Tips for Getting Ready For Winter in Aspen

Aspen offers a variety of ways to take on ski conditioning from classes at local gyms and health clubs to the plethora of outdoor trails to enjoy hiking or biking. An added bonus, many local spas will offer discounts in the shoulder season, just make sure to ask when booking your treatment!


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O2 Aspen offers a variety of yoga classes daily at their Aspen studio. Throughout the shoulder season O2 Aspen offers yoga specials including monthly unlimited yoga for just $89 ($108 value) and five pilates equipment classes for $175 (a $225 value). Yoga classes at O2 Aspen range from healthy backs yoga to mediation, yoga 101,  yoga sculpt and more. There are also a variety of pilates classes such as pilates mat, 02 barre, pilates equipment core flow, pilates equipment pump classes, among others. When you're finished with class make sure to check out the O2 Aspen boutique, offering a great shopping experience to satisfy the busy active lifestyle.

New this year, Shakti Shala is offering a seven-week Ski Conditioning series with Charlie Lucarelli. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:45- 5:45 p.m. from October 6 to November 19.

The “Hi2T The Slopes” classes offered at the Aspen Club & Spa help get guests ready for winter with classes built around three principles: plymometrics, speed and load. For the current group fitness schedule and all classes offered at the Aspen Club & Spa click here.

Discover all of the local health clubs and spas in Aspen here.

Hiking & Biking

Check out a list of hikes recommended by notable Aspen locals here as well as a list of all local hiking trails. Looking to explore Aspen but not quite sure where to go? Hire an ACES Naturalist Guide to take you out for the day. The guides are available by the hour and will lead guests on adventures of many varieties. ACES can provide transportation and will even pick up snacks and lunch. Basic fees for private, guided hikes are $50/hr per guide. Call Jim Kravitz at 970-925-5756 x103 for more information and to reserve your guide or click here.

Aspen truly is a biking town. From meandering riverside trails and serene road riding up to the Maroon Bells to some of the region's most extreme mountain biking, Aspen has a bit for every level of rider. Take a look at some local bike trails ranging from easy to difficult and head to Aspen's bike shops to receive local knowledge, equipment and guided tours.

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