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How do I Get to Aspen?

Several daily flights land at Aspen's little airport, Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, which serves the town of Aspen. There are also direct buses and shuttles from Denver and other surrounding airports, such as Eagle County. The I-70 highway connects Denver to the Roaring Fork Valley if you're driving there. You may exit onto Highway 82 in Glenwood Springs by taking the I-70 from either direction. The only available road into Aspen during the Winter is Highway 82, which offers a straight route there.

Which is the best mountain in Aspen For beginners? 

In addition to skiing and a sizable range of more straightforward blue courses, the mountains at Buttermilk and Snowmass also offer green (beginning) routes. Both mountains provide dedicated lift zones with beginner-friendly ski and snowboarding tracks. These mountains also feature a long run higher up the ski hill that allows you to try yourself a bit more without becoming too steep if you are still learning but want to explore a little more.

What should I bring to Aspen in Winter?

You'll need all of your ski and snowboard equipment if you're going to hit the slopes. The neighborhood sporting goods and rental stores provide alternatives for everyone if you can't fit everything you need. Otherwise, bring warm clothing! Bring your favorite heavy jacket and winter boots to prepare for the Aspen snow.

How long is the Winter in Aspen?

In Aspen, the snowfall season begins in November. Around the Thanksgiving holiday, the mountains open to skiing for the general public. Then, until April, we have an unbroken ski season. Every mountain will have its closure days during the last few weeks of April. However, certain mountains remain open until June if Aspen receives good snowfall!

What is the off-season in Aspen?

The period between our summer and winter seasons is known as the "off-season" in Aspen and Snowmass. They are often lasting a month each side of the summer. Our second off-season runs from mid-October to mid-November, with the first off-season often being in May. It's a time when Aspen locals can unwind as the town calms down and businesses shorten their hours. Still, it's a fantastic time to travel! Please read our guide to learn why Aspen's off-season is so impressive.

Is Aspen Worth Visiting?

Although Aspen is one of North America's more expensive ski resorts, you can still vacation in Aspen and Snowmass without breaking the bank. Great deals can be found on travel and luxury accommodations throughout the year in Aspen. Aspen is filled with fine dining restaurants and retail stores, but it can also be easy to prevent overspending on socializing. Great local bars and restaurants offer affordable options across our bustling mountain town.

Does Aspen Have A Downtown?

Aspen and Snowmass have many nighttime entertainment options, whether you want to unwind or get down. Aspen has a thriving bar and club culture and places where some of the greatest stars in the world perform. Aspen's streets are lined with various eateries, from intimate romantic restaurants to places to enjoy casual eating. The town is a fantastic place to unwind and explore after dark because many of our lovely art galleries are open at night.

What Is Aspen Known For?

Even though Aspen is one of North America's most well-known ski resorts, there are still many other things to do in the area. Check out our comprehensive guide to activities other than skiing in Aspen - Aspen Cultural & Historical Sites.

Maroon Bells in covered in snow during late fall with visitors on the bank

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