Aspen Snowmass Skiing

Reasons to Visit Aspen for the 2012-2013 Ski Season

With the 2012-2013 ski season rapidly approaching, skiers around the globe are planning their vacations to leading resorts throughout the United States. The city of Aspen accommodates more than 3 million visitors each year, many of which enjoy the thrill of Aspen’s beautifully groomed slopes.

For those on the fence as to whether they will choose Aspen over other resorts, the following are five reasons why the greater Aspen area is an excellent choice:

  • Wide variety of slope options. Skiers and snowboarders can choose from four power-packed resorts including Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. Snowmass covers 4,406 vertical feet of ski terrain which includes 91 trails, 3 terrain parks and pipes, and 21 lifts. Aspen Mountain is known for its black-diamond terrain and 76 trails that cover 675 acres, while Aspen Highlands has been a local favorite for more than 50 years and 118 trails of varying degree of difficulty. Buttermilk is a favorite of snowboarders who revere the hill’s 22-foot superpipe and skiers who enjoy an easier mix of ski trails.
  • Exceptional cuisine and entertainment. Aspen has long been known for its ability to attract the world’s best chefs. Early reservations to the city’s hot spots are highly recommended and there are plenty of great bars for those who want to play the evenings by ear. There are also numerous opportunities in the winter season to enjoy concerts, live theater, and art exhibits.
  • Great lodging available. Aspen is also home to many top-quality hotels and exceptional luxury vacation rentals. In fact, more and more vacationers have been inspired by the properties found on VRBO Aspen, many of which are home rentals that offer a plethora of amenities.

There are many more reasons as to why Aspen is a regular destination for travelers from around the world. Not only does the winter season make for unforgettable skiing, there are also several other activities for non-skiers to partake in including dog sledding, ice climbing, snowmobiling, and even world class spa retreating for those who looking to relax.

According to recent reports by Aspen’s Chamber of Commerce, there has been an increase of early bookings for vacationers looking to enjoy the winter season. While last year’s ski season was cut short, vacationers are betting on the 2012-2013 season being off-the-hook!