budget.
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Aspen/Snowmass is one of the most accessible Rocky Mountain resorts, with hundreds of nonstop and connecting flights weekly into Aspen, Eagle and Denver airports.
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We're proud to offer a variety of season pass options to suit everyone's needs. Find the perfect pass for you at Aspen/Snowmass. Passes can be purchased at ticket offices, by phone at 877-282-7736 / 970-923-1227 or online.
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Our private lessons mix intensive, personalized learning with the freedom to explore any of the four mountains with a dedicated instructor. Learn the best techniques while you discover the best runs on the mountain. Guests frequently hire a single instructor to guide their whole family for the day, while others seek out one-on-one attention. It’s totally up to you.
No matter how good you are, a little coaching can go a long way. Get more enjoyment out of skiing or snowboarding by mastering a new skill or refining your technique with an Adult Group Lesson.
Coaching happens and skills develop when teens and youth are having fun. Daily ski or snowboard group lessons, based on ability, can include coaching for park and pipe, big mountain terrain, bumps, carving, racing and freestyle. Check out our group lessons for youth and teens:
We have designed several programs to suit the unique learning styles of young children that hits the slopes.
Kids Ski Free with Purchase of an Adult 3-Day Lift Ticket. Kids get a free lift ticket and rental with purchase of a minimum 3-day adult lift ticket and companion adult rental.
Aspen Mountain, with its famous black-diamond terrain, has kept us on the map since 1947. Inbounds you’ll get a variety of glades, bumps and steeps. For an out-of-bounds experience, Aspen Mountain Powder Tours will hook you up with fresh tracks on the backside. While the mountain hasn’t changed much, you’ll appreciate great views & food at the Sundeck at the summit and Ajax Tavern at the base, where the après rivals the skiing and snowboarding.
Winter Season dates: November 23, 2013 - April 20, 2014
Base elevation: 7,945 ft./2,422 m
Summit elevation: 11,212 ft./3,418 m
Vertical rise: 3,267 ft./996 m
Terrain: 675 acres/273 hectares
Number of trails: 76
Miles/km of trails: 64 miles/103 km
Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km
Types of trails: easiest: 0%, more difficult: 48%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 26%
Lifts: 8: 6 primary – 1 gondola (14-minute ride), 1 high-speed quad, 1 high-speed double, 1 quad, 2 doubles; 2 secondary – 1 quad (Little Nell), 1 double (Bell Mountain)
Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. except FIS lift which closes at 3:45 p.m.
Ski & Snowboard School: The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass are a collection of talented and inspired Pros that are committed to helping you build confidence, understand the terrain, and guiding you to the next place in your skiing or riding. Our Pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape an unforgettable experience during your stay with us. Click here for more information.
Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop/D&E Women across the street from the Silver Queen Gondola. Click here for more information.
On-Mountain Restaurants: 4: Sundeck, Bonnie's; Ajax Tavern and element 47 at The Little Nell at the base.
Want to take a break from your skis or snowboard or just looking for something new and different? Well, we guarantee you won't run out of options morning, noon or night in Aspen/Snowmass.
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If you love powder, take a POWDER TOUR. Luxury snowcats take you to prime untracked stashes on the backside of Aspen Mountain. Fresh tracks guaranteed and gourmet lunch is included.
For reservations visit the Aspen Mountain Powder Tours desk in the gondola building, call 970-920-0720 or 800-525-6200, ext. 3720 or contact us via email. Cancellation policies apply, please inquire.
Join us for sun salutations at the Sundeck this 2013-14 Winter Season!
A yoga class at 11,212 feet is the best way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul during your stay.
Start your morning with a gondola ride up Aspen Mountain. (Bring your foot pass or ski pass, or visit the Ski Concierge or Gondola Ticket Office to purchase one!) At the summit, head over to the Sundeck for a complimentary yoga class geared toward skiers, snowboarders and winter sports enthusiasts. Participants of all levels are welcome. Views are spectacular and yoga mats are provided.
Class is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in the Winter 2013-14 season.
For more information, inquire with Concierge or at the Aspen Skiing Company gondola ticket office on your arrival.
Exclusive offers are available for American Express® Cardmembers when booked through Aspen/Snowmass Concierge Services. Get more when you use your American Express card.
FREE Parking: Two hours in residential areas for individual drivers. Carpools of two or more adults of driving age can also park for free all day with a carpool parking permit. Carpool parking permits are available at the airport parking kiosk only. Hybrids with current sticker park in designated areas only. Details and stickers can be obtained at the City of Aspen Parking Office (540 E. Main Street).
