- Aspen Mountain gives you the chance to try out different non-skiing activities
- Try a snowmobiling tour around the Rockies
- Take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride
- Cross-country skiing is one way to really experience the unspoiled slopes
- Let a team of Alaskan huskies pull you in a dog sled
To ski Aspen Mountain at least once is every skiers dream, but you can experience many a unique adventure besides just skiing and snowboarding here. In addition to strolling around Aspen trying to spot a celebrity (and you’ll surely find one or two), you can take to the snow-covered wilderness in a variety of ways that will lend a terrific flair to your vacation.
Snowmobile tours are popular in Aspen, with stunning views from all sides. Get a guide to provide you with a state-of-the-art machine and include any of the gear you need, as well as instruction. You can get out there to see the surrounding mountain landscapes in style.
Both indoor and outdoor ice-skating are available for you around Aspen. A trip around the rink will loosen up those stiff muscles from a day on the slopes.
Take a romantic sleigh ride in the Aspen area to really get the feel of the peace and tranquility of these beautiful Rocky Mountains. Horse-drawn sleighs give you the old-fashioned pleasure of a trip in the mountain forests.
The Aspen area around Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands provides miles and miles of groomed trails for some fabulous cross-country skiing. Guides can take you out into the mountains to find some pure snow to explore.
Snowshoeing up Aspen Mountain or Buttermilk is permitted at certain times, so you should check this out when you arrive. Otherwise, you can find some naturalist-guided tours that will take you into the backcountry.
You will explore the unspoiled wilderness on a snowcat ride, usually with more than one guide and accommodating large groups. It’s a fun way to take a different route to discover the Rockies.
Dog sledding tours are available around Aspen, and give you a chance to see what it’s like being pulled by Alaskan sled dogs. There’s nothing more thrilling when you like something a bit different than the normal vacation activities.