FAQs

Aspen Snowmass

Who is Ski Aspen?
Ski Aspen is an Australian based ski tour operator that specialises in guided and instructional ski tours in Aspen Colorado. Founded in 1995, we’ve now been operating our Aspen ski tours for 22 years.

What style of accommodation can I expect?
We offer economy, standard and deluxe rated units across all our tours. We can provide luxury accommodation packages upon request. All our units feature spacious living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and open fireplace. TV / DVD facilities and a regular maid service is also included. Most of our units are 2 bedroom/2 bathroom and the advertised tour price is based on twin share. A single accommodation supplement is available upon request.

How much spare time will I have?
Guests on our 15-night Ski Aspen tours will enjoy 5 free days (including arrival and departure days) to ski or explore Aspen as they wish.

How good do I have to be?
Our tours cater for intermediate and above level skiers / snowboarders who can comfortably ski / ride blue runs.

How do I go about arranging my flights?
While we don’t organise your flights, we can assist you with any questions you might have in relation to getting to Aspen, connections etc.

Can I hire skis and other equipment in Aspen?
Yes, skis and other hire equipment are readily available at a variety of outlets and shops in Aspen. We take time to assist and advise all guests that need to hire skis and other personal equipment and we work with a number of retail outlets that offer our guests special discounts.

How much instruction and guiding will I receive on this tour?
We provide a 10-day fully guided and instructional on-snow program during each 15-night tour. On these days you’ll ski with your guide / instructor for 5 hours. Whilst our emphasis is on ‘guiding’, our qualified guides do provide instruction each day and we also feature 2 full instructional ‘Specialty Days’, which are extremely popular. We will also tailor specific workshops to accommodate any particular area of your skiing you’d like to work on (e.g. bumps, steeps, carving).

I am a single traveller; do your tours cater for me?
Of course. Our tours cater for singles, couples and families. Accommodation is provided on a twin share basis however single supplements are available.

How many guests and guides are on each tour?
On average we’ll have 20-30 guests on each tour with each tour having dedicated staff available 24 hours a day. Our guide to skier ratio (1:6 or better) is the best in the business and a big reason our guests keep returning.

Do I need insurance and what type of cover should I get?
We do require our guests to be adequately insured before participating on our Aspen tours. Most travel insurance policies cover skiing but we’ll happily suggest a suitable policy should you require assistance.

How cold does it get in Aspen?
A typical ski day during January / February in Aspen will be in the minus 5 to minus 10 degrees celsius range. That said, we experience a very ‘dry’ cold in Colorado and at this temperature the ski days are very comfortable and usually sunny. Some days are known to reach the minus 18 to minus 20 mark but these are very infrequent and we usually experience only one day like this each tour.

Is there any other information I should know before heading to Aspen?
Yes! Be sure to request our FREE guide ’10 Things You Must Know Before Travelling to Aspen’.