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Free Aspen Summer Activities

The Words "Free" & "Aspen" Can Go Together!

When on vacation, it's always fun to stumble across some local activities to do which are a four letter word..."Free". One doesn't typically use the words "Free" and "Aspen" in the same sentence. Here's a list of free summer activities in Aspen!

Summer Weekends in Aspen

If you’re not familiar with the Colorado saying, “We moved to the mountains for the winter and stayed here for the summer”, we're here to let you in on one of Aspen's best kept secrets… SUMMER! Those of us who live in mountains always get amped up for snow, new skis and powder days, however, there is nothing like summer in Aspen.

3 Feet of Snowfall in Aspen this Week!

Plenty to Do In Aspen Besides Skiing and Snowboarding!


The month of March has arrived like a lion in Aspen! More than three feet of snow has fallen on the Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass Mountains. This means one thing… Spring Skiing is going to be one of the best in years. Get your skis waxed for spring skiing, lather on the sunscreen and get ready to shush down the mountain.

A Cozy Yet Intimate Valentine’s Day in Aspen Colorado

Romance doesn’t get any better than in a winter wonderland setting like Aspen, CO. Bring your loved one to Hotel Aspen for a passionate 
Valentine’s Day weekend to show your cherished one how much they mean to you.

Winter X Games – Get Your Extreme Sports Fix in Aspen, CO


Get your extreme sports game face on, the X Games are coming to Aspen January 22 - 25, 2015. Buttermilk Mountain will again play host to the X Games with bigger and better venues, VIP areas, concerts and of course, athletes who have no problem hucking themselves high in the air, speeding down the mountain and throttling through the snow.

The 12 Days of Aspen 2014

Holiday Season has arrived in Aspen! What better way to rev up your spirit than with the 12 Days of Aspen from Saturday, December 20th - Wednesday, December 31st. Festive events throughout the Town of Aspen will have youngsters and adults smiling and giggling during this joyous time of the year. Sip hot chocolate, ice skate, enjoy a story at Teddy Bear Story Hour, ring in the New Year with dinner, live music and fireworks.

Aspen Mountain Opens 5 Days EARLY for 2014 – 2015

The snow gods were watching over everyone in Aspen choreographing their snow dances over the past few weeks, without a doubt. Who would have thought that Aspen Mountain would have received close to 2 feet of snow in one week!

Countdown to the 2014 – 2015 Aspen Ski Season

Gearing Up for the 2014-2015 Ski Season in Aspen, Colorado


When the snow starts falling in Aspen, the buzz around town is electric. There is nothing like the energy which is created around the start of ski season. Anticipating snow storms, visons of powder days on the mountain, annual Aspen events, a new ski outfit, skies, or boots, you just can’t experience this feeling other than in a ski resort like Aspen. Opening Weekend on Aspen Mountain is jam packed with events, be sure to plan your weekend wisely!

Annual 12 Days of Aspen Kicks Off December 20, 2013

It’s the time of year when Aspen shines and sparkles with a radiance that comes from twinkling lights, fresh white snow and a healthy dose of cheer. Aspenites have been reveling in the wonderful early season snowfall and prepping town for the busy, festive and fun 2013 holiday season. Aspen’s annual homage to the holidays, the 12 Days of Aspen, begins on Friday, December 20 for almost 2 weeks of creative activities to make this an incredibly special holiday in Aspen.

Aspen's Open: What's New and Exciting in Aspen This Winter

The skies have been busy the last couple of months in the Colorado high country, plunking an impressive early season base onto Aspen and Snowmass mountains (over 60 inches have landed thus far on Aspen mountain). As a result, locals enjoyed the fruits of Mother Nature 2 weeks early this year, when Aspen Mountain opened lifts for a sneak peak weekend of skiing on November 16 and 17 with 6 inches of fresh powder, 3 lifts and 21 trails. Aspen, as well as Snowmass, will reopen Saturday, November 23 for the 2013-2014 season.