Aspen Starts Winter 19-20 Promotions With 'Six Reasons'

Six reasons to get booking your trip to Aspen Snowmass for 2019/20

You’ll get access to all four mountain (and 5,285 acres of skiable terrain) on one lift pass

Aspen Snowmass comprises four mountains that are included on one ski pass, all connected by a free shuttle bus service. Each of the mountains has a completely different experience to offer for skiers and riders across the combined 5,285 acres of skiable terrain:

  • Snowmass – At Snowmass, you could spend your entire trip skiing and riding its terrain without covering the same ground twice, with runs ranging from the impressive beginner area at Elk Camp, to the expert terrain of Burnt Mountain Glades. 2018 saw the completion of the Snowmass Base Village, with an ice rink, climbing wall and the Limelight Hotel Snowmass.
  • Aspen Mountain – At Aspen Mountain (or Ajax as the locals call it), you can ski down the same runs that have hosted World Cup finals, chase after the snowcat-towed Oasis Champagne Bar, or put together one quad-burning top-to-bottom after another, all just steps away from the much loved town of Aspen.
  • Aspen Highlands – A favourite for locals and in-the-know skiers and riders, Aspen Highlands avoids the spotlight with uncrowded groomed slopes and the legendary Highland Bowl which rewards those adventurous enough to do the 45 boot-pack hike with a 2500 vertical foot bowl with steep descents ranging from 35-48 degrees. The mountain is also home to Cloud Nine, which sells more Veuve Clicquot than any other establishment in North America.
  • Buttermilk – Buttermilk is best known for being home to the Winter X Games and the Red Bull Double Pipe event, and has become an icon for freestyle riders and skiers, who head to Buttermilk Park. The mountain is also easy going for beginners and families, with uncrowded beginner terrain and The Hideout, an innovative centre for young skiers and is the favoured mountain for uphill skiers.

You’ll get access to all four mountain (and 5,285 acres of skiable terrain) on one lift pass

Those travelling to the mountains of Aspen Snowmass are not just welcomed by the amazing skiing terrain, but also the variety of on-mountain activities. Visitors can experience the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster (which opened on Snowmass last season) taking riders through a mile of forest on an elevated track, at speeds of up to 28mph. There are also tubing facilities, opportunities for snowbiking lessons – blending skiing and biking to offer a unique and thrilling way to explore the mountain – and dedicated paths for uphill skiing. When off the slopes, visitors can also join snowshoeing tours and experience cross-country skiing for a chance to explore other parts of the mountains. 

The new  W Aspen will be open for business

From summer 2019, visitors to Aspen will be welcomed by W Aspen, conveniently located slope-side on Aspen Mountain with 88 guestrooms. The rooms will feature bespoke furnishings influenced by the louche decadence of the 70’s and Aspen’s cultural-rich history. The hotel will feature an 8,000 square-foot ‘Wet Deck’ with 360-degree views of Aspen, a heated pool, hot tub and live DJ. Hotel guests looking for the ultimate après ski destination can head to the Living Room Lounge and outdoor walk-up terrace, followed by the hotel’s underground nightclub, 39°. 

You’ll find an endless list of things to do off the mountain too

Visitors to Aspen Snowmass have a lot more to experience than the incredible snow on the mountains. The town of Aspen is home to the latest fashions, thriving arts and culture scene and world-class dining. Visitors can explore the wide collection of international contemporary art at the Aspen Art Museum, see ballet and theatrical performances at the Wheeler Opera House and enjoy an evening at Belly Up Aspen – an iconic venue in the live-music industry – offering an incredible lineup of acts each season. The Aspen Historical Society offers a number of exciting historic downtown tours, from a pub crawl through Aspen’s historical tap rooms, to guided tours of the town and mining museum.

The new Ikon Pass will allow you to visit Aspen Snowmass and multiple other resorts in one season

From Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass is the new standard in season passes, connecting skiers and riders to 38 of the most iconic destinations across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Chile. Following the success of its first season, the Ikon Pass is back on sale for the 19/20 winter season. Ikon Base Pass starts at £497, which includes 5-days of skiing in Aspen Snowmass and unlimited access to 12 iconic destinations (including Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain Resort for an extended ski trip in Colorado).

You can be in your hotel within 10 minutes of landing at Aspen Airport

Located just three miles from downtown Aspen and six miles from Snowmass Village, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is serviced by 150 nonstop and connecting flights weekly. Those travelling from the UK can fly to Denver International Airport and book a connecting flight to Aspen’s airport, a short 25 minute flight from Denver. Alternatively, Aspen Snowmass is a four-hour drive from Denver International Airport with a number of shuttle buses services available daily. Return flights from London to Aspen (via Denver) start from £658 with United Airlines during the winter.

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