As one of the best ski resorts in U.S., Aspen owns breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountain — towering mountains covered with perpetual snow, lush pine trees, steep cliffs and quite villages — skiing in this picturesque paradise will definitely make you never want to leave. In the town, you will find world-class restaurants and galleries, as well as skiing bars and luxury hotels — no wonder this place is known as a playground for the rich and famous in the Rocky Mountain. However, this fascinating mountain town offers more than just gingerbread, and the gorgeous scenery will not cost anyone anything.
Aspen owns four main mountains which are connected by free shuttle service, forming a skiable area of almost 5,000 acres. The four mountains offers different options for sliders of different levels: Experts usually ski on Aspen Mountain; locals prefer Aspen Highlands; new learners will like Buttermilk; Snowmass is the best choice for families. Ski lodges can be easily found in Aspen, such as the Little Nell, the only ski-in/ski-out lodge on Aspen Mountain. It offers hot chocolate and warm bed to customers. Don’t miss the Montagna restaurant, where you can enjoy the beauty of the Aspen as well as its delicious food.
You won’t want to miss the annual cultural events in Aspen: Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Dance Festival, and Jazz Aspen Snowmass. You can make a close contact with the attractive local culture and enjoy world-class music: jazz, rock, soul and so on.
Despite its reputation as a ski resort, the town is attractive all the year round. When it’s warmer, hiking or biking in the breathtaking mountains and lush aspen groves are both exciting and pleasant. If you are brave enough, try to be a rock climber on the 11,000-foot cliff and explore its wonders hidden in the boundless mountains.