Aspen, CO, USA

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Aspen, CO, USA

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Aspen’s mountain magic

The Colorado Silver Boom saw the birth of Aspen as a successful mining camp, yet it was half a century before the city we now know began to take shape, when the development of Aspen Mountain as a luxury ski resort gave this winter wonderland a new lease of life. The area has long been a favorite with A-list celebrities and the jet set, but nowadays, Aspen vacation rentals make it easy for everyone to get a taste of the glamour. You can choose between cozy chalets, rustic cabins, elegant condos, and well-adorned villas, all of which place you at the center of the action.

The stunning slopes of Aspen

With 4 skiing and snowboarding areas across 4 adjacent mountains, the Aspen Snowmass resort is one of America’s go-to spots for winter sports. Different slopes cater to a range of difficulty levels, so you can enjoy an introductory lesson or take on an advanced course. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular activities in the region and allow you to explore more of the gorgeous mountain scenery at your own pace. Afterward, unwind in your Aspen vacation rental with brandy or cocoa, or take to the town for a lively après ski experience.

Aspen art attack

Aspen’s idyllic highland setting presents more than just prime skiing conditions—the fresh alpine air and sweeping views also provide inspiration for the artwork displayed at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. This gallery exhibits local paintings and portraits, while also offering educational programs for kids and adults. For a further taste of Aspen’s art scene, why not visit the Aspen Art Museum? Its mission is to present the most innovative contemporary works, and through the years that has involved showcasing pieces by Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, and Willem de Kooning, among countless others.

Aspen’s climate explained

Winter in Aspen is characterized by warm sun and heavy snowfall on the mountains, making it the ideal time for skiing. As such, Aspen vacation rentals near Snowmass are in high demand and availability is limited. The summer months are warm and dry, with daytime highs of up to 90°F, great for sightseeing and exploring. Afternoon showers are common, however, so a raincoat is a must. Fall conditions are wonderful for travelers. Snow is common on the peaks, so winter sports are still a possibility, and the moderate temperatures keep the chill at bay. The end of September and beginning of October also promise dazzling autumnal foliage.

Peaks and valleys in Aspen

Hiking the Roaring Fork Valley trails in summer offers a completely new slant on Aspen. The tree-lined Rio Grande Trail is well-suited for beginners, winding along the path of the historic Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Choose a pet-friendly Aspen vacation rental so that you can take your dog on your trip and make the most of the recreational trails all around. The challenging Conundrum Creek Trail leads to Conundrum Hot Springs, where a 102°F pool in an awe-inspiring valley promises unparalleled relaxation to the weary traveler.