6. Celebrate Ullr Nights
Pay tribute to Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, at Snowmass’s famous Ullr Nights
, a fun-filled wintertime party! Pick up an Activities Pass for $64/person, which will grant you access to the evening gondola ride up to Elk Camp, the tubing facilities, and the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster.
Warm up with some s’mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire, or snack on some delicious treats as you enjoy the beautiful night air. Everyone can enjoy unlimited tubing and rides on the Alpine Coaster. Starting at 5:00 PM, you can meet for a snowbike tour, as long as you’re at least twelve years old and have proven intermediate ski and/or snowboard skills. The tour will take you on a fun adventure starting at the Snowmass Base Village Four Mountain Sports store.
Want to check out Snowmass’s famous Breathtaker Alpine Coaster? This thrill ride loops through over a mile of track, whisking you through the stunning forest at speeds of up to 28 mph. Each car is outfitted with lights so you’ll be able to enjoy the view! Unlike a typical roller coaster, riders can monitor the speed of their own sled and control their braking; the thrilling ride takes between seven and nine minutes.
7. Shop in downtown Aspen
Not looking to partake in any winter sports? There are plenty of great shopping opportunities to step into as you browse Aspen’s downtown area! With a variety of small local businesses and popular retail chains, there’s truly something here for everyone.
The Aspen Shop
is stocked with all your favorite souvenirs and gifts to show off your love for the area. There’s also the chic Boutique at Little Nell
, located in Aspen’s world-class Little Nell hotel; this is a great place to browse luxury gift items like clothing, handbags, jewelry, and home accessories. The boutique even offers a complimentary gift wrapping service. If you’re hoping to stock up on some winter-friendly gear, check out Four Mountain Sports
; this retailer boasts nine locations throughout Aspen and sells everything from gloves and goggles to accessories and trendy items from brands like Free People, Billabong, Tom’s, and Volcom. For any other basics you might need, retail favorites like Patagonia and Lululemon are also located right in town!
Of course, downtown Aspen is a beautiful area in general, perfect for a casual stroll while drinking a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. Window shopping is a fun way to get outside in the winter while resting up from a day on the slopes!
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