Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

Things to do in Aspen, Vail + The Mountains

The modest spa’s hour-long Swedish massage is intense and the perfect cure for ski-weary muscles.

This franchise, diner-style donut shop on North Main Street has its own proprietary donut mix and medium-roast coffee. They make filled, frosted, sprinkled, or glazed donuts, as well as pastries like bear claws, apple fritters, and cinnamon rolls.

The Music Festival promotes classical music under the tents of the Aspen Institute.

Ignore Gorsuch's chain-like omnipresence: when the moneyed set shop for the slopes, this is where they come.

Part of the year-round Granby Ranch mountain community, SolVista Basin is one of Colorado’s most affordable and family-friendly ski areas.

One of the premier retailers of ski equipment and skiwear in Vail, Pepi Sports spans three stories in Vail Village.

Buy a lift ticket and hit the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort, which dazzles skiers and snowboarders with a 3,398-foot vertical rise and 155 trails (most of them moderate to expert). The legendary Freeway Terrain Park is de rigueur for hard-core snowboarders.

Ignore Gorsuch's chain-like omnipresence: when the moneyed set shop for the slopes, this is where they come.

The new spa inside the St. Regis Aspen is impressive for many reasons, and the Remède spa boutique fits right in. This plush little shop carries a full line of Laboratoire Remède skin care, with high-tech blends addressing every skin malady under the sun—including, of course, the sun.

Offering 150 properties in Aspen, its agents will also make hard-to-get dinner reservations.

After a day on the slopes, skiers unwind at this atmospheric honky-tonk club, where a full-size gondola loaded with skis dangles from the ceiling over the dance floor.

A hipper-than-thou vibe permeates this chic hotel bar that spills out to a heated pool, waterfall, and pair of fire pits.

Located about 30 minutes south of downtown Glenwood Springs, this ski area has 67 trails spanning approximately 500 acres of the White River National Forest.

Founded in 1950, the institute has—especially in the almost four years since its president, Walter Isaacson, inaugurated the Ideas Festival—vaulted to the top rung of world conferences, filling the town each summer with more VIP’s and plainclothes security men than an underground bunker during th