Are you searching for insider info on how to experience Aspen/Snowmass like a local? Look no further than our guide to shopping, eating, and playing in Aspen!
1. Support Local Businesses
Shop like an Aspen local and support our local Aspen businesses. These stores are locally owned and operated and just fabulous for a day of shopping.
The Little Bird | Luxury Consignment | 525 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 8161
Are you looking to score a high-end vintage bag or the perfect complement to your Après Ski wear? This luxury consignment shop has everything from Chanel to Manolo Blahnik to Hermes. Bonus: Shopping second-hand is sustainable and vintage pieces are très chic!
Pitkin County Dry Goods | Clothing Store | 520 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
Don’t let the name fool you; this Aspen institution has supplied upscale, high-quality items since 1969. Family-owned and operated, this store offers the likes of Zimmerman, Canada Goose, AGOLDE, and more.
Kemo Sabe | Western Wear | 217 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611
Get your “western” on at Kemo Sabe. This western outfitter is THE go-to place to pick up hats, boots, bags, buckles, and more! You can even design your own custom hat! We can’t think of a better souvenir.
Chequers | Home Décor and Furnishings | 602 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
If you’re looking to style your Aspen vacation home, or you simply want to bring a piece of Aspen home with you, you’ll want to check out Chequers.
2. Sample Local Flavors
Get a taste of what Aspen has to offer, literally! While many world-famous chefs take up residence in Aspen, not all of them cook with locally sourced ingredients. Some of our favorite local restaurants include:
Ajax Tavern | French-American | $$
Après ski is what we do best in this town, and Ajax Tavern is the place to see and be seen! In the summer, the outside deck’s large umbrellas make for fantastic al fresco dining.
Pine Creek Cookhouse | Alpine Gourmet | $$
The Pine Creek Cookhouse is a mandatory stop during your Aspen vacation. The remote restaurant, located at the end of the Castle Creek Valley in the Elk Mountain Range, serves high-end American cuisine, and the views are to die for.
Bosq | Worldly New American | $$$
Bosq serves “New American” cuisine at their location in downtown Aspen. The menu changes seasonally and will never disappoint.
Element 47 | Refined New American | $$$
Element 47, located in the Little Nell, serves “Colorado contemporary cuisine.”
Cache Cache | Upscale French-American | $$$$
One of our favorite restaurants in Aspen, Cache Cache, is a downtown French-American bistro. Wine connoisseurs rejoice over the 5000 bottles of wine kept in stock.
3. Hit the Slopes
What’s a visit to Aspen/Snowmass without snowboarding or skiing?
The best way to ski or board like a local is to learn the proper technique. You can save on lift tickets, lessons, and rentals when you purchase at least seven days in advance online from the Aspen Ski Company. It’s one less thing you’ll have to do when you arrive.
Plus, if you let them know you’re renting an Aspen Signature Property, we can have your lift tickets waiting for you at the residence when you arrive, which means no waiting in line! Visit the site and make sure you are on the Winter Season by clicking the “Winter” tab and look for “Lift Tickets.” When prompted to select a delivery method at checkout, simply select “Deliver to Lodge,” then select “Aspen Signature Properties,” and we’ll ensure your tickets are waiting for you at the residence upon your arrival.
Stay with the Best
Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals represents the most spectacular privately-owned luxury vacation rental properties in Aspen and Snowmass Village, Colorado. Our exclusive selection of private estate homes, luxurious condominiums, and lavish penthouses are located in Aspen’s downtown core, on prestigious Red Mountain, ski-in and ski-out in Snowmass Village, in the beloved West End, and more. Brose some of our options below or call 970-544-8001 to talk to a broker.