December 11, 2019 | Gary Feldman Group

Not a Skier? There are So Many Other Wintertime Activities in Aspen!

While skiing is a fantastic activity to enjoy in Aspen, if you don't ski, there is plenty to enjoy in Aspen’s winter wonderland! Between ice skating, dog sledding, fly fishing, hot air ballooning and more, the team at Gary Feldman Group at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty can help you navigate the many activities Aspen and its surrounding areas have to offer.
 
Following are some examples of exciting wintertime activities in the area:   
 
  • Ice Skating
    • Snowmass: The entire family can enjoy the ice skating rink at Snowmass Village. Skate around the rink, and then stay warm around the fire pit while making delicious s’mores.
    • Aspen: Enjoy public skating, lessons, figure skating, hockey, rink rentals, birthday parties, special events, and more at the Aspen Ice Garden!
  • Spend the Day at the Aspen Art Museum and explore the city’s art scene. Admission is free, and the museum features exhibitions, shops, a public rooftop view of Aspen Mountain, and more to explore!   
  • Go on a fun, furry, and friendly sled ride with Krabloonik in Snowmass Village. Explore the Snowmass backcountry and experience the wilderness at a dog's eye’s glance.
  • Want a VIP experience? Listen to live music at Belly Up and celebrate its 15th anniversary. Since opening in 2005, this small, state-of-the-art concert venue has become an instant favorite. Feel like a local and enjoy an intimate music experience in Aspen.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views in a hot air balloon. Above It, All Balloon Aspen offers scenic, sunrise, and champagne hot air balloon tours of the majestic Rocky Mountains in the Roaring Fork Valley, near Aspen Snowmass.
  • Tubing at Snowmass opens Dec. 20, 2019, and will be open every day through April 5, 2020, in conjunction with winter lift operations, as well as during Ullr Nights. You may purchase a tubing-only ticket or a combo ticket, which includes access to both tubing and the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster.
  • Aspen Fly Fishing is one of the few guide services operating year-round, so they have the river to themselves. The techniques used during the wintertime are easy for beginners to master fly fishers!       
  • Go ice climbing and climb a frozen waterfall with Aspen Expeditions. Professional guides offer ice climbing for beginners and regularly take advanced climbers out as well.
  • Pine Creek Cookhouse offers amazing adventures including snowshoeing, lunch or dinner on a horse-drawn sleigh, and more!
  • Aspen Gay Ski Week is the oldest annual, week-long gay ski event in the nation, and features four mountains of distinctive skiing and snowboarding terrain, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoe, and winter hiking trails in the Elk Mountains. It’s also the annual fundraising event for AspenOUT, a local non-profit and 501C3 organization focused on anti-bullying and tolerance.
  • The 69th annual Wintersköl event, taking place Jan. 9–12, 2020, is a fun-filled sculpture-making event and canine fashion show, perfect for everyone in the family!
  • The 2020 X Games Aspen, held Jan. 23–26, 2020, is one of the best international action sports, music, and festival experiences on snow. Live coverage of the event will air on ESPN and ABC.
  • Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as having the best après ski scene in North America, Aspen and the surrounding areas of Snowmass Village, the valley, and the world-famous Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro on Aspen Highlands is the perfect place to sit back and relax.
  • The Little Nell 30th anniversary, which began on Nov. 28, will bring Pearl Anniversary festivities all ski season long with partnerships, promotions, and parties! 
Winter is a wonderful time to experience all Aspen has to offer (even if you don’t ski!) If you are looking into buying or selling a home in this winter paradise, contact Gary Feldman. Call 970.948.3737, email gary@garyfeldman.com or visit our website

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