Friends having a great time at their bachelorette party at Aspen Snowmass

Your Bachelorette or Bachelor Party Guide to Aspen Snowmass

Grab your crew and toast to the bride or groom at Aspen Snowmass. Here in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, there’s something for groups of every size and style.
Friends having a great time at their bachelorette party at Aspen Snowmass
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Learn where to stay, what to do, and where to eat and drink to maximize your celebration.

Published June 2023
Vegas is played. Mexico is far. The beach is boring. But the Rocky Mountains provide a little bit of everything for every kind of bride or groom. And for anyone who has ever tried to wrangle a group of friends and keep everyone on schedule, they know having lots of options is key. From affordable lodging to a range of dining and nightlife choices, plus daytime activities for the whole gang, itineraries for large groups can be difficult. To make it easier, we’ve put together a guide to help plan the perfect bachelorette or bachelor party for your soon-to-be wedded friend.

Where to Stay

Where to Stay

The Limelight Hotels offer the perfect balance of luxury and value. Depending on group size, a few rooms with two queen beds or one of the spacious suites should work nicely and the free shuttle service makes getting around easy. The Limelight Aspen is perfectly located right across from Wagner Park, boasting great views of Aspen Mountain and within walking distance of some of town’s best restaurants—and Gondola Plaza. The Limelight Hotel Snowmass rests in the heart of Snowmass Village at the base of the mountain, meaning your crew won’t have to go far to find yummy eats or activities.

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Another great way to initiate some morning recovery is a group yoga session. Plenty of studios in town can accommodate groups—we like O2 and Shakti. Mountaintop yoga is also an option in the summer. Taking the Silver Queen gondola to do sun salutations at 11,000 feet makes for thinner air, but a great wake up!

Hike the Trails

The summer months are ripe for outdoor activities in Aspen and every good bachelor or bachelorette party needs to shake out some cobwebs in the morning with a little movement. A short hike from downtown or a full day spent in the high alpine can be the perfect activity to get the group outside snapping photos and taking in the views of the surrounding Elk Mountain Range.


The Snowmass Bike Park offers lift access to every type of terrain—including green trails for newbies, double blacks for crews looking to get rowdy, and everything in between. For groups of five people or less, a private downhill clinic is an ideal excuse to put on a full-face helmet and explore the Park’s various trails with a Pro as your guide.

Outside of the resort, there are endless cross-country trails as well as long, winding country roads. And if full-on mountain biking or road biking isn’t in the cards for your group, not to worry. There are still plenty of group-friendly ways to get shoes onto pedals in Aspen. E-bikes are growing in popularity and can be a fun way to even out the skill level of a group and buzz around town or even up to the Maroon Bells. The WE-cycle program is a bike-share system splendid for getting to and from everything.

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Lost Forest

Lost Forest at Snowmass is an expansive collection of outdoor activities located at mid-mountain. Complete with private paintballing, a zip line, a ropes course, disc golf, a climbing wall, an alpine coaster, and gorgeous hiking trails, Lost Forest is a hot spot for some bonding. There’s nothing like spending some time in the fresh mountain air with adrenaline kicking to bring friends together, followed by a cheers to the fun times with a bite and some beverages at Elk Camp Restaurant.

Perfect Group Activities


Fireworks over Aspen on New Years Eve


In the winter there’s X Games Aspen, North America’s longest running Gay Ski Week, races for endurance and alpine athletes, free concerts, and friendly competitions like curling or beer quaffing. In the summer, the calendar is packed with trail running competitions, a Bike Park race series, outdoor concerts, yoga on the mountain, and more. No matter the season, there’s always something going on to make your itinerary even more unique and memorable.

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Get Out on the Hill

Aspen Snowmass boasts some of North America’s best skiing and riding. With four separate mountains—Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands—all accessible on a single lift ticket, it’s easy to switch up each day by exploring different slopes. And in some cases, the après scene may be enough reason to hop on the lifts and lean into a leisurely (or lively) afternoon on the mountain.
Couple at Aspen Mountain

Activities for Non-Skiers

Beyond skiing and riding, there are several winter activities that can fill up your itinerary. Take a scenic gondola ride to enjoy lunch with a view; stretch your legs after a day of skiing with a stroll through on-mountain art installations like Luminescence in Snowmass; feel the wind on your face with a ride on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster; or simply indulge in one of the many local culinary and cultural happenings.


Nothing says bachelor or bachelorette party like dancing! So whether you want to get sweaty late into the night or just want listen sway to some classical jams, Aspen has it all. The Belly Up is the spot in town for great concerts in an even better venue. The likes of Jimmy Buffet, Chris Cornell, Grace Potter, Lauryn Hill, LCD Soundsystem, and more have graced the well-known stage. With shows nearly every night, you can’t miss. The Benedict Music Tent has classical music concerts throughout the summer and Snowmass has jam bands each and every Thursday night in the summer outside on the mountain. DJs frequent local nightclubs and establishments like Bootsy Bellows and Escobar. And outdoor concerts with the Bud Light Hi-Fi series in the winter make for serious fun. There truly is something for everyone when it comes to music in Aspen.

Where to Eat & Drink

If you choose to stay at the Limelight, breakfast is already taken care of, so party organizers will only need to worry about lunches and dinners. Luckily, there are plenty of places to choose from, whether you want to book a group reservation or let everyone fend for themselves.


Depending on what activities your group chooses to take on during the day, lunch options could vary widely. If it’s every man or woman for themselves, casual eateries to point people to include CP Burger, Big Wrap, Grateful Deli, Jour de Fete, or Butcher’s Block in Aspen, and Fuel Cafe or Francesca's Empanadas in Snowmass.

If a big group lunch—possibly with a cocktail or two—is more your style, Aspen offers up big time. White House Tavern is a relaxed yet elevated option taking chicken sandwiches and salads to the next level. Element 47 at the Little Nell, Velvet Buck at the St. Regis, and Prospect and the J Bar at Hotel Jerome all come complete with hotel lobby lounging possibilities. Similarly, the Snowmass Kitchen at the Westin in Snowmass is great for large groups and lobby lounging, as is Nest at the Viceroy.


Dinner options abound in Aspen, and plenty of spots take reservations for groups. Looking for white tablecloths and multiple courses? Try The Wild Fig, Casa Tua, or Bosq. Sushi sounding good? Kenichi is a fun option for groups (ask for the private room at Kenichi) and even though Aspen isn’t anywhere near an ocean, the restaurants fly in fresh fish daily. Snowmass also offers a multitude of options for group dining including Tex Mex at Venga Venga, Italian at Il Poggio, farm-to-table at Aurum, and Latin-inspired dishes at Toro. Classic American bar food is in abundance as well at Slow Groovin’ BBQ, and Base Camp Bar and Grill.

No matter what you choose to fill your group’s itinerary, the 300-plus days of sunshine, multitude of outdoor activities, and fantastic dining and nightlife will make your party one the future bride or groom will remember for a lifetime.

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