Looking to make the holidays extra special for your special someone? Trying to plan the perfect family vacation? Consider giving the gift of skiing at Aspen Snowmass this holiday season. Even in a season like no other, Aspen Snowmass is still a special place during the holidays.

Here are a few of our favorite reasons why Aspen Snowmass should be on your holiday wish list.


The Aspen Snowmass Snow globe

If you’ve ever visited Aspen Snowmass over the holidays, you know that the little towns of Aspen and Snowmass transform into magical snow globes - with trees, buildings and streets covered in a blanket of white and twinkling lights. For couples, it’s a romantic time to stroll through the streets, pop into local shops and curl up next to a cozy fire together. Families can bundle up after dinner and head to Wagner park to build a snowman or track down some hot cocoa.

The holidays in Aspen Snowmass are the perfect time to make new memories to last a lifetime.

Aspen, CO Snowglobe
Aspen, CO Snowglobe

Treat Yourself with a Delicious Holiday Meal

Skip the holiday meal prep this year - you’re on vacation after all. Give your loved ones and yourself the gift of an exquisite Christmas dinner at Element 47. Happening both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu featuring holiday favorites with a gourmet twist. Pricing is $250+ per guest, available with a $50 wine pairing option. Pricing for children is $50+ per child.

Reservations for non-hotel guests will be available on Resy.com starting December 1.

Or, support other small local businesses, stay in those flannel pajamas and order takeout from any number of delicious restaurants.

Element 47 dinner
Element 47 dinner

Snowmass Luminescence Holiday Light Festival

We could all use a little more light in our lives these days. And this holiday season, when the lifts close at Snowmass, things really light up. Snowmass Luminescence, an interactive art and light display brought to you by Snowmass Tourism and Aspen Snowmass, will immerse you and your family in a dazzling world of light and art. Skip the Skittles Gondola ride between the Snowmass Mall and Base Village and instead, stroll through The Tunnel, an interactive series of LED illuminated walkways and arches that will ignite your senses. In addition, you can experience two large-scale interactive LED installations by acclaimed artists.

Snowmass Luminescence runs December 18th through February 28th from sunset to 9pm daily. Light up your evening!
Snowmass Luminescence
Snowmass Luminescence

Lodging Options to Suit All Groups and Budgets

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your sweetheart or a budget-friendly family ski vacation with the kids, Aspen and Snowmass have a wide variety of lodging accommodations from convenient hotels and condominiums to private vacation homes. Up the romance with a luxurious hotel in Aspen or keep things easy with a slopeside condominium in Snowmass. If your roommates are more like family due to these unprecedented times, consider a “framily” vacation complete with your own vacation home rental. Cleanliness and the health and safety of guests are the top priority for all of our lodging partners.

Ski-in/Ski-Out to the Holidays this Year | Top of the Village

With indoor capacity limited around town and on the mountain this winter, take advantage of the luxury ski-in/ski-out condos at Top of the Village. Expansive privacy, fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, and plenty of amenities give you all the creature comforts you need to feel right at home over the holidays – if home had world-class skiing right out your door. With one of these ski-in/ski-out vacation rentals, you can have another cup of coffee and still make first chair. You can come home for lunch. You can trade off with your partner while the kids nap. You can have après cocktails on your private balcony in your slippers. The benefits are endless. The holiday memories are priceless.

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Early Booking Offers Make Great Holiday Gifts

Après Safely at Aspen Meadows

The only thing better than a perma-grin from a day on the slopes, is the après-ski session Aspen is famous for. Public gatherings may be banned or limited this winter, but you can still enjoy the spirit of après in your suite at Aspen Meadows Resort. This secluded destination in Aspen’s historic west end is nestled on 40 acres along the Roaring Fork River, ensuring your social, yet perfectly distant and safe vacation. Boasting stunning mountain views, you will feel more connected to nature, mind, body and spirit at the Meadows, and enjoy all the amenities and services you’d want. Starting this December, the Aspen Meadows après-ski package will include: Your own mini shotski, spirits from Woody Creek Distillery, a welcome specialty craft cocktails and a divine charcuterie plate, an après-ski playlist, curated by Aspen’s favorite après DJ, DJ Golden.

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