Top 5 Reasons to Visit Aspen This Spring

Capitol Creek Spring

1. Spring Skiing


Longer, sunnier days and surprising powder storms make Aspen a spring skiing paradise. Aspen Snowmass has officially extended the ski season! Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands will now stay open one week later with Aspen Mountain closing April 23 and Highlands closing April 16. Not a skier? With bluebird skies and sunshine filled days, spring is also known as après ski season.

2. Biking


Spring is a season with multiple personalities in the Colorado Rockies which makes it an ideal for adventure seekers to visit. March can be the snowiest month of the season, yet also provide warm bluebird days with skiers heading downhill in t-shirts. Off the mountain, the trails are thawing and the town is warming up. This means prime time for mountain biking as the trails that are exposed to the sunshine all day are free of snow and ready to ride.


3. Fly Fishing


 While many people head out of town once spring time rolls around, our fish in the valley are year-round residents, and they are ready to bite come mid-April. As the snow is melting, the river is rising, and the fish are feeding like crazy in the deep pools. Additional off mountain recreation to enjoy in the spring includes hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more.

4. Lower Lodging Rates and Local Deals


With the buzz of the winter crowds gone, many local lodging and businesses around town offer various deals and discounts. Check the local papers and ACRA website for deals, and enjoy this time of solitude to recharge for the busy summer months.

5. Après Season

Bonnies Spring

March in Aspen marks the official start to après season which continues on through mid-April. After a day on the slopes you can ski right into a spring sun soaked patio which often includes DJs, food & drink specials, and your best spring ski attire (highly encouraged). Pack your best Hawaiian shirt and join us as we celebrate the beginning of warmer, spring days. Need more après? Here is our list of top places to soak in the sunshine after an epic ski day. 

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