A Long Winter Weekend in Aspen

A small ski town with an enormous reputation and even bigger mountains, Aspen strikes the perfect balance between wild outdoor adventure and over-the-top luxury. Here’s how to treat yourself to an extra-long, powder-filled weekend in this glittering Colorado ski mecca.

Day One
4:00 PM
The Little Nell and check into your mountainside suite at this luxurious ski-in ski-out hotel.
6:30 PM
Dinner is a stone's throw away at Betula, an Aspen institution serving French pan- American cuisine. Roast chicken, grilled tenderloin and a sky-high Grand Marnier souffle take the chill off a cold winter's night.
Day Two
6:45 AM
You're up bright and early to grab breakfast before taking your reserved (and coveted) seat on The Little Nell Powder Cat. With just eleven others, you'll have access to fresh powder on the backside of the mountain, followed by a late lunch (and complimentary massage) in a wood stove-heated cabin.
Apr?s-ski (with a side of excellent people watching) is at Ajax Tavern. Share an order of their world-famous truffle fries along with a few pints of Colorado-brewed IPA.
7:00 PM
Dinner at Element 47 in The Little Nell. Named for silver, a metal that's been mined here for centuries, this renowned New American restaurant is worthy of gold.
Day Three
7:15 AM
With The Little Nell's exclusive First Tracks program, after breakfast you're up the mountain before it opens to the public to enjoy freshly-groomed runs.
1:00 PM
After a break for lunch, head over to explore the 133-year-old Victorian home that houses the Aspen Historical Society. Then it's back to the mountain for a few more hours.
6:00 PM
By horse and sleigh, glide into the woods and past the ghost town of Ashcroft to Pine Creek Cookhouse for dinner. Nestled at the base of the Elk Mountains, you enjoy a feast of goat cheddar and green chile biscuits, Pine Creek smoked trout, elk chops with lingonberry sauce and warm apple crisp.
Day Four
8:15 AM
Enjoy a final breakfast of eggs, potato cakes, saut?ed spinach and freshly-pressed juice at Element 47.
9:30 AM
Finally, because two massages on a trip are better than one, sneak in a sports massage at the hotel's Health Center before checking out.
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