Guide to a Dreamy Winter Escape in Aspen, CO

Fora travel advisor company
Curated By


Icon Share


  • Colorado

  • Aspen

  • USA

  • Domestic Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • High-End

  • Outdoors

  • Mountains

snowy mountains with cloudy skies during daytime
Fora’s Take

Tucked into Colorado's Rocky Mountains the vibrant city of Aspen is home to world-famous restaurants, four ski resorts and magical mountain views. If you’re looking for a glamorous winter retreat, there’s no better place to visit. Besides the renowned skiing, Aspen offers a variety of winter activities, dining options and my favorite – aprés-ski! Let this be your guide to a relaxing winter escape.

The Fora Difference

Book with our team of advisors to unlock exclusive perks and discover hidden gems.

[object Object]
Killer perks

Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you

[object Object]
Personalized recs

Customized travel planning for your style

[object Object]
Insider knowledge

Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there

Where to stay in Aspen, Colorado

Previous slide

Hotel Jerome Aspen

An Aspen icon on Main Street, done up in a winning mix of Old West-style and modern amenities.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

W Aspen

Sophisticated luxury hotel just steps from the slopes in downtown Aspen.

Fora Perks
  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Limelight Hotel Aspen

Located in the heart of the action, this central stay has all the hip hotel fixings plus celebrated service.

Next slide
Fora travel advisor company

Unlock perks by contacting our team of advisors to book your trip.

Things to do in Aspen, Colorado

snowy mountain surrounded by trees during daytime

Relax & Rejuvenate

Remède Spa – Located within St. Regis you’ll find this luxurious spa with several plunge pools and hot tubs, offering personalized treatments and Aspen-specific offerings to help with the altitude adjustment.

Rescue Lounge – In need of an immunity boost or maybe a detox after a long weekend? This IV therapy lounge is equipt with wellness options for your needs.

O2 Aspen – This eco-chic space offers restorative yoga, pilates, and luxurious spa treatments.

Outdoor Activities

Snowshoeing – Work with the outfitters Ashcroft Adventures to prepare an epic sightseeing tour along the White River National Forest.

Snowmobile Tour - Visit T-Lazy Ranch for a snowmobile tour through the mountains – the views are incredible!

Snowcat Dinner with a View - Take a snowcat to a magical mountain dinner at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro.

Art & Culture

Shop the downtown – From high-end designers to art galleries the shopping is not to be missed. My favorite stop is at the Gorsuch Cafe for a cappuccino while I browse the most vibrant skiwear in town!

Aspen Art Musem – Pro-tip: every Saturday in the winter the rooftop cafe features an aprés party with festive cocktails and a live DJ.

Places to eat & drink in Aspen, Colorado

table with wine glasses

Breakfast in Aspen

JUS Aspen – Start the day with a cleansing fresh-pressed juice. Featuring health-conscious breakfast wraps and sandwiches.

Bear Den – Relaxed gourmet bistro featuring homestyle brunch options like their “Eggs with Benefits” or “Omelette Du Juor”.

Lunch in Aspen

Aspen Brewing Company – A laidback local spot for beers and sourdough pizza. Conveniently located downtown with views of the ski slopes.

Meat & Cheese – A chic eatery featuring housemade bread, charcuterie boards, and seasonal home-style dishes. Before you leave, stock up on fabulous wine and cheeses.

Dinner in Aspen

The Wild Fig – This charming, French-inspired restaurant provides an intimate, candle-lit dining experience. Go here for a romantic dinner.

Clark's – Head here for delicious seafood in a chic ambiance. Famous for its oysters, Clark’s offers a variety of seafood dishes.

Drinks in Aspen

J-Bar – At the Hotel Jerome this 19th-century bar is one of Aspen’s most famous gathering spots for locals and tourists alike.

Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar – In a speakeasy-like location, this underground bar is the spot to go for creative cocktails.

Fora travel advisor company

The Modern Travel Agency


Reach out to a Fora Advisor.

Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience with a Fora Advisor. Or, to chat about travel in general.

You can normally expect a response from Fora within a business day or so. You’ll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).