When Is the Best Time to Visit Aspen? Everything You Need to Know

Anyone that has fallen in love with Aspen, Colorado, will tell you that there’s no bad time to visit. With so much to offer during each changing season, you can’t go wrong! Choosing the best time to visit Aspen depends on what you’re looking to get out of your mountain getaway. Would you rather come during the off-season to avoid the crowds, or do you like the energy of the town when it’s at its peak months? It’s for you to decide, and we are here to help!

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Deciding the Best Time to Visit Aspen

When deciding the best time to visit Aspen, there are a few factors to take into account. What are you looking to do, what would you like to see, and what weather do you prefer? Each season offers something new, so you might even want to stay with Aspen Signature Properties multiple times throughout the year. 

Aspen in the Winter

We will start with the most popular time to visit Aspen: the winter. Once the ski season starts, visitors come flooding in to hit the slopes! Nearly 200 inches of snowfall keep the powder fresh, and winter sport aficionados can’t stay away. Plus, there are tons of winter events you won’t want to miss! With our ski in, ski out rentals, you can have the winter getaway of a lifetime. 

You might have to combat some crowds, but we love the energy our mountain town gets when it’s full of visitors! Work around the crowds when you take advantage of our concierge service. Your expert concierge can help you secure ski passes, dinner reservations, event tickets, and more! 

Aspen in the Spring

Spring is the least crowded season in Aspen. If you’re looking to get away without any crowds, spring is the time to do it. Temperatures range from the 20s to 60s, so you never know what you’re going to get. However, if you bundle up, you can enjoy some outdoor activities such as biking or hiking. This is also a very rainy season, so you will need to check the weather before deciding on which activities you’d like to enjoy during your vacation. Aspen Signature Properties Tip: Some businesses close during the spring to enjoy some time off before summer. Feel free to ask us what is open! 

Aspen in the Summer

Aspen is full of life during the summer. The snow melts and brings bright, vibrant greenery back into our landscape. With weather averaging in the 70s, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. See our gorgeous scenery when you explore the area– there are so many things to do in the summer! If you talk to enough Aspen locals and regulars, you might just hear a common theme; they came for the winter skiing but stayed for the Colorado summer. 

Aspen in the Fall: The Off-Season

We like to think of fall as our magical secret season. Many people write this off as the off-season, but we disagree. Fall can be an amazing time of year with mild weather, beautiful foliage, and a dusting of snow on the high peaks. You can get better deals on airfare, lodging, and food with no summer crowds to have to share it with. Aspen regains its small-town feel in the off-season, a quieter time when the true essence of the town reveals itself. Here are four reasons why we love fall! 

  • No One Can Predict the Weather– No one can predict the weather, but fall usually has some beautiful days! There’s an old saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait five minutes.” That’s especially true in the fall! Warm, sunny days can give way to blistering cold nights and the occasional snowstorm. However, you can usually find plenty of nice days to enjoy the outdoors. 
  • Goodbye, Crowds!– Fewer people means Aspen retains the small-town feel that makes it special, and fall is the perfect time to experience it. It also means that you’re more likely to get a table at your favorite restaurant or a drink in a less crowded bar.
  • Fall Foliage, of Course– There are few things more beautiful than seeing Aspen during peak foliage season. Our fall colors transform the mountains into brilliant shades of gold, so make sure you bring a camera! 
  • The Party Never Stops– Summer is packed full of events, so it’s nice to take a break for a little while. In October, it all starts right back up! The Aspen Art Museum remains open, the Harvest Party fundraising event for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is the go-to event for the season, and The Belly Up continues to offer live music all month long.

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fall aspen homeHave you decided on the best time to visit Aspen? Come experience each of our beautiful seasons when you stay with Aspen Signature Properties. We have exclusive properties located all over Aspen and Snowmass, so we know we have the perfect one for you no matter when you stay. Browse our properties today!