From skiing to snowboarding, snowshoeing to dog sledding, take advantage of the many things to do in Snowmass, Colorado during your winter vacation to The Westin Snowmass Resort. One of the finest alpine destinations in the United States, lift tickets for Aspen Snowmass are viable on four mountains ⎯ Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk ⎯ which together encompass over 5,000 acres of pristine terrain. Don't know how to ski or snowboard? Enlist the services of the area's award-winning ski and snowboard schools, which offer personal lessons that will enable you to tackle the mountain like a pro.
Aspen Snowmass offers travelers more than just world-renowned skiing and snowboarding. Take in a concert at the historic Wheeler Opera House, savor fine dining at one of Aspen's many gourmet restaurants or partake in an array of seasonal activities like snowmobiling, dog sledding and snowshoeing. Enhance your winter retreat with any of the listed activities, below, and contact our experienced Concierge Team to help assist with your planning.
Winter in Snowmass
Embark on either a self-guided or guided tour of Colorado's world-famous Maroon Bells. All guided tours include experienced, knowledgeable guides and hot refreshments. No experience necessary; a minimum age of three years old is required of passengers.
One of the most beloved activities in Snowmass, dog sledding offers the thrill of a lifetime. Ride in a handmade sled pulled by a team of huskies along a ten-mile loop while you soak the breathtaking backcountry near the base of Mt. Daly. Your own “musher” will guide you through the forest during the approximately two hour tour. Afterwards, you will be treated to either lunch or dinner in the cozy, cabin restaurant.
Cross Country Skiing
Traversing the 60 miles of cross-country ski trails within the Aspen Snowmass area is an essential thing to do for outdoor enthusiasts. The Aspen Nordic Center and the Snowmass Cross Country Center offers both lessons and rentals.
Snowcat Rides and Dinners
Take a Snowcat up to Aspen, Colorado's famous Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro in the scenic Highlands Ski area, where you'll savor traditional European cuisine like fondue and raclette. In Snowmass, visit the Lynn Brit Cabin and enjoy rustic American West cuisine. If you are looking for something more casual and family-friendly, then head to Burlingame Cabin where you'll indulge in an American BBQ-style dinner with ribs, burgers and s'mores for dessert. Reservations are required and recommended to make in advance.
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Hitting the trails is undeniably the most popular thing to do in Aspen Snowmass, thanks to thousands of acres of picture-perfect terrain and your choice of cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes. Ski Snowmass and discover adventure on Snowmass Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain or Buttermilk. Please contact the concierge to pre-order your lift tickets, lessons, and rentals.
Considered one of the more adventurous Snowmass activities, explore Aspen and Snowmass’s scenic backcountry on a guided snowshoe tour led by a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Your guide will teach you about the habitat of the Rocky Mountains and the local fauna. Guides include lift tickets, snowshoe rentals, guides, and basic instruction. No reservations are necessary and are for ages 7 and up. For more information, please call 970-925-5756.