Aspen is best known for its downhill skiing. The athletes mountain has
mostly difficult terrain and doesn't allow snowboarding except under rare
circumstances. Snowboarders need not worry because of the excellent
nearby mountains, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. These are
some of the best downhill snow riding opportunities in the world.
enthusiasts are not restricted to the formal constraints of the ski resorts.
Backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and snow
camping opportunities in this region rival any in the state.
snow melts, Aspenites can hike, bike, climb, and paraglide to their hearts
content. As far as I can tell, you can find high quality permutations of every
outdoor activity imaginable, save ocean sports. Though you cant surf ocean
waves, locals have been know to surf waves in the river in their kayaks. All in
all, the Aspen area offers the opportunity for high-quality outdoor