Aspen is regarded as one of the USA’s premier ski destinations. At Aspen vacation rentals in winter you’ll be in an upscale town surrounded by four ski mountains, offering runs and terrain parks suited to a host of winter sports, catering to all ability levels. And in summer there’s great outdoor recreation for all the family.
Aspen chalet rentals are set in and around a town synonymous with winter sport. Among the activities on offer minutes away are skiing, snowmobiling, sledding and snowshoeing. Aspen Mountain is a ski area that would mostly benefit intermediate skiers, with almost 700 skiable acres, served by eight different lifts. Meanwhile Aspen Highlands offers a few more runs, with terrain perhaps better suited to novice skiers. There are more than a thousand skiable acres here, with about a fifth of the 118 runs suitable for beginners. Also here is the famous Highland Bowl, known for offering some of the most exciting skiing in all of Colorado.
Meanwhile the low-lying Buttermilk area would be the best place for novice skiers visiting vacation accommodation in Aspen. More than a third of the 44 runs are aimed at learners, with the longest run here extending for an impressive three miles. Finally, Snowmass is the biggest ski area, offering more than 3,000 acres and 17 different lifts, including two gondolas.
If you head for a self-catering vacation rental in Aspen during the summer you’ll experience an upland natural paradise, with a host of activities to enjoy. At this time of year you could admire the stunning landscapes on foot or by mountain bike, or go white-water rafting or fishing on the nearby rivers. There’s also excellent golf at Snowmass, Maroon Creek or Aspen Golf club.
For fantastic scenery and natural wonders there’s Glenwood Springs, a short drive from self-catering accommodation in Aspen. Among the sights here are the renowned hot spring pool, the Glenwood Caverns, home to a huge cave system, and Glenwood Canyon, which is an impressive setting for a fishing or rafting trip.
If you’re at Aspen condos in the winter then you can expect lows well below freezing and plenty of snow. In December and January there are minimum temperatures of about -18. In summer daytime temperatures are very pleasant, with highs reaching the mid-20s in July and August.
Travelling from the UK, the most convenient way to reach Aspen vacation rentals would be to Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Denver (DEN) with British Airways, and then make the four-hour drive up to your destination.