With Christmas behind us and spring skiing looming in the foreseeable future, the next holiday to focus on is Valentine's Day. Now is the time to start thinking of your loved ones and planning your ski getaways for February. Romance is a winter-long affair in Aspen Snowmass and offers unique experiences for every taste and preference. Whether your idea of a romantic activity is shredding the mountain with your significant other or going to a cozy dinner, Aspen Snowmass is the place to go!
Snowmobile to the Maroon Bells
A snowmobile tour to the base of the world-famous Maroon Bells is sure to inspire romantic feelings once you reach your destination. At the base you can warm up with hot cocoa and then take stunning pictures with North America’s most photographed peaks. The memories of seeing these majestic and iconic peaks will last a lifetime, along with the journey through Maroon Creek Valley.
Snowcat dinners on the mountain
For a truly romantic experience, take a snowcat to dinner and see how beautiful the valley views can be from a nighttime perspective. You can either meet at the base of Aspen Highlands for the Cloud Nine Bistro or at the base of Snowmass for dinner at Lynn Britt Cabin. Cloud Nine Bistro is situated midway up Aspen Highlands and has become legendary for its authentic Alpine atmosphere and elegant cuisine. With views of the Maroon Bells and a cozy fireplace, Cloud Nine offers a truly romantic and unforgettable evening. For a more Western mountain experience, take the Snowmass snowcat to Lynn Britt Cabin. Between a four-course New American cuisine dinner and live music, the Lynn Britt cabin will leave you wanting more.
Ice skate at the Hyatt Grand
Sometimes there is nothing more romantic than holding hands and gliding around an ice rink under twinkling lights. The ice rink at the Hyatt Grand is the perfect place to take a break from a busy vacation and enjoy those small moments with your partner. Other ice rinks to check out are the Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen Recreation Center and the Lewis Ice Arena.
The Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System boasts 60 miles of free cross-country ski trails for all ages and skill levels. To make this experience more romantic, take Trail No. 10 on a clear day to see gorgeous views of 14,000 foot Pyramid Peak! As one of the largest free trail systems in the country, the Aspen Snowmass Nordic System connects the communities of Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt. There are also a variety of trails to enjoy snowshoeing, winter walks and quality time with your dogs. The system hosts two fully-outfitted cross-country centers with full suit rentals, lessons and equipment.
The Bar at Element 47
This bar located in the Little Nell is everything you’ve ever wanted in a classic luxury hotel bar. With sophisticated lighting, dark wood, plush seating and a tasteful wine list assembled by the hotel’s Master Sommelier, The Bar at Element 47 is the perfect way to end a romantic evening or begin a night out on the town.
Full moon skin up Buttermilk Mountain
Although the process of attaching a “skin” to your skis and hiking uphill in the moonlight doesn’t seem romantic to some, to others there is nothing more magical. Full moon skins up Buttermilk Mountain provide stunning views and enhance the earn-your-turns ethic that runs deep in Aspen. Reaching the top provides a real celebration with a bonfire and connection with new friends. As a decades-long tradition, these celebrations aren't just for Aspen locals. Join the tradition and learn from those who come back month after month!