Aspen offers great recreation year round. The Maroon Bells and Independence Pass are a must during the summer. In the winter there is amazing with skiing and snowboarding at Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk.
Buttermilk is on the beginner side. Snowmass offers a variety of terrain for all skill levels. Aspen mountain is offers a lot of steeps but isn’t as difficult as Aspen Highlands. The close proximity of such a wide variety of ski slopes makes Aspen a great winter destination.