travelgrove Reviews
 

Winter sports at Aspen Snowmass, CO, Colorado

 
    Aspen's mapAspen 1
Aspen 2
lindamura's pictureby lindamura review
added on 11th of December, 2007

One of North America’s premier resorts, Aspen Snowmass is located on one of the four renowned peaks of Aspen area, a Rocky Mountain massif with a vertical drop of 4,406 feet. Getting here is a piece of cake. If you get to Aspen airport, it’s only six miles to Snowmass Village.

Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk are its smaller brothers, so to say as it is in Snowmass that you can find an endless list of events throughout the year. When to come here is not an issue, you don’t have to bother about the timing as it will always be excellent. No matter when you come, you are sure to find plenty of activities to keep you busy and entertained. Just to give you a hint: there are the Hi-Fi Concert Series, Women's Alpine Ski Racing, Colorado Free ride Series, Big Air Fridays, the Spring Jam and the list goes on.

Not only the activities are plenty to fill up your schedule for days on, but Snowmass itself is huge and you’ll need more than a day to visit it. But even those who know it by heart still keep coming as the resort has its personal charm that lures tourists year after year with its 3,000 acres of cruisers, steeps, terrain parks and half pipes.

You can’t get bored of it, there‘s always something to do and changes are always for the better. With the development going on at the new base village at Snowmass it can be said that the resort is undergoing a renaissance and the skiers and riders will be pleasantly surprised by the improvements they will see in the 2006-2007 season. They want to provide quicker lift rides and easier access. Among the newest acquisitions and attraction is the new eight-person Elk Camp Gondola, a Swiss-made marvel that will take you from the new base village to the top of Elk Camp in just 8.5 minutes and allow you to view all the splendors of the area through its floor-to-ceiling windows. There is also the Sky Cab gondola, the Village Express six-pack and the Aspen Highlands' Deep Temerity triple chair. With all the lifts available you will have a pleasurable and fast ride up the mountain and this way you will save more time for coming down.

Skiing is not the only sport practiced around at the Multi-Use Sports Complex located at the Aspen Parks & Recreation facility where you can go on having fun skating, rock climbing, swimming and much more. Entertainment is not only linked to snow you can relax and have fun from dining in fine restaurants to unwinding in one of the many clubs. The question will never be “where to go or what to do?” but “do we have enough time to try it all?”

From morning till evening you can be out enjoying the nature’s gifts and when the night comes you can enjoy the nightlife in Snowmass that is nothing but excellent. You can choose from discos, playing billiards, listening to music in jazz clubs, at outdoor concerts in downtown Aspen, or at the Aspen Music Festival & School that features winter concert series.

With such a wide variety of events, Snowmass is the perfect place for family fun. Kids can join the parents especially at dining times. There are Ski & Snowboard Schools programs for children, adventurous and interactive kids' trails, and children’s race arena. For quality time spent together with the kids go for a family snow cat ride for an evening filled with sing-a-longs. To immortalize all the great moments you have a team of professionals at Mountain Photo photograph you.

There are also tours like the free naturalist-guided skiing/riding tour for Environmental Studies and the scenic snowmobile tour to Maroon Bells.

When it comes to winter destinations Aspen Snowmass is at the top with fantastic skiing, exciting nightlife, great cultural activities and great shopping.

 

Things about Aspen you may be interested in

 
 
Skiing Destinations in the U.S.A. - overview

1. Dec 10, 2007 Go to ski in Steamboat Springs (Steamboat Springs)  (* 5)
2. Dec 10, 2007 Hiking and biking in Telluride, CO (Telluride)  (* 3)
3. Dec 10, 2007 The oldest ski resort of the US (Steamboat Springs)
4. Dec 11, 2007 Great skiing in Beaver Mountain (Beaver)
5. Dec 11, 2007 Skiers dream about Brighton Resort, UT (Cottonwood)
6. Dec 11, 2007 Snowboard and ski in Vail, CO (Vail)  (* 3)
7. Dec 11, 2007 Winter sports at Aspen Snowmass, CO (Aspen)  (* 2)
8. Dec 13, 2007 A hundred things to do in Breckenridge, CO (Breckenridge)  (* 2)
9. Dec 13, 2007 Huge ski resort in Copper Mountain, CO (Copper Mountain)  (* 2)
10. Dec 13, 2007 Relaxation and nature in Crested Butte, CO (Crested Butte)
11. Dec 15, 2007 White snow and stunning views in Ski Cooper, CO (Vail)
12. Dec 16, 2007 Ski and have fun in Jackson Hole, WY (Jackson Hole)  (* 1)
13. Dec 16, 2007 Vacations all year in Keystone, CO (Keystone)
14. Dec 16, 2007 Steamboat, town in the Colorado Rockies (Steamboat Springs)
15. Dec 17, 2007 Snow and ski in Winter Park Resort, CO (Winter Park)  (* 3)

