When it’s comes to premier skiing, mountain activities and frequent celebrity sightings, Aspen takes the cake. As a tiny little town located in the Colorado Rockies, it’s truly la creme-de-la-creme. Just one visit to Aspen and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. In the winter months, thousands of tourist flock to the mountains to enjoy skiing Aspen’s 4 resort mountains: Aspen, Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. It’s also home to the Winter X Games each year hosted by ESPN. The summer months in Aspen are filled with hiking, biking and even yoga at the top of the mountains. Perhaps Aspen’s most notable claim’s to fame is that it is home to the #1 most photographed mountains in America. Yes, that’s right – the gorgeous, snowcapped Maroon Bells.
Visiting Aspen for the first time? Here’s the ultimate insider guide to this popular, mountain resort.
What to Do
In the winter months, enjoy Aspen’s unparalleled skiing opportunities. On Aspen Mountain, take the Silver Queen Gondola to the top for gorgeous views of the mountains. For panorama views, be sure to stop by the Sundeck on Aspen mountain. For a fun-filled adventure, reserve a snowmobile ride with T-Lazy-7 Snowmobiling. The premier snowmobile tour operates take you to the world famous Maroon Bells for a picturesque, idyllic view. You won’t want to miss it! There during the summer months? Hike Aspen’s famous trails. Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, American Lake and Cathedral Lake trail are a few of the most popular. Don’t forget to check out free Snowmass Summer Concert Series. It’s fun for the entire family.
Where to Eat
Aspen surely exudes “la classe,” so what better way to enjoy magnificent dining than a food-tour of the town’s upmarket gastronomical experiences. The White House Tavern is now Aspen’s hottest, upscale American fare, complete with mouth-watering burgers and delicious French dip. Be sure to order the Macho Salad.
Craving sushi? You won’t want to miss Matsuhia. This stylish spot for haute Japanese fare, sushi and cocktails is truly a feast for the senses. We can’t get enough!
Where to Stay
For the ultimate luxury, stay in Aspen’s only 5 star hotel – The Little
Nell. The Little Nell is conveniently located at the base of Aspen
mountain. With exceptional quality, opulence and grandeur, it’s one hotel
you won’t want to miss. For a quick aprés-ski delight, enjoy their famous
Hot Chocolate at Ajax Tavern. The Hotel Jerome also offers luxe rooms and
posh bathrooms, complimented with a swanky spa and trendy bistro/bar.