With winter upon us and Colorado already getting a ton of snow, it’s time to pack up your ski gear and head west. Aspen is one of the great ski destinations in Colorado, and in the top lists of places to ski in the west as well. If the snow won’t come to you, you can go to the snow. Whether you are going to hit the slopes or just to enjoy the views, now is a great time to start planning your trip. William Bailey Travel Club reviews the best of Aspen to help you make the most of your winter vacations.
Aspen is nestled in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains. It was originally a mining camp in the 1800’s and evolved into a ski resort in the mid-20th century, and has turned into a year round resort town for many. It has long been a favorite retreat for celebrities so don’t be surprised if you see some famous faces schussing down the mountain by you, or enjoying après ski drinks in one of the many lodges. Celebrities and their corporate executive counterparts, long ago turned Aspen into some of the most expensive real estate in the US. Don’t worry though; you don’t have to own anything here to enjoy what this spectacular area has to offer.
If you are looking to race down the mountains this is where you will find some of the most pristine powder. There are four major ski areas in the Aspen neighborhood. You can find the perfect slopes to fit your style and your budget. Or get out there and try them all.
If you’re not a skier, and just like to don you snow gear, this is the perfect place to show it off. It might be winter, and a bit chilly, but Aspen is one of the sunniest places in the US with over 300 days of sunshine. They embrace this and you can pretty much dine al fresco year round, as they leave their patios and decks open. This is to enjoy the stunning vistas of the mountains. You’ll just have to order a warm beverage to accompany your meal to take the chill out. A little cold should not deter you from enjoying the views and breathing in that fresh crisp high altitude air.
Who doesn’t love a lot of sun with their snow? It takes the chill away when you can feel the warmth of the rays. Believe it or not, it is possible to get a tan in the snow, so whether you choose to do it on the slopes, or on the patio in Aspen, the city is sure to bring some color to your cheeks.