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
Product Manager - USA
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
Product Manager - USA

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
5,547 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 - this is one of THE places to stay.
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
An excellent location in the centre of Aspen town.

Reviews

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05/04/2017 Gerry Goss

Good skiing and nightlife.

29/01/2017 Gary Patchett

I have seen a lot of changes over the 20+ years of coming to Aspen - and not all for the best, but Aspen still does it for me. Great choice of mountains to ski on and plenty to do in town - restaurants, shops, etc.

03/01/2017 sheridan mckay

Great resort for Intermediates and expert skiers. Lots of black double diamonds in the back bowls.

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