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    2244.7932419999997

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  • Vertical Drop:

    1343

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  • Snowfall:

    762

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Um destino de muitas emoções

Considerado o playground para os ricos e famosos e lar de aproximadamente sete mil habitantes durante o ano, Aspen está repleta de atrações. Alguns destinos de inverno oferecem uma experiência em família excepcional, outros dispõem de deliciosas opções de jantar. Existem aqueles que oferecem um paraíso para quem entende de esqui ou um sonho para viajantes comuns, mas poucos oferecem tudo isso de uma só vez, em uma das melhores estações para esquiar e aproveitar a noite na América do Norte.  Passar férias esquiando em Aspen é uma escolha perfeita para quem busca aventura, por reunir quatro montanhas de localização privilegiada: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk e Snowmass.

As especialidades culinárias no centro de esqui são tão variadas quanto à paisagem, proporcionando aos visitantes inúmeras opções exclusivas e inovadoras, que vão desde menus sofisticados, como o restaurante de culinária japonesa do chef Matsuhisa, o Iron Chef, até o Chef’s Club da Food & Wine Magazine no St. Regis, passando por pizzas, cozinha mexicana e petiscos servidos nos pubs com preços acessíveis. Em Aspen, você pode ter de tudo, basta pedir.  

Explorando a neve em Aspen

Os praticantes de esqui iniciantes terão a chance de melhorar seu desempenho nas montanhas Buttermilk e Snowmass, pois ambas possuem instalações voltadas para iniciantes e famílias, além de áreas específicas àqueles que estão aprendendo a esquiar, tanto para adultos quanto para crianças. Mas, no geral, Snowmass é o paraíso para praticantes de esqui de nível intermediário, já que a maior parte da geografia das quatro montanhas, também conhecidas como “Power of Four”, são classificadas como pistas para esta categoria de esquiador. Aos esportistas iniciantes, principalmente na primeira vez, não é aconselhável esquiar na Aspen Mountain pela ausência de trilhas fáceis. 

Por outro lado, as montanhas de Aspen Mountain e Aspen Highlands são famosas pela presença de esportistas profissionais. O filme cult sobre esqui, “Aspen – Dinheiro, Sedução e Perigo” (Aspen Extreme, 1993), foi filmado na Aspen Mountain, também conhecida por Ajax.  Os moradores jovens de Aspen já se dedicam desde cedo ao aprendizado ousado e radical do esqui, e vivem para o esporte, constantemente subindo e descendo as montanhas. E não há lugar melhor para isso que na montanha Ajax, com uma elevação vertical de 2.267 pés da Silver Queen Gondola. Aqueles que não temem desafios, ou que possuem um espírito aventureiro, podem escalar a elevação de 700 pés até o topo do célebre Aspen Highland Bowl. Ao chegar lá em cima, o visitante será recompensado com uma das melhores vistas de Aspen/Snowmass, além de uma incrível experiência de esqui cross-country.

Descubra qual a montanha e quais as opções de estadia que mais satisfazem as suas preferências e converse online com um dos especialistas em férias na montanha do Ski.com. Eles dispõem de uma infinidade de dicas para lhe garantir as melhores férias de esqui da sua vida. 

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Customer Reviews (7)

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*based on the average of all Overall Experience ratings given in Traveler reviews.

What the experts are saying

Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000 X 3692
4.1
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Aspen, both a town and a ski resort!

Marcelo
05/03/2010

wonderful place

It was our first time in Colorado. I was really impressed with the city, particularly the gastronomy side of it. The fact that we could also get from one mountain to the other in no time was also a plus. We had the snowest week of the season, and the experience was trully satisfying. The snowboarding experience was great for me at Snowmass, and my wife, a beginner, also had a great time at Buttermilk. It is definetely a place for the whole family. It is certain that we will return to the city--and next time we'll bring the kids along!
Denny in Canton
28/01/2010

something for everyone at Aspen/Snowmass

We stayed in Aspen at the Fasching Haus condo, which is 5 minute walk from the Gondola, or the bus stop, and even closer to the Shadow Mountain lift. We had six guys on this trip, and our Ski.com agent found us this condo with six twin beds in 2 bedrooms plus a den, so no one had to sleep on a couch or a rollaway. The condo was also close to bus stop, which eliminated the need for a car rental. It took a half hour each way to Snowmass and Highlands was even closer.

