What to do in Aspen if you don’t ski?

May 5, 2020

The charming village of Aspen in Colorado attracts many fans of winter madness. It is a paradise for skiers surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks. But it is worth knowing that Aspen offers much more! Non-skiers can not only enjoy the beautiful views but also take advantage of the many attractions that the town offers. Here are some of them:

Visit Aspen Art Museum

Located in the center of Aspen, the museum features contemporary art exhibitions from all over the world. You can also enjoy workshops and public programs there. What is more, the building itself, designed by Shigeru Ban, is a piece of art. Literally! While there, don’t miss the chance to admire the breathtaking views from the roof of the building.

Go ice skating

You don’t have to be able to do pirouettes to enjoy ice skating. Aspen offers many rinks to practice it. Take a hot choco and feel like a queen dancing on ice. But watch out! If you fall, the landing will be hard.

Try fat biking

Growing in popularity, fat biking is gaining more and more fans. It is a great activity for non-skiers in Aspen. A fat bike is a bike with extensive tires. It makes it easy to ride on snow. When the conditions are good (most importantly, avalanche conditions aren’t high), rent a fat bike and try one of the routes. You can choose Rio Grande Trail or Maroon Creek Road if you are a beginner.

Be brave to paraglide

Are you still wondering what to do in Aspen if you don’t ski? Maybe you will be brave enough to try paragliding? You can book a tandem flight and admire the bird’s eye views. It will certainly be an experience you will never forget. Don’t forget to get some pictures!

Enjoy Après-ski

Last but not least – the après-ski is even for many skiers the reason to go to Aspen. “Après-ski” comes from French and means “after-ski.” A culture that came from Europe fits perfectly with ours as well. Going for a drink (or two) after a day of skiing and riding is already a lifestyle. Don’t care about your looks – skiers go there in ski-shoes and heavy clothes. Enjoying the party on the slope is a great Aspen winter activity for non-skiers as well.

Aspen for non-skiers?

Are you still wondering if it makes sense to go to Aspen if you don’t ski? For us, the answer is clear! The city offers many activities for non-skiers, and you will certainly find some for you. We have listed just a few of them.

What makes Aspen even more attractive for tourists is the proximity to the airport. Aspen Pitkin County Airport is located just 4 miles from the city center. Another closest airport is 70 miles away – Eagle Vail Airport. A private airport car service will make sure that you will get to Aspen safely. You can also get there from Denver International Airport.

So whether you’re a ski champion or prefer other activities, Aspen will make your holidays special and unforgettable.

some more general information
What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation must be made 72 hours before the pick-up time, or cancellation fees (full charge) will be assessed.

How to make a reservation?

You can make a reservation by phone at +17204404202 or our website at silvermountainexpress.com/reservation/

What type of credit cards do you accept?

Silver Mountain Express accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Do you accept cash?

Yes, when you pay cash, Silver Mountain Express requires a valid credit card on file that will be preauthorized for a total reservation amount until the driver receives a cash payment.

What to do to reserve a car?

A valid credit card is needed to hold all reservations.

How far in advance can the reservation be made?

We suggest making reservation 12 hours in advance; for a last-minute reservation, please call us at +17204404202.

Are vehicles insured?

All vehicles at Silver Mountain Express are fully licensed and insured.

Does the company provide car seats or booster seats?

Yes, you can always request in advance a car or booster seat at no charge.

Is smoking allowed in vehicles?

No, all of our vehicles are NON-SMOKING. If any passenger smokes in a vehicle, a minimum cleaning fee of $300 will apply, plus the cost of repairs for any damage related to smoking.

What are the hours of operation?

Our dispatch office is open 24 hours a day. Our vehicles run 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

What if the passenger wants to stop at Grocery, Liquor stores, or Colorado dispensaries?

Grocery, Dispensary, and Liquor Store stops are available at $180/up to an hour. All stops has to be prearranged in advance.

Is there a minimum amount of time I must pay for?

The 3 hours minimum.

What is a meet and greet at the Denver International Airport?

1. Check your phone for your driver’s phone number when you arrive at the Airport.
2. Call or text immediately to let your driver know you have arrived. If you did not receive a message from your driver, call Customer Service at +17204404202
3. Proceed to baggage claim and collect all luggage.
4. After you collect all your bags, proceed to the exit. Text or call your driver immediately with the door number. It takes the driver up to 5 minutes to get there from the holding area after you text the door number. Doors 507 through 511 on the east side. Doors 506 through 510 on the west side.
5. After you exit, cross the first street. On the first island, there will be a booth with a sign that reads “LIMO.” Your driver will be waiting for you on the island.
* If you don’t have a mobile phone to contact us: tell the airport personnel in the limo booth that “Silver Mountain Express” is making the pickup. The person in the booth will call dispatch, and your driver will arrive within five minutes.
WHEN ARRIVING FOR PICKUP, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF THE PEOPLE AND BAGS IN YOUR PARTY. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WAIT FOR STRAGGLERS AS THIS WILL CAUSE FURTHER DELAYS.

What if a passenger loses or leaves belongings in the vehicle?

Always check to make sure you have all of your personal belongings with you before you exit the vehicle. If you discover you have lost or forgotten an item, please call our office. If the chauffeur finds the item, you can pick it up, or we can drop it off at the location of your choice for a charge. We are NOT responsible for ANY lost or misplaced belongings.

Are pets allowed in the vehicle?

Yes, pets are allowed in the vehicle. Please notify us when making a reservation that a pet will be traveling in the vehicle. There is an additional $100 cleaning fee for all fares.