Aspen Ski Holidays

Aspen is the prettiest, most exclusive ski town in North America. It’s one of my top recommendations for honeymooners and couples wanting to splash out on a special experience. The secret to getting the best value, is to book early!
James Rivers
USA Product Manager
Aspen is the prettiest, most exclusive ski town in North America. It’s one of my top recommendations for honeymooners and couples wanting to splash out on a special experience. The secret to getting the best value, is to book early!
James Rivers
USA Product Manager

Summary

3
Beginner
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Intermediate
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Nightlife
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Quick Transfer Time

Aspen has a huge ski area, a captivating town and some of the best après bars in the country.

Rising above this iconic town, Aspen Mountain is one of its four fantastic ski areas. There are local lifts in town, while efficient buses shuttle you to the other ski areas on your pass.

For challenging days, Aspen Mountain and Highlands are our favourites, while the intermediate paradise of Snowmass is the largest area. Buttermilk is best for beginners and, for snowboarders, the X Games terrain parks are fantastic. Offering such huge variety, Aspen ski holidays are great for longer breaks, and the slopes are noticeably quiet.

The pretty town has authentic Victorian buildings, with posh boutiques and a huge range of dining options. The nightlife and après bars are excellent too - Mezzaluna is particularly good, as are the margaritas at Blue Maize. And while Aspen has a glitzy reputation, this is also a locals’ town with down-to-earth options for smaller budgets.

Aspen has more than enough to keep you busy, or you could experience more of the region on a Colorado Ski Safari - ask our Colorado experts to tell you more.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Aspen Resort Guide

Make the most of your Aspen ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to April
Nearest airport
Denver / Aspen / Vail
Flight time
10 hours
Direct flight
Only Denver
Transfer time
4 hours / 10 minutes / 1 hour 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire or transfer
Elevation
12,510 ft
Vertical drop
4,406 ft
Avg snowfall
25 ft
Ski area
5,517 acres
Ski lifts
41
Runs
336
Grade
42% advanced
43% intermediates
15% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Aspen has a high standard of hotel accommodation, including well-known luxury properties like The Little Nell. We also like the small boutique hotels in town, while condos can be great value for groups. An exclusive resort, it’s worth taking advantage the early booking offers.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Aspen accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

The Little Nell External
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The Little Nell is legendary in Aspen with its contemporary design and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
One of the coolest, most vibrant boutique hotels in Aspen in an excellent location in the centre of Aspen town.

Reviews

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10/04/2019 vincent mckey

Great fun.

27/03/2019 Duncan Smith

From perfectly groomed cruising runs to steep and deep double black diamonds the four Aspen mountains have it all. The ski school is excellent but book in advance if you want to save on resort prices.

24/03/2019 Helen Jackson

Four ski areas and endless, varied terrain and excellent snow - its hard to beat. Aspen is still a lovely, picturesque and characterful town: great to walk around and a stunning modern art gallery. There are loads of restaurants but we self-catered as we know, from previous experience, that eating out is amazing but expensive. Compared to 10 years ago we found prices in the supermarkets very high and the restaurants were even more expensive than we remembered (I guess the £ is weak but even so prices were much higher than London restaurant prices and lower quality - expect to pay $100 for a couple of pizzas and beers (eek).

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