The Ultimate Guide to Aspen in Winter

by Celia Cooksey

Aspen becomes a picturesque paradise in winter, featuring stunning mountains, a quaint town, and activities for every interest.

Conquer Aspen’s Legendary Slopes

Begin your adventure with a stay at The Little Nell, right at the base of Aspen Mountain. Ski directly from your luxurious room to the Silver Queen Gondola, enjoying famous runs like Ruthie’s Run and Walsh’s. Venture to Snowmass for challenging terrains like Hanging Valley Wall and the Cirque, and relax afterward at the new Limelight Snowmass hotel. For steep adventures, Aspen Highlands’ Highland Bowl and Buttermilk Mountain’s Olympic Bowl offer thrilling experiences. Aspen’s four mountains provide diverse skiing and snowboarding options.

Embark on a Dog Sledding Adventure

Embark on a memorable dog sledding journey with Krabloonik, situated just 20 minutes from Aspen. Siberian and Alaskan huskies eagerly whisk you through the stunning Snowmass wilderness. Capture breathtaking moments for social media, and gain insights into mushing from expert guides. Krabloonik’s tours, ranging from one-hour jaunts to full-day adventures with gourmet lunches in their secluded cabin, are iconic Aspen experiences not to be missed.

Indulge in Luxury at The Little Nell

Make The Little Nell your luxurious Aspen retreat. The recently updated guest rooms and residences exude contemporary mountain elegance, complete with gas fireplaces and views of either the Silver Queen Gondola or Aspen Mountain. Indulge in the heated outdoor pool with its awe-inspiring views, rejuvenate at the spa, and savor the culinary delights of Element 47 and Chair 9. Ajax Tavern is the perfect spot for après ski relaxation, offering stunning views of Aspen Mountain. With its impeccable service, The Little Nell is a pinnacle of luxury in the heart of Aspen.

Savor Culinary Delights at Casa Tua

After an eventful day, unwind with an exceptional dining experience at Casa Tua. This Italian and international cuisine haven, located at 403 S. Galena St., is renowned for its intimate and elegant ambiance. Praised for its meats, eggplant dishes, and pistachio gelato, Casa Tua offers a blend of delicious and creative food in a charming setting. While it’s a bit on the pricey side, even for Aspen, it’s a choice that promises a memorable evening with its cozy atmosphere and art-adorned walls.

Aspen’s Enchanting Winter

Aspen in the winter is a blend of world-class skiing, unique adventures, and luxurious touches. Immerse yourself in the essence and beauty of this iconic alpine town through its top activities.

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