Aspen Mountain/Ajax, Aspen, Colorado
Aspen, Colorado 81612| Map |
There are many ways for families to experience the beauty and grandeur of Aspen Mountain, still known to locals as Ajax. This former mining mountain is a great option for visitors thanks to its close proximity to the city, clear hiking trails and thrilling gondola rides to the peak. At the top, riders or hikers can stop for a bite at the summit’s Sundeck restaurant, take some amazing landscape photos or (depending on the season) strap on a snowboard or skis and swish down in the powder as this soaring mountain is also home to the Aspen Mountain ski area. However, beginners beware: the mountain’s black diamond runs are very steep, and even the hiking trails require proper hiking boots and plenty of water. Kids will also love the area’s paragliding, paintball, disc golf, and BMX and motocross opportunities. Skiers and snowboarders should also note that the ski area (which experiences roughly 300 inches of snowfall a year) generally runs between November and April. In addition, the local ski and snowboard school offers everything from telemarking to women’s clinics.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Silver Queen Gondola ride discounts are often available from local merchants and hotels.
Address: Aspen, Colorado 81612| Map
Hours: Nov 22-Apr 14 9 am - 3:30 pm More Info
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