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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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.
Our best Gondola Package value
• $10 lunch credit
• Guided Maroon Bells Bus Tour
• 2 mountains for 3 days
• On-mountain Activities Included
Already Colorado’s second largest ski area, Snowmass added 230 acres of premier in-bounds terrain with a backcountry feel last year. This is Burnt Mountain.
NEWS FROM ASPEN SKIING COMPANY 2014-15
Aspen Snowmass in more than just a place, it’s a state of mind where people merge together in an epicenter of outdoors and culture, adventure and glamour and duct tape to diamonds. It’s where mind, body and spirit unite to form the Aspen Idea. An idea that cultivates a state of bliss meant to inspire and invigorate away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether gliding down Highlands Bowl in knee deep powder, grabbing an après cocktail around the roaring fireplace in the Limelight Hotel or watching a child’s face light up after making the perfect ski turn, Aspen Snowmass creates lifelong memories that simply cannot be packaged or replicated. It doesn’t matter who, what, where and why, all that matters is the Aspen Idea. The idea that is meant to stir the soul, feed the flame and renew the spirit in the most stunning outdoor landscape.
$10 Million Improvements at Buttermilk Including The Hideout, New Children’s Center
New this season, Aspen Snowmass is excited to unveil The Hideout, part of the $10 million Phase One improvements at Buttermilk. This state-0f-the-art children’s center at the base of Buttermilk will give children and families a world-class facility with improved entry for drop off and direct access to the mountain while also using mountain adventure that fosters every child’s imagination. The 7,500-square-foot-facility will offer a fresh new approach to kids programming by seamlessly mixing indoor play with ski instruction. The Hideout is included in Phase One of the Buttermilk base area improvements along with parking lot and drop-off/pick-up improvements. Phase Two will see a new Skier Services building for ticketing, rental retail and additional amenities.
Family Entertainment at Snowmass Including NEW Snow Tubing
New at Snowmass beginning Dec. 19, 2014, the mountain will feature four lanes of lift-served snow tubing perfect for an afternoon of sliding down snow with the family. Built for ages four-fourteen, the new tubing facilities at Elk Camp will provide non-stop laughter and fun. In addition to the new snow tubing, Snowmass features an abundance of family-friendly activities, events and deals such as Ullr Nights at Elk Camp, the Treehouse Kid’s Adventure Center at Snowmass, Kids Ski Free program and more. In honor of the Norse God of Snow, Ullr, Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland at Ullr Nights. Guests and locals alike are encouraged to light up the night with friends and family while enjoying old-fashioned winter outdoor activities such as a visit to the Volcano, the tubing hill, snowbiking, s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire and ice skating. During the day, the Treehouse Kid’s Adventure Center at Snowmass is a one-stop-shop for Ski & Snowboard School check-in and rental/retail. The center also boasts children’s entertainment, from a family-friendly climbing gym, to teen activities, to a host of themed rooms for ages eight weeks and older. As if the exciting array of family entertainment was not enough, Aspen Snowmass allows all children aged six and under the chance to ski or ride for free throughout the entire winter season. To watch a video about the family fun at Ullr Nights click here.
Art in Unexpected Places
Beginning in 2005, contemporary art and skiing became partners in Colorado through a forward-thinking collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company. Recognized in 2013 as a National Arts Award recipient for ‘Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts,’ Aspen Skiing Companies commitment to creating Art in Unexpected places has engaged guests on an entirely different level unheard of in the ski industry. Since the inauguration of the program, Aspen Snowmass has implemented an array of artist collaborations across the Companies four mountains in places such as on-mountain dining locales, across the slopes and on the resort’s lift tickets. These collaborations have ranged from working with world-renowned artists such as Walter Niedermayr, Peter Doig, Mamma Andersson and more. Each year a new artist is commissioned to create art for Aspen Snowmasses’ lift tickets, and this year artist Anne Collier has produced three unique photographs of the famous record single Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson in 1966 and originally recorded under the Tamla Motown label, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough was also recorded by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. Collier’s series includes images of the Ashford/Simpson, Diana Ross, and Marvin Gaye albums, which will be featured on the 2014–15 ski season lift ticket. To watch a video about the progression of Art in Unexpected places click here.
