Aspen is a world class resort comprised of 4 fantastic mountains, with varied terrain, all on one lift pass. There are 2 main towns for lodging - Aspen town itself & Snowmass base village.
Steeped in history, Aspen town has a reputation for sophistication with its abundant nightlife, world-class dining, shops & events.
Snowmass has lots of great ski in, ski out accommodation with some shops & restaurants. Snowmass is huge, uncrowded, low key & with its "Treehouse" ski school & childcare centre, perfect for families.
Known for its uncrowded slopes Aspen & Snowmass have on average just 2-3 people per acre.
Aspen & Snowmass ski resorts what's new?
Snowmass is opening phase 2 of its base area for 2018/2019 ski season. Includes new lodging, an ice rink, new ski shop & more!
Aspen Highlands & Buttermilk, 2 of the 4 Aspen mountains celebrate their 60th birthdays in 2018 / 2019. Join the celebrations & ski Aspen Snowmass 4 mountains for $60 per day lift tickets early & late season!
Vintage 1967 priced lift tickets will be on sale for Snowmass on Dec 15, 2017 for only $6.50!
Birthday activities will be happening throughout Aspen Snowmass with festivities such as: retro party, anniversary gala, original film debut, Cabin Jump and Rail Jam & picnic & fireworks.
New Alpine Coaster ride opening day & some nights for 2017 / 2018 ski season
Construction of the Snowmass base area development is beginning in 2017 / 2018 & will be a $600m 10 year project to add new lodging & amenities.
New glading under the new High Alpine lift in Snowmass for 16/17, remodelled & expanded Gwyn's High Alpine restaurant with a new bar, wood burning stove & big screen TVs, plus satellite bar & coffee station.
Glading in Deep Temerity at Aspen Highlands to create new lines in the steep & wooded area "Lucky Find".
Aspen mountain (Ajax) rises out of the heart of downtown Aspen & is famous for its cruisers, steeps, bumps, double-blacks, tree runs & incredible views.
Snowmass has so many runs & so much variety from cruisers, moguls, steeps & glades to off-piste, terrain parks, superpipe and the longest lift-served vertical rise in the United States.
Aspen Highlands features extreme terrain, groomed cruisers & breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells. For the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience, hike up and drop into Highland Bowl.
Buttermilk is one of North America’s best family learning centres & is home to the ESPN Winter X Games. While experts frolic in the X Superpipe & terrain park, the rest of the family can cruise on the wide, rolling trails.
Bars / nightclubs - Aspen Snowmass offers something for everyone with everything from billiards to jazz clubs & wine bars, dancing to no-nonsense watering holes & coffee houses.
Dining - Consistently rated the #1 resort in North America for dining, Aspen Snowmass has over 100 bars & restaurants to choose from. You'll find menus to please every palate here.
Arts - Take in an Oscar-winning film screening, see live theatre in the park, or check out international musical acts at the Wheeler. Opera, ballet, fine arts, dinner theatre, Aspen has it all.
Music - Check out the wicked live music scene at outdoor concerts in downtown Aspen, Belly Up in Aspen & the Snowmass concert stage. Every week boasts a great lineup; The Offspring, Ziggy Marley, Ozomatli, Violent Femmes, John Hiatt & the Roots have all recently rocked the house.
Recommended Aspen Snowmass restaurants which Chalets USA have been to:
Ajax Tavern in the Little Nell, Aspen for apres ski or dinner
Eight K in the Viceroy, Snowmass for fine dining
L'hostaria Italian restaurant in Aspen, fine dining in the restaurant or sit at the bar for cheaper, smaller plates
Jimmy's in Aspen for American cuisine
Snowmass kitchen in the Westin, Snowmass
Brunelleschi's pizza in Aspen
Hikory House ribs for a cheaper, family friendly option
Limelight bar for apres ski & pizza
J-Bar in Jerome
Belly up for live music
Sleigh ride / snowshoe or cross country ski to Pine Creek cookhouse
Aspen Snowmass restaurants recommended by Chalets USA clients:
"Jimmy's - We loved the food and atmosphere. We found some superb restaurants - Kenichi - what food!!!!! and the crepe restaurant on Sunday night had great music and of course crepes. "Russell
"We had some great meals. Recommendations made by Helen (Elk Camp on slope, Eight K, Venga Venga, L’hostoria, Element 47 & Jimmy’s) were spot on and exactly to our taste." Hazlewood.
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