(Blogger's note: This week, we begin a two-part series on winter activities.) Looking for the top 5 things to do besides slide downhill in Aspen this winter? Tired of that same old up and down the hill? Want something different? Well, don't fret. Aspen, Colorado, is a winter wonderland full of multiple adventures, so you won't have to look far to find a variety of activities. This week our blog team offers up their picks for outdoor fun. Let's begin the countdown:
#5 Party Under The Stars - How about a party? The Sundeck on Aspen Mountain is bringing back its popular Party Under the Stars on Dec. 29, Feb. 16, March 1 and March 15. The special evenings include drink and dinner specials, along with live music and dancing. Tickets are $10 for non-season pass holders and $5 for all pass holders and kids age 4-12. Kids 3 and under are free! (Lift ticket required to ride the Silver Queen Gondola.) Ride the Silver Queen Gondola up to the Sundeck from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The last download from the Sundeck will be at 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Frias Properties concierge desk at 970-925-9075 #4 Yoga For Skiers - Wake up with mountaintop yoga on Aspen Mountain in this class that's perfect for all ability levels. This class will work your entire muscle set and prepare you for skiing - and almost any other activity that you can think of! Perfect for those looking for a picturesque workout. Open to men and women, all ages. (Children should be accompanied by an adult.) Feel the burn from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the winter season at the Sundeck on top of Aspen Mountain. (Lift ticket required to ride the Silver Queen Gondola.) Yoga mats provided. For more information, contact the Frias Properties concierge desk at 970-925-9075 #3 Ullr Nights at Elk Camp - In honor of the Norse God of Snow - Ullr - Elk Camp at Snowmass will be transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland from 5:30-9:00 p.m. every Friday night from Dec. 27, 2013, to Mar. 28, 2014. Guests and locals alike are encouraged to celebrate with friends and family! Enjoy old-fashioned outdoor winter activities like ice skating on Rayburn's Pond visiting the Viking Ghost Ship and slide, taking on the Viking sledding hill, snow bike tours, or warming up with s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire. (Sleds and tubes provided.) Enjoy live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration sure to satisfy any palate. After an evening outside, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment downstairs in aEUoeThe Tent.aEU Tickets are $10 for non-season pass holders and $5 for all pass holders and kids age 4-12. Kids 3 and under are free! Check back next week to see our two top choices for fun things to do in the winter in Aspen!