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When you and the family hit the slopes in Aspen Snowmass, you want to have an memorable experience. Taking a ski or snowboard lesson from one of the highly skilled Pros at the Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School is a sure way towards that extraordinary experience. During a lesson, Pros work closely with you, giving you personalized tips, so that you build confidence and gain new skills.
The Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School offers lessons for skiers and riders from age 2 and up. Choose a private lesson, an adult group lesson, or a kids and teens group lesson.
Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons
A private ski or snowboard lesson is the best way to have fun on the hill, while also becoming a better skier or rider. When you sign up for a private lesson, you decide how you want your day to go. Want to ski with the entire family, while your Pro supplies each member with personalized tips? With a private ski or snowboard lesson, you have that choice.
Adult Group Lessons
A surefire way to boost confidence is to take an adult group lesson with an Aspen Snowmass Pro. Adult group lessons for skiers and riders are offered at all levels, so whether you are getting on skis for the first time or the thousandth time, you can rest assured that you will be in a group that meets your skill level and needs.
Kids & Teens Group Lessons
The Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard School provides skiers and riders as young as 2 and as old as 17 with the opportunity to explore the fun and varied terrain available in Aspen Snowmass. Like adult group lessons, your child is placed in a group where they are comfortable, yet challenged, while still having a blast in the mountains.
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During a day of skiing on Aspen Highlands Mountain, the best place to enjoy a feast fit for an epicure is at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, a restaurant located inside of a quaint and cozy European ski hut at the top of the Cloud Nine lift. Before a breathtaking view of Pyramid Peak and Maroon Peak, guests dine on raclette, fondue, and other European alpine specialties. In addition to their outstanding lunch service, on Thursday evenings throughout the winter ski season, Cloud Nine hosts snowcat dinners, during which guests are brought to and from the restaurant by snowcat. Reservations are highly recommended for both lunch and dinner.
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For bike rentals, ski and snowboard equipment rentals, outdoor apparel, and Aspen Snowmass gear, visit local retailer Four Mountain Sports. This outdoor gear company rents and sells high quality equipment for all kinds of activities. Plus, Four Mountain Sports has nine locations throughout Aspen and Snowmass, so no matter where you happen to be, you most likely will be able to find a shop. During your next vacation in Aspen and Snowmass, check out Four Mountain Sports for gear to get you going on your mountain adventures.
- ASPEN • 520 E Durant Ave., Aspen • 970-920-2337
- W HOTEL • 550 South Spring Street, Aspen • 970-431-0213
- SNOWMASS VILLAGE MALL • 45 Village Square, Snowmass Village • 970-923-2337
- BASE VILLAGE AT SNOWMASS • 61 Wood Rd., Snowmass Village • 970-923-0430
- ELK CAMP • Top of Elk Camp Gondola at Snowmass • 970-922-2957
- TWO CREEKS • 31 Burnt Mountain Circle, Snowmass Village • 970-923-8740
- VICEROY • 130 Wood Rd., Snowmass Village • 970-923-8000
- ASPEN HIGHLANDS • 0076 Boomerang Road, Aspen • 970-544-3013
- BUTTERMILK • 38700 Highway 82 Aspen • 970-920-0980 (Rental)
Cultural Aspen Aspen Highlands
Harvey Preston Gallery specializes in contemporary ceramic art, works on paper, and sculpture. Working with nationally and internationally recognized talent; the gallery’s main focus is to forefront the work of artists willing to push the boundaries of their ideas and materials.
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Highlands Alehouse is located at the base of Aspen Highlands Mountain. This Aspen restaurant serves pizza, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and soups. Highlands Alehouse also offers a number of beers on tap. After spending your day on Highlands, check out the Highlands Alehouse apres ski scene. Enjoy a locally-brewed beer or a glass of wine; a wide selection of appetizers; and a lively and friendly bar environment.
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A great way to experience the Colorado Rocky Mountains, horseback riding is a fun activity for the entire family. Go on a guided horseback riding trip in Aspen and Snowmass through lush aspen groves, evergreen forests, and colorful alpine meadows. Located along Maroon Creek Road, Maroon Bells Guide and Outfitters located at T-Lazy-7 Ranch offers guided horseback trips for riders of all levels. Because of their excellent location, many of the company's trips take place near the stunning Maroon Bells, two 14,000' peaks set before an alpine lake. Families and groups can enjoy a short one hour trip on a nearby trail, a half day trip along Maroon Creek, a full day ride in the Maroon Bells area, evening rides with a rustic dinner, or overnight trips to Crested Butte via East Maroon Pass.
In Snowmass Village, Snowmass Creek Outfitters offers guided horseback rides in and around Snowmass. They offer an exciting two hour ride in Snowmass Village during which riders pass through areas with stunning mountain views. The outfitter also leads guided rides on private ranches in Old Snowmass. An evening horseback ride followed by a rustic dinner in Old Snowmass supplies a great backdrop for enjoying a summer evening in the Rocky Mountains with family and friends. During the evening dinner rides hosted by Snowmass Creek Outfitters, guests listen to country music, eat a barbecue dinner, roast marshmallows on a campfire for making s'mores, and enjoy spending time together on a private mountain ranch.
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At the Merry-Go-Round Restaurant on Aspen Highlands Mountain, enjoy a cafeteria-style lunch, and choose from pizza, salads, soups, stews, and sandwiches. Take your lunch out to a table on the sunny patio, and watch skiers tackle the moguls on Scarlett’s Run. The Merry-Go-Round also has a bar and lounge area, where you can sip a hot drink in front of the roaring fireplace.
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A unique way to explore the backcountry during the winter, snowmobiling in Aspen Snowmass is fun for the whole family. Local guide companies offer snowmobile tours to scenic locations, including the Maroon Bells.
- T Lazy 7 offers daily snowmobile trips to the Maroon Bells in the morning and afternoon. During the winter, the Maroon Bells Recreation Area attracts few visitors, which means you’ll have little to distract you from the incredible views of Maroon Lake and the two snow covered 14,000' Maroon Bells.
- Western Adventures in Woody Creek offers snowmobile trips near Lenado and Larkspur Mountain. They offer shorter 2-hour trips and half-day trips.