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Open Road Endless Stoke – Aspen Snowmass

This article was produced in partnership with Ikon Pass, which encourages you to own the stoke across Colorado’s other iconic resorts, including Winter Park, Steamboat, Eldora and more.

Connecting 6 diverse Rocky Mountain icons, Colorado’s rugged peaks set the stage for a winter of ranging, endless adventure. Get ready to grab the crew, pack the trunk, and crank up that playlist. With vast amounts of Colorado terrain to explore, there are endless ways for you to own the stoke.

One of Colorado’s most name-checked experiences, Aspen Snowmass is actually a collection of 4 mountains, each accessed by Ikon Pass Plus and full Ikon Pass holders. Upon arrival, get started by treating yourself to Aspen Highland’s crown jewel — Highland Bowl. Get there the easy way on the free snowcat at the top of Loge Peak chairlift, which cuts the 45-minute hike by a third. If exploring Aspen Mountain on a powder day, take some turns on Walsh’s, Bell Mountain, and the appropriately named Dumps run.

For winter thrills off the slopes, look no further than the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Atop an elevated track, riders strap in and wind through the Lost Forest at speeds of up to 28mph. Located adjacent to the Elk Camp Restaurant, breathless riders can test their speed throughout the day and during special Ullr Nights.

On the Road Near Aspen Snowmass:

Iron Mountain, Glenwood, & Penny Hot Springs

With a drive like this one, it’s important to stretch those legs and prep your body for lap after lap on the slopes. Good thing that Glenwood Hot Springs (home to arguably the largest hot springs pool in the world), the more intimate Iron Mountain Hot Springs, and the primitive (but free) option of Penny Hot Springs are all a relatively quick stop off of the highway.

Explore the Maroon Bells

Two of the most photographed mountains in North America, the Maroon Bells rise more than 14,000 feet above sea level just south of Aspen. Access the snow-covered Bells by snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fat biking or skinning a moderate, no-fee 12-mile out-and-back scenic adventure that’s one for the bucket list.

Stay Ready For Stoke

Across the Rocky Mountains and beyond, with destinations coast-to-coast, now is the time to call the crew and plan out your season of stoke. With of endless adventure at Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora Mountain resort, winter 21/22 is yours to own.