If you know Aspen, you know the skiing is phenomenal. It is what brings thousands of people to our little mountain town every winter from Christmas on. But even if you love skiing, you will want something to mix up the fun. Find out what Aspen has to offer for unique winter activities.
Fat Bike Tour
Fat bikes have become more popular in the winters in Aspen as a unique way to get around and see the outskirts of town. They are literally bikes with fat tires made for trudging through the snow and mud. You can rent one at the Aspen Cross Country Center and take out on their very new Fat Bike Trail! Or, check out the popular Aspen Fat Bike Loop for a scenic journey through various terrain.
Maybe you have climbed mountains or boulders or trees, but have you ever thought of climbing a frozen waterfall?! Ice climbing is one of the most unique experiences you can have in the Mountains. The beautiful, awe-inspiring waterfalls hiked to in the summer season become massive walls of sparkling ice. Use crampons and ice axes to pick your way to the top with a local guide service, Aspen Expeditions. Meant for all ability levels, ice climbing is a one of a kind adventure sure to get you out of your comfort zone.
Scenic winter rides done right. Snowmobiles are a fun way to move around the mountains and access Aspen’s abundant and beautiful backcountry. Check out a snowmobile tour with T-Lazy-7 Ranch for half and full day excursions away from the hustle and bustle of the resort. Check out the elevated Independence Pass, scenic Klondike Cabin, or photogenic Maroon Bells.