Last year we took our family winter vacation in Aspen and brought home great memories so I am thrilled to return to Aspen for winter break. This storybook town is so magical and festive during the holiday season…so dreamy.
Though it’s hard to turn down a beach vacation, there is something to be said about brisk, cold active days amid the breath taking mountains and warm, cozy nights by the fire place.
The fresh air and the open vistas are invigorating and there is something about being in nature that puts me in a relaxed state even though the activity is rigorous.
This year we we are staying at the Hotel Jerome, the oldest hotel in town which has recently been renovated. I am looking forward to fun quality time with my children.
Here are some highlights of things I plan to do, see and eat in Aspen.
I have some friends that will be there this year who also snowboard and I am stoked to board with them.
I plan to snow shoe, cross country ski, hike. How’s that for being active?
I am beyond excited to try the new Breathtaker Alpine Coaster in Snowmass. This roller coaster takes you through a mile of forest at speeds of up to 28mph.
I’ve never taken the kids ice skating in Aspen so this is on my to do list.
No trip is complete without a visit to the Aspen Art Museum. I’d also like to check out the newly opened Boesky West gallery.
I am in desperate need of a new snowboarding outfit. Not sure about you, but I consider this an activity. If anyone can recommend where to shop for this in Aspen, please comment below.
I’d like to check out Aspen 02 for a pilates/yoga morning workout.
All this activity will lead my body to the Hotel Jerome’s spa. I already checked out their spa menu and the Mountain Revival treatments sound sublime.
I recently read about the Spring Cafe organic food and juice bar on Mama and Tata’s site which I’d like to try for breakfast or lunch or maybe both.
I must try the French Alpine Bistro Creperie which I read is Aerin Lauder’s favorite spot to dine. The menu is divine.
One of my favorite dinners last year was at the Wild Fig and I am looking forward to dining there one again.
I am excited to return to Mi Chola for dinner. Last year, I hosted my husband’s surprise 45th birthday there but I never tasted the food because I was anxious and then too busy drinking tequila for the remainder of the night. This year I intend on eating more and drinking less.
Anyone and everyone has been to Cloud 9 for a fun and boozy lunch, that is except for me. Does this make me uncool? Or is this so uncool, that I am just too cool? In any event, I’ll be this year.
The Aspen Eclectic Toy Store is a favorite for the child in me. Even though my kids have more or less outgrown the toy stage, the store is worth a visit. I love their curated selection of toys and old fashion candies.
I can get lost in Cos cosmetic boutique which first opened in 1976. Love their selection of luxury beauty products and appreciate their knowledgeable staff.
I don’t know about you, but when I travel, I like to get into character. Hence, Kemo Sabe, a Western apparel boutique, is the perfect place to shop where I can channel my inner cow girl.
What are your favorite spots in Aspen to eat, do, love?
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