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?
Big Burn lift at Snowmass is being upgraded to a 6-pack & re-located 200 feet uphill so you can access the lift directly from Ullrhof restaurant for 2020 / 2021 ski season.
New Pandora terrain on Aspen mountain is approved, adding 180 acres of terrain & a new chairlift, watch this space!
Phase 2 of new Snowmass base village "The Collective" with live music, movies & games lounge & Mix6 restaurant opening in Dec 2019.
New "JUS" drinks, yoga studio, optical retail store, art studio & gallery, plus salon & spa to open in Snowmass base village for 2019 / 2020.
New Sam's Italian on-mountain restaurant at the top of Sam's knob in Snowmass. "Slipper service sit-down lunches!"
Phase 1 of Snowmass base village now open & ready for the 2019 / 2020 ski season. New ice rink, climbing wall, caviar crepes, new restaurants, complimentary s'mores, new ski shop & lodging. Read more on new Snowmass base village.
Aspen Snowmass awarded 2019 Best of the West Resort of the Year Awardfrom SKI Magazine.
New Alpine Coaster ride opening day & some nights for 2017 / 2018 ski season
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.
Try Bootsy Bellows or Escobar for late night entertainment with DJ & dancing.
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
Limelight bar for apres ski & pizza - Aspen & Snowmass
Venga Venga for apres ski at the Snowmass mall
L'hostaria Italian restaurant in Aspen, fine dining in the restaurant or sit at the bar for cheaper, smaller plates.
Element 47 in the Little Nell Hotel for superb quality, Colorado cuisine for lunch or dinner
Jimmy's in Aspen for American cuisine
Snowmass kitchen in the Westin, Snowmass
Sake Snowmass base village for many types of Sake, sushi, plus a variety of pan asian cuisine
Il Poggio Italian traditional & innovative hand-made dishes, Snowmass mall
Crepe shack Snowmass base village
Brunelleschi's pizza in Aspen
Hikory House ribs for a cheaper, family friendly option in Aspen
J-Bar in the famous Jerome Hotel, Aspen
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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