Guests at Sky Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel have access to a 24-hour cardio room, as well as discount passes to the local Aspen Club & Spa. On-site ski rentals and ski storage is available.
The hotel is nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, which has a base elevation of 7,945 feet and a vertical rise of 4,406 feet. Ajax, as it's commonly known, features 673 acres of skiable terrain, and none of its 76 trails are suitable for beginners. Rated 48 percent more difficult, 26 percent most difficult, and 26 percent expert, they are accessible by eight lifts, including the Silver Queen Gondola, which makes the trip between the base and the summit in 14 minutes.
Three miles away, Aspen Highlands is bigger and more beginner-friendly. The 11,675-foot mountain offers 130 trails on 790 acres of skiable terrain (18 percent easiest, 30 percent more difficult, 16 percent most difficult, and 36 percent expert) accessible by four lifts.
Five miles from the hotel is Buttermilk, which has a base elevation of 7,870 feet, a vertical rise of 2,030 feet, and offers a more relaxed experience. Its 42 trails encompass 430 acres of skiable terrain (35 percent are rated for beginners, 39 percent are more difficult, and 26 percent most difficult) accessible by nine lifts. Buttermilk is home to Aspen's ski school and includes one half-pipe, a two-mile-long terrain park, and the Boardercross course.
At 12,510 feet, Snowmass has the highest summit and the most acres of skiable terrain, 3,100. Snowmass' 87 trails (6 percent easiest, 50 percent more difficult, 12 percent most difficult, and 32 percent expert) are accessible from 21 lifts, including seven high-speed quad chairs. Snowmass is located nine miles south of Aspen in family-friendly Snowmass Village.
The Aspen Golf Course, 3.5 miles away, has an 18-hole course, driving range, pro shop, and PGA instruction. Redesigned by Jim Engh, the 18-hole course at Snowmass Golf Club is 10.5 miles away.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.