Review of snowboarding and skiing in Aspen USA.
Aspen Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1945 the American ski resort Aspen lies at 2422 metres altitude in the Colorado region of the American Rockies. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3417m Aspen ski area is snow sure. Over 490 snow cannons ensure artificial Aspen snow making covers ?km of ski trails, which equates to around 29 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Aspen (USA) is Denver at a distance of 354km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Aspen ski season runs from November to April.
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Skiing in Aspen
Skiing Aspen you'll enjoy 76 pistes and trails and that means approximately 103km of ski runs. Aspen lifts number 8 with the capacity to uplift 10755 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the American ski resort of Aspen is over 4.8km long.
Aspen Ski Area
Aspen ski area has ?% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced ski slopes and ?% for expert skiers - the most difficult Aspen piste is the ?km Elevator Shaft run, with a steepness/slope angle of 42%. You can't ski Aspen after dark.
Aspen for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Aspen Apres Ski
The apres ski Aspen scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
30 apres ski bars 100 restaurants 0 bowling 5 night club 3 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 5 indoor swimming 4 outdoor heated pools 80 saunas 80 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 2 outdoor ice skating 5 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 1 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 2 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Art Galleries (45), Back Country Skiing, Curling, Nature Tours, Silver Mine Tours by Underground Train, Snowcat Tours, Speed Skiing, Theatre (3) , Wildlife Interpretive Center, (Facilities such as Indoor Swimming Pools in many Hotels ).
Aspen for apres ski gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
More Aspen Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Aspen resort - ski Aspen by any other name
The American ski resort of Aspen ski resort is also known as Aspen Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Tiehack and has the following common misspellings:
Aspen ski area has ski slopes which face N, S, E, W
The direction which the various Aspen ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Aspen ski resort has ski slopes facing N, S, E, W.
Aspen for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Aspen reviews, 4.8 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.