The Perfect Location For a Ski Resort
The village of Aspen, Colorado is lined with verdant aspen trees, lending the name to this picturesque vacation destination. Nestled in between world-class alpine skiing mountains, Aspen has transformed itself from a historical mining town into one of the premier ski destinations in the United States.
Aspen, Colorado’s high country atmosphere and abundance of gourmet dining restaurants, cultural landmarks, upscale shopping and luxury ski resorts make it a year-round destination for both ski vacations and summer adventures.
Aspen offers skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers limitless winter time activities at any of Aspen’s four mountains. Summer time guests can enjoy fly fishing, hiking and biking trails, along with a wealth of seasonal events, unique to this Colorado village:
- Food & Wine Magazine Classic: Held in June, this annual event is one of the most lauded gourmet events in the United States
- Aspen Arts Festival: Celebrates the arts and talents of galleries and local artists producing work in Aspen
- WinterskölTM: Held in January of each year, toasting the winter time and Aspen’s lifestyle
- ESPN Winter X Games: Held in January, celebrating extreme winter sports iconic of Aspen’s snowy, extreme terrain
DID YOU KNOW?
- In 1947, Aspen Mountain opened with the world’s longest ski lift. With the additions of Buttermilk (1958), Aspen Highlands (1958) and Snowmass (1967), Aspen established its reputation as a premier international resort.
- The Roaring Fork is a Gold Medal freestone river that originates above Aspen near Independence Pass and is a popular destination among fishermen, rafters and kayakers.
- In the 1800’s, Aspen, once called Ute City, was the nation’s largest silver producing mining district.