Marty & Mason's Guide to Skiing in Aspen

MySnow Holidays were lucky enough to have two of their ski specialists Marty & Mason head to Aspen this winter, we asked them to share their feedback from the experience.


Tell us about skiing in Aspen?


Mason: Aspen Snowmass has something for everyone! Fantastic wide green runs for beginners and families that aren't too steep, and there is also some steeper, more challenging runs with obstacles such as trees and little kickers for riders looking to challenge more experienced riders.

Marty: Aspen is awesome, two villages, accommodation in all price ranges, no crowds, 4 mountains to ski, amazing terrain, and friendly staff! Aspen Highlands Bowl was my favourite run. Really fun hike to the top and amazing powder run down. Snowmass is my favourite mountain in Aspen, due to its super long runs and fun terrain for all abilities.

Were there any secret spots in Aspen, to get away from crowds?

Mason: Elk Camp Gondola was very quiet, and it felt like we had the whole top of the mountain to ourselves!

Marty: Too many to choose from, there were no crowds anywhere!

What was your experience with Equipment Hire in Aspen?

Mason: Four Mountain Sports was amazing to rent from! Their ski valet service was fantastic, getting my board to which ever mountain we planned to shred without me having to worry! It was waiting there for me each morning and the staff were super friendly.

Best (non-ski) Activities in Aspen?

aspen fun

1. Ice Skating and Après at The Collective. You can ice skate for free at the ice rink outside The collective in Snowmass and it's BYO drinks! Great option for a family day off the slopes. The Collective also has and awesome games room for the kids to enjoy.
2. Alpine Coaster on Snowmass.
3. Hot Tub soak at your accommodation!

For families, the Elk Camp snow coaster is awesome.
For everyone, Aspen has awesome shopping, or spend a day relaxing at one of the many day spas.

Aspen Hotel Recommendations?

aspen hotels

Fave Hotel Aspen
Mason:  The Gant Aspen. The Gant has some awesome outdoor hot tubs and a heated pool for guests to use! They also have an awesome cafe for breakfast and a barista made coffee. The rooms were amazingly spacious and luxurious.
Marty:  The Gant. Great location, friendly staff, and really nice apartments.

Aspen's Best Luxury Hotel
Mason:  The Little Nell Aspen and One Snowmass
Marty:  The Little Nell Aspen.

Best Aspen Hotel for Families
Mason:  Limelight Snowmass as it's right in the centre of Snowmass with some large family rooms.
Marty:  The Crestwood Snowmass or The Timberline Snowmass.

Best Budget Hotel Aspen
Mason:  The Crestwood Snowmass, The Timberline Snowmass and for Aspen, Aspen Square Hotel.
Marty:  Stonebridge Inn.

What are your fave dining options in Aspen?

Aspen Food and Apres

Mason: Any of the accessible restaurants on the mountain were fantastic, however for me Ullrhof Restaurant and Bar had an amazing burger selection that really hit the spot after a morning of snowboarding. The burgers were what you would expect from America, big and delicious!
Venga Venga, the Tequila bar/Mexican restaurant in Snowmass had some amazing Mexican food and some delicious cocktails. Dinner at Chica next to the Little Nell Residences is also an amazing option for some high-end dining, providing delicious food and an unforgettable experience.

Marty: Chica Restaurant under the Little Nell Residence was incredible for a fine-dining experience! Get a cookie from Up 4 Pizza on Snowmass Mountain, they do fresh cookies, made in a pizza oven! The on-mountain dining in Aspen is excellent, if I had to choose a fave, Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain was great.

Best Place for Aprés in Aspen?

Mason: Highlands Alehouse was an amazing place to après. The restaurant/bar was directly at the bottom of the main run back into Highlands which made it super accessible and busy! They had a sweet DJ set, and everyone was having an amazing time grooving and relaxing after a long day on the slopes.

Marty: Skye Bar at the W Hotel, it's a rooftop bar with DJ's and a swimming pool that anyone can use.

If you want to speak to someone who has been there, chat to MySnow Holidays, our team of skiers and snowboarders have explored more than 100+ ski resorts collectively. We are passionate about what we do, and we know snow!

Blog collated by Lauren Robinson, information provided by Marty & Mason.
Posted: February 2023