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Driving Directions

Aspen and Snowmass Village are located in the picturesque Roaring Fork Valley in west-central Colorado. Driving here from major airport hubs and metropolitan areas is simple.


Summer

  • With the opening of Highway 82 over Independence Pass each summer, options for reaching Aspen Snowmass increase. From Denver, you can travel on I-70 for 77 miles to exit 195 and the proceed south on Highway 91 to Leadville. From there, head south on Highway 24 to Highway 82 and drive over the pass to Aspen, for a total driving distance of 159 miles.

  • You can also reach Aspen Snowmass via I-70 and Highway 82 through Glenwood Springs, or from Highway 285 and Highways 24 and 82.

WINTER

  • To reach Aspen Snowmass, exit Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs and head 41 miles south and east to Aspen on Highway 82. (Glenwood Springs is 157 miles west of Denver).

  • In winter, Highway 82 over Independence Pass east of Aspen is closed, generally from late October through May depending on the first snowfall and snow removal operations, respectively.

  • Below is a summary of distances from Colorado’s airports to downtown Aspen.

FROM ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY AIRPORT: 3 MILES EAST ON HIGHWAY 82.
FROM DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DEN): 220 MILES WEST VIA I-70 AND COLORADO 82.
FROM EAGLE COUNTY AIRPORT (EGE): 70 MILES WEST VIA I-70 AND COLORADO 82.
FROM GRAND JUNCTION REGIONAL AIRPORT (GJT): 125 MILES EAST VIA I-70 AND COLORADO 82.


GRAND AVENUE BRIDGE WORK IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS

Earn your turkey on the mountain this Thanksgiving. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass open for the season on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. Enjoy skiing and riding, then come watch some of the Aspen area's most talented freeskiers and snowboarders during Thanksjibbing at Snowmass on Friday, November 24.

Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain will be open top-to-bottom. The Silver Queen Gondola and the Ajax Express Chair open 9 am - 3:30 pm for skiing, riding, and sightseeing. Natural snowfall has provided a fresh layer on the top of the mountain that will shuttle us to a snowmaking surface with excellent coverage on Spar Gulch and The Nell. Runs that will be open at the top are: Silver Dip, 1 & 2 Leaf, Upper Copper, and Deer Park. In all we will have over 100 acres and more than 3,200 feet of verticle available to enjoy at Aspen Mountain. The Sundeck Restaurant, with some of the best views in the valley, will be serving food and libations during the same hours.

Snowmass

At Snowmass, we will have skiing and riding available in two areas on the mountain from 9 am - 3:30 pm. As temperatures and conditions allow, we will continue to open terrain as quickly as possible. Sightseeing on Elk Camp Gondola will be free on Thursday only, and Elk Camp Restaurant will be serving Thanksgiving comfort food during lunch.

  • The Elk Camp Meadows is located adjacent to the Elk Camp Restaurant sitting at an altitude of over 10,000ft, providing perfect temperatures for a quality snow surface. We will have 12 acres of well-groomed beginner terrain available.
  • The Elk Camp Gondola will be free to sightseers that are heading up to enjoy Thanksgiving Day on the 23rd, at the Elk Camp Restaurant with a new art installation by Sarah Cain and great views on the outdoor deck.
  • Fanny Hill, from the top of the Sky Cab to the bottom of Village Express will provide free skiing and riding on 7 acres.

We look forward to hosting you on Day 1 of the 2017-2018 season!

Summer Flight Map

Winter Flight Map

2017 - 2018 Aspen Pitkin County Airport Flight Map

Additional Airport Options

  • Travel Tips


    What is the best route for driving to Aspen Snowmass?
    In winter, the best route is via I-70 and Highway 82 (a distance of 191 miles from Denver) because of the annual winter highway closure of Independence Pass. The drive from Denver takes in many scenic highlights of the Rocky Mountains, including the stunning Glenwood Canyon just east of Glenwood Springs.

    In summer, Highway 82 over Independence Pass reopens, offering the most direct and quickest route from Denver. (It is also jaw-droppingly beautiful).

    What airlines serve Aspen/Pitkin County Airport?
    United, American and Delta all serve Aspen/Pitkin County Airport on a weekly basis. Learn more about the airport and daily flight schedules.

    How much does it cost to check my skis/snowboard as luggage on airlines that serve Aspen Pitkin County Airport?
    All three major airlines serving Aspen/Pitkin County Airport charge the same baggage fees for skis and snowboards as they do for standard checked baggage, with the usual weight limits in place. Check with each airline on particulars regarding ski bags, boot bags, etc.

