There are a lot of moving pieces to the 2020-2021 ski season, but we are grateful to be back on snow and can't wait to see you on our mountains (from a distance and behind masks). With guest and community safety at the top of our priority list, we have made many operational updates and technological improvements. But, even with new safety precautions, you can still have a fun and rejuvenating experience at Aspen Snowmass this winter. Even, or maybe especially, in these uncertain times, there are still plenty of ways to make trip planning painless!

Here are five tips to plan a ski trip to Aspen Snowmass in 2020-2021.

1. Consider amenities that make your trip easy

As the incident rate and other metrics trend lower, as of February 13, all on-mountain restaurants will be be open at 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less. This will allow more people to dine inside when the weather dictates. We still recommend preordering meals and taking advantage of expanded outdoor seating on decks, in open air tents and in public spaces for dining. An easy alternative to on-mountain dining is lunch back at your hotel or condo. Consider stocking up on lunch meat and sandwich accoutrements and breaking up your day with lunch at your lodging. Snowmass offers a large selection of ski-in/ski-out and walk-to-the-slopes accommodations, complete with all of the amenities to make your vacation extra memorable, including kitchens. The amenities of Terracehouse Condominiums might just be what you're looking for.
Terracehouse Condominiums in Snowmass
Terracehouse Condominiums in Snowmass

Comfort and Convenience | Terracehouse Condominiums

The cozy and comfortable two-bedroom vacation rentals at Terracehouse in Snowmass Village are centrally located within walking distance of Snowmass mountain. A secluded hot tub welcomes you back at the end of the day, while access to the outdoor heated pool and fitness amenities at the adjacent Stonebridge Inn offer convenience while maintaining the quiet setting. Fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces, and spacious common areas make these vacation rentals easy and comfortable for families to be together. Spend time honoring the simple pleasures and magical moments worth traveling for this winter.

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2. Think location, location, location

There are a lot of questions that come into play when you’re trying to decide where to stay for your visit to Aspen Snowmass. Should you stay in Aspen, Snowmass Village or further downvalley? Will you have a car or will you be relying on public transportation? Right now, do you want to be able to dine out while you’re visiting? Is something such as being in walking distance to Aspen Mountain or able to skiing home in Snowmass a top priority for you? We suggest you first decide on a budget and then think about which mountain or mountains you plan to ski most. If you will need transportation to the mountains, check our local RFTA bus schedules and lodge shuttle options before committing to staying in Aspen with plans to mostly ski Snowmass or vice versa, for example. If you want to be close to the action of Aspen, but still enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains, Aspen Meadows is a unique resort.
Save 20% at Aspen Meadows
Save 20% at Aspen Meadows

Serenity just minutes from downtown | Save up to 20% at Aspen Meadows

Breaking away to Aspen for a quick 4-night trip? Good news - you get a discount on paradise on Aspen Meadows. But, fair warning, you’re going to want to stay longer. Book your stay now for 4 nights and save up to 20%. The Aspen Meadows, an all-suite resort, is nestled on 40 acres along the Roaring Fork River in Aspen’s historic west end with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Only 1.5 miles from downtown Aspen, this resort’s 98 spacious, Bauhaus-inspired guest suites with exterior entries average 600-750 sq. feet, have floor to ceiling windows, wet bars and pull out sleeper sofas.

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3. Understand local health and safety regulations

Did you know that towns of the Roaring Fork Valley actually belong to different counties and with that, they have different COVID-19 restrictions? Aspen and Snowmass belong to Pitkin County, Basalt sits in Eagle County and Carbondale and Glenwood Springs sit in Garfield County. Along with indoor dining being closed right now in Pitkin County, overnight visitors to Pitkin County are also asked to get a COVID-19 test prior to arrival and only travel with their own household. If you are driving, have a car readily available and know that you want to enjoy dining out during your vacation, consider staying elsewhere in the valley such as Element Basalt-Aspen in Basalt.
Element Basalt-Aspen

Stay in the Heart of the Valley | 5th Night Free at Element Basalt-Aspen

Element Basalt-Aspen is a family friendly property that is located in Eagle County, which does not require a pre-arrival COVID-19 test for overnight visitors, but is still an easy jaunt to the slopes! This eco-conscious hotel boasts daily complimentary breakfast, WiFi and on-site parking with absolutely no resort fees. We are located walking distance from numerous restaurants, Whole Foods, and Starbucks. Book the Perfect Storm package, stay 5 or more nights and the 5th night is free or check out other amazing offers and promotions. Also this season, tag @ElementBasaltAspen in your Instagram post at our new Element Wonderland lobby photo booth and enter to win a complimentary two night stay or Marriot Bonvoy points.

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4. Be spontaneous - take advantage of last minute booking offers

With ever-changing safety regulations, hotels and lodges are staying as flexible as possible for guests, and also offering great last-minute deals that have previously been unheard of in the middle of ski season. Happening right now for both January and February stays, Stay Aspen Snowmass has updated their book-by date to just 7 days in-advance for Perfect Storm, Kids Ski Free and Ski30 lodging deals.
Aspen Square 2021 Lodging Deals
Aspen Square 2021 Lodging Deals

Winter Deals All Season Long | Aspen Square

Newly renovated this fall, Aspen Square's warmly welcoming personality, ideal location across from the base of Aspen Mountain and full hotel-style services and amenities combine to make our property a great choice for a memorable vacation during the winter. And, Aspen Square is running a promotion all winter long! From 20% off cozy fireplace studios to 15% off larger condominiums, we have the perfect accommodation for you, whether it's a vacation for two or the whole family.

5. Ask our Stay Aspen Snowmass vacation experts for help

As the resort's official central reservation service, Stay Aspen Snowmass is your one-stop-shop for Aspen Snowmass lodging, lift tickets, activities, vacation packages and air and ground travel arrangements. Our online booking engine makes it easy to build out your trip starting with the basics of lodging and leading you through everything from multi-day lift tickets to rental cars. If you're in need of guidance along the way, have questions or are looking for a tailored experience, our knowledgeable and friendly vacation experts are on-hand to create lodging packages perfectly suited to your vacation style, group needs and budget.