Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado
Aspen, Colorado is a dream come true. With four unique mountains to choose from, there is terrain for all abilities. Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass showcase terrain suitable for beginners, intermediate and experts. Each of the four mountains bring different attributes to the atmosphere to create the best skiing in Colorado. Locals and experts agree that Aspen Mountain’s steep glades and bump-runs couldn’t be better, big-mountain enthusiasts gravitate to Highlands because of Highland Bowl and what most folks in the area consider to be hands-down best in-bounds, big-mountain terrain in the state, beginners and X Game enthusiasts lean toward Buttermilk and families traveling with younger children love Snowmass.
After a day on the mountain, head into town. Downtown Aspen is renowned for fine dining, high-end boutiques and incredible night life. Take a look at some of the original landmarks like the Wheeler Opera House, built in 1889 during the area’s silver mining boom. The Wheeler-Stallard House is a local history museum set in a 19th-century, Queen Anne–style home, while the Aspen Art Museum displays contemporary artworks.