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Exceptional accommodations notwithstanding, Aspen’s unrivaled beauty is itself reason enough to make the journey. Perched high in the Elk Mountains branch of the Rockies, Aspen and its sister town of Snowmass Village boast four major ski areas, the highest concentration in all of Colorado.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort is ideally located at the base of Aspen Mountain, in perfect proximity to the area’s primary ski lifts as well as walking distance to all of Aspen’s shopping, dining and entertainment. The resort is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Aspen Airport, eight minutes from Aspen Golf Course, 12 minutes from Aspen Highlands Ski Area, 10 minutes from Buttermilk Ski Area, 15 minutes from the Snowmass Golf Course, 20 minutes from Snowmass Ski Area and 25 minutes from the scenic Maroon Bells.

Geography

Geography

A breathtaking mountain range, meandering river valleys, and bustling with wildlife, Aspen has a remarkable geography for you to discover.

Sitting along the Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen is an immaculate city surrounded by a beautiful mountain range with wilderness on three sides.

Read more about the geography of Aspen here.
Map

Map

Exceptional accommodations notwithstanding, Aspen’s unrivaled beauty is itself reason enough to make the journey. Perched high in the Elk Mountains branch of the Rockies, Aspen and its sister town of Snowmass Village boast four major ski areas, the highest concentration in all of Colorado. The St. Regis Aspen Resort is ideally located at the base of Aspen Mountain, in perfect proximity to the area’s primary ski lifts as well as walking distance to all of Aspen’s shopping, dining and entertainment.

The resort is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Aspen Airport, eight minutes from Aspen Golf Course, 12 minutes from Aspen Highlands Ski Area, 10 minutes from Buttermilk Ski Area, 15 minutes from the Snowmass Golf Course, 20 minutes from Snowmass Ski Area and 25 minutes from the scenic Maroon Bells.

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Resort Address: 315 East Dean Street Aspen, Colorado 81611

Local History

Local History

The town of Aspen was born of a distinctive legacy that saw this small mining town transformed into one of the world’s premier luxury destinations.

The Aspen landscape has transformed drastically over the years, but its humble beginnings are rooted in the history of the Ute Indians over 8,000 years ago that called the Roaring Fork Valley home. When the settlers of the new world embarked over the Continental Divide in 1879, they discovered what is still considered one of the largest payloads of silver ever recorded in history. A mining camp was quickly formed and named after the original occupants, Ute City, but the camp was soon renamed and the town of Aspen was born.

With the influx of mining, and the abundance of silver in the area, Aspen became a prosperous, industrial community that supported two competing railways, rich architecture, and drew the attention and backing of several venture capitalists, including Jerome B. Wheeler and David Hyman.

Numerous newspapers, banks and schools were just a few of the modern day amenities that attracted many to this remote mining town. With electricity being among the newest of luxuries available in Aspen, the town was able to expand even further with hospitals, two theaters and an opera house.

Although the sudden boom of the silver industry had caused many in the area to become wealthy, soon after, the Sherman Silver Act returned the US government to the gold standard, thus causing many to loose the fortunes they had so recently obtained. With silver markets not as lucrative as they had previously been, Aspen residents were forced to survive as a ranching center for many years after.

In the year of 1935, at a time when the population of Aspen was around 700 residents, the remote land was discovered by a group of outdoor enthusiasts that were in search of an ideal location for skiing. Aspen’s rise as a top skiing destination was temporarily stalled with the start of WWII. Though, with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division being stationed nearby, the area quickly became a ski retreat for soldiers who were on leave from nearby Camp Hale.

When the war ended, the ground work was laid for the Aspen known today. When a well-known 10th Mountain Division member, Austrian Friedl Pfeifer, along with Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke returned to the area in 1947, Aspen began to cement itself as one of the world’s best ski resort towns. Aspen Mountain opened with what was then, the world’s longest ski lift, and the Paepckes, a few years later, spearheaded The Goethe Bicentennial Convocation. The introduction of music, dance, art and theater at the Bicentennial was the beginning of the cultural significance that Aspen has become so well known for.

By 1968 Aspen had solidified its reputation as one of the world’s premier ski, and cultural destinations which continues to hold true to this day.

Weather

Weather

Current Weather

Located at 7,908 feet above sea level, Aspen provides a high alpine climate with low humidity and year-round sunshine.

With unparalleled winters and mild summers, Aspen is truly an exceptional year round destination.

For complete weather information for Aspen, click here.
Wildlife

Wildlife

The adventures offered in the White River National Forest surrounding Aspen are a thrill for all outdoor lovers.

Aspen is nestled in a flat valley, with three mountain ranges towering above: the Aspen, Smuggler, and Red Mountain Ranges. An ideal home for Aspen’s wildlife, it is truly the place to be if you enjoy nature, wildlife and the great outdoors.  Several species you may spot around the town of aspen include:

• Bighorn Sheep
• Black Bears
• Mountain Goats
• Mountain Lions
• Lynx
• Elk
• Mule Deer

For more information about Aspen’s wildlife, click here.

Calendar of Events

From Jazz Festivals to Holiday events and weekly activities, view our Aspen Event Calendar to discover events while you’re in town, or contact the St. Regis Concierge to help curate special moments during your stay in Aspen.

Getting to Aspen

The St. Regis Aspen Airport Butler is available to provide our guests with complimentary concierge and shuttle service from Aspen/ Pitkin Sardy Field Airport to the resort. For a nominal fee, private aircraft and charters can also be met planeside. Round-trip service to/from alternative airports in Eagle, Grand Junction and Denver is also available. Other local transportation needs are happily coordinated by our attentive staff. Please contact 970-920-3300 to confirm all your transportation arrangements.

Begin your journey today

Located just steps from Aspen’s signature slopes and featuring premier amenities and St. Regis service, welcome to our signature Aspen resort.


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