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Winter in Aspen

Located in Colorado's rugged Elk Mountains, Aspen provides vacationers with a location that isn't impossible to get to, but also off the beaten path. You don't have to worry about crowds or traffic on an Aspen ski vacation that can be prevalent at other Colorado ski resorts. Aspen was once a successful silver mining town and it's historical roots are obvious when walking around the charming cobblestone streets in downtown Aspen.

Aspen is a "yes" place. Sure, there's an abundance of the finer things and experiences to be had on an Aspen ski vacation, but the real luxury is all of the options. The four world-class ski resorts, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, are within nine miles of one another and every level of skier or snowboarder has a mountain they can call their own. It doesn't end on the slopes either, Aspen offers visitors ski country's most vibrant restaurant selection and liveliest nightlife scene, plus, a laundry list of on- and off-mountain kid-friendly activities.

Ski Aspen

Advanced to expert skiing is the name of the game on Aspen Mountain, or Ajax, and Aspen Highlands. In fact, Aspen Mountain doesn't have any green runs on it, so beginner skiers or snowboarders will want to avoid the mountain. Aspen Mountain might be relatively small in acreage, but the resort skis very large since it's possible to ski nearly 3,000-plus vertical feet every run via the Silver Queen Gondola. Aspen Mountain is also hosts World Cup races every season so you can imagine the runs are steep. From high-speed, steep groomers to challenging mogul runs to technical tree runs, Aspen has terrain options for every type of advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders. Intermediate skiers have some unique gully cruisers to zip down.

Aspen Highlands provides the ultimate in-bounds adventure. Aspen Highland Bowl is one of the coolest experiences for the skier or snowboarder willing to get their hike on. Climbing about 700 vertical feet, the summit of Highland Bowl takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes to reach and while it's certainly a workout the views of Maroon Creek valley and the surrounding mountains are truly unbeatable. Skiing down the high-alpine bowl provides backcountry-like experience that few resorts in North America can offer.

Skiable Terrain

675 ac

Vertical Drop

3,267 Ft

Annual Snowfall

300 IN


11,212 ft

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Getting to Aspen

Getting to Aspen is easy. Located in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley in west-central Colorado there are many options on how to get to your Aspen Vacation.


Fly directly into the Aspen airport (ASE) for the greatest of convenience . Or fly in and hop in a rental car or shuttle from Grand Junction airport, Eagle County airport or Denver International Airport.

Travel by car

Getting to Aspen by car is simple via Interstate 70 and Highway 82. Aproximately 1 hour 30 min from Eagle, 2 hours and 10 min from Grand Junction and 4 hours from Denver International.

Get a transfer

If you prefer not to drive and deal with winter conditions, there are transfer options from each of the 4 Airports to get you to Aspen safely. Options to accommodate groups and luxury are also available.

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If you can see yourself sipping wine in the warm Colorado sun, gazing at Aspen's 14,000-foot peaks and indulging in one of Ski Country's best dining and nightlife scenes, make that vision a reality and book your ski trip to Aspen today. We're here to help you make the process easy as possible.

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Limelight Hotel Aspen
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11/02/2024 to 11/09/2024
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