Aspen is internationally recognised as one of the best places in the world for skiing and other winter sports. A beautiful, quaint city, Aspen attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year, including many celebrities who own houses in the area. Named after the vast quantity of stunning aspen trees permeating the location, the city is situated in Pitkin County, Colorado. The beauty of this area is breathtaking; three mountains surround the city, as well as the stunning White River National Forest. The location also boasts several valleys; Aspen itself sits on the end of the Roaring Fork Valley, home to the tranquil Roaring Fork River. Natural beauty abounds in this stunning spot, and there are numerous activities available to entertain all those lucky enough to visit.


Those who enter Aspen hoping to ski have come to the perfect place. The location boasts several mountains, including Aspen Mountain, Red Mountain, Smuggler Mountain and the Elk Mountains. Beginners and experts alike are certain to have an exhilarating and memorable experience when visiting these idyllic skiing locations. However, those hoping to avoid such physical activities will find plenty to amuse them. [ The Unicorn Balloon Company] allows visitors to enjoy a hot air balloon ride above one of the most beautiful locations in the United States. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity which should not be missed. Those visiting the city from November to April may want to experience an exhilarating dog sled ride, available at [ Krabloonik Dog Sled Rides]. Aspen Carriage and Sleigh offers the perfect romantic present; a horse drawn carriage outing. Horse lovers will also appreciate a ride in the surrounding countryside. Regardless of ability, [ Aspen Wilderness Outfitters] will have a trail and a horse to suit all who visit. There are several ice skating rinks; favourites include the outdoor Silver Circle Ice Skating Rink and Aspen Ice Garden. Golf fans will appreciate the [ Roaring Fork Club] and the [ Snowmass Club], where beautiful mountain views may distract even the most dedicated and professional player. For a leisurely swim, visitors should stop by [ Aspen Recreational Center] who boast a competitive sized pool in addition to a more leisurely, relaxed pool.

Those searching for more adventurous activities will not be disappointed. Paintballing has become extremely popular around the globe in recent years; for the perfect experience, regardless of ability, Snowmass Mountain Outfitters supply all equipment for children and adults alike. [ Blazing Adventures] provide several different mountain bike tours, for those hoping to explore the surrounding area in a unique and exhilarating manner. [ Aspen Expeditions] boast numerous activities for all visitors seeking adventure; cross country skiing, rock climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing are just some of the fantastic escapades available.However, visitors should not assume that only physical adventures are available. Aspen is home to three wonderful art galleries; the [ Red Brick Center for the Arts], the [ Aspen Art Museum] and [ Anderson Ranch Arts Center]. [ Wheeler Opera House] is the cultural centre of Aspen. This beautiful location stages concerts and plays, as well as lectures and film screenings. All who visit should check what events will be taking place at this wonderful institution during their stay.


[ Aspen Highlands Village] is located in the centre of the city’s skiing area, ideally situated for those hoping to take a quick break and relax. Here, visitors can discover many stores, as well as several restaurants and an art museum. Anyone needing to purchase sports equipment in preparation for their many adventures will have several different shops to choose from. The most comprehensive stores are Aspen Outfitting Company and the D & E Ski and Snowboard Shop, which have establishments dotted around the location. Shoppers hoping for something slightly more fashionable than a ski mask will not be disappointed. Many recognisable names have stores here, for example, Gap and Fendi. However, there are many other boutiques unique to Aspen. Favourites include Boogie’s Retail, Distractions, Malo and Nuages. All should treat themselves to a pampering session at one of the many spas and hairdressers located around the city. Salon Tuillo Day Spa and Boutique offers a vast array of treatments for those looking to indulge themselves after a hard day on the slopes; Lather Salon Aspen is the perfect place for a new haircut.


The fun need not stop once skiing is over for the day; Aspen offers many exciting sources of entertainment each evening. Families are made extremely welcome, as are those searching for an entertaining late night. Whoever you are, Aspen will have the perfect nightlife waiting for you. Visitors with young children desiring an evening meal will love Boogie’s Diner, who serve authentic American burgers and milkshakes in an inviting and friendly atmosphere. Little Annie’s Eating House offers wholesome, delicious, home cooked food. Couples hoping to treat themselves should look no further than Montagna Restaurant and Bar, a fashionable eatery praised by all who visit. The Library is a stylish lounge in the Historic Hotel Jerome, who possess an extensive collection of exquisite drinks and a delicious menu. A good night out is guaranteed in one of Aspen’s brilliant nightclubs. Particularly good venues are Belly Up and The Lava Room. For drinks beforehand, visitors should stop by The J Bar, Bar Aspen or The Blue Door.

Tourist Information

Aspen Chamber Resort Association - Main Visitor Center in Aspen425 Rio Grande PlaceTel: 970-925-1940Website: []Visitor Center's Wheeler Opera House 320 E. Hyman AvenueTel: 970-920-7148


The nearest international airport is the [ Denver International Airport], which offers connecting flights to [ Sardy Field], located three miles from the centre of Aspen. Although some direct flights are available from other locations in the United States, it is probable that visitors from Great Britain will have to fly to Denver International. However, this is not problematic, for there are numerous ways of reaching Aspen from this location.

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