If you're newly dating, a married couple or anything in between, here are the best ways to to celebrate Valentine's Day in Aspen.
Snow Cat Dinners
For a memorable winter dining experience, snuggle under a blanket and ride an open-air snow cat up the Aspen Snowmass (aspensnowmass.com) ski resort to a midmountain restaurant where a cozy fire and a delicious meal await. Dining at the iconic Cloud Nine restaurant halfway up Aspen Highlands after the ski area closes offers a quieter experience than the restaurant’s legendary Champagne-spraying, dancing-ski-boots lunch. Expect elegant alpine fare with a modern, Colorado twist (think Colorado rack of lamb and housemade tagliatelle with black truffle and local mushrooms). On Snowmass, Lynn Britt Cabin, a historic, Western-themed cabin, serves gourmet Colorado cuisine like elk, lamb and trout in a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
CHICA brings Latin-America to the Roaring Fork Valley with its decadent dining scene and flavorful fare. Spearheaded by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia, the menu effortlessly fuses together savor and spice with bites like the Venezuelan braised short rib made with Huancaína mash, habanero relish and pea tendrils and the pan-roasted Ora king salmon mixed with crispy Bok Choy, ginger chili sauce and Nikkei glaze. We recommend cocktails like the Garden of Eden and Living My Best Life to ensure maximum love.
Couples Massage at Lupine Spa at Viewline Resort Snowmass
An array of massage and other spa services await you at Lupine Spa. Feel transported and renewed with a traditional Abhyanga massage or relieve stress with a Sundari Indian head massage and scalp treatment.
Cementing its reputation for high-level everything, this Relais & Chateaux hotel–The Little Nell–at the base of Aspen Mountain is a stunner. Seek out The Board Room,a private speakeasy hidden behind a bookshelf (you need a password to enter), the winter Wine Bar inspired by Paris, NYC and Beverly Hills bars, and dinner at Element 47. Lounge in the newly renovated Living Room by Luis Bustamante Interior Design of Spain.
The Snow Lodge to the winter visitors is an intimate setting to taste seasonal cuisine and innovative cocktails and watch live entertainment. Located in The St. Regis, the restaurant also houses a mix of art from local galleries.