Aspen is undoubtedly the biggest winter tourist destination in Colorado, and in the west of the United States, because of the impressive landscape of the Rocky Mountains and the many activities it has to offer. If you want to get your adrenaline flowing and discover Aspen’s off piste options, Aspen Powder Tours offer guided tours to the backside of the mountain where you don’t have to fight with the masses or hike to the untracked spots as a snowcat will drop you off in prime powder. A visit to the White River National Forest is also a good option. There are various companies in Aspen Village that offer tours through the wild forest. On the Maroon Bells and Snowmass tours, you'll be amazed when you see the glacial valleys, crystal clear lakes and the natural habitat of elks and deer.
As the name suggests, Snowshoe Tours offer guided snowshoe routes through the fir tree forests whilst informing you about the flowers and wildlife that is characteristic to the area. The trips include a guide, equipment, breakfast, lunch, and the necessary lift rides for around 60 dollars. There are 60 kilometres of cross country ski routes to suit all levels and they can be accessed from The Nordic Trail System at the base of Aspen Village. They also connect Aspen to Snowmass. There are large areas that are dedicated to families in Aspen Village. Some highlights are the ice rink, a snow garden with mini games, a wide variety of typical western food and numerous shops that will keep you occupied.