Our Aspen Guide

Good ol' Aspen in Rocky Mountain Country. Another H|H favourite. The core of the après culture is Aspen Mountain, often known as Ajax. Aspen is a year-round outdoor recreation destination and a ski resorts town in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

Starting in Denver, we've put up a brief list of the routes you can enjoy that will take you to Aspen Snowmass... anyone have a memorable vehicle they've done this trip in? 

  • Denver & The Foothills
  • Idaho Springs & Georgetown
  • Loveland Pass
  • Frisco and Lily Pad Lake

Via Glenwood Canyon

  • Vail Pass & Shrine Pass Road
  • Glenwood Canyon & Hanging Lake
  • Carbondale & the Roaring Fork Valley

Via Independence Pass

  • Leadville
  • Twin Lakes & Colorado's Highest Peaks
  • Independence Pass
  • Arrival at Aspen Snowmass

 

Dining in Aspen

Clark's Aspen

It has it all: excellent service, delectable cuisine, and delectable beverages. The interior design is very stunning.

Matsuhisa

Matsuhisa, chef Nobu Matsuhisa's namesake restaurant, is the place to go if you're searching for a sultry atmosphere. It's ideal for a romantic night or a girls' night out!

White House Tavern

It's a terrific place to spend lunch or dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. If the weather is favorable, try to obtain a table outside. The crispy chicken sandwich will change your life!

Steakhouse No. 316

The bar menu at Steakhouse No. 316 is fantastic. Pair the Alpine Summer Aperitif with the Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Fontina.

Apres Ski In Aspen! 

Limelight Lounge

At the Limelight Hotel, après is a way of life, with deals available in the lobby lounge seven days a week (3–7 p.m. daily).

W Hotel Aspen

There are three après areas at the W Aspen: 39°, an underground cocktail bar, and grotto, the Living Room, which serves inventive cuisine and cocktails, and the WET Deck, a rooftop bar with a heated pool, hot tub, and stunning views of Aspen, Colorado.

Venga Venga

This Mexican restaurant's DJ spins sounds while you sip margaritas and munch on nachos at the base of Snowmass. Outdoor fire pits, over 120 types of tequila, and panoramic mountain vistas are all available.

 

Where to Stay in Aspen

Owl Creek Homes

These four-bedroom townhomes are guaranteed to keep you warm, with huge open areas, media rooms, fully equipped kitchens, and fireplaces in both the living room and master bedroom.

Hotel Jerome

It's also a great spot for shopping and nightlife. Head to the hotel's spa and pool if you want to get a good night's sleep or unwind a little.

The Little Nell

This is also known as one of the best ski resorts. After a day on the slopes, the cuisine is hearty and filling, and with a wine cellar, you'll have all you need for a comfortable stay.

 

What to Do in Aspen if You Don't Ski

Non-skiers can find plenty to do in Aspen. Snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, tubing, sledding, relaxing at the hotel, getting a spa treatment, shopping, or skiing directly to Apres-ski.