Forbes stated in a 2013 report that Aspen rated as the 11th most expensive zip code in the country. Is it any surprise that it’s a hotspot for the famous, wealthy, and famously wealthy? This cozy town in the mountains is a haven for A-listers and adventurers who leave the rest behind to their stay-cations. Ripe with ski lodges, fine dining, and bourgeois boutiques, you’re very likely to make some celebrity sightings in Aspen, Colorado!
When Colorado feels the chill of winter, celebrities flock to Aspen for shopping, skiing, and the essential après-ski. While Antonio Banderas, Kevin Cosner, Kurt Russell, and Goldie Hawn may opt to stay at their multi-million dollar home, others settle for one of many five-star hotels and resorts.
At the Little Nell, you can ski in and ski out the base of Aspen Mountain while enjoying first-class service. Waiting inside is Little Nell’s Living Room, a cozy spot where celebs typically take shelter from the paparazzi while sipping drinks and recouping.
Viceroy Snowmass is an even more laid back retreat featuring a renowned spa. Their penthouses are equipped with full kitchens, fireplaces, and gigantic bedrooms. The intimate and reserved environment makes it a common site for artists performing at Belly Up Aspen.
Looking for things to do in Aspen? Event weekends at the St. Regis Hotel like the Food & Wine Classic offer breathtaking views while kicking back and enjoying a nice glass of pinot.
With a naturally occurring snowscape that’s at its finest between December and February, Aspen has the perfect climate for downhill thrills. There are over 300 runs to choose from ranging from amateur to advanced rides.
New to the slopes? A bounty of skiing schools can get you ready for action. If you’d rather spectate, snowy activities include dog sledding and snowmobiling. There are plenty of ways to celebrate this winter wonderland - even if you don’t own a designer fur coat!
High-end boutiques and plenty of places to buy ski gear make up some of the pedestrian-friendly shopping district. It’s not rare to see Hollywood stars leisurely strolling from one designer store to the next.
You’ll come across a myriad of delightful après-ski destinations to unwind. For those favoring the nightlife in Aspen, there’s no shortage of fine dining and wine tasting. A host of celebrity chefs prepare unbelievably exquisite cuisine at gorgeous venues.
Catching live music at Belly Up is another way to pick up the good vibes in Aspen. Grab a craft beer or reserve a table for your party to cap off the day. If you’re planning a trip ahead of time (which is highly recommended!), make it coincide with a show you’re dying to see. Belly Up Aspen is the final touch for your next holiday, so see what show is coming up soon!