Welcome to West Aspen
A family-friendly community with outstanding mountain views and the best ski slopes in the nation
With its unforgettable views of Buttermilk Mountain, Maroon Bells, and Pyramid Peaks, the storybook neighborhood of West Aspen is an up-and-coming destination for year-round residences. No longer home to tourists, people are beginning to uncover the hidden gem of the West Aspen community. Located minutes from downtown and nestled on the base of popular ski slopes and mountain ranges, West Aspen offers dynamic views, friendly neighbors, and incredible properties. The sprawling ski-in and ski-out homes by the Aspen Highlands and the mix of single-family homes, cottages, villas, and townhouses in the surrounding neighborhoods provide many options for those looking to make their vacation permanent.
What to Love
- Year-round, family-friendly outdoor activities
- Easy access to downtown Aspen amenities and dining opportunities
- Some of the most beautiful ski slopes in the country with unparalleled mountain views
Turn your favorite vacation spot into your year-round home in West Aspen. Perfect for families, adventure-seekers, and outdoor enthusiasts, West Aspen is a mesmerizing community of peaceful neighborhoods with stunning properties, endless outdoor activities, and ample dining options. Spend the day fly-fishing or kayaking along the Roaring Fork River, take your kids to a skiing lesson on Buttermilk Mountain, drive ten minutes into town for luxury shopping options, and enjoy a tranquil, cozy evening while the sun sets behind the expansive mountain range. There is something for everyone in West Aspen and it’s no wonder tourists decide to make their vacation permanent after a few days enjoying this peaceful paradise.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping/Things to Do* combined - ski resorts include local restaurants
Aspen Highlands Ski Area and Buttermilk Mountain are the top destinations for skiing in West Aspen. The Highlands offers expert terrains and the best views of the Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains and the Merry-Go-Round is an excellent spot for hearty lunches and snacks after hours on the slopes. The Highlands also offerings hiking opportunities on the Highland Bowl, a 12,392-foot summit with 270 acres of terrain to explore.
Buttermilk Mountain is the perfect place for families and beginner skiers, offering accessible slopes for all experience levels. They even provide guided tours, naturalist experiences, and host ESPN’s Winter X Games, which is free for residents and tourists to attend. Stop by the Cliffhouse for lunch to enjoy Mongolian barbeque with dynamic views of Pyramid Peak in the distance.
Maroon Creek Club is home to the spectacular Tom Fazio golf course and luxurious, members-only amenities like an award-winning clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, and nine outdoor HarTru tennis courts. The views of the surrounding mountains on a unique and challenging course make this an ideal destination for all golf enthusiasts. Another outstanding course to visit is the Aspen Golf Course, an award-winning course recognized for its environmental excellence and named the number-one Municipal Course in Colorado by Golfweek Magazine. The course offers practice facilities, is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, and is home to the Red Mountain Grill, open year-round for a memorable dining experience in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
West Aspen is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Aspen High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school ranked #22 in the state, graduates of this school regularly attend Ivy Leagues and other top-ranked universities
- Aspen Middle School, 5-8, highly rated public middle school among the top 50 in the state
- Aspen Elementary School, PK-4, well-rated public elementary school
- Aspen Country Day School, PK & K-8, highly rated private school
- Aspen Community School, K-8, highly rated private elementary school among the top 50 in the state
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