Home to four highly coveted ski resorts—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass—the Roaring Fork Valley is known for its timeless Colorado resort vibe and status as a year-round affluent vacation destination.
Visitors from around the world travel to this luxury mountain sanctuary for its high-end restaurants and boutiques, famous ski resorts, cultural offerings, legendary nightlife and bottomless outdoor adventures. Summer months usher in wildflower and waterfall hikes, mountain biking, classical music concerts, theater in the park and posh food and wine festivals. Winter months provide equal amounts of adventure. Whether you choose to hike and ski Highlands Bowl, catch a few lunch laps on Aspen Mountain or cross-country ski to Pine Creek Cookhouse, there is something in store for everyone.
Aspen’s spectacular summits, challenging vertical terrain and glitzy après-ski scene draws the celebrity crowd, while families love the accessible slopes and slower pace of Buttermilk and Snowmass. From the iconic and pristine wine-colored peaks of Maroon Bells to breathtaking Independence Pass, the surrounding White River National Forest and Elk Mountain Range are ideal for getting away from it all.
Pitkin County boasts its own small airport and sits just three hours from Denver International Airport. Local communities include Aspen, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Woody Creek, Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, each delivering its own slice of rustic mountain town sophistication. Sitting close to 8,000 feet, the Roaring Fork Valley is an idyllic place to celebrate the good life.