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15 Night Aspen Instructional Tour

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USD 4,858

HOSTED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGE
16 Days | 15 Nights | 14 Skiing Days | 4 Resorts

Location: USA | Tour Focus: Instruction | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 4,858
Get the best out of Aspen and improve your skiing with a company that has been giving people the time of their lives since 1995. Resorts including Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 28 - Feb 12, 2023
Days: 16
Price: USD 4,858
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 12 - Feb 27, 2023
Days: 16
Price: USD 4,858
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Ski Aspen - 15 Night Packages

The philosophy of Ski Aspen revolves around guest service, guest experience and affordability. And despite its 27 years experience in this iconic ski town, Ski Aspen are continually refining the form and function of their tours and the service they provide to you. They accomplish this by ensuring they go above and beyond your expectations. Your wants and needs are their highest priority and this is reflected in every facet of their tours.

Ski Aspen is a service company not a tour operator. They provide a 16 day program with options to add ski instruction to your package. Their staff are on hand 24 hours a day. While personalised group skiing is their core product, their tours are renowned for much more.

A holiday with Ski Aspen combines many elements – incomparable snow conditions with a huge range of activities both on and off snow. The town provides great cuisine, culture, environment and sport. They add the finishing touches to improve your skiing, foster camaraderie and create lasting memories. Spend your après ski time at one of the many bars or relax and rejuvenate in a therapeutic spa, maybe even The Aspen Club. Add to this the perfectly located accommodation, regular après activities, and the best skiing conditions on the planet.

Founded in 1995, Ski Aspen now enjoys a guest return rate of around 60% each year.


Ski some of this...

Hang out with new friends....

Let your hair down (or something!)

Who Are The Tours Suitable For?

The Aspen Ski Tours are suitable for singles, couples and groups and are an all-inclusive package that run over two weeks. During this time guests will participate in a 10 day fully guided on-snow program and on these days will ski in small groups with their guide for five hours each day. For those that want to improve their skiing, there are tuition packages available for an extra cost. 

For couples, it doesn’t matter if you and your partner ski at different standards - the great thing about this program is that guests are divided into groups based on speed, ability and daring. And with a total of four additional free days included in each tour, couples and friends still get plenty of time to ski with each other.

The Ski Aspen Tour is a very social experience with a host of après activities included in the package. These tours are as much about meeting new ski friends as they are about skiing and riding the incredible four mountains that make up Aspen Snowmass.

Skier Ability

The Ski Aspen Tours are for skiers only for any ability from beginner through to expert. You will be put into a group with similar ability.

Resorts Included

Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass & Buttermilk

Tour Highlights

  • Skiing Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk
  • Skiing the BEST ski resort in the world and skiing for 10 days with the Ski Aspen team
  • Fresh, dry Colorado powder snow and lots of it
  • Hiking then skiing the Aspen Highland bowl
  • Lunch at ‘Cloud 9’ restaurant at Aspen Highlands
  • Après drinks at the base of Aspen Highlands with the Ski Aspen team
  • ‘Long Shot’ and ‘Powderhorn’ on a powder day at Snowmass
  • Sunny ski days after big powder dumps (it is a fact that Aspen receives around 70% of all its fresh snow at night)
  • Over 120 restaurants and bars in Aspen / Snowmass
  • Relaxing and unwinding in the spa / pool after a big day on the slopes
  • Did somebody say shopping?
  • The view of Aspen from Aztec on Aspen Mountain
  • Margaritas at ‘The Cantina’ restaurant 
  • Skiing through the longest terrain park in the world at Buttermilk Mountain

Take an optional hike...

Great apres....

And sensational terrain / powder

Sample Itinerary

It’s possible that the daily schedule may vary slightly between each 15 night package, but each will always have the same amount of on-snow days, free days and après events....

Day 1: Arrival Day
Welcome to Aspen. No matter what time your flight lands, the team at The Gant will transfer you in their private vans to your accommodation. This day is designed to be easy going after your long journey to get to Aspen. Take the time to relax and settle into your accommodation.

