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6 Reasons to Visit Aspen in the Off-Season

Posted: 26 Mar 2019

As winter comes to a close, locals and visitors start to plan ahead to spring and summer. Off-season is one of our favorite times of year here in Aspen. This period of relative quiet in our town during April and May is a great way to enjoy our town and spring skiing.

Unbeatable Aspen Lodging Specials

It's a fact of life: as demand decreases, so does the price. And that's no different with lodging in Aspen. If you're looking to beat the crowds and save, a trip to Aspen in the off-season offers a variety of lodging options at a lower cost. Whether you're into a cozy cabin-like suite, an ultramodern condo, or all the bells and whistles of a world-class resort, choose lodging that matches your style and meets your needs. Vacationing in the off-season gives you access to deeply desirable and discounted Aspen lodging that suits your taste, and your wallet.

Exciting Spring Events

Off-season in Aspen doesn't mean there's nothing to do. In fact, the months of April and May are jam packed with music, skiing celebrations, and cultural events. In April, the party kicks off with a three-day music festival, The Apres, complete with Aspen spring skiing adventures and performances by Umphrey's McGee and The String Cheese Incident. And closing days at all four Aspen Snowmass mountains celebrate the end of the winter season throughout April. Plus, this year the ski season is extended two weeks! Enjoy exciting races, competitions, dance parties, and more incredible food than you can imagine. If your stay is in May, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus or catch a show at the Belly Up, which hosts top-tier musical acts and features two full bars.

Enjoy Retail Therapy at a Deep Discount

With the change of seasons, Aspen's famed shopping scene also transitions. Aspen shops, ranging from designer stores to locally owned boutiques, start to swap out their winter inventory for spring and summer goods. If you're looking for a new ski outfit, ski equipment, or just some unique Aspen flair, local shops host incredible sales during the spring.

No Wait for Fine Dining

From fresh seafood and juicy steaks to culinary creations fit for kings and queens, Aspen's dining establishments offer world-class fare guaranteed to make your mouth water. And unlike those unfortunate beachgoers waiting in an hour-long line for a hot dog, you'll have no problem getting a seat at the Aspen restaurant of your choice in the off-season. Local restaurants often include prix-fixe specials and great bar menus which attract a great mix of locals and vacationers enjoying fine dining.

Skiing and Biking Excursions

Let's face it -- no one comes to Aspen just to stay inside the entire time. The outdoor majesty of Aspen doesn't end during the off-season, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to take in the unbeatable views. Throughout most of April, you can still ski! Enjoy spring skiing at our four mountains. If you'd rather explore on two wheels, come in May for the annual Ride for the Pass, a road bike race and recreational ride that supports a good cause: the Independence Pass Foundation. After your excursion, head to the St. Regis Resort for the post-event party featuring fabulous giveaways and raffle prizes.

Peaceful and Serene Setting

Lastly, enjoy a peaceful setting in Aspen during the relative quiet of the off-season. Take in the view of snow-capped mountains from your comfortable condo, or explore them at your leisure without crowds. Aspen in the off-season feels like you have the town all to yourself.

Start Planning Your Aspen Vacation Today

Ready to redefine vacation with a trip to Aspen in the off-season? Get incredible deals on everything from lodging to activities when you book your spring ski trip with Frias Properties. Explore our Aspen vacation rentals and contact us.