Free Mountain Tours
What better way than to explore Aspen Mountain with the local free mountain tours. Easily recognizable in their Helly Hansen custom uniforms of charcoal jackets and brightly colored pants — pink for women and red for men — ambassadors lead tours every day on Snowmass.
Where: Guest Services Cabin under the Silver Queen Gondola
Tours serve as an orientation to the mountain on intermediate runs and take one to two hours, depending on the mountain. They are ideal for those who have never skied or ridden on Aspen Mountain ... or for returning visitors who need a refresher course.
Aspen Powder Tours
In search of untracked powder then take a snow cat to the back of Aspen Mountain with Aspen Powder Tour. The snow cat carries 12 passengers and two guides. Your day will start at 8.15am where you meet at the Silver Queen Gondola building. A hearty lunch is served in a cosy wood-stove heated cabin set in the heart of the picturesque Elk Mountains. Snacks and drinks are provided on board the cat throughout the day. Tour must be pre-booked.
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is the former Highlands Ski Patrol hut. It has now been turned into a European Alpine Ski Hut Style Restaurant complete with casual wooden tables and a cosy wood stove. This is a fun relaxed atmosphere which you can enjoy during the day for lunch from 11.30am - 3.00pm. Or on a Thursday night take a snow cat ride, enjoy the mountain at night while eating a sumptuous gourmet meal and don't be surprised if there is dancing on the table.