Aspen Customer Reviews


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Aspen Customer Reviews (17)

Overall Experience*

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

Perfect spot for family stay

Quiet, accessible and quick walking distance from downtown.
Paul Kuehl

I have been skiing in Aspen since 1970 and have been there at least 35 times. We now come every year in the spring. This was another great trip.

We normally ski on Ajax because we like groomed black runs.
Howard Keith Mallett

Great trip and stay at Hotel Jerome

Great customer service, very friendly atmosphere, all parts of Hotel Jerome were very nice and great location
Russ Sicard

Everything you could want in a ski vacation

All aspects of our vacation were A-One. A little tough to get to compared to some other resorts but well worth it for us. $ mountains to choose from, free public transportation to all, so we didn't need a car. (Flew in to Aspen Airport, just a short ride from there to the Prospector.
Russ Sicard

Incredible in all aspects

No complaints at all, everything was a 10. Great diversity in skiing, dining, shopping and sightseeing options. Don't be turned off by the Aspen "mystique", we find it very competitive price wise vis a vis places like Vail and Beaver Creek. and the people are very friendly and down to earth, can't do enough for you. Of course, you have the additional element of the "star watching'", e.g., how about Ringo Starr and Ralph Lauren and all the International ski racers in town/at the Limelight on this visit? Weather was great also. Once you go you'll have difficulty going somewhere else! At least we do, we've been going there for years.
Tom Marshall

Wonderful, magical town, with great mountains, hiking, and scenery.

The variety and quality of the terrain and conditions is impressive -- although all of my non-Aspen experience has been in the Northeast :) The ski area staff, ski instructors, and shops are all so welcoming and friendly, which just contributes to the whole experience. This year I had all of my (non-on-slope) meals at the Little Nell because the food was so good and I saw no reason to leave the wonderfully relaxing environment, but I know from past experience that the food options are more than enough to keep one interested indefinitely.
Brandon Haase

Fun in the sun

Skied at Aspen, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands. Snowmass is by far the biggest and for us, being from the east, we stuck to the wide groomers. Aspen and Aspen Highlands both had a smaller feel and the off piste skiing was easy to find and world class. If the snow is good, and you are an expert skier, the hike to the back bowl at Highlands is worth the effort.
Brandon Haase

Fun in the sun

Skied at Aspen, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands. Snowmass is by far the biggest and for us, being from the east, we stuck to the wide groomers. Aspen and Aspen Highlands both had a smaller feel and the off piste skiing was easy to find and world class. If the snow is good, and you are an expert skier, the hike to the back bowl at Highlands is worth the effort.
Tom Marshall

Once in a lifetime trip

Two years ago I decided to make a "once in a lifetime trip" to ski in Aspen. I hadn't been skiing in 20 years, and never in the West. I picked Aspen because I had been there once in the summer many years ago, and because of its reputation. I made the arrangements through American Express, but they in turn went to to put the package together. The trip was so wonderful that it has become an annual event, and if anything has been better each time. A list of the details of what makes Aspen special is perhaps to one side of the point. Many places have great hotels and restaurants and mountains. Aspen is simply much greater than the sum of its many great parts. Every aspect of the venue holds its own delights.

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

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 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

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...)
Jason in Syracuse

Aspen Is My Favourite!

I greatly appreciate my ski resort vacation at Aspen during both the summer and winter seasons. Luxury lodging and extensive shopping and dinning opportunities are offered in the many specialty stores, restaurants, and bars. It features over 3,000 acres of terrain for both snowboarding and skiing and also has a rail yard and a superpipe. Guided nature tours by either ski or snowboard are offered for free. In addition, snowshoeing tours are given so that I was able to take in Colorado's natural wonders. It also features an indoor paintball area, a NASTAR course, and tube town. I must say aspen resort has something for everyone to do and enjoy.
Jeff in Granby

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

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

Best ski place in usa

been coming here for 12 years love it every time
Susan in Los angeles

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.