World famous slopes, the Colorado Rockies, snow and art as far as the eye can see – what’s not to like about Aspen? This cozy mountainside town is a favorite destination for private jet travelers, thanks in part to an airport that’s often too difficult for larger commercial airliners to navigate.
Between some of the country’s most iconic skiing and a welcoming town filled with high end shopping, museums, and dining, there’s no wrong way to spend your time here.
Where to Stay
Aspen is a resort town that caters to luxury-appreciating customers. If you’re looking to spare no expense, the St Regis Resort and Hotel Jerome are among some of the most prestigious accommodations. The deep-soaking tubs at the St. Regis are perfect to soothe tired ski muscles and warm up after a day in the cold. Hotel Jerome echoes the true ski lodge look and feel, and you’ll be glad to make this your apres ski hot spot.
If you want to be in close proximity to the slopes, the Viceroy Snowmass offers some of the most stunning views of the surrounding mountains and plenty of comforts and luxuries to go with it.
Things to See and Do
If you’re traveling to Aspen in winter, skiing is an obvious choice to fill your day. But the town offers so much more year-round that you’ll want to take advantage of:
Hike Maroon Bells
Towering more than 14,000 feet, the twin peaks of Maroon Bells offer some pretty amazing hiking trails. It’s one of the most photographed sites in Colorado (and North America at large), and you may even see some local wildlife while you’re exploring the area.
Ride the Silver Queen Gondola
Experience some of the best views in town on this 2.5 mile ride to the summit of Aspen Mountain. At the top, you can enjoy shopping, dining, hiking, and even live music on occasion.
Grab a Beer at Aspen Brewing Company
A big contributor to Aspen’s craft beer scene, Aspen Brewing Company offers everything from blondes and red ales to stouts and seasonal gems. You’ll enjoy drinking in the views just as much as the brews.
Best Time of Year to Visit Aspen
Peak travel season to Aspen spans from December to February. This is when skiing it at its best, with the freshest powder awaiting you. Of course, this also means that everyone else who loves the charm and festivities of the town will also be there, so hotels can come at a premium. You can usually find better deals if you plan your trip months in advance.
The second best time to visit Aspen is during the summer months, where you can enjoy sunny hikes through the mountains. Accommodations aren’t quite as pricey in the summer, but they’re at the lowest in the spring and fall.
No matter when you plan to visit Aspen, Access Jet Group can help you get there in style and sophistication. Contact our team today for pricing and availability on a private air charter.