Welcome to Aspen & Snowmass, Colorado
About Aspen, Colorado
What comes to mind when you think of Aspen, Colorado? Songs by Colorado’s most iconic singer, John Denver? A hip hangout for celebrities beginning with Hunter S. Thompson and keeping pace with today’s pop culture notables? Four incredible ski mountain for winter sports? Chic, haute couture shopping? All of this – and more – are part of what make Aspen a recognizable resort name and vacation destination for visitors from around the world.
Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are the four ski mountains that draw winter visitors, each with a different allure for alpine and Telemark skiers and snowboarders. During the summer the mountains offer different attractions from scenic gondola rides, to mountain-top hiking and horseback riding and free concerts. The nearby White River National Forest also offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Internationally-known sporting events like the Winter X Games and Gay Ski Week also add to its allure.
Aspen is also world-renowned in fine arts and cultural and educational events. Renowned institutions like the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Aspen Institute, and the Aspen Center for Physics lure the most remarkable figures in their fields, and events like the Aspen Film Festival, Aspen Ideas Festival and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet draw “buffs” and amateur aficionados of all types year-round.