Aspen Ski Resort Guide
Snowboarding In Aspen
Buttermilk is the place to be if you are new to boarding as the runs are more gentle and groomed. Boarders, in general, will find a vast amount of terrain to enjoy overall 4 mountains, especially in Snowmass and with only one drag lifts in the whole valley getting around is quick and easy.
Après Ski In Aspen
When we were last in Aspen one of the best bars to head to was the Ajax Tavern right at the base of Aspen mountain and the gondola – it’s the place to people watch and celebrity spot all afternoon. It is part of Aspen’s #1 hotel – The Little Nell which also offers a superb fine dining restaurant, Element 47 – in fact we spotted Jack Nicholson and Goldie Hawn in there one evening! There are many other restaurants and bars to choose from in Aspen and you will find something to suit most pockets whether they are short or deep!
We visited Hickory House BBQ pit which had a great atmosphere and didn’t break the bank. At the other end of the scale hit Nobu’s Matsuhisa for exquisite sushi and sake.
Activities Off The Slopes In Aspen
Shop, shop shop! There is a wide array of shopping opportunities here from Prada and Gucci to souvenirs stores, thrift shops, art galleries and boutiques – you will find something for everyone as you stroll along Aspen’s heated pavements.
There’s a sports complex at Aspen Highlands which includes a pool and ice skating. And a nature reserve just off Main Street which is great if you are travelling with children.
Hot air ballooning, fly-fishing, fat-biking and dog-sledging are alternative options and many of the mountain restaurants can be reached by pedestrians if you want to meet your more active friends for lunch.