While downhill skiing and snowboarding are Aspen's best known recreational
pursuits, winter enthusiasts are not restricted to the formal constraints of the
mountains. Backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, winter hut trips,
and snow camping opportunities in this region rival any in the country.
When the snow melts, Aspen offers an abundance of of opportunities for
hiking , backpacking, camping, mountain biking, climbing, fly-fishing,
horseback riding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hunting, and paragliding. A
visitor to the Aspen area can find high quality permutations of almost every
outdoor activity imaginable. Though you cant surf ocean waves, locals can be
found surfing waves of the Roaring Fork River in their kayaks.