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It’s Not Too Late for More Summer Fun

We love Aspen in the fall, and are very excited for the approaching season, but it is not too late to squeeze in another quick last-minute summer vacation. While the start of September usually connotes changing colors, crisp weather, and chunky sweaters, summer doesn’t officially end until Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. So make the best of it and visit Aspen for 75 degree weather and a final summer vacation!

While the summer activites on Aspen mountain have come to a close in preparation for the winter season, there is still a multitude of other summer activities still being offered:

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Mountain Biking at Snowmass Flickr: Aspen Snowmass
  1. Biking: One of the most popular summer activities for outdoorsmen and thrill seekers alike, ground and mountain biking tours are offered through October. If you’re looking for a more independent experience, there are trails throughout the Maroon Bells area that are available exclusively to bikers.
  2. Hot Air Balloon Rides: Enjoy the beautiful morning air while looking at breathtaking views. Hot Air Balloons take flight at sunrise and provide you with an opportunity to see Aspen and the surrounding mountains like you’ve never experienced them before. If the unbelieveable vantage point isn’t enough to sell you, then stay for the delicious provided brunch and souvenir.

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  3. Whitewater Rafting: If you’re looking to cool off, get wet on a whitewater rafting trip. With beginner, intermediate, and advanced trips, whitewater rafting is great for families, friends, or individuals. The trips can span from 4 hours to full day excursions and are offered through October.
  4. Sunset Dinner Tours: Looking for scenic views and a delicious meal? The Sunset Dinner Tour has both! Take a four-wheel drive tour to a secluded and beautiful location, followed by a traditional country meal served by a cozy campfire. You can’t go wrong with an evening under the stars.
  5. Fly Fishing: Unwind on the lake or in the rivers while fishing for trout. With expert guides helping you along the way, you’ll learn a multitude of angling tips and tricks. There a half and full day trips available with lunch provided.

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    FryingPan River Flickr: Curt Smith

The fun never ends in Aspen, but the seasons do! If you’re looking for a final summer trip, stay with My Aspen Rental for a great time.

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The Ultimate Guide for Your Ski Vacation in Aspen

Winter is just around the corner!

When Old Man Winter starts knocking on the door of Colorado’s High Country, fresh powder powers the plans of adventurers from all over the world. Aspen happily stands right in the center of all of the action, hanging out at an elevation of 8,000 feet. If you’re on the hunt for an awesome adventure this ski season, the Rocky Mountains have you covered!  So call now to book your next Aspen vacation rentals today.

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This is your ultimate guide for a ski vacation in Aspen!

Best Bunny Hill & Beginner Slopes

If you have little ones or inexperienced skiers in your pack, you’ll probably want to start off slow. Bunny hills are a great way to get your feet wet, so to speak, and they offer experiences that are intentionally away from crowds so new skiers won’t feel intimidated by others.

Buttermilk Park takes the lead for inexperienced skiers in Aspen. Before you start Googling the name and think we’re pulling your leg, beware that this mountain has major personality conflicts. On one side, it plays host to the the world’s Winter X Games. It’s also the notable backdrop of the Red Bull Double Pipe event. But rest assured, there is a family-friendly side that’s laid back and great for beginners. The easy-going side of Buttermilk tends to stay uncrowded, and youngsters will find a learning center with innovative skills training sessions to make skiing easier.  More and more families are turning to dedicated vacation rentals sites to book their next dream vacations.


Most Well-Rounded Mountain

Family vacations that require skill can be tough to plan. You might have a combination of first-timers, fearful ones, and experienced adventurers in your crew.  Aspen Snowmass takes this cake. This mountain boasts of state-of-the-art facilities. A top-of-the-line ski school provides instruction to those who are just starting out, while skilled skiers can set out on the mountain’s 150 miles of trails. 30% of Snowmass is categorized as expert-level (double black diamond), while easy, difficult, and most difficult levels are fairly evenly available across the mountain.


Scintillating Steepness

If steep drops are your thing, head to the S1 run on Aspen Mountain. This run, known for being almost completely vertical, will lead you down a foundation of former mine debris. The plummeting descents are coupled with man-eating moguls that will guide you down the narrow path. This 900-foot run is characterized by border of aspen trees, pitches as steep as 42 degrees, and a total drop of more than 540 feet.

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Exhilarating Backcountry Experiences

If you’ve been bitten by the bug that prefers the backcountry, Aspen’s series of trails and huts will be happy to have you along. Experience is ideal you’ll be taking the backcountry ski trails, as the untamed terrain can be susceptible to avalanches, the powder is raw, and the trails can be unpredictable, but experienced guides are available, too.

The Alfred A. Braun Hut System and the 10th Mountain Hut & Trail System are two reputable backcountry experiences, but be advised: backcountry accommodations fill up quickly, especially on weekends. Bookings for the next ski season usually begin in March.

Get your gear ready, and get ready to hit the slopes at exciting speeds! Winter will be here before you know it, and My Aspen Rental is ready to welcome you in with open arms!

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Sky Mountain Park Trails Popular During Aspen’s Rainy Weather

Sky Mountain Park, located between Aspen and Snowmass Village, has become a popular destination for many mountain bikers during Aspen’s recent rainy weather. According to reports, nearly 2.5 inches of rain has already fallen this month, leaving many forest trails as water pools.

Luckily, Sky Mountain Park’s trail has several advantages that make it the perfect destination for mountain bikers, even during this wet time.

Sky Mountain Park’s trail network benefits from low elevation and good overall exposure to the sun. The specially designed trails are also designed to shed water. Add in quick-drying soil and you have the perfect combination for mountain bikers, even if it rains. John Wilkinson, a founding member of the Snowmass Village Trails Committee, states that, “They are virtually dry an hour or two after a deluge, it seems.” Continue reading Sky Mountain Park Trails Popular During Aspen’s Rainy Weather