Start from beginning1 - 15          Journal overview


Read about Aspen in our travel-guide
 
 
 
guides

Recommended Aspen Guide

Aspen Travel guide

Aspen, CO, United StatesYou might have believed this elite ski resort only admits film stars and the super-rich, but it can be an affordable and very appealing place for anyone visit in summer. You’ll find forests teeming with great trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, The Roaring Fork River is excellent for kayaking and rafting. If you fancy walking in the mountains, the Silver Queen gondola climbs from 601 Dean St to the summit of Ajax where guided nature walks set off on the hour. There is also the advantage that in this period the resort is less crowded. Despite the virtually limitless recreation opportunities in the surrounding mountains,... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Aspen

Don't miss it while in San Fransisco - Jul 15, 2008, by mohds2
One of the greatest attractions as regards the San Francisco is you can go to the museum in the morning as well as on the hill during daytime. Artistic things can have with stimulating outdoor tricks. San Francisco is famous for its... Read more »

Getting around in Los Angeles - Jun 20, 2010, by MadSuh
We started the day with a nice unhealthy breakfast at Jerry's and then headed down to Venice beach. We wanted to get some work done before taking off the next day for sightseeing. Yes, you must wonder how one could possibly work in Venice,... Read more »

Portland for visitors - Jul 15, 2008, by mohds2
Portland is biggest capital in entire Maine. Its population in the beginning identified as the town Machigonne. While first British arrangement union set up the town, they altered its nickname to Casco. The town experienced numerous name... Read more »

White snow and stunning views in Ski Cooper, CO - Oct 25, 2007, by lindamura
Ski Cooper also referred to as “the Coop” by the connoisseurs is situated about 20 miles south of Vail, close to Copper Mountain, in the San Isabel National Forest. How to get there? If you are in Denver, just take I-70 west to... Read more »

Getting around in LA - Nov 23, 2006, by MadSuh
Getting into LA was a bit tiring. I was all exhausted from the trip already. A good thing though is that you really notice being in the US again. People take it easy and they are friendly. I picked up my suit case and headed out to get my... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Foz Do Iguacu reviews - Brazil
We are finalist. Please let's make the Iguassu Falls one of the NEW 7 WONDERS of NATURE. We already got the twenty eight finalist position. But...
You must see the Iguassu Falls

Paralia reviews - Greece
In August 2006 me and my boyfriend decided to visit Greece for some days. First we went to a few travel agencies to see what they offer, but we...
The road to Paralia

 

Thira reviews - Greece
It is a fabulous volcanic island with an antique minoan city. Some people think Santorini is the home of the lost city of Atlantis... The quite...
What to see in Santorini

Miskolc reviews - Hungary
This was a really snowy morning in Miskolc:) Sadly, I haven't took a picture of our car... it's natural color is red but this morning it all turned...
Winter trip to Miskolc

 

Uluwatu reviews - Indonesia
Nusa Dua is a great little place for getting away from our everyday life. The peninsula is absolutely beautiful with some really nice hotels and...
Great vacation in Nusa Dua, Bali

Sihanoukville reviews - Cambodia
Me and Ivan were up at around 6:30 and quickly had breakfast so we could get down to Sianoukville as early as possible. We took a Tuc Tuc right...
Adventurous vacation in Sianoukville

 

Isla Mujeres reviews - Mexico
Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, is one of the natural treasures of Mexico, is a dreamlike place, a truly paradise. This wonderful island...
Paradise on Earth in Mexico

Calamba reviews - Philippines
This private resort is a perfect vacation house for families, friends, lovers, or groups to celebrate birthdays, christmas parties, debut,...
Great place to stay in Calamba

 

Brasov reviews - Romania
After seeing the castles we went back to visit Brasov one of the biggest cities in Romania. After finding a place to park our car (without paying a...
Brasov, one of Romania's greatest cities

Grindelwald reviews - Switzerland
If you'll go somehow to geindelwalt you must trie this trottibike-ing. Is very interesting and excited! I was littlebit afraid befor, because you...
Trottbike tour in Switzerland

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*