Rocky Mountain Revelry: Aspen in March

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Katie Gooding

  • Aspen

  • Active Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Luxury Travel

  • Wellness Travel

  • Mountains

  • Skiing

  • Outdoors

Snow-covered mountains and evergreen trees in Aspen in March.
Curator’s statement

Aspen in March brings a magical blend of winter wonder and springtime delights! Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Aspen, Colorado, entices adventurers with its world-class skiing, charming downtown and vibrant food scene. Here's your ultimate guide to experiencing the best of Aspen in March!

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Hit the Slopes

March typically boasts some of the most prime skiing conditions of the season in Aspen. With ample snowfall throughout the winter months and longer daylight hours in March, visitors can enjoy optimal skiing conditions with plenty of fresh powder and sunny days. The slopes are typically less crowded compared to peak winter months, allowing for more space to carve turns and explore the mountain terrain. With four mountains to choose from (Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass & Buttermilk), you’ll have your fair share of exhilarating runs and breathtaking mountain views. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time skier, Aspen offers a variety of terrain for all skill levels.


Shopping in Aspen offers a delightful mix of designer boutiques and unique finds that cater to a diverse range of tastes. Visit Kemo Sabe for an impressive array of boots and handcrafted Western-inspired hats, or check out Pitkin County Dry Goods for a curated selection of stylish clothing and unique accessories. Whether you're in search of Western chic, high-end fashion, or locally crafted goods, shopping in Aspen promises an experience filled with luxury, style, and a touch of mountain charm.

Dining & Nightlife

Aspen boasts a vibrant & eclectic culinary scene with a wide range of restaurants offering diverse cuisines. Check out Matsuhisa for divine Japanese cuisine or Casa Tua for an intimate Italian affair. Clark’s Oyster Bar is a chic seafood eatery with an upscale ambiance and Betula offers locally sourced ingredients with innovative flavors. J Bar and Bad Harriet, both located in Hotel Jerome, serve creative cocktails in cozy settings showcasing decor in the local flair. With world-class restaurants and cozy bars serving craft cocktails, Aspen's dining and nightlife scene is as diverse as it is delightful.

Après Ski Scene

After a day on the slopes (or in the spa!), unwind with Aspen's legendary après ski scene. In March, visitors can enjoy outdoor patio dining, live music performances and cozy fireside gatherings at the town's iconic bars and restaurants. Head to The Little Nell's Ajax Tavern for slope-side cocktails and gourmet bites, or visit Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro for an extravagant on-mountain experience filled with live music, DJ sets, and impromptu dance parties fueled by bottles of bubbly and Alps inspired dishes.

Ride the Alpine Coaster

The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster in Aspen offers the thrill of a roller coaster with the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Located at the Snowmass Base Village, this gravity-driven coaster allows riders to speed down the mountain on a winding track, taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding scenery as they twist and turn through the mountain landscape. With its thrilling drops, hairpin turns and speeds of up to 28 miles per hour, the Alpine Coaster offers an adrenaline-pumping experience for visitors of all ages who choose to soar through the mile-long track. Whether you're seeking a heart-pounding adventure or simply want to enjoy the mountain views in a unique way, the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster is a must-do activity in Aspen.

Explore Aspen's Cultural Scene

March provides a plethora of opportunities to explore Aspen's vibrant arts and cultural scene. Visit the Aspen Art Museum to admire contemporary art exhibits featuring works by local and international artists, attend a performance at the Wheeler Opera House, or explore the numerous local galleries and boutiques along the streets of downtown Aspen. Dive into Aspen's rich history at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, operated by the Aspen Historical Society. Here you’ll learn about the town's mining past, its transformation into a world-renowned ski destination, and the colorful characters who shaped its legacy.

Ride the Aspen Mountain Gondola

Purchase a foot pass and take a scenic ride on the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. Marvel at panoramic snow-covered views of the surrounding peaks or enjoy an on-mountain lunch at the Sundeck Restaurant. No ski skills required!


If you prefer a slower pace or are looking for an alternative Rocky Mountain adventure, consider experiencing Aspen's serene winter landscapes on a snowshoeing adventure. Explore over 60 miles of groomed & backcountry trails at the Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System for a truly immersive wilderness experience. From leisurely strolls through scenic meadows to challenging treks up snow-covered peaks, snowshoeing in Aspen offers something for everyone.

Pamper Yourself with a Spa Day

Treat yourself to a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at one of Aspen's luxurious spas. Indulge in soothing massages, pampering facials, and holistic wellness therapies tailored to nourish the body, mind and spirit. With stunning spa options at The Little Nell, Hotel Jerome & Viceroy Snowmass, you’ll experience a sanctuary of serenity that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Overall, March is an ideal time to visit Aspen for unparalleled skiing conditions, a vibrant après ski scene and a unique blend of winter charm and springtime vibes. With its dramatic and unparalleled natural beauty, outdoor adventures and lively cultural scene, Aspen in March offers something for every traveler. So pack your skis, bundle up and get ready for an unforgettable mountain getaway!

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Aspen. Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, Weekend Getaway in Avalon, Catalina Island, or Fora Advisor Gabrielle Brechner's guide, Aspen Boutique Hotels.