Great Adventurous Activities
What better place for adventure than the Aspen Snowmass area. Not only do we have some of the best skiing terrain but we also have many activities to keep the adrenaline pumping both on and off the mountain. Check out some of the action packed activities you can do while you are here:
- Rip through the white water rapids on a raft
- Scale the granite surface on a Rock Climbing Expedition
- Ascend one of Colorado's 14,000' peaks
- Explore the high country of the Rocky Mountain Region
- Sail through the sky on a Paragliding experience
Beginning to advanced river rafters can take half-day or full-day raft trips on the area's many rivers. Beautiful views, interesting geology and aquatic excitement are all part of the adventure.
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Aspen/Snowmass offers a wide variety of spectacular granite rock climbs from an easy introductory climb to multi-pitch routes. The highly trained mountain guides (AMGA) have all the technical skills and more, to make your day or multi-days of rock climbing extremely enjoyable & memorable. We take you from the ground up... no experience necessary.
14,000' Peak Ascents
What could be more invigorating than climbed up one of Colordo's 14ers. The Elk Range of the Rocky Mountains offers some of the best mountaineering and technical climbs on 14,000 ft. peaks. Choose from Pyramid Peak, North or South Maroon Peak, Capitol Peak, Castle Peak and Snwomass Mountain.
High Alpine Trek
Come get a taste of the high country with a one or multi day mountaineering trek in the Rocky Mountain high country.
Experience the thrill & freedom of free flight with a tandem paragliding flight over Aspen. With just a few running steps you and your pilot will take off the side of the hill like a bird.
- Snowmobile to the scenic Maroon Bells
- Go on a backcountry Powder Tour
- Paraglide off a cliff
- Take a Hut Trip
- Climb a Frozen Waterfall
- Do some winter mountaineering
- Snowshoe up the mountain
- Educate yourself at an Avalanche Skiing Camp
Aspen Snowmass is where all of the best Colorado outdoor winter recreation can be found! Enjoy backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, and more during a weekend in Aspen Snowmass.
Description of Activities
Ride a snowmobile all the way to the lake at the base of the world famous Maroon Bells - North America's most photographed mountains. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa at Maroon Lake then explore our miles of groomed trails through thick aspen groves and cruise over wide-open meadows. Call 970.925.4614 or 970.923.3337 for more information.
Aspen Mountain Powder Tours
No lift lines, no crowds, just the exhilaration of skiing some of the Rocky Mountains' finest powder snow in a spectacular setting. Experience backcountry, snowcat skiing and riding with a Powder Tour. The day averages 10,000 vertical feet of ungroomed wilderness skiing and riding in an expanse of 1,100 acres that features open bowls, meadows, and glades. Guides select your terrain based on conditions and skill level of the group. Call 970-920-0720 or 800-525-6200, ext. 3720 for further information.
Aspen Snowmass Paragliding
Catch some 'real' air on a tandem flight from Aspen Mountain or Snowmass. With no prior experience necessary you can enjoy the sensation of free flight with the professional USHGA Certified Tandem Pilot. Choose between running off of Aspen or skiing into flight off of Snowmass.
Backcountry Hut Trip
Go on a memorable backcountry guided hut trip with friends and family. They will outfit you and prepare you for your adventure no experience is necessary because the guides are AMGA certified and trained guides with take you to the huts that are located in the White River National Forest. Take in spectacular views of the surrounding Aspen area and experience an aspect of Aspen not seen by many.
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Avalanche Education Course
A seminar that offers intensive training in alpine avalanche awareness, self-rescue skills and guided out-of-bounds ski tours. Learn how to plan, evaluate & execute a successful ski/snowboard tour above tree line in the Rockies!
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