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Welcome to Aspen
A haven for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, Aspen is the premier destination for luxury living in Colorado. Known for its vibrant skiing community during the breathtaking winters, Aspen also turns into a nature lover’s paradise when the weather warms up, making this a dream destination for those who enjoy spending their days outside, strolling the downtown streets, and indulging in five-star restaurants throughout the year.
Home to thousands of year-round residents and second-home families, Aspen is primarily a resort community focused on recreational opportunities and cultural experiences. Originally a Victorian mining town, Aspen has experienced incredible population booms over the last few decades. A beloved retreat and premier destination for luxury living set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen is an idyllic place to live for anyone seeking a higher quality of life in one of the best communities in the country.
What to Love
- World-class skiing opportunities
- Historic, small-town charm
- Incredible cultural experiences in the dynamic downtown center, from concerts and performances to culinary wonders, Aspen has it all!
Cosmopolitan and neighborly, downtown Aspen affords a subtle luxury among its bustling commercial districts and international shopping destinations. Residents of Aspen truly have the best of both worlds in this historic community — enjoy luxe living while simultaneously experiencing the beauty of a small town with old-school charm. Enjoy a healthy mix of luxury condos, cottages, sprawling ranches, private estates, stately mansions, and ski homes throughout the Aspen community. With such rich diversity, you’re bound to find the perfect home that meets your needs.
Choose from ski-in, ski-out communities at the major resorts of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass Village/Old Snowmass. Each community is unique to the area and offers an abundance of opportunities to explore.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Dining in Aspen offers an impressive culinary experience, with most restaurants showcasing the work of masterful chefs within luxury hotels, such as The Little Nell, which houses standout eateries like Element 47 and Ajax Tavern. Enjoy a meal at Cache Cache, offering a menu of clean and satisfying foods paired with your choice of over 6000 different wines.
If you’re craving exquisite Japanese cuisine and sushi, look no further than Matsuhisa Aspen
, and don’t forget to visit the Switzerland-inspired Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro
at the Aspen Highlands after a day on the slopes. This European-style cabin is the ideal spot to sip luxury wine and take in the vast mountain views of the Aspen community.
Downtown Aspen is a cultural hub and features top designer shops. Names like Gucci and Prada are a fixture in this neighborhood, as are Valentino and lululemon. Enjoy upscale dining and shopping in one convenient location.
Please keep in mind, all restaurants and retailers in Aspen follow strict COVID guidelines. Pitkin County abides by a mandated mask policy for all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Please visit the Aspen Chamber’s website
Things to Do
With such an abundance of things to see, do, and experience in Aspen, it might be easier to mention the things you can’t do in this community! Besides winter weather activities like world-class skiing, snowmobiling, and snowboarding, Aspen is an outdoor lover’s paradise year-round. Hike the trails in all seasons at the famed Maroon Bells. Located high above a placid lake, these majestic mountains are two of the most photographed in the country.
Experience world-class fishing opportunities along the Roaring Fork River and visit the Aspen Highlands Ski Area
and Buttermilk Mountain
, two of Aspen's top destinations for skiing. The Highlands also offers hiking opportunities on the Highland Bowl, a 12,392-foot summit with 270 acres of terrain to explore. Buttermilk Mountain is the perfect place for families and beginner skiers, offering accessible slopes for all experience levels. They also provide guided tours and naturalist experiences and host ESPN’s Winter X Games
, free for residents and tourists.
If you’re looking for something to do during the warmer months, visit the award-winning Aspen Golf Club
or Ironbridge Golf Club
for a memorable round of golf. After enjoying a delicious meal downtown, catch a show at Belly Up Aspen, well-known for its cheerful atmosphere. The club has been ranked among the best in the nation by Rolling Stone Magazine, and residents are never without ways to discover new music.
Please keep in mind, all events, ski resorts, and businesses in Aspen follow strict COVID guidelines. Pitkin County abides by a mandated mask policy for all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Please visit the Aspen Chamber’s website
for updates. Events will be held in 2022 but are subject to change pending CDC guidelines.
Aspen is home to several high-performing schools. Some of the area’s academic institutions include: