Aspen is nestled in the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains. Here, visitors can enjoy renowned arts and culture, exceptional cuisine, world-class accommodations and countless outdoor pursuits - all the makings for an extraordinary vacation experience.
In the late 1940s, skiing arrived in Aspen as did modern day founders Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke. With a vision for the community that focused on Mind, Body and Spirit, the Paepckes helped Aspen begin a civic and cultural renaissance - one that continues to this day. We call it "The Aspen Idea." Learn more about Aspen's historical past.
While Aspen gained recognition as a premier skiing destination, it wasn’t long before visitors began to explore and appreciate the area, sans snow. Spring, summer and fall are ideal times for hiking, biking and rafting. Exceptional dining, premier shopping, a variety of events and leading arts & culture draw people from around the world.
Aspen is unlike any other vacation destination. Now’s the time to Defy Ordinary.