Take a break from the slopes and enjoy all that Aspen has to offer. Whether you are warming up with a cocktail, skating under the stars or exploring the arts community, here are some fun, friendly activities to keep you occupied during the winter months.
Plato’s Aspen Dine in Plato’s private igloos and enjoy cocktails, refreshers and shrubs, featuring their moonlight espresso cocktail and chilly chai refresher. Their hearty winter menu includes a winter squash soup, maple leaf duck and dolce banana gateaux, which will be sure to warm you up. 845 Meadows Rd., 970.544.7824, platosaspen.com
Almresi Fondue Gondolas In lieu of indoor dining, Almresi offers a hygge dining experience with a three course menu that includes champaign and a selection of red and white wines from Austria. You can enjoy a swiss cheese fondue with veggies and rustic farmer’s bread as the main course of your Alpine adventure. 219 E. DuraeSnst Aveeee, 970.429.6599,almresi-aspen.com
Hotel Jerome Visit Hotel Jerome for evening cocktails at their J-Bar or The Living Room. Enjoy cowboy’s spices, moscow mules and citrus tipple cocktails to-go from this 19th century bar. They also offer an extensive selection of bottles to-go from the cellar, to help you make the most of the evening. 330 E. Main St., 855.331.7213,aubergeresorts.com/hoteljerome
Virtual Artisan Vendors Rather than shopping in-person at the Saturday Market, take an afternoon to virtually visit some of Aspen’s favorite vendors, like Mineral + Mine, Caitlin Dunn Jewelry and Cindy Love Designs. Engage with local artisans from the comfort of your home. aspenspecialevents.com/aspen-saturday-market
Art Visit Isa Catto’s Studio in Woody Creek, where she is showing her watercolor paintings, mixed media art and designs. Her art is inspired by the natural landscape around her, as well as by mythology, poetry, and literature. 970.236.1885, isacatto.com
The Aspen Music Festival and School The AMFS is planning for safe and in-person winter music concerts. This month includes piano and violin recitals by internationally-acclaimed composer Tengku Irfan and critically acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh. 225 Music School Rd., 970.925.3254, aspenmusicfestival.com