Winter Recreation in Basalt-Aspen, CO
Element Basalt - Aspen is located in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley with convenient access to a variety winter attractions - skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more.
World Class Alpine Skiing Snowmass - 3,334 skiable acres and 4,406 vertical feet, you could spend your entire trip skiing and snowboarding its terrain without covering the same ground twice.
Aspen Mountain - 675 skiable acres and 3,267 vertical feet, you can ski down the same run that hosted World Cup races or ride through gladed powder stashes steps from downtown Aspen.
Aspen Highlands - 1,040 skiable acres and 3,635 vertical feet, you can hike the ridge to amazing Highland Bowl or simply cruise along the mid-mountain groomers and enjoy views over the valley and Maroon Bells.
Buttermilk - 470 skiable acres and 2,030 vertical feet, Buttermilk is best known for being home to the Winter X Games and Red Bull Double Pipe event, but it is also boasts great beginner’s terrain, ideal for families.
Other Winter Activities Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing – Explore the Roaring Fork Valley by cross country skis or snowshoes in the winter months. With hundreds of miles to explore, ask the Element team to recommend their favorite trails.
Farmer’s Markets – Find the freshest produce in the region on Sundays. During the winter, visit Eagle Crest Nursery from 10am – 2pm.
Fly Fishing – Fly fishing isn’t limited to summer here in the valley. There are a number of areas easily accessible to the hotel, even in winter. Ask our Element team to recommend their favorites.
Snowmobiling – If you’re ready to see the Valley like you never have before, with an extra jolt of adrenaline, try a backcountry snowmobile tour. Ask our Element team to help set it up.
Area Hot Springs - Warm up after a long day of being out in the cold. The Basalt-Aspen area has a number of area hot springs to unwind in, including our favorite, Glenwood Hot Springs.