We're all advanced intermediate to expert skiers, and Aspen/Ajax mountain is a bit steeper than Vail, Breck or Snowmass, so we had no problem. Intermediate skiers would still enjoy Ajax, but they might want to stay up top, riding the Ajax express and then downloading on the gondola to avoid the always skied-off moderately steep Little Nell run near the base. Snowmass is a great mountain with a few adrenalin stimulating steeps, but mostly with lots of blue cruisers for everyone, like what you find at Breck, Keystone and Vail. Snowmass and Aspen Highlands have some steeps that are steeper than what those resorts have, so I love the Aspen area because of this wide variety of terrain. Also, it gets less crowded on the weekends than does Vail or the Summit County resorts, due to its longer distance from Denver. The snow base was only about 30 inches, but the conditions were far better than I was expecting. Some favorite runs on Ajax are Back of Bell, Face of Bell, etc, Walsh's, and Blondies. At Highlands, I thought Soddbusters had better snow than did Kesslers. We did not hike the bowl this year - the hike is tough and I wasn't sure the snow cover would be good enough to make it worth the effort. At Snowmass, we always like the trees and lift line under the Elk Camp chair. Had one day of fresh snow and we did the Cirque Headwall with 6 untracked inches - fantastic. Headwall, at top of Hanging Valley Wall was rocky at the top, but the rest of the trip down, through the trees, was a riot!

On mountain food is great at the Sun Deck at the top of Ajax. I had a chicken stir fry for lunch that was terrific. At Snowmass, the beef brisket sandwich at Sam's Smokehouse was big and very good. Our best dinner was at Asie, an Asian restaurant on Main Street. I had the best Sea Bass I've ever had there, and the other guys were quite please with the sushi. A burger at Bentleys was fine.
Ismael in New york
27/01/2010

Great experience

We traveled to Aspen with our 18 months son. We had a lovely experience and enjoyed our vacation. This was our first time skiing in Colorado, so cannot compare to other resorts in US, but as a European used to ski in the Alps, I can compare to the French Alps. The resort is smaller than the big european resorts like 3 Valleys, but scenery is awesome, there are no crowds (at least in the first week of January), and the snow is fantastic. The town of Aspen is very charming, and the people are very nice and laid back. Aspen has lots of activities for the family (we could even rent a stroller for our son and spare us the pain of traveling with our stroller...)
Jeff in Granby
02/05/2009

Aspen/Snowmass 2009 CCSS Ski Trip

Connecticut Ski club of 26 adults staying at the Crestwood Condo (True ski-in/ski-out) at Snowmass; 7 day, 5 ski days with 4 mountain pass. The condo was very nice and the people were very helpful; pool, 3 hot tubs, steam room, exercise equipment, free laundry in each building. Transportation around Snowmass village, Aspen, and 4 mountains was free and convenient. Snowmass had a lot of good intermediate trails even with the lack of snow. The expert terrain was good at the top, but ice lower down (similar to East coast conditions). Highlands and Aspen Mountain more advanced terrain, but similar snow conditions. Worth the walk (30 minutes) to get to only bowl (Highlands); 40+ degree steeps with some nice trees in knee high wind pack powder. Snowed only once the first week of March, but got 15 inches the morning we left….
Laura in Rockport
28/03/2009

I loved Aspen

I had an amazing time in Aspen, despite being there after a month of record low snow fall. There is such a great variety of terrain on Aspen Mountain, but when you add Aspen Highlands and Snowmass, it's truly incredible. The ski instructors are great, as well as all of the mountain personnel. There are lots of great restaurants and shops to keep busy with in the evening.
Oded in Brooklyn
06/03/2009

Best ski place in usa

been coming here for 12 years love it every time
Susan in Los angeles
06/03/2009

Simply the best!

With 4 great mountains on an interchangeable ticket, a vibrant town with great restaurants and nightlife, and a free bus system that links it all together, Aspen is the finest place to ski in North America (possibly the world, but I haven't skied the whole world). The snow quality is always great too. Plenty of other non-skiing recreation as well - guided fly fishing trips, cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails, and dog sledding to name a few.

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Bill Kelly
Bill Kelly
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3692

Aspen, both a town and a ski resort!

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Aspen is graced with one of the finest ski Mountains around. Ajax, as the locals like to call Aspen Mountain, is not huge (673 acres) compared to the other 3 Aspen/Snowmass mountains operated in the Aspen area, but it is one of my favorites. There is no beginner terrain on the mountain; mostly it is intermediate, advanced and expert. I love its quirkiness; it has numerous homemade memorials and tributes that you can find hidden in the trees of the mountain created in honor of famous people such as John Denver and Elvis. The town of Aspen is right at the base of the mountain, and it is really special by any standard. There you will find incredible dining, unique and amazing shopping, and some of the finest lodging options anywhere. I find that the convenience of the free skier shuttles is tops. You can get to any of the 4 Aspen area ski mountains quickly and easily. There is always something great going on in the area, whether it is the X Games in late January, or the Aspen Music Festival and the Food and Wine Festival in the summer. Aspen truly has it all. Call me; I can help you put together a package customized for your needs and interests.
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