Beyond the Slopes: What to do in Aspen Besides Ski

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Winter is here, and Aspen, of course, is the perfect place to enjoy the season. However, this sleek Colorado wonderland has a lot more to offer than just skiing. If you’re looking for something to do besides hitting the slopes, discover next what else is out there – from other winter sports to an unforgettable night out:

1. Ice Skating

If adrenaline is not your thing, but you still want to enjoy the crisp winter air and its wonders, try ice skating. One place where you can ice skate in Aspen is the Silver Circle Ice Rink, that offers impressive mountain views. Another option is the Snowmass Base Village plaza, where you can later cozy up by the outdoor fireplaces.

2. Sleigh rides

Sleigh rides are the ultimate winter activity and a long time Rocky Mountain tradition. So, if you’re asking yourself what to do in Aspen besides ski, this may be the way to go. One company that offers this service is Aspen Carriage and Sleigh: cozy up under a warm blanket and treat yourself to an unforgettable ride.

3. Swimming

Swimming pools are not just for Summer. Aspen’s Recreation Center includes a beautiful indoor pool where people of all ages can find something interesting to do. Battle the cold weather with some invigorating laps along the pool.

4. Hiking

Get your snowshoes on and go on a hike! Winter is a unique season to enjoy this activity that is both a great work out and a perfect way to immerse yourself in nature. Some marvelous places to do this are Ashcroft’s 21 miles of trails, Difficult Creek Trail’s off the beaten path hills, or Snowmass’ popular Tom Blake Trail.

5. Fly Fishing

Fly fishing aficionados may enjoy the unusual wonders of practicing this sport in the Wintertime. Aspen Fly Fishing, for example, organizes trips to the Roaring Fork Valley, where other people are nowhere to be found during the colder seasons.

6. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Enjoy Aspen and its surrounding Rocky Mountains from a totally different point of view. Find some of the companies that provide this year-round experience by clicking here

If this extensive list wasn’t enough, you can also check out these four places to visit outside of Aspen. You won’t regret it. If you are already staying at one of our properties in Aspen, let us know and we’ll arrange any of these experiences for you. You won’t have to move a finger.

Additionally, if you’re still looking for a place to stay in this winter wonderland, look no further. We have curated a precious list of properties where you can enjoy a proper holiday, one we’ll make sure you’ll never forget! So click here and discover our exquisite Aspen estates.

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