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Plan a Last-Minute Trip to Aspen this Winter

12 Jan 2024
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Whether you have procrastinated in booking your yearly ski trip or you just have some extra time off and need an early-year getaway, it's not too late to plan a last-minute getaway to Aspen! The powder is fresh and the adventure is just waiting for you to join in! There are still plenty of vacation rentals still available through Aspen Alps so you can start planning your trip today.

Use this helpful last-minute trip to Aspen guide so that you can make sure you're fully prepared for an incredible getaway to one of the best skiing destinations in the country!

What to Expect

Aspen, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is a playground for those who love the colder months. The town is most famous for its world-class skiing and snowboarding experiences. With four major ski areas – Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass – each offers unique terrain and challenges for all skill levels.

Skiing and Snowboarding

  • Aspen Mountain: Perfect for the seasoned skier, this area boasts steep slopes and bumps.
  • Aspen Highlands: Known for its breathtaking views and the famous Highland Bowl.
  • Buttermilk: Ideal for beginners and families, with gentler slopes and top-notch ski schools.
  • Snowmass: Offers the largest area with diverse terrain, suitable for all levels.

Each area has modern lifts, excellent grooming, and ski-in/ski-out access. And let's not forget the après-ski scene! After a day on the slopes, Aspen's vibrant town awaits with its cozy cafes, gourmet restaurants, and lively bars.

Beyond the Slopes

But Aspen isn't just about skiing and snowboarding. The town offers a range of winter activities:

  • Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing: Explore the serene trails surrounded by Aspen's natural beauty. It's a great workout and a great way to slow down the pace and just enjoy nature around you. 
  • Ice Skating: Glide over the ice at the Aspen Ice Garden or the Silver Circle Ice Rink.
  • Aprés Ski: Aspen's after-skiing activity is among the best in the US. With incredible activities at the resorts and throughout the town you'll never be bored. Enjoy vibrant nightlife, delicious restaurants, and plenty of shopping to find all the gear and mountain fashion your heart could desire. 

What to Pack

Packing for a last-minute trip to Aspen requires a blend of practicality and style. Here's a quick checklist:

  1. Ski or Snowboard Gear: If you own equipment, bring it along. Otherwise, rentals are readily available.
  2. Warm Clothing: Layering is key. Pack thermal underwear, fleece layers, a waterproof ski jacket, and ski pants.
  3. Accessories: Don't forget a hat, gloves, ski socks, and UV-protection goggles.
  4. Footwear: Waterproof boots for walking around town and comfortable shoes for après-ski.
  5. Sun Protection: The sun can be strong even in the winter, so pack sunscreen and lip balm with SPF.
  6. Evening Attire: Aspen's nightlife is vibrant, so include some smart-casual outfits.

Where to Stay: Indulge in Luxury at Aspen Alps

When booking a last-minute trip to Aspen, you might start to worry about all of the little details but at Aspen Alsp, we take care of that for you! With concierge services and many on-site amenities, you'll have everything you need right in our condo complex. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain next to the Silver Queen Gondola, Aspen Alps offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience with upscale amenities.

The Aspen Alps Experience

  • Prime Location: Just steps away from the Silver Queen Gondola and the heart of the town. You'll always just be steps or a short ski away from the action!
  • Spacious Condominiums: Choose from two to four-bedroom units, each uniquely furnished and complete with a full kitchen, living area, and breathtaking views.
  • Exceptional Services: Enjoy daily housekeeping, a concierge service, and complimentary transportation within Aspen.
  • Wellness Focus: Access to a state-of-the-art health spa, fitness center, private training, and even a Chiropractor! 

Don't Wait! Book Your Aspen Vacation Rental Today 

When you have the convenience and luxury of Aspen Alps, booking your last-minute Aspen trip is easy! We're here to help with every step of your trip from booking to check-out. Browse through our amazing properties and find the one that's perfect for you, your family, and your friends! Book your Aspen vacation rental today!

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