The identities of Aspen Mountain and the city of Aspen are intertwined. Both are rooted in a silver mining past, and both are forever moving forward in the pursuit of pleasure today. For visitors, joy can come in many forms here: excellent skiing and riding on the
mountain, followed by world-class dining and shopping in town. When it comes to terrain, Aspen Mountain is unlike any other ski mountain in America, offering an abundance of options in a surprisingly compact space. A dash down the Face of Bell is a rite of passage for expert skiers the world over, while those in search of groomers can cruise down the same runs that will host the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals. When the day is done, watch the action on the mountain fade into town at Ajax Tavern, the iconic après ski spot at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola.
January: Early January sees the departure of the Christmas/New Year crowd and the arrival of Australian’s making the most of the January school holiday period. The slopes are often quieter at this time of year but the town still vibrant (the perfect combination!). The first big event of 2017 is Gay Ski Week (15-22 January), this unique event is a non-profit fundraiser and combines skiing with a number of other events, including film events, pool parties, après and dance parties! On 23-26 January X Games returns once again to Aspen. Head to Buttermilk to check out the world’s best action sports, music and festival experience on the snow. All events are free and open to the public, proving that Aspen entertainment can be affordable. Despite all the action on and off the slopes the mountains are still far from crowded (the perks of having 4 mountains to choose from) and the snow is usually very reliable this time of year.
February: For those chasing powder turns, February has to be one of the best times to visit! We’d suggest heading over early February to avoid President’s Day Weekend (18-20 February), you’ll have better luck finding accommodation and have the slopes all to yourself meaning those fresh tracks will last longer! The town has a real buzz at this time of year, you can expect great skiing all day with plenty of après events in the evening.
March: Early March is a fantastic time to ski or snowboard in Aspen - the snow is still great, the days are getting longer and there is barely a lift line to be seen! The spring weather also creates the perfect weather for après ski or an afternoon spent sipping champagne at Cloud 9 on Aspen Highlands. From the 15-19 of March Aspen will play host to the Audi FIS World Cup Finals. The races will feature the best men’s and ladies’ alpine skiing athletes in the world competing in downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and nations’ team event. Enquire with Skimax about a VIP package including tickets to watch the World Cup.
SKI Aspen from $1566* pp for 7 nights
INCLUDES 1 FREE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION
*Conditions apply. Valid for travel 24 March - 17 April 2017. Prices and availability are subject to change.
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SKI Aspen from $2479*pp for 7 nights
*Conditions apply. Valid for travel 30 January - 18 March 2017. Prices are subject to change and availability. Book and Pay by 15 November 2016.
Adult pass $555* pp | Kids pass $135* pp
1 PASS, 14 ICONIC SKI DESTINATIONS
*Conditions apply. Book & Pay by 31 August 2016. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in currency.
|Ski Terrain: 76 trails over 673 acres
Summit Elevation: 3418m
Base Elevation: 2422m
Vertical Rise: 996m
Longest Run: 4.8km
Terrain Park: No
|Lifts: 8 including 1 Gondola &
1 High Speed Quad
Av Annual Snowfall: 7.6m
Beginner Runs 0%
Intermediate Runs 48%
Advanced Runs 52%