During the Winter months, Aspen becomes a ski hotspot, and gets flooded with tourists from around the world. However, if you are not passionate about skiing and want to pursue other endeavors, this city has a wealth options. Here is my non-skier’s guide to Winter in Aspen.
Arts & culture
As an artist and designer, I always love to visit local galleries or museums. That is why a day perusing around Aspen Art Museum is an absolute must. This incredible 30,000-square-foot building was designed by Pritzker-prize winning Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban. As well as exhibitions from local talent, the museum attracts some the biggest names from around the world.
Non-Skiing Snow Activities
With the temperature plummeting to 0° Fahrenheit during the Winter months, there is no escaping the snow in Aspen. However, don’t despair as there are many other activities to do apart from skiing. For example, you can hire a fat bike, go ice climbing, snowmobiling, or even take up fly fishing.
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
For me, there is nothing more idyllic than the thought of relaxing a hot pool full of energizing minerals. Glenwood Hot Springs has the largest pool in the world, with a constant temperature of 90° to 93°Fahrenheit all year round. The Ute Indians call it the “Yampah,” which translates to “Big Medicine.”
Aspen History & Heritage
When visiting a city, it is always great to discover the history and heritage of the place. Aspen prospered as a result of the Colorado Silver Boom, and today is home to some extraordinary buildings. There are guided tours that visit gems like Hotel Jerome, Wheeler Opera House, Wheeler/Stallard Museum, and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum.