Aspen made a name for itself as a winter destination when visionary skiers, philosophers, and locals created a cultural hub in the Rocky Mountains centered around skiing. Those same visionaries also launched the Aspen Institute and the “mind, body, spirit” ethos that established Aspen as the original cultural mountain town. Today, those who live in Aspen often say they came for the winter but stayed for the summer. Warm-weather months showcase the depth of Aspen’s cultural and intellectual offerings, as well as culinary and outdoor adventure opportunities. An Aspen vacation is a mind, body, spirit experience, whether learning a new skill, feeding a fascination, or simply absorbing the mountain spirit. We invite you to discover what makes each season unique in Aspen.
The year-round outdoor lifestyle accessed from your doorstep and a jam-packed cosmopolitan cultural calendar with a bustling downtown ambiance as well as a centrally located airport are just a few reasons that make Aspen a world-renowned year-round destination. An endless array of arts, culture, dining, and nightlife give Aspen an urbane feel that belies its small-town charm and inspires countless stories.
The sun shines in this part of the Colorado Rockies more than 300 days per year, making the town an ideal training environment for world-class athletes, people who want to explore the mountains, and those looking for a respite from their busy lives. Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley are home to dozens of artists, artisans and craftspeople. Many sell their wares at the Aspen Saturday Market from June – October, but others are found at shops in town year-round.
You can find the complete 2019 media kit with information about Aspen's new attractions, events, outdoor pursuits, activities, and more on this media site. We are constantly gathering and releasing new information about Aspen, which we update regularly. Please contact us if you would like to discuss possible stories.
We look forward to sharing our unique mountain town with you, answering any questions you have, helping you to craft story ideas, providing detailed information, arranging a visit, or simply providing a local's perspective on living in America's most exceptional small town.