Places to Visit: Aspen / Snowmass

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Aspen / Snowmass

Located just a short two and a half hour drive from Crested Butte, Colorado lies the ski mecca of Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. Tucked in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at the upper end of the Roaring Fork River, Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado offers spectacular vistas, culture, and outdoor activities year round. Read More

Bearing not one, but four ski mountains, it is no wonder skiers from all over the world flock to Aspen. Each ski area, which includes Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk, exudes a unique personality ensuring that there is something for everyone. And you'll definitely be impressed with Aspen Mountain rising dramatically right from town.

Although winters are popular with numerous bluebird powder days, the summers are equally as entertaining and just as popular for outdoor enthusiasts. You'll find excellent fishing on the Roaring Fork River, and hundreds of miles of trails in the surrounding mountains. Midsummer, the wildflowers are in full bloom, appearing as if someone spills buckets of colorful paint on every mountain slope and meadow each year; a sight not to miss.

Aspen is also known for it's vibrant nightlife and rich cultural scene. You'll find dozens of restaurants and bars, as well as galleries and museums. During the summer outdoor concerts, movies, and festivals are popular, and it is not uncommon to be treated to an evening fireworks display.