Here Is the Ultimate Aspen Packing List

Are you dreaming of a vacation to Aspen with your loved ones? How couldn’t you? Its a world-class destination and a sight to behold, however, choosing when to visit it is another story. After all, it’s a prime skiing destination as well as a wonderful adventure land for nature lovers in the hotter months. So, which one should you choose? And, most importantly, what should you pack? In this blog, we’ll help you answer both questions and give you the ultimate Aspen packing list you need for your fabulous vacation. Read on, take notes, and get ready to plan the best trip ever.  

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Winter is the time to visit if you are a ski or snowboard enthusiast and wish to make the most of the world-renowned Aspen slopes. Snow is inevitable during that time, so your suitcase needs to include the winter essentials! Here are a few items you will need to include: 

  • Outer layers, including waterproof jackets and pants for skiing 
  • Breathable fleece and wool jackets 
  • Gloves and mittens (both for skiing and off days) 
  • Thick socks so your ski shoes don’t hurt (we recommend bringing them along when you go rent your equipment!) 
  • Post-ski boots 
  • Scarves and hats 
  • Jeans and pants 
  • Lip balm to prevent your lips from drying up. 


Spring is a season when you can still enjoy the slopes but also some other outdoor activities. We highly recommend you keep an eye on the weather if you choose to come then, as a lot of activities will be dependent on it. Here is what your suitcase should include: 

  • Similar winter items for skiing (see above) 
  • Jeans and long pants 
  • Hiking boots 
  • Warm socks 
  • Scarf and hat 
  • Breathable jackets for mountain biking 
  • Under layers for extra isolation 


Summer is one of the most gorgeous seasons to explore Aspen, and it’s vastly different from the winter. Forget about skiing. In the summer, it’s all about hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and more. Here’s our summer packing list:  

  • Light fabrics, like cotton 
  • T-shirts  
  • A long-sleeved jacket in case it gets windy 
  • Hiking boots 
  • Socks 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Shorts and jeans 
  • Swimsuits 


Lastly, if you want to wait until the summer crowd has dissipated, fall is the time to visit Aspen. Much like summer, you can pack all the essentials mentioned above and focus on outdoor activities, specifically hiking. Here’s what your hiking packing list should also include: 

  • Hiking boots 
  • A reusable water canteen 
  • Socks 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • A windbreaker 
  • A light jacket 
  • A light backpack 

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Exterior Aspen HomeNow that you know what to expect in each season in Aspen and, most importantly, what to pack, it’s time you find a place to stay. Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals offers a wide variety of luxurious homes, all offering gorgeous décor, high-end amenities, and stellar views of the mountains. Whether you want to be at the foot of the slopes or in a chic, downtown condo, we’ve got you covered. Browse our selection today and take your pick! 

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