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Chapter 1: Aspen

Chapter 1: Aspen

Embark on a winter adventure in Aspen, Colorado. This mountain town is full of inspiration and enriching experiences. From an exciting alpine coaster to fine dining experiences and all of the ski slopes in between, Aspen presents incredible winter activities.

Winter in Aspen

Aspen's cold season begins in November and generally ends in early March, though it can receive snowfall as late as the first week of April. With highs a few degrees above freezing and overnight lows as cold as 7 degrees Fahrenheit, Aspen winter weather offers incredible snowy scenery and brisk mountain air for the perfect cold weather vacation.

Taking a private jet to Aspen allows you plenty of luggage space to pack all your winter essentials. Warm coats, thick scarves, knit hats and quality boots will help you stay comfortable and stylish as you explore Aspen during the gorgeous winter season.

Where to Stay

Aspen, Colorado, is a charming urban city nestled at the base of stunning mountains. Several resorts and hotels in Aspen offer breathtaking views of Aspen's mountain peaks, ski slopes and forests. When you visit Aspen, you can enjoy a stay at some of Colorado's best establishments.

The Little Nell

The Little Nell is a luxurious five-star mountain resort offering fantastic views of both the mountains and the city.

At The Little Nell, you can enjoy an incredible Italian dinner at the on-site restaurant and complement it with a glass from the restaurant's award-winning wine list. If you are looking for a more casual experience, you can also enjoy a drink and some delicious food at the resort's on-site tavern or visit one of two speakeasies.

The Little Nell is Aspen's only hotel that offers ski-to-door access, so you can enjoy ski-in and ski-out access to Aspen Mountain for an incredible adventure. After a day of enjoying the slopes and excellent cuisine, you can warm up in your spacious room with a fireplace, flat-screen cable TV and a minibar. For an indulgent, relaxing experience, visit the resort's health center for a massage treatment.

Hotel Jerome

Aspen's Hotel Jerome is full of rich and fascinating history as the town's only hotel to withstand the silver crash and the Depression. This gorgeous historic landmark opened in 1889 and has seen cowboys, soldiers and historical figures visit throughout the past.

When you stay at Hotel Jerome, you can enjoy shopping, culture, nightlife and mountain adventures. Try a craft cocktail and enjoy a unique a la carte cocktail experience at Bad Harriet, a bar named after the original hotel proprietor's wife.

Choose from deluxe rooms, junior suites, luxury suites and residential suites at Hotel Jerome. The hotel's floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to experience Aspen's gorgeous mountain backdrop and snowy slopes. Carefully-selected room decor blends historical heritage with contemporary luxury to reflect the area's mountain ambiance.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort

Enjoy rustic elegance when you visit The St. Regis Aspen Resort. St. Regis rests at Aspen Mountain's base, which is the perfect location to access world-class ski slopes or stroll through historic Aspen to visit charming boutiques and restaurants.

When you stay at The St. Regis, you can treat yourself to some pampering at the resort's premier Remède Spa, or you can relax in the hotel's hot tubs to enjoy stunning views of Aspen Mountain. This fantastic resort also features exquisite food and wine. Enjoy some modern mountain cuisine at the Velvet Buck or try some handcrafted cocktails at Mountain Social.

Rooms at The St. Regis are complete with spacious marble bathrooms, lavish 400-thread-count linens and gorgeous Ralph Lauren furnishings for a comfortable, elegant stay. The resort also provides 24-hour butler service to assist you at any time.

The Gant

The Gant offers gorgeous views of Aspen Mountain and condominiums with unique interior decor for a luxurious stay. The resort also provides ski valet services, overnight ski tuning, ski boot fitting, on-property ski rentals and shuttle transportation so you can access 5,000 skiable acres spread across four mountains.

After a day of skiing, you can return to The Gant and warm up in one of the resort's three jetted hot tubs or relax in your room by a wood-burning fireplace. Each of The Gant's premier condominiums is professionally decorated and features a private balcony or patio, exceptional artwork, a full kitchen, upgraded appliances, down pillows and sumptuous linens.

What to Do

Aspen is a fantastic location to explore, enjoy adventures and try delicious restaurants. When you take a private jet charter to Aspen, you can start having a wonderful vacation right away. If you are wondering what to do in Aspen, Colorado, in the winter, you can consider the following activities:

Enjoy Snowy Outdoor Adventures

Aspen's snow-covered slopes offer excellent skiing opportunities. You can book a guided skiing excursion to explore legendary terrain with a personal guide or schedule an Aspen Powder Tour to ski untracked glades. If you want to enjoy the slopes without skis, you can also go snow tubing for a fantastic mountain adventure.

Experience Aspen's mountains off the slopes on an exciting snowmobile tour. A guided tour takes you through Aspen's backcountry to explore the hills above Lenado and the Maroon Bells. Book a tour of the high country to experience frozen waterfalls, the continental divide and an old ghost mining town.

You can also embark on a slower-paced mountain adventure with a snowshoe tour through Aspen's gorgeous vistas. Trek through powdery snow, take in breathtaking views and learn about Aspen on a guided walk. Your guide will teach you about Aspen's history, winter wildlife and habitats, mountain ecology, tracking and avalanches.

During the peak winter season, you can attend Ullr Nights, a nighttime party at Snowmass' Elk Camp celebrating the god of snow. Enjoy a winter wonderland complete with lights, festivities and food. Snowmass allows party guests to enjoy the alpine coaster, snow tubing, gondola rides, snow biking, fire dancers and a bonfire.

Take a winter sleigh ride through the snow for a classic winter activity. Ride on a horse-drawn sleigh or carriage wrapped in warm blankets to experience a peaceful winter ride. Book a ride with Aspen Carriage and Sleigh to listen to sleigh bells ringing and take in magnificent views while sipping hot chocolate.

Go Ice Skating

A winter vacation wouldn't be complete without a classic ice skating experience. Glide your way across the ice on an indoor or outdoor skating rink in Aspen. The Silver Circle outdoor rink allows visitors to skate under the stars or during a peaceful snowfall for an incredible winter experience.

Lewis Ice and Aspen Ice Garden offer indoor skating in downtown Aspen, and you can also catch an exciting ice hockey game while visiting. Whether you are experienced or new to skating, you can have an incredible time ice skating in Aspen.

Taste Delicous Cuisine

Aspen is home to incredible restaurants serving delectable dinners and impressive drinks. Reserve a table at Betula Aspen to taste French Pan-American cuisine in a gorgeous dining space overlooking Ajax Mountain.

Matsuhisa serves new-style Japanese cuisine inspired by chef Nobu Matsuhisa. This two-story establishment offers two sushi bars and a dining area with bamboo-wrapped ceilings. Enjoy tender sushi rolls, savory wagyu beef and succulent sashimi at Matsuhisa.

Ride an Alpine Coaster

The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster allows you to enjoy mountain coaster thrills in the winter. Wind through over a mile of forest land for stunning views and incredible fun. The elevated track can reach a speed of up to 28 miles per hour, so you are sure to have a fantastic time.

Contact GrandView Aviation to schedule a private jet charter to Aspen, Colorado.