Ask most Colorado skiers what they mean by Aspen and they will say: the town of Aspen, coupled with Aspen Mountain, also known by the locals as Ajax, in the heart of the Elk Mountain range . But it's not that simple. Although Aspen likes to boast: “There's only one”, the Aspen Skiing Company actually runs four resorts: Aspen, its neighbour Aspen Highlands, just three miles from town, and, next to Highlands, Buttermilk (all in the celebrated 'Roaring Fork Valley') and then, some 12 miles out of town, Snowmass, also known as Snowmass-at-Aspen, which is treated much more as a separate resort than Highlands or Buttermilk. None of the four is linked, although there is often talk of linking some or all in various permutations.
Altitude: 2422m - 3815m.
The St Regis Aspen is one of the resorts most luxurious properties, located just 4 blocks away from the Silver Queen gondola and the hub of shops, bars and restaurants Aspen has to offer.
In the heart of Aspen, the 110-year-old Jerome was built at the height of the silver boom as one of the world's grandest hotels.
Following a complete renovation two winters ago, the Limelight Lodge has emerged as a stunningly beautiful and well located hotel. Situated on the edge of Wagner Park, it is in the heart of downtown Aspen just blocks away from the gondola at Aspen Mountain.
The luxurious Sky Hotel in Aspen is overflowing with character and combines a great location with stunning views of Aspen Mountain. The Sky is a modern and sophisticated choice for your stay, just steps from all of Aspen's amazing dining and shopping and with ski-in access from Aspen Mountain; the location is hard to beat for ski convenience.
The Gant is one of Aspen's most popular properties ideally situated in a peaceful enclave at the base of Aspen Mountain, just 2 blocks from the town centre and 4 blocks from the gondola. For those who would rather save their ski legs, the Gant provides an on-demand shuttle to both the lifts and town centre.
The Timberline Condos are at the lower end of Snowmass resort, minutes from the lively base area. There is a regular shuttle bus to the slopes, (or just a 10 minute walk) while it is also possible to ski back through the winter (snow permitting). An evening shuttle runs to Aspen old town, which is just 5 minutes away (until 23.30hrs).
The Mountain Chalet in Aspen hotel is centrally located and the slopes are just steps away. Other properties with such a location charge a premium rate whilst the Mountain Chalet offers excellent value for money.
With the slopes of Snowmass on one side and the promenade of the Village Mall on the other, the Silvertree Hotel in Aspen has one of the best locations. The hotel is situated near the ski school meeting point close to the Fanny Hill trail and chairlift on Snowmass Mountain. The bus which serves the other 3 mountains included on the Aspen lift ticket, are within easy walking distance.
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