Aspen may have some of the most expensive house prices in the USA, but one of the easiest ways to save money on a fantastic ski or adventure holiday is to book a holiday rental Aspen. If you are used to skiing at top resorts such as Gstaad, Kitzbühel, or Verbier, then you definitely need to try Colorado's ski experience. Aspen, like Jackson Hole, is one of the most internationally recognised US ski resorts.
Aspen is made up of four mountains and four resorts. Each one has different things to offer, and they are linked by a free shuttle bus. Aspen Mountain, or Ajax, has no green slopes, but an unbeatable range of reds and blacks for more advanced skiers, plus it's where you'll find most accommodation, shops and restaurants. Aspen Highlands has a more relaxed atmosphere to Ajax, and is home to the famous Highland Bowl. Buttermilk is a great place for learners and snowboarders, and Snowmass has a huge ski area suitable for all levels, and a Nordic Center for cross country skiing.
Summer in Aspen
There are plenty of reasons to choose a Aspen holiday rental for your summer holiday, too. The views from the mountainsides are absolutely amazing, and Aspen is lucky enough to have over 300 sunny days per year. There are plenty of hiking trails of varying difficulties so you can explore more of the terrain, and you can even hire a guide to take you around one of the local 14ers – that is, mountains over 14,000 feet – for an unbeatable outdoor experience. Renting a bike is a great idea if you opt for a holiday rental in Aspen as most people like to use bikes to get around town. You can also cycle in the mountains, and enjoy white water rafting, tubing, and other water sports.
Aspen is also a cultural centre – in the summer there is a varied programme of events such as lectures, exhibitions and festivals (Aspen Filmfest, Aspen Music Festival, Food & Wine, Aspen Arts Festival, to name a few.)