Paid Parking: Downtown parking meters: Maximum of four hours. First hour: $2, Second hour: $2, Third hour: $3, Fourth hour: $4. Paid parking is in effect from 10 am until 6 pm.
Rio Grande Parking Plaza: $1.50 per hour, $15 per day. 10-punch pass $50. Monthly passes $200.
Shuttle: The free Galena Street Shuttle travels continuously from the Rio Grande Parking Plaza to the Silver Queen Gondola from 8:15 am to 5 pm, during summer and winter seasons.
Day Pass: Allows all-day parking in residential areas for $7 – available at the airport parking kiosk, City Hall, Wheeler Opera House and City Markets. New residential zone meters were installed to make day passes more convenient. Watch local newspapers for information on changes to parking and be sure to comply with all parking signs.
ROARING FORK TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (RFTA) FREE SKIER SHUTTLE
RFTA provides transportation on a year-round basis. FREE buses operate between the city of Aspen and the Town of Snowmass Village. Fare buses transport passengers to other points in the Roaring Fork Valley, between Aspen and Rifle. Visit www.rfta.com for more information.
Additionally RFTA buses connect all four Aspen/Snowmass mountains during the winter season with higher frequency during peak times.
FROM SNOWMASS (times from Snowmass Village Mall)
Snowmass to Aspen: every 15 minutes between 6:15 am and 7:30 pm
Snowmass to Buttermilk: board any Aspen-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk
Snowmass to Aspen Highlands: direct service at 9 and 10 am and via transfer at the roundabout throughout the day
FROM ASPEN (times from Rubey Park)
Aspen to Snowmass Village Mall: every 15 minutes between 6:15 am and 7:30 pm
Aspen to Buttermilk: board any Snowmass-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk; Buttermilk-direct buses will have continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Aspen to Aspen Highlands: Castle Maroon bus departs to Highlands every 20 minutes from 6:20 am to 2 am (:00, :20 and :40); continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm
FROM ASPEN HIGHLANDS (times from base area)
Aspen Highlands to Aspen: Castle Maroon Bus departs to Highlands every 20 minutes from 6:20 a.m. to 2 am (:00, :20 and :40); continuous departures from 8 to 10:55 am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Aspen Highlands to Buttermilk: direct service via Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk shuttle service throughout the day
Aspen Highlands to Snowmass: direct service at 3:30 and 4:30 pm or via transfer throughout the day
FROM BUTTERMILK (times from base area)
Buttermilk to Aspen: board any Aspen-bound bus from Highway 82; Aspen-Buttermilk direct has continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Buttermilk to Snowmass: direct service at 8:30 am, 9:10 am, 10:10 am, 11:10 am, 12:10 pm, 1:10 pm, 2:10 pm, 3:10 pm and 4:10 pm
Buttermilk to Aspen Highlands: direct service via Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk shuttle service throughout the day
MAX THE MOOSE EXPRESS (must be 5 years of age or older): After the first day of class, kids registered for Ski & Snowboard Schools can take the bus with a ski/snowboard Pro from the gondola building in Aspen to Buttermilk every morning between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Kids will be back in Aspen by 4 pm.
Village Shuttle is a FREE shuttle service to all multi-family residences and activity centers in Snowmass Village. Service from 6:45 am to 12:45 am. For areas within Snowmass not served by the shuttle, use the Dial-a-Ride Service.
For Snowmass Village visitors not served by the Village Shuttle service. Call 923-3030 to schedule service within Snowmass Village. (Give at least 30 minutes notice.) The cost is $1 per person and operates from 8 am to 9 pm.
LATE-NIGHT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Need a late-night ride home in Snowmass? For service after the Shuttle stops running, “Late-Night Service” provided by High Mountain Taxi, will take you home from the Shuttle Depot from 1 to 2 am; the charge is $1 per person.
PARKING IN THE SNOWMASS VILLAGE MALL
Parking in the lots adjacent to the Snowmass Village Mall area is by permit only. Guests can purchase weekly permits from their lodging company. Residents and employees must have permits. Parking is strictly enforced from the first day of the ski season to the last day of the season. Permits are not required in the summer and off-season.
Aspen Mountain has an undeniable mystique, and it goes beyond just the bumps and steeps. At its four restaurants, you’re guaranteed cuisine on an elevated level, and a vibe that is equal parts Rocky Mountain laidback, and cosmopolitan jet-set.
Chances at spotting a celeb? Good. Odds you’ll eat better at another mountain resort? Slim.
Here are the top dining experiences on Aspen Mountain:
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