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Aspen Itineraries

Planning a trip to Aspen? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Take the RFTA bus to Buttermilk.
  • 2 Kick out the skiing/snowboarding kinks on Buttermilk's easy slopes.
  • 3 Lunch at the Buttermilk base area.
  • 4 More afternoon skiing/boarding.
  • 5 Bus back to town.
  • 6 Soak in the hotel hot tub.
  • 7 Dinner and drinks at Eric's.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Take the RFTA bus to Snowmass.
  • 2 Spend the day skiing/snowboarding.
  • 3 Apres ski drinks at Snowmass Village.
  • 4 Bus back to Aspen.
  • 5 Soak in the hotel hot tub.
  • 6 Dinner at the J-Bar.
  • 7 End the evening at the Red Onion.
  • Day 3
  • 1 Take the early gondola ride up and ski/snowboard the top of Aspen Mountain.
  • 2 Have lunch on the mountain.
  • 3 Ski/board the afternoon with a few top-to-bottom laps using the gondola.
  • 4 Order apres ski drinks at Ajax Tavern near the gondola base.
  • 5 Stick around for an early dinner at the Ajax Tavern.
  • 6 Back to the hotel for a soak and a shower.
  • 7 Catch a show at the Belly Up Aspen.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Take a day off and head down valley to Glenwood Springs.
  • 2 Spend the morning at the Glenwood Hot Springs pool.
  • 3 Lunch at the pool or in town.
  • 4 Afternoon steaming in the Yampah Vapor Caves.
  • 5 Dinner on the way back at the Woody Creek Tavern.
  • 6 End the evening at Eric's.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Grab the RFTA bus to Aspen Highlands.
  • 2 Ski/snowboard for the day.
  • 3 Apres ski at a base area bar.
  • 4 Take the bus back to Aspen.
  • 5 Soak the soreness away in the hotel hot tub.
  • 6 Dinner at Cache Cache.
  • 7 Finish the evening at the Red Onion.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Take the RFTA bus to Snowmass.
  • 2 Spend the day skiing Snowmass.
  • 3 Lunch on the mountain.
  • 4 Apres ski in the Snowmass Village.
  • 5 Bus back to Aspen.
  • 6 Soak in the hot tub.
  • 7 Dinner at Montagna.
  • 8 Swing by 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel for a nightcap or two.

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