Known for its majestic world-class mountains and diverse ski terrains, Aspen offers trendy shops and artistic galleries for an enchanting vacation spot. Orbitz.com can help you compare the most affordable hotel rates and flights to Aspen as well as help you plan the most memorable trip of your life.
Located five miles northwest of the city of Aspen on Colorado 82, Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is Aspen's main airport and is the most convenient airport in the Rocky Mountain area. United Airlines, Delta, and Frontier operate year round for travelers, and US Airways operates during ski season for both art lovers and diehard skiers.
In rain or snow, transportation buses arrive every quarter after and quarter to the hour, so you will never get stranded at the airport. The bus provides free transportation to Aspen the entire year as well as free transportation from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to the village of Snowmass during ski season. Snowmass village also provides free shuttle services to many town locations. When your trip is finished, you can quickly travel from downtown to the airport by heading south on N. Galena Street, turning right on East Main Street, and then turning right on North 7th Street. Once on 7th Street, turn left onto CO-82 and follow the signs on the main strip until you reach the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.
Aspen's climate offers mild weather with low humidity throughout the year, placing Aspen on popular destination lists. During the summer, day temperatures remain an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for outdoor activities. With autumn comes dry and warm weather, reaching an average temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and winter brings the snow-perfect temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit with a snow fall average accumulating to a minimum of fifteen feet.
Take advantage of one or all four of Aspen's glorious ski mountains with a ski pass, allowing you to experience different terrains for the ultimate skiing experience. Capture a touch of nature by cross-country skiing through the wilderness, snowshoe hiking through the woods, or snowmobiling though Independence Pass. When visiting during the summer, you can participate in exciting activities, such as hand gliding, hiking, biking, rafting, and fishing. If you are an art lover or simply enjoy shopping, then check out Aspen's alleyways and subterranean spaces with high-end boutique shops, trending designers, and breathtaking art galleries. Aspen's culture shines through with amazing culinary festivals, sporting events, art festivals, and film festivals that occur all year long. Restaurants to fulfill your every craving are scattered throughout the city for the best epicurean dining imaginable, and for a more affordable meal, order off the bar menus. Tour the old mine, Aspen Institute, and museums for a lesson in Aspen's colorful history, and in the evening, be sure to participate in the apres-ski where nightlife partying and revelries are legendary.
Whether you enjoy skiing or hang-gliding, vacationing in Aspen will bring you that breath of fresh air in your busy life. Orbitz.com's user-friendly system will help you find cheap flights to Aspen, book hotel rooms, and even rent a car for that exciting, never-to-forget vacation that you will always cherish.
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