1. It is the American Capital of Skiing.

Aspen Colorado is a favorite of the rich and famous. Where celebrities fly in and out across the season and Hollywood style-tours are available to gawk and pry on their  amazing holiday homes. A few regulars that frequent Apsen include Gigi Hadid, Elton John, LeBron James & Kanye West. If you are an avid skier, it is one that you eventually want to tick of the bucket. list.

2. The accommodation options are unlimited.

There are an array of hotels, chalet’s and Air Bnb’s to choose from. Unlike some resorts where it seems like there are very limited option, Aspen always has accommodation available, even over the busiest periods.

It can be flashy, extra and exclusive which brings a price tag with it. However like many luxury cities around the world, you need to be aware of that being heading over and budget accordingly.

3. The Shopping. 

Shopping in Aspen isn’t only for the designer-inclined diva.  Choices for shopping here in Aspen run the gamut from consignment to Prada.

Aspen’s pedestrian malls are the perfect place for a leisurely shopping excursion where one can find fine art, clothing and gear.  Aspen’s Saturday Market (every Saturday from June 13th through October 10th, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m) is another great draw and showcases locally grown produce and artisans while being a great place for socializing too.  Live music is on hand to keep your spirits up as you shop around for a little bit of everything.

4. The skiing is next level 

Aspen Mountain, and its famous black-diamond terrain, has kept the mountain on the map since 1947. In bounds Aspen Mountain offers a variety of glades, bumps and steeps. For an out-of-bounds experience, Aspen Mountain Powder Tours will hook you up with fresh tracks on the backside. While the mountain hasn’t changed much, you’ll appreciate the new gondola, great views and food at the Sundeck at the summit and Ajax Tavern at the base, where the apres rivals the skiing and snowboarding.

5. The History 

The cool thing about Aspen is that there is approx 70 years of skiing history. There is so much history that you are skiing and riding the same runs that have hosted World Cup races for decades.