In the heart of the Rockies, Aspen and Snowmass promise adventure no matter the season. A town full of alpine charm, it’s the perfect base for a week away with the family. Experiences abound here and with our years spent carefully building up knowledge of the backcountry, we’ll see to it that you experience the mountains as no-one else does. Take to the slopes with a world champion, explore uncharted terrain by snowcat and join a leading chef for a culinary masterclass. When all is said and done, it’s a trip you’ll be talking about for years to come.
A SNOW CAT ADVENTURE
Touch town at Denver’s International Airport, and check in at The Little Nell. It’s one of our ultimate boltholes in the area, nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain with spectacular views across the dramatic landscape – and set right in heart of this picturesque alpine town.
But instead of starting with what’s right on your doorstep, we’ll take you straight into the unknown with a private snowcat charter for the day. Joined by an expert guide, the snowcat will give you access to open bowls, virgin snow and unrivalled views over the peaks. Lunch will be provided and you’re not committed to ski all day either; grab some snowshoes and wander amongst the unspoiled environment to soak up the views and crisp alpine air if you prefer.
When you finally descend the snow-capped peaks, we can’t think of a better way to cool off those muscles than by sitting down to a wine tasting session with three of the world’s 133 Master Sommeliers, right from the comfort of your own hotel at Element 47 in The Little Nell.
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SKI WITH A WORLD CHAMPION
After three nights in Aspen, you’ll cross the valley to Snowmass for the last four nights. Here, you’ll put your skills to the test as you join two-time world champion Chris Davenport for a day on the slopes. Considered to be one of the world’s most accomplished skiers, Davenport has even skied Everest and will whisk you off on a less extreme, but no less exhilarating, private guided adventure.
PARK SKILLS AND MOUNTAIN YOGA
A few days later, we’ll swap the slopes for the park as we set you up with a private instructor at one of Snowmass’ terrain parks. With time to perfect skills on the half-pipes, jumps and rails, you may prefer to leave the kids to it whilst we arrange for you to enjoy a unique mountaintop yoga class.
COOKING UP A STORM
Our final treat for you and yours is a cooking master class with a leading chef in a fun family activity that will give you an insider’s look into local cuisine and tips on how to make that perfect hearty alpine meal. Gourmet food and a recipe to take home – trust us, after a week like this one, you won’t want to leave.
VISITING IN SUMMER?
If you’re more hiking boots than snowshoes, there’s plenty to experience in the summer too. Check out our collaboration with Auberge Resorts Collection, Take the Open Road, which will see you start an epic road trip in Aspen from the comfort of Hotel Jerome. Here, we’ll take you flightseeing over the Aspen-Snowmass valley, hiking through the Maroon Bells and introduce you to renowned local artists.