    An alternative would be to rent your skis and/or snowboard equipment from Four Mountain Sports. By reserving your rental in advance, you can save substantially, and get to ski and ride on the latest gear.

    What are my options for airport transfer to Aspen Snowmass?
    Our Getting Around guide offers the lowdown on navigating your way around the Aspen Snowmass area (spoiler alert: it is super easy), as well as tips on getting from the airport to your accommodations in Aspen and Snowmass Village. Taxis, limousines, rental cars, shuttle services and RFTA buses present a bevy of options.

    If you are looking for a transfer from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, Denver International Airport, or Eagle County Airport, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) offers a fleet of 250 vehicles includes 10 passenger vans, 11 Passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter® vans and 5-passenger 4-wheel drive luxury SUVs.

    Visit the Colorado Mountain Express website and receive 10% off all services.

    For guests seeking personalized travel services, CME Premier offers the finest in luxury ground transportation. With privately chauffeured four-wheel drive SUVs and Mercedes Benz Sprinter® vans, CME Premier offers the ultimate in professionalism, comfort and convenience. CME Premier SUVs are equipped with flat screens showing newly released DVD movies.

    10% discount valid only when booked via web minimum of 12 hours prior to travel. For reservations, book your shuttle online.

    How can I rent a car in the Aspen Snowmass area?
    Several rental car agencies are stationed at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Eagle, Hertz, Nationaland Thrifty.
  • Luggage Delivery Services

    Skip the hassle and cost of taking your bags (and your ski gear) to the airport. Ship ahead of time with Aspen Snowmass Luggage Delivery and Luggage Forward will deliver your bags right to your hotel so they're waiting for you when you arrive. Luggage Forward saves you time at the airport and makes travel more convenient by providing five guaranteed domestic services and international service to and from more than 200 countries worldwide. Book now online or call 866-416-7447.

  • Travel Tips


    What is the best route for driving to Aspen Snowmass?
    In winter, the best route is via I-70 and Highway 82 (a distance of 191 miles from Denver) because of the annual winter highway closure of Independence Pass. The drive from Denver takes in many scenic highlights of the Rocky Mountains, including the stunning Glenwood Canyon just east of Glenwood Springs.

    In summer, Highway 82 over Independence Pass reopens, offering the most direct and quickest route from Denver. (It is also jaw-droppingly beautiful).

    What airlines serve Aspen/Pitkin County Airport?
    United, American and Delta all serve Aspen/Pitkin County Airport on a weekly basis. Learn more about the airport and daily flight schedules.

    How much does it cost to check my skis/snowboard as luggage on airlines that serve Aspen Pitkin County Airport?
    All three major airlines serving Aspen/Pitkin County Airport charge the same baggage fees for skis and snowboards as they do for standard checked baggage, with the usual weight limits in place. Check with each airline on particulars regarding ski bags, boot bags, etc.

    An alternative would be to rent your skis and/or snowboard equipment from Four Mountain Sports. By reserving your rental in advance, you can save substantially, and get to ski and ride on the latest gear.

    What are my options for airport transfer to Aspen Snowmass?
    Our Getting Around guide offers the lowdown on navigating your way around the Aspen Snowmass area (spoiler alert: it is super easy), as well as tips on getting from the airport to your accommodations in Aspen and Snowmass Village. Taxis, limousines, rental cars, shuttle services and RFTA buses present a bevy of options.

    If you are looking for a transfer from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, Denver International Airport, or Eagle County Airport, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) offers a fleet of 250 vehicles includes 10 passenger vans, 11 Passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter® vans and 5-passenger 4-wheel drive luxury SUVs.

    Visit the Colorado Mountain Express website and receive 10% off all services.

    For guests seeking personalized travel services, CME Premier offers the finest in luxury ground transportation. With privately chauffeured four-wheel drive SUVs and Mercedes Benz Sprinter® vans, CME Premier offers the ultimate in professionalism, comfort and convenience. CME Premier SUVs are equipped with flat screens showing newly released DVD movies.

    10% discount valid only when booked via web minimum of 12 hours prior to travel. For reservations, book your shuttle online.

    How can I rent a car in the Aspen Snowmass area?
    Several rental car agencies are stationed at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Eagle, Hertz, Nationaland Thrifty.
  • Luggage Delivery Services

    Skip the hassle and cost of taking your bags (and your ski gear) to the airport. Ship ahead of time with Aspen Snowmass Luggage Delivery and Luggage Forward will deliver your bags right to your hotel so they're waiting for you when you arrive. Luggage Forward saves you time at the airport and makes travel more convenient by providing five guaranteed domestic services and international service to and from more than 200 countries worldwide. Book now online or call 866-416-7447.