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With springtime officially in bloom in Aspen, there’s never been a better time to visit and take advantage of everything our beautiful town has to offer. Whether you’re looking to score big on end-of-season discounts, catch the last of the winter season’s powder, or après in style after a long day of on the slopes, springtime in Aspen has something for everyone.

From the mountain tops to the shops, here are 6 must-dos in Aspen this spring. And when you’re planning your visit, be sure to book your stay with McCartney Property Management! View our rentals and start planning your perfect Aspen springtime adventure today.

Snow Days to Sunny Rays

Daylight savings has gifted us with an extra hour of sunshine, and we’re making the most of it! With later lift run times, and even an extended season, you can now get the most out of your Aspen springtime vacation. The mild temperature sunny days coupled with frequent fresh powder means whether you’re looking for fun on the slopes or a day at a local brewery, there’s something for everyone.

Fewer Crowds and People

With the busy season winding down, you’ll feel like a VIP as you seamlessly make your way down the mountains, into restaurants, coffee shops, and stores. Where there once was a crowded street, you suddenly find parking is a breeze. Dinner reservations are easier than ever to make, and the lack of tourists on outdoor excursions creates a truly magical experience as you take in the beauty of springtime in Aspen.

Closing Day Parties

Dance parties, costumes, and bacon, oh my! As springtime in Aspen ushers in warmer weather and sunnier days, the mountain town prepares to bid farewell to its wintertime activities, but not before delivering some of the best parties of the year. The beloved practice of sending the season out in style goes back decades and is celebrated differently at all 4 of Aspen’s mountains.

From Bacon Appreciation Day at Buttermilk—where you start the day with a bacon and waffle breakfast, enjoy bacon samples as you descend, and finish the day with bacon and beer specials—to costumed dance parties at Aspen Highlands, bouncy houses for the kids at Snowmass, and giant slip and slides at Aspen Mountain, there's no shortage of activities to help you round out the ski season.

When planning your spring vacation to Aspen, keep these closing dates in mind:

  • Buttermilk: March 31, 2024
  • Aspen Highlands: April 7, 2024
  • Snowmass: April 14, 2024
  • Aspen Mountain: April 21, 2024

If you’re looking for a prime location for Closing Day festivities, be sure to book direct at one of our Ski-in / Ski-out properties!

Shopping at a Discount

As winter inventory moves out, making way for spring and summer, March and April are the best times to score name-brand merch for less! Shop Aspen’s local boutiques this spring and take full advantage of discounted ski gear to get you ready for next season.

Shops aren't the only ones rolling out the discounts. Spring in Aspen can be an excellent time to check out the food scene, as many restaurants offer discounted menus once the peak tourist season ends. 

Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

Is it really a vacation to Aspen in the spring if you don’t hit the trails? This time of year, Aspen is perfect for hiking and mountain biking excursions. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to challenge yourself with the Ute Trail’s 6.2 miles of up-up-upward climbing or just looking for a leisurely stroll down the Rio Grande Trail, you’ll be able to fill your days with outdoor activities and views that can’t be beaten. Need a bike rental or want to book a guided tour? Aspen Bikes has been serving the area for over 20 years.

Après All Day

The French may have started it, but Aspen perfected it. The time-honored tradition of après ski indulgence is the perfect end to a day on the slopes. Translated literally as “after skiing,” après ski is celebrated by any number of activities, from fireside chats and craft cocktails to hot tubs and gourmet ice cream. 

How you choose to après can be as unique as you are! And if you’re looking for a spot to unwind, you’ll find no shortage of options in Aspen; from Ajax Tavern with its French bistro menu to element47’s 5 Star, 5 Diamond ranked service, you can après in style any time of year, but with the mild temperatures and lack of crowds, Aspen in springtime offers visitors a truly local experience.

Say Hello to Springtime and Book Your Aspen Vacation Rental Today!

With sunny days, snowy peaks, and plenty of adventure, Aspen is the ultimate springtime destination. Whether you’re looking for a quiet trail for a family picnic or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, there’s a place for you here. So, pack your bags, book your stay, and we’ll see you this spring!

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