An Overview of Aspen/Snowmass for Adventure Lovers

Aspen Snowmass SkiingAspen/Snowmass is undeniably one of the most exciting and impressive ski areas in the world. Boasting of four world class mountains including Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and buttermilk, there are more than 5,300 acres of terrain for adventurers to enjoy during both the ski and summer seasons.

All mountains are just a simple drive away from Aspen rentals throughout the area. Skiers can choose to either ski one mountain for the entire vacation or give them all a try. You have the power to create the dream ski vacation of your choice.

If you are curious as to the history of Aspen, you may be amazed to know that skiers have been shredding the local mountains long before 1946, when the first chair lift was placed on Aspen Mountain. In the olden days, skiers depended on either a crude boat lift or jeep lifts up the mountain. In 1946, Lift-1 was put in and operated through 1972. Today there are numerous high speed lifts for men, women, and children to enjoy!

Favorite Activities Outdoor Aspen/Snowmass

  • Skiing & Snowboarding. As mentioned above, there are numerous opportunities for adventures ski and snowboard adventures around the area.
  • Mountain Biking. When the spring and summer hit, both locals and visitors alike enjoy taking to the many trails throughout the area. Some choose to climb to the highest peaks, while others choose to utilize gondolas and enjoy the thrill of biking down.
  • River Rafting. During the summer, there are ample opportunities to jump on a raft with family and friends and partake of the roaring rapids.
  • Hiking and Rock Climbing. Throughout the year, adventurers from all around the world seek to enjoy the beauty of the greater Aspen area via amazing hiking trails and rock formations.
  • Fly Fishing Expeditions. When the snow melts and summer arrives, there are few more rejuvenating experiences than wading in crystal clear waters with a fishing rod in hand.

Aspen/Snowmass is an amazing locale for both adventure and relaxation. If you are thinking of visiting, you should definitely consider booking through VRBO Aspen. With a luxury vacation rental you can’t go wrong.