Whether you’re coming for Gay Ski Week or just for a getaway with the friends, Aspen is a bustling mountain getaway with something to offer ski bunnies and lodge lizards alike. And Logo will be there for all the fun!
Below, we call out nine great things to do while visiting this Rocky Mountain getaway.
Touch the “Sky.”Sky Hotel
Sky Hotel, a chic high-altitude accommodation from the LGBT-friendly Kimpton Group, is right at the base of the slopes and affords guests an excellent après ski option.Sky Hotel
Pop the bubbly.
Shop till you drop.Gucci
Given the caliber of tourists who descend on Aspen, you shouldn’t be surprised the town offers New York-level shopping along Galena Street, where you can wear out your Visa at Gucci, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Rag and Bone, and other high-end retailers. (The boutiques are also a great place for celebrity sightings, but keep your cool if you happen to run into one.)
More unique Aspen offerings include Kemo Sabe for western wear, and the Green Dragon Cannabis Company for those who chose to partake. (Colorado legalized weed in 2014.)Radio Boardshop
Forget your gloves or bindings? Pick up all manner of gear and outfits for skiing, boarding, skating, surfing and more at R4d10 Boardshop
Get your downward dog on.O2 Aspen/Facebook
If you need to center your chakras, head to O2 Aspen for a boutique experience with plenty of drop-in yoga and Pilates classes.
Carrie Bellotti first opened her studio in 2002, and combining a mindful practice with spa treatments has proven so successful, she’s already opened two more locations.
Brunch at bb’s.BB's
Great dining abounds in Aspen, but one of the notables for a perfect brunch is bb’s: Bacon and eggs with a side of sticky monkey bread is our go-to at this popular eatery, while others swear by the lemon-ricotta pancakes and pork-belly Benedict.
Get rescued.Rescue Lounge
If the high altitude has you feeling a bit queasy, or you hit the bar too hard last night, a visit to Rescue Lounge is in order.
Their safe and effective intravenous (IV) therapies deliver high doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream, providing quick relief of symptoms, plus a boost to your immune system.
Want a more private experience? For a fee of $300, they’ll even make housecalls.
Answer the call of the wild.Cairbou Club
As dining experiences go, the Caribou Club is world-renowned: Dine on American classics amid glorious alpine furnishings, landscapes by Remington and Nesbit and a roaring fireplace.
But book dinner well in advance and follow the “Aspen casual” dress code, which means anything from ski pants and parkas to high-end denim and designer wear.
Sleigh ’em.Pine Creek Cookhouse
For a unique experience in the fresh mountain air, head over to the Pine Creek Cookhouse, nestled in Ashcroft, a former mining community turned ghost town at the base of the Elk Mountain Range.
Book a horse-drawn sleigh ride under the stars (complete with tantalizing snacks like pretzel-bread pudding) or get your workout in with ski or snowshoe rentals.
Party down, Aspen style.
Get your dance on at Bootsy Bellows, the Aspen outpost of the ’60s-inspired nightclub, owned by David Arquette and business moguls John Terzian and Brian Toll.
For a more subdued experience, hit Eric’s Bar for pool, cigars and suds.