Plan the Ultimate Aspen Colorado Snowboarding Getaway

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This article includes an overview of the four ski resorts, how to experience Aspen like locals, delicious and affordable restaurants, where to stay, how to save money, and fun après ski activities! 

Are you ready to plan the ultimate Aspen, Colorado, snowboarding winter getaway?

Planning Your Trip to Aspen Colorado

Aspen Mountain – located in downtown Aspen – Aspen Highlands – steeper, southwest of downtown, fewer crowd – Snowmass – our personal favorite for snowboarding – Buttermilk – also excellent for snowboarding

The Aspen Mountain Resorts

There are lots of condos in the Aspen area with comfortable accommodations, including hot tubs, kitchens, and ski-in/ski-out options. Plan ahead – like months ahead. 

Where to Stay


The Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen, Carbondale, Basalt, Glenwood Springs corridor) has AMAZING FREE public transportation. There are many stops to get you where you need to go, including around town, to the ski resorts, restaurants, and lodging. 

Use Public Transportation

You will have a connection before flying into Aspen, depending on your carrier. It is a small airport. It is not crowded – no major wait times (from our personal experiences). You get in. You get out. 

Flying into Aspen

Pablo and I pack two bags each. We each take a medium-sized duffel bag (or carry-on suitcase) and a snowboard bag. Having these two bags allows us to easily maneuver public transportation and walk around the airports.

Flying Your Gear

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