Those looking for an exciting ski holiday should consider a trip to Aspen. Famous for its fantastic ski facilities and stunning views, skiers of all abilities will find terrain suitable for them, while advanced skiers will find plenty to challenge their skills.
Something of a favourite with celebrities, Aspen draws scores of tourists all year round. The city is well-known for being a glamorous location; however, it also has plenty of historical and cultural attractions to offer its visitors.
Those staying in a ski chalet in the area will be pleased to find mountains to suit skiers of all abilities, which is especially perfect for those travelling in a group with different levels. The Buttermilk Mountain is ideal if this is the case, boasting excellent terrain for beginners, intermediates and experts alike.
However, if you are taking a trip to Aspen to test and hone your skills, the Ajax Mountain is for you. It is home to over 70 runs, all of which are aimed at intermediate and well-seasoned skiers, so are perfect for people seeking a challenge.
Escaping the crowds is also possible while you’re hitting the slopes – the Aspen Mountain is something of a favourite with locals and tends to be less full than other areas.
And the delights of the mountains do not stop at the slopes. They provide a dramatic backdrop to this exciting city and some views, such as the Maroon Bells – two peaks in the Elk Mountain range – are some of the most photographed scenes in Aspen.
Meanwhile, the city itself is home to a range of attractions, such as galleries, museums and theatres. The Aspen Art Museum is well worth a visit, housing contemporary pieces by artists local and national.
The Aspen Fountain is another must see, and is also a frequent venue for music events – a great experience if you are in the area at the time.
And those wishing to see the city from atop one of the mountains can take the Silver Queen Gondola from the city centre straight up to the summit of the Aspen Mountain – the perfect way to finish off a trip.
Source by Dipika Patel