3 Day Ski Weekend with Hot Nightlife



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Aspen is all about the skiing, right? A trip to the fabled slopes bring together an assortment of characters, from the comically wealthy to the ski-bum locals who shack up with friends in the double digit numbers to afford a winter of incredible skiing and snowboarding. Everyone from Muffy to Hobo Joe agrees that the skiing here is some of the very best in Colorado. A weekend to the fabled Aspen Highlands and Snowmass area is ideal for epic ski days and wild nights.

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Author: James Dziezynski


Day 1 - Aspen


Day 1 Depending on what time you arrive, you may or may not have enough time to hit the slopes. Even if you can’t make it out on your arrival day, no worries—you have two full days of adventure in front of you. There are three premiere ski areas in the neighborhood: Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Mountain. All are close by and where you decide to stay in relation to one or the other is a matter of choice. Spending one full day at each is a grand idea if you can get a full day in on Friday. All three have varied terrain, though experts may be more inclined to check out Aspen Highlands for its black and double black runs. Aspen Mountain is the more convenient as many of its runs literally end in town. Snowmass has some of Colorado’s longest vertical descents, so save it for a full day in your adventure. Where to stay depends heavily on your budget. Less expensive options that still keep you close to the slopes include the Chalet Lisl, St. Moritz Lodge and Condominiums and the Tyrolean Lodge. All three offer nice basic rooms that are in the downtown Aspen area. More expensive but not outrageous in price are the Hotel Aspen, The Hearthstone House and the Annabelle Inn. These are all very nice hotels with an upgrade in comfort and amenities. Finally, if you want to go for the highest end luxury hotels, try any of these three establishments: The Gant, The Little Nell or Aspen Meadows Resort. If money is no object (or you’ve been saving your pennies for a high-class get away) check them out. Once your have established your room for your two-night/three-day stay, it’s time to hit the town. For a simple and non-pretentious meal, try Johnny McGuire’s Deli or Boogie’s Diner. For authentic German/Swiss cuisine, Wienerstube perfectly fits the atmosphere of a ski town. For elegant high-end dining, try Montagna at The Little Nell. Aspen offers a wide variety of cuisines for all budgets so check out Nileguide’s full listings if you’re looking for a specific type of food—chances are Aspen has it! Nightlife in Aspen is just as varied. Live music, swanky cocktail bars, watering holes, coffee houses are all there. Syzygy is at the highest end of these places with live jazz, world-class dining and a lively bar scene. If you’re looking for more of a dance club and singles scene, Fly is a high-energy locale transported out of New York City. Eric’s and The Cantina are more laid back but still with a good social scene. Don’t stay out too late, you’ve got skiing tomorrow!


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Annabelle Inn

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Location:

232 W Main St
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 3822 / +1 877 266 2466 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 970 925 3328


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Hearthstone House

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Location:

134 Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 7632 / +1 888 925 7632 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 970 920 4450


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Hotel Aspen

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Location:

110 West Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 800 527 7369(Toll Free)


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Tyrolean Lodge

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Location:

200 West Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 4595 / +1 888 220 3809
fax: +1 970 925 4598


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Chalet Lisl

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Location:

100 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 3520 / +1 877 925 3520 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 970 925 3580


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Gant (The)

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Location:

610 South West End Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 5000 / +1 800 549 0530
fax: +1 970 925 6891


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St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums

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Location:

334 W Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 3220 / +1 800 817 2069(Toll Free)
fax: +1 970 920 4032


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The Little Nell

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Location:

675 E Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 920 4600 / +1 888 843 6355 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 970 920 4670


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Aspen Highlands

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Location:

1498 Maroon Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81612

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 1220 / +1 800 525 6000 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 970 920 0771


Day 2 - Aspen


Day 2 Get ready for a full day on the slopes! Start off with a good breakfast at Poppycock’s or if you’re in a hurry, grab a bagel and coffee at several of the local shops in town. Saturday is best utilized by hitting up either Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands. Both offer all levels of terrain with snowboarders often preferring Aspen Mountain and many skiers preferring the bump runs at Aspen Highlands. Since you’re here to relax, skiing followed by a good meal and some of the nightlife mentioned above is a perfect itinerary. There are plenty of other diversions such as the Aspen Fine Art Gallery and dozens of local galleries and art shows at any time. Wine galleries are also found in many of the restaurants and within walking distance of downtown. The choice is yours—enjoy another evening in the party scene or have a romantic evening in your hotel.


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Syzygy

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Location:

308 East Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: 970 925 3700
fax: +1 970 925 3626


2

Montagna at The Little Nell

Location:

675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: 1 970 920-6313
fax: +1 970 920 4670


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Cantina (The)

Location:

411 East Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: 1 970 925 3663


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Wienerstube

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Location:

633 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: 1 970 925 3357
fax: 1 970 925 9179


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Johnny McGuire's Deli

Location:

730 East Cooper
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: 1 970 920 9255


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Boogie's Diner

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Location:

534 East Cooper Avenue
At Hunter
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: 1 970 925 6610


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Aspen Mountain

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Location:

Durant Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Contact:

tel: +1 970 925 1220 / +1 800 525 6200 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 970 920 0771


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