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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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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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.
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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PURCHASE IN ADVANCE & SAVE BIG!
Don't wait until you get here, purchase at least 7 days in advance and SAVE UP TO AN ADDITIONAL 10%! Plus, purchase lift ticket and add equipment rentals and/or Ski & Snowboard School and save even more.
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.
Purchase lift tickets and group lessons* by November 6, 2014 and save an additional 10% off the already discounted advance purchase price. Valid January 4 - April 5, 2015
*Group Lessons applies to ages 7 and up, including Performance Coaching, Women's Edge and Black Diamond Expeditions.
Check out our new Roundshot cameras, which offer a high-def, interactive, panoramic experience from atop our four mountains. Create your own time-lapse; new images are created every 10 minutes.
48 HOURS IN ASPEN SNOWMASS
First Tracks - The early bird catches the worm - and for free. First Tracks is free to those who sign up first the previous night. Guests are on the mountain before the lifts open, accompanied by the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen. If it looks like a powder day is on the way, make sure you get up early to head downhill or if not, carve the unblemished corduroy.
Breakfast at Bonnies - Located on Aspen Mountain, Bonnie’s is famous for more than just the two-tiered deck that blows up each spring. They serve great breakfasts, with the best oatmeal pancakes and made to order omelets. It is the perfect way to start the day.
Skiing on Aspen Mountain - Aspen Mountain is known as one of the world’s classic ski mountains. Known for steeps, powder and bumps the mountain also holds some great wide-open blue cruiser runs. The mountain rises straight out of the heart of downtown Aspen and is a must for anyone who calls themselves a skier or snowboarder.
Visit the Champagne Bar - Guests can imbibe in a glass of bubbly at The Oasis, The Little Nell’s mobile champagne bar located in secret locations on the slopes of Aspen Mountain. The bar serves up glasses and bottles of Veuve Clicquot as well as caviar, and features umbrellas, lounge chairs, a solar-powered sound system, flags and other eye-catching features that make The Oasis stand out in the white snow. The secret location will be shared each week via Twitter from @TheLittleNell.
Après at Ajax Tavern - Enjoy champagne and truffle fries at the Ajax Tavern, just steps from the Silver Queen Gondola, while watching skiers descend Aspen Mountain. Ajax Tavern offers the best mountainside patio in the valley. If après turns into dinner, guests can stay and enjoy a signature dish such as Colorado Lamb Bolognese or the Ajax Double Cheeseburger.
Dinner at element 47- The restaurant at The Little Nell, located in one of only 16 five-star, five-diamond hotels in the country, was completely renovated in 2012. The restaurant specializes in serving sustainable, seasonally-driven contemporary American cuisine with global influences.
Breakfast at Jour de Fete - Swing by this local café for a quick croissant or breakfast burrito before hitting the slopes.
Hike the Highland Bowl - A 45 minute plus hike drops skiers and riders into 160 acres of backcountry-like terrain in a controlled in-bounds environment. Once guests reach the 12,392 foot summit, they can soak in the 360 degree views and catch their breath before plummeting into the wide-open, long-steeps of Highland Bowl.
Lunch at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro - Just below the Cloud Nine lift at Aspen Highlands, this quaint little cabin serves delicious European-inspired fare including wild game, stews and fondue. Sweeping views of the Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak can be seen from one of the finest on-mountain restaurants in Aspen Snowmass.
ACES - the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers free 45 minute guided walks along Richmond Ridge from the summit of Aspen Mountain. Naturalists share their knowledge of the native trees, birds and animals that thrive in the alpine environment.
NEW Aspen Art Museum – Designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, the new Aspen Art Museum opened its doors with 33,000-squre-feet of space during the museum’s 35th year of operation. Featuring year-round free admission, a rooftop sculpture garden with dramatic views of Aspen's main skiing mountain, Ajax and 17,500 square feet of total exhibition space this is must visit when spending time in Aspen Snowmass.
Pine Creek Cookhouse - Enjoy a sleigh ride to the Pine Creek Cookhouse in Ashcroft. Located just 11 miles outside of Aspen, guests can indulge in gourmet mountain cuisine at the base of the Elk Mountain Range. If feeling a bit more ambitious, strap on some snowshoes or rent a pair of Nordic skis for an adventurous trip to the Cookhouse.
For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call (800) 525-6200. Follow Aspen Snowmass @aspensnowmass on Twitter and Instagram or at www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass.
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The Official Outfitter of the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass - keeping you protected and safe is our #1 priority - Helly Hansen will keep you warm, dry and comfortable on the mountain. Drop by the Helly Hansen Aspen store (430 East Cooper Avenue - 970-920-3524) to check out the new line.
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