Aspen

Aspen is nestled in some of the most stunning, mountain landscapes in the nation.

Welcome to Aspen


Mountain amenities meets impeccable entertainment and dining in this adventure-lovers town
 
We are so proud to call this incredible place home. A city discussed around the world, Aspen is nestled in some of the most stunning, mountain landscapes in the nation. This iconic Colorado town is known for its unique fusion of active, mountain lifestyles with elevated culture and arts. Just stepping onto the historical downtown streets will excite any as they stroll around the unmatched eateries, lively bars, and high-end shops. Combining Colorado's natural beauty with an après-ski lifestyle, Aspen is a slopeside, dream destination.
 

What to Love

  • Fantastic dining, arts, and entertainment
  • Unbelievable mountain vistas, sprawling wide spaces, babbling creeks
  • Unique, exclusive living that offers a range of architectural styles from historic to contemporary

Local Lifestyle


Aspen residents vary from seasonal to full-time, but are affluent, successful individuals who come for unparalleled outdoor recreation. Families love living here for the fantastic school district and the range of activities their kids can be involved in.
 

Dining


Aspen is a foodie town, no questions asked. Restaurants strive to buy locally, and many places are farm-to-table. 

Shopping


Aspen is home to numerous shopping destinations, with historic favorites and modern selections. 

  • At Pitkin County Dry Goods you can shop for locally-sourced apparel and goods. 
  • You’ll love browsing Amen Wardy for home décor that feels straight out of Pinterest.
  • Nuages is a favorite apparel retailer while Performance Ski is a go-to for outerwear. 
  • For luxury shopping, you’ll find Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi right in downtown Aspen – perfect for some retail therapy. 
  • Aspen is also home to Sport Obermeyer, a historic outdoor clothing maker and a popular haunt for adventure-seekers. 

Things to Do


You will be overwhelmed and exhilarated with the number of things to do in Aspen! The social calendar starts in January and goes throughout the year. Get ready for an exciting year ahead: 

Annual favorites

  • Winter X Games hosts passionate crowds every year as the world’s best winter athletes compete in extreme action sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. 
  • The Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race is a riveting outdoor event in March where athletes attempt to conquer four different mountains in one race. 
  • June brings the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, where food and wine lovers head to town for this three-day event. 
  • The Aspen Music Festival hosts hundreds of classical music programs, ranging from concerts to classes.
  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) holds year-round events with big June & September music festivals. This event is a BLAST!
  • The Aspen Filmfest brings cinephiles from all over the world and is a great time to see some indie films before they hit the market.  
  • In December, celebrate 12 Days of Aspen which features a dozen holiday-themed days full of festivities at locations across town.
  • Aspen Gay Ski Week is a beloved event for LGBTQ+ members of the community and allies alike!

Mountain living

  • The Summer Farmers Market is an abundant display of farm-to-table gourmet goods and produce where you can stock up every Saturday. 
  • One of Aspen’s most notable areas, The Roaring Fork, provides an opportunity for cliff jumping at Devil’s Punchbowl and is known for decadent restaurants, family-oriented ski lodges, historical sites, and many different local arts attractions. 
  • Roaring Fork River runs through downtown Aspen and is popular for fishing along with Independence Pass. Fly-fishermen will delight at the rainbow and brown trout found in the waters here. 
  • Aspen offers four unique mountains for skiing and snowboarding: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, and Buttermilk. In the summer, you can find an array of alpine recreation at the ski resorts. 
  • Maroon Bells Scenic Area is probably the most photographed spot in Colorado where people love to camp, fish, and hike. Backcountry hiking into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is perfect for those who wish to brave the terrain. 
  • The 9.8 mile Government Trail is hugely popular among mountain bikers and hikers. 

Arts, culture, and recreation

  • The most popular culture stop in Aspen is the Aspen Art Museum, which regularly holds new shows of all different kinds. 
  • The John Denver Sanctuary is a lush haven in the area dedicated to, you guessed it, singer-songwriter John Denver. The Aspen Golf Club course is a popular place to hit the links in the summer and an equally popular cross-country skiing area in the winter. 
  • Aspen’s Silver Circle Ice Rink is a wonderful place to skate in the winter, and when summer comes, Silver Circle transforms into a miniature golf course. 

Schools


The Aspen Public School District is a top-rated district and is home to many excellent schools. Aspen High School is a highly-rated public high school. Younger students attend Aspen Middle School and Aspen Elementary School or attend one of the area’s esteemed private schools — Aspen Country Day School, Wildwood School, or Aspen Community School.
 

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