The clock is ticking- only a few more weeks until the Aspen ski resorts open! Are you prepared? Use our handy guide below to get ready for ski season and plan the best Aspen ski vacation yet!
Take inventory of what you have and what you need (channel your inner Marie Kondo).
Spend a morning or afternoon going through all of your gear. Are you in serious need of new skis or boots? Assess the quality of your equipment and clothing. Then, decide if anything needs to be replaced or if there is something missing from your inventory. Those old, stretched out ski socks with holes in the toes? Trash ‘em!
Shop! Get the latest in winter slope-side fashions for Aspen.
Now that you know what new clothing items you need, let the shopping begin! Many online stores offer great deals on winter clothing, especially if you look at last year’s styles. If you want to have the most up-to-date fashion, head to one of the many ski shops in Aspen.
Get tuned up! Take your winter sports equipment to a professional tuner.
There is no shortage of skilled technicians in Aspen. Head to a local Aspen ski shop to get your gear in tip-top shape before you hit the slopes!
Buy New Gear! Now that you’ve done your inventory, you know you want new gear.
Search your favorite brands online or head into a local ski and snowboard shop to see the equipment in person and try things on. Be sure to check back online to ensure you are getting the best deal, though!
Build your Stamina. Add some quad exercises to your routine.
It’s time to hit the gym- or the home gym. RedBull has a great tutorial of ski exercises that you can do at home! If you need some extra motivation, hire a personal trainer in the Aspen area to ensure that you will be ready when the resort opens.
Reserve an amazing vacation home or condo rental with McCartney Properties.
We live and work in Aspen because we love it, and our mission is to open the door for all of our guests to enjoy everything there is to offer here. Our Aspen vacation rentals feature a range of homes and condos located throughout Aspen, many of them in the downtown core and just a couple of blocks to the Aspen Mountain Gondola. Whether you crave views overlooking Aspen Ski Area or want to be steps from the ski slopes, you’re sure to find your perfect Aspen rental property with us!
Purchase lift tickets.
Reserve ski rentals, book ski lessons and purchase Aspen lift tickets in advance so you can spend more time skiing and less time running errands.
Tell your friends your travel dates so they can join you in Aspen.
The more the merrier! Book one of our large Aspen rental homes with a group of friends for the premier Aspen lodging experience. Enjoy a hot tub in the back yard after your ski session or BBQ on the back deck. Head into town with friends and family for award-winning restaurants, high-end shops and endless fun!
Watch Warren Miller’s Timeless to get you psyched for the season.
Warren Miller’s 70th film, Timeless, follows ski legends and rising-stars from Arlberg to the Matterhorn. Watch Glen Plake and friends explore the Jackson Hole backcountry.
Dance! Start doing your snow dance so Aspen Mountain turns white.
Come on, dance like nobody’s watching…OK maybe your dog is watching, but he promised not to judge you.
We live and work in Aspen because we love it, and our mission is to open the door for all of our guests to enjoy everything there is to offer here. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes! Contact us for assistance planning your Aspen ski vacation today.