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With more than 35 years of experience in the Aspen Snowmass area, Blazing Adventures is the go-to planner for activities during a stay at Aspen Square. Although well-known for its river rafting trips, Blazing Adventures can also arrange a variety of fun outdoor activities including guided road or mountain biking tours, jeep tours, and horseback riding.

Throughout the winter, visitors to Aspen can enjoy free live music at outdoor concerts in Aspen and Snowmass Village. These concerts, known as the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, deliver high energy performances in the center of Aspen.

Sardy House Tree Lighting Ceremony in Aspen

Magic and merriness abound during the holidays in Aspen. From holiday events and activities to skiing, snowboarding, and outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone this holiday season. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Christmas season activities and events in Aspen.  As these events continue to evolve, be sure to check the relevant websites for updates.

A fly fisherman with the Maroon Bells in the background

The Roaring Fork Valley is a destination for lovers of the sport of fly fishing. With four different rivers to fish, each offering a spectacular, challenging, and unique river environment, there is nothing quite like a fly fishing adventure on one of the local rivers in the Aspen area.

Playing golf in and around Aspen appeals to golfers of all levels; Aspen's stunning scenery provides the perfect backdrop.  With magnificent mountain views and challenging alpine terrain everywhere you turn, golf courses throughout the Roaring Fork Valley are well worth exploring.

Horseback riding trips in Aspen Snowmass venture into pristine wilderness areas with breathtaking mountain views that inspire many riders to return by horseback again and again.

Man holding onto son at an ice skating rink

During your winter vacation in Aspen, you or your family can spend a sunny afternoon or a starry evening twirling around one of Aspen's local ice rinks. Take in the sights and sounds of downtown Aspen, race around the Aspen Recreation Center’s regulation-size Lewis Ice Arena, or spin like a figure skater at the Aspen Ice Garden a few blocks from downtown Aspen. You can also find two ice rinks just a short drive downvalley in Snowmass, in case you choose to broaden your local options.

Independence Pass Aspen, CO

Located east of downtown Aspen on Highway 82, Independence Pass is a 12,095 foot mountain pass crossing over the Continental Divide. Today, the Independence Pass area is great for hiking, camping, fishing, and sightseeing.

A modified Jeep for Aspen jeep tours

If you’re looking for an extraordinary experience in the Aspen area’s Roaring Fork valley that most tourists (and even locals) neglect, a backcountry jeep tour may be a great option. There are several tour providers throughout the Aspen valley region, so you can choose the location — and the company — that’s right for you.  

John Denver Sanctuary

Located along the Roaring Fork River, as it runs through downtown Aspen, the John Denver Sanctuary is a peaceful outdoor oasis that highlights the spectacular natural beauty of Aspen, Colorado.