By Tully Luxury Travel | 23-07-2021 |
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Aspen’s four-mountain paradise yields full-on Colorado comfort and sensational ski adventure. Just the name “Aspen” has been the embodiment of luxury ski vacations for decades.
The pride of Pitkin County harnesses the best of what the Rocky Mountains have to offer, encompassing four different world-class skiing experiences: Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort and its offshoot Two Creeks at Snowmass, Aspen Highlands Ski Resort and its famous Highland Bowl Slope, Aspen Mountain Ski Resort and Buttermilk Ski Resort. With all this wide-open space, you never need to traverse the same terrain twice.
From the high alpine glades to the “blue groomers” to the extensive facilities for young skiers, Aspen offers the full range of Colorado skiing excitement, both on the hills and off. With all these different personalities across four mountains, it’s easy for visitors to find their niche, whether skiing or snowboarding. All told, you can factor in more than 5,500 acres of terrain and 320 miles of trails to keep you busy. Other activities include guided snowshoe tours, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, tubing, snow biking and more.
A recently spruced-up Snowmass Base Village features the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass, a five-storey climbing wall, a village plaza with ice skating, plus loads of cultural and artistic venues and outdoor activities to check out. Aspen is no slouch when it comes to après ski, either: Hotspots include the slopeside Venga Venga cantina, the Home Team BBQ at Buttermilk base, the Highlands Alehouse, the iconic Red Onion, one of Aspen’s first watering holes, and its neighbour, the Ajax Tavern.
Alpine chalets Lynn Britt Cabin and Cloud nine Alpine Bistro play host to the innovative Snowcat Dinners, where guests take a snowcat tour 10,000 feet up into the highlands to linger over Colorado-themed menus or acclaimed Swiss cuisine in cozy log-cabin comfort.
Luxury resorts that need to be on your list include the Viceroy at Snowmass and the Ritz-Carlton at Highlands. The pampering continues over at Aspen Mountain, with the opulent Hotel Jerome and the St. Regis coming through with the kind of five-star extravagance you can never say no to.