An Alpine Escape

The village of Aspen, Colorado, borrows its name from the verdant aspen trees that surround this picturesque mountain town.

Nestled high among the Colorado Rockies, Aspen has transformed itself from an historic mining town into one of the United States’ premier summer and winter outdoor adventure destinations—all while still retaining its intimate and cultural charm.

Things to Do

Skiing and Snowboarding

Four ski resorts—Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk & Snowmass—are within 12 miles of each other and are all accessible by free RFTA shuttle buses. That means one Aspen Snowmass lift ticket gives you access to all four mountains. Our partnership with Ski Butlers also makes it easier than ever to hit the slopes.


With hiking trails of all types, experience the high country’s breathtaking beauty during a casual stroll or a tough uphill climb. From the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area to Independence Pass along the Continental Divide, the opportunity for alpine hiking adventures is endless.


Aspen is home to some of the most legendary road and mountain biking trails in the world. The Roaring Fork Valley has been designated as an International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Gold-Level Ride Center—one of only seven locations in the world and the first in Colorado.


The Aspen area features a variety of golf courses all within a 45-minute drive, including the Aspen Golf Course, Ranch at Roaring Fork and River Valley Ranch.

Tennis & Pickleball

Challenge your friends or family to a high altitude match of tennis or pickleball. The Gant offers up three clay courts and two hard courts, which can further be converted into a total of 4 pickleball courts.

Fly Fishing

With two gold-medal fly fishing rivers, the Aspen Valley offers excellent river trout fishing, in addition to high-alpine lake trout fishing. Consider a scenic float trip on the Colorado River and the lower Roaring Fork, fishing along the way.

Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

Whitewater rafting on the Roaring Fork, Arkansas, and Colorado rivers can range from gentle Class I water to powerful Class IV rapids. For kayakers, the Roaring Fork and Crystal rivers offer everything from chilling thrills to easy floats.

Rock Climbing

Technical rock climbing opportunities abound throughout the Aspen/Snowmass area, but join the locals at one of their favorite rock climbing areas, Independence Pass.

Want More?

For more info on all things activities and events in the summer, visit the Aspen CVB. In the winter, head to Aspen Snowmass.

Food & Wine Classic

This annual event brings celebrity chefs and gourmands alike together for one of the most lauded culinary festivals in the United States.

Aspen IDEAS Festival

Imagine some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers, and other leaders—all gathered in Aspen to share ideas for the future.

The Aspen Music Festival and School

The preeminent summer institution of classical music education, performances, and presentations.


Aspen’s toast to winter and celebration of the alpine lifestyle with four days of on-mountain activities, concerts, fireworks, and more.

ESPN Winter X Games

ESPN’s annual winter sports competition features extreme winter sports against Aspen’s iconic snowy backdrop.

Explore just how proximate The Gant is to all Aspen has to offer, from the grocery store to the Gondola, through our interactive map.

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Aspen/Snowmass Webcams

Aspen/Snowmass Webcam

Aspen/Snowmass has partnered with Roundshot to provide live, high-resolution webcams. Below, catch a panoramic, real-time feed and time lapse videos of current weather conditions.

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The Gant Cam

Aspen/Snowmass Webcam

Perched high atop The Gant with sweeping views of Ajax, our Gant Cam also catches our legendary Colorado sunsets, firework displays, and the latest snow conditions, all in real time.

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