X Games Return to Aspen Jan. 22-25, 2015
For the 14th consecutive year, Aspen will host the world-renowned X Games Jan. 22-25, 2015 at Buttermilk. ESPN and Aspen Skiing Company have reached a milestone agreement in principle that will keep the X Games in Aspen Snowmass, Colo. through 2019. After a comprehensive bidding process, ESPN chose to continue its long-term relationship with Aspen Skiing Company, already the longest-tenured X Games host city.
Aspen Mountain to Host 2017 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals
The International Ski Federation awarded Aspen the 2017 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals. This marks the first time the event has been held in the U.S. in 20 years. The Mar. 15-19, 2017 event will feature the best men’s and women’s alpine skiing athletes in the world, competing in downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom and nation’s team event. Aspen has a long history of World Cup ski racing and not only hosted the first World Championships outside of Europe in 1950, but also has been a yearly stop for the Women’s World Cup that will once again return Nov. 28-29, 2014.
Mountain Collective Adds Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine to Pass
The Mountain Collective™ has added another premier independent ski destination in North America to its roster of iconic mountains for the 2014-15 winter season. Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb in this unprecedented collaboration of destinations. The Mountain Collective™ Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the seven destinations, plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. On top of access to 15 mountains with more than 38,000 acres of terrain, 212 lifts and an unmatched reputation for snow quality, quantity and steeps, passholders also receive exclusive lodging deals throughout the season. Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.MountainCollective.com. A limited quantity of passes are available at the lowest guaranteed price of $389. Pricing for the kid’s pass (ages 12 and under) has been reduced more than 55 percent to just $99 for the 2014-15 season offering an incredible deal for families.
Capital Improvements that Enhance the Guest Experience
Over the past six years Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) has invested $66.5 million to on-mountain capital improvements including new terrain—Burnt Mountain featuring 230 acres of new terrain at Snowmass, three new restaurants including the Elk Camp restaurant at Snowmass, four high-speed chairlifts, the Treehouse—a state of the art children’s center in Snowmass and significant improvements to the terrain parks at both Snowmass and Buttermilk.
The Limelight Hotel “Lightens Up” All 126 Guest Rooms with Upgrades
This fall, the Limelight Hotel is “lightening up” the room décor to deliver even more comfort and ease to guests. All 126 guest rooms will be outfitted with new carpets, drapery, and furniture. Warm colors and textures combined with patterns inspired by nature that will sooth the spirit after an invigorating day of adventure. Lounge-style seating with sumptuous chairs and work-height coffee tables will offer a place to unwind, dine casually, or pull out the laptop and share the day’s photos with friends online. This $1.1 million project will deliver an even greater sense of freshness and warmth. Come home to new interior decor in historic Aspen, Colorado - only at the Limelight!
The Little Nell Renovation of Six Executive Suites
Recently completed, the property renovated all six Executive Suites with the vision of the renowned interior designer, Holly Hunt. The suites now offer elegant and sophisticated “Aspen modern” ambience in addition to their well-known breathtaking views of Aspen Mountain. Whites, grays, blues and natural colors are reflected in custom designed leathers, woods and fabrics. Guests will enjoy everything from Fila D’Oro linens to custom art hand selected by Aspen Skiing Company owner, Paula Crown.
About Aspen Skiing Company
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen Snowmass area - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk - as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (5 kilometers from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (112 kilometers from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.
About The Limelight Hotel
Rated the #1 hotel in the United States and #7 in the world according to Expedia users, The Limelight Hotel is a contemporary property in the heart of downtown Aspen, just steps from the slopes. The 126-room hotel has a vibrant happy-hour and après ski scene, including live music most nights in the winter. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, hot tubs, ski valet, an adventure concierge, monthly beer dinners, an expanded continental breakfast and in-town transit. The Limelight offers more complimentary programs than any other hotel when it comes to winter sports; Inside Tracks, an all-day tour of one of the four local mountains, and First Tracks, early access to Aspen Mountain, are both free to guests. The hotel even has a full fleet of complimentary snowshoes. Pets are welcome. www.limelighthotel.com
About The Little Nell
Nestled at the foot of Aspen Mountain, The Little Nell is Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond, ski-in/ski-out property that invites guests to experience the legendary destination hotel year round. The unique slope side location, unparalleled service, deluxe and luxurious guest rooms and suites, singular amenities and adventure packages combine for a one-of-a-kind experience. www.thelittlenell.com
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