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Aspen's Best Early Season Hikes and Rides

Spring in Aspen means snowmelt is in full swing, lending a lovely green awakening to our beautiful mountain landscape. Though the melting and run off is great for the flora and fauna, it can make for some muddy trail conditions during the months of May and June. With careful planning, there are plenty of options to get out and enjoy hiking and biking during this time while avoiding still-sticky trails. Sun-exposed trails and dry roads will allow you to enjoy the burn of a good climb on foot or a bike.

Here's A List of On and Off the Mountain Aspen Activities.

Fresh Powder in Aspen! Enjoy activities on and off the mountain in Aspen.


Three plus feet of snow have fallen on the Aspen Mountains in the beginning of March. This means one thing, March has arrived like a lion and our ski town doesn't mind! Get your skies waxed for spring skiing, lather on the sunscreen and get ready to shush down the mountain. Sounds great if you're a skier or snowboarder, right?!

Cherish Your Loved One in Aspen

Imagine an enchanting Valentine's Day weekend setting in Aspen, CO. Relax and share your Valentine's Day affection in one of our Deluxe Rooms featuring a wood burning fireplace and in room jacuzzi tub in room at Molly Gibson Lodge. With countless romantic opportunties to show your loved one what they mean to you, a few are highlighted below.

The Winter X Games Return to Aspen


Extreme snow sports athletes are returning to Aspen January 22 - 25, 2015! This year will feature snow sports, video game competitions, concerts, VIP areas and some of the best people watching anywhere. 

12 Days of Aspen

Spend the Holidays in Aspen! Amp up your holiday spirit with the 12 Days of Aspen from Saturday, December 20th - Wednesday, December 31st. FREE events throughout the Town of Aspen will have youngsters and adults smiling and giggling during this festive time of the year. Sip hot chocolate, ice skate, enjoy a story at Teddy Bear Story Hour, ring in the New Year with dinner, live music and fireworks. With countless events during 12 Days of Aspen, check out some of the highlights below:

Aspen is Opening 5 Days EARLY for 2014 – 2015

Aspen Mountain received around 2 feet of snow in one week straight! Get ready for the 2014 - 2015 winter season, the snow is going to be amazing for Opening Day on Aspen Mountain! Aspen Mountain is opening 5 Days Early, Saturday, November 22nd, Aspen Mountain will be opening the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express for those who are ready to make some turns.

Get Ready, It’s Almost Here, The 2014 – 2015 Aspen Ski Season

Snow has started to fall in Aspen and the locals are counting down the days until Opening Day. Thanksgiving Day is when the chairlifts and gondola will start running for the Season on Aspen Mountain. There is an electric buzz around the Aspen Valley with the anticipation of what this years winter will bring.

Annual 12 Days of Aspen Kicks Off December 20, 2013

It’s the time of year when Aspen shines and sparkles with a radiance that comes from twinkling lights, fresh white snow and a healthy dose of cheer. Aspenites have been reveling in the wonderful early season snowfall and prepping town for the busy, festive and fun 2013 holiday season. Aspen’s annual homage to the holidays, the 12 Days of Aspen, begins on Friday, December 20 for almost 2 weeks of creative activities to make this an incredibly special holiday in Aspen.

Aspen's Open: What's New and Exciting in Aspen This Winter

The skies have been busy the last couple of months in the Colorado high country, plunking an impressive early season base onto Aspen and Snowmass mountains (over 60 inches have landed thus far on Aspen mountain). As a result, locals enjoyed the fruits of Mother Nature 2 weeks early this year, when Aspen Mountain opened lifts for a sneak peak weekend of skiing on November 16 and 17 with 6 inches of fresh powder, 3 lifts and 21 trails. Aspen, as well as Snowmass, will reopen Saturday, November 23 for the 2013-2014 season.

Top 5 Fall Activities Around Aspen

Fall is a magical time of year in the mountains, and a perfect time to come to Aspen for a weekend or week-long escape. Aspen lodging deals abound, the weather is beautiful and there is lots to do! Check out this fall bucket list of special fall activities in Aspen happening now!

1.Take a Custom Fall Hike