Published: December, 2017
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Aspen, Colorado

Put the kids in ski school and make a 2pm reservation at Cloud 9. You will not be disappointed!
— Matt Nemer
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • Trip type: Family, Mountains
  • Activity level: moderate
  • Ideal length of trip: GREAT FOR A 3 DAY WEEKEND OR A MONTH LONG STAY

to & from

Fly direct into Aspen Airport on United. From baggage claim to the slopes in 10 minutes! No need to rent a car, Apsen has a great bus system.

Where to Stay

Where to Eat and Drink

What to Do

inside scoop

  • Matsuhisa - eat at the bar with Jimmy, or in the upstairs lounge.
  • Aspen Highlands doesn't have lift lines.
  • Caribou Club is private club but your concierge can get you a dinner reservation or 1 week membership.

skip it

Hickory House BBQ

What to Pack

Aspen, Colorado - Suggestions from the Oliver Community

  • Courtney Leary Says

    We loved Betula for dinner…apparently the seafood is the thing to order which we did. Loved our waiter.
    Second Meat & Cheese for lunch & Hotel Jerome in every way!!!
    Chair 9 at the Little Nell good Apres scene with DJ (be prepared to drink, dance and spend money!)
    Performance Ski for your new outfit… or Gorsuch at the bottom of Ajax.

  • Courtney Leary Says

    For high-end home rentals, highly recommend Omnifique. (https://omnifique.com/)

  • Cynthia Pillsbury Says

    On a recent escape to Aspen we skinned up Buttermilk Mountain (the tamest of the 4 mountains in the Aspen area). It’s about an hour and half skin up via the Tiehack trail- the uphill route is clearly marked once you leave the base. Once you get to the top grab a chair at the Cliffhouse (asian food + ski mountain basics) to take in break taking views of Pyramid Peak and the surrounding mountains.

    ** You do not need to buy a ski pass to skin up, you just can’t take any chair lifts…

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