Luxury Skiing In Aspen with Elegant Resorts
Established by silver miners in 1879, Aspen’s skiing started on a small scale in the 1930’s but since the opening of its first ski lift after the Second World War it hasn’t looked back. Aspen offers a tempting array of skiable terrain covering four mountains; beginners will delight in the choice of slopes on Buttermilk, intermediates can improve their talents on the wide open slopes at Snowmass, Aspen's sister ski resort, whilst advanced skiers generally head to Aspen Mountain – not for the faint-hearted – to stretch their skills to the limit. In addition Aspen Highlands, one of the most popular regions to ski, offers the widest range of levels of slopes in the Aspen Valley.
At a Glance
Snow: there’s an annual average of 300 inches of snow; all areas have substantial snowmaking and benefit from immaculate grooming Lift system: each mountain has one or two major fast chairs or a gondola to take visitors to the top stations Apres Ski: Aspen itself harbours a wide selection of restaurants, shops and bars Families: Snowmass is better suited to younger families with its easier terrain and Family Zone with its adventurous and interactive kids trails Other activities: in addition to paragliding, ice skating and dog sledding, the arts feature very highly and visitors can enjoy galleries, an art museum and the theatre