Weekend Breaks to Aspen
Planning a short break to Aspen? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Aspen. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Aspen. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.
Top 10 Things in Aspen on a Short Break
Located at 3995 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81611, the 18-hole golf course of the Aspen Golf & Tennis Club, is set in the sublime setting of the Rockies, just minutes from downtown Aspen. The club has a fully stocked golf and tennis pro-shop, driving range, chipping and putting greens, and all the amenities of a first class facility.
For more information go to www.aspenrecreation.com/
The parks system in Aspen total over 40 acres, with a variety of recreational opportunities, from sports facilities to picnic spots. In a number of the parks, there are water features, and historical or natural resources.
Get more information at www.aspenrecreation.com/
The Parks Department provides trails with hard surface, soft surface, and single tracks, with all of them being multi-use, for walking, hiking, rollerblading, biking, or horseback riding, unless otherwise stipulated. The trail system connects Aspen/Snowmass to Woody Creek and Basalt, taking visitors through regions of exceptional scenic beauty.
The Nordic trails system covers 65 km of ski and snowshoe trails, from Aspen to Snowmass, and is one of the largest free cross-country trails in the land.
For more information contact the Aspen Cross Country Center, (970) 925-2145 or the Snowmass Cross Country Center, (970) 923-3148, or go to www.aspennordic.com/
For over 30 years the James E. Moore Pool, has been a part of the Aspen Parks and Recreation Department, and recently two pools have taken the place of the old six-laned pool. One is a 25-yard, 4 12 ft deep competitive pool with a one-meter diving board, and the other is recreation pool with two-story slide, spray features, and a lazy river for the younger set. For the seniors and those in need of it the ARC offers certified programs from the Arthritis Foundation.
For more on the health benefits and advantages provided, phone (970) 544-4100, or go to www.aspennordic.com/
Located at 233 W. Hyman Ave. (corner of 2nd St. & Hyman) Aspen, CO 81611, has an 85' x 185' surface which is regarded by many as on of the best maintained in the region. The Aspen Ice Garden offers a variety of skating activities such as public skating, skating lessons, figure skating, youth & adult hockey, group and private rink rentals, birthday parties, and skating shows. For more information phone (970) 920-5141. Another venue is the Lewis Ice Arena, located at 0861 Maroon Creek Rd., Aspen, CO 81611which was completed in 2003, and has an NHL regulation size ice surface (85' x 200'), and grandstand seating for 450.
For more information, phone (970) 544-4117, or go to www.aspennordic.com/
located at 0861 Maroon Creek Road by Iselin Park, this state-of-the-art complex, normally referred to as ARC, is a new multi-use sports facility, and offers among other things, a 32 foot climbing tower, a youth center, and 5 outdoor multi-use playing fields. Included in a full range of facilities, are group conferencing, and food and beverage outlets. For additional information, phone (970) 544-4100.
Go to www.aspenrecreation.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=standardpage&mainid=18&yId=1&zId=6
This annual celebration has a host of events and activities ranging from parades, and live music, to family games and skating exhibitions. The festivities are rounded off with a grand fireworks display. The Aspen Chamber Resort Association produces the event.
For more information go to www.aspenchamber.org/
Nestled in the Snowmass Maroon Bells Wilderness area and the West Elk Mountain Range, this world-class ski resort affords over 100 miles of wilderness trails, trout fishing, and white-water rafting, to mention only a few of its attractions. For those who are not of the athletic bent, the area is perfect for relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery.
For more information go to www.snowmassvillage.com/thevillage.cfm
Held in Aspen from September to October, for the past 25 years, this film fest brings works of worth from around the world, and from the latest productions to classics.
The Aspen Film Festival acknowledges the talents and contributions of great entertainers in the world of film, with Michael Douglas being the focus of the 2004 festival.
For information go to www.aspenfilm.org/
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