Day 2: Welcome & Orientation
We start today by getting all guests together for a meet and greet. You’ll receive your lift pass and learn more about the days to come. This is also the time to get any rental equipment or have your own gear checked by the team at Aspen Sports. In the afternoon we’ll head to Aspen Mountain for a cruisy ‘find your ski legs’ warm up. This is a gentle warm up on Aspen Mountain for anyone interested in making a few turns.

Day 3: The on-snow program begins – Skiing Buttermilk
Today we’ll head to Buttermilk, the perfect mountain to get properly warmed up and start preparing for the big days ahead. Lunch is at The Cliffhouse restaurant where the Mongolian Grill is a favourite.

Day 4: Skiing Aspen Highlands
Today it’s Aspen Highlands! Be challenged on this fantastic mountain – the locals favourite – then take a well-earned break for lunch at the Merry-Go-Round restaurant.

Day 5: Skiing Aspen Mountain
Nicknamed Ajax, today we’ll meet at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain. Grab a free coffee for the ride up and take in the views. Explore all that Ajax has to offer and meet for lunch at Sundeck restaurant. If there’s time in the afternoon, a pit stop at Bonnies is a must for the very special apple strudel.

Day 6: Free day
Today we recommend you have a free day. Take a day off-snow and explore the town, go shopping, or visit one or more of the cafes, restaurants or bars. If you’d prefer to ski, choose your mountain and away you go. Often guests will get together on the free days to ski or enjoy the town.

Day 7: Skiing Snowmass
Today we’ll all meet at the end of the Snowmass Mall at Snowmass. This mountain is big. So big you could fit all three of Aspen’s other mountains into it. Not surprisingly then, today should be a day of exploring. A great way to tackle this mountain is to begin on the Elk Camp side then slowly work your way across. By the time you reach the other side, it’s lunchtime – and where better to eat than Sam’s Smokehouse.

Day 8: Skiing Aspen Highlands
Today we’ll head back to Aspen Highlands and take on the terrain we missed last time. And conditions permitting, why not have a crack at hiking the famous Highland Bowl. Take the Loge Peak chairlift, then the snowcat as high as it’ll go. Then it’s time for a 30-40 minute hike to the summit of Highland Peak. This experience is one not to miss because what goes up must come down… and it’s a long way down! The skiing from the top of the Highland Bowl is the stuff of legend.

Day 9: Skiing Snowmass
Today you’re back at Snowmass and will be trying to ski all the terrain you didn’t get to visit last time. Take on “Long Shot” for a mid-morning adventure or challenge yourself a little more with “Powderhorn”. Lunch today is at Elk Camp. At the end of the ski day maybe some après at Venga Venga.

Day 10: Skiing Aspen Mountain
Back on Ajax and by now you’ve got the routine sorted. Free coffee when meeting the team at the gondola and up you go. Lunch is again at the Sundeck restaurant and yep, après on the way home is pretty hard to pass up – it’s Aspen after all and you now have two free days.

Day 11: Free Day
Welcome to your weekend. Today take it easy and treat yourself to a wander around town or get back up there and take on your favourite mountain.

Day 12: Free Day
Your second day off and you’ll be feeling good. If you skied yesterday, take today off. If you took yesterday off, make a few turns today. We advise at least one full rest day during this two-day block. You’ve got a big 3 days coming up.

Day 13: Skiing Snowmass

It’s the final Snowmass ski day. Meet your ski buddies as usual at the end of the Snowmass Mall and get skiing! Lunch today will be at Gwyn’s High Alpine. Finish the day by skiing your favourite Snowmass runs.

Day 14: Skiing Aspen Mountain

A final day of riding the gondola and taking on all the glades, steeps or groomers that Aspen Mountain has to offer. One last lunch at the Sundeck with the incredible views overlooking the Highland Bowl.

Day 15: Skiing Highlands
Meet the team at the base of Highlands and decide. One last hike up the bowl? Or do you want to challenge yourself in Deep Temerity? Or maybe just winding down with some top to bottom runs on the never-ending groomers? The choice is yours.

Day 16: Departure Day
Check-out time is 10am. The team at The Gant will transfer you to the airport to meet your flight. If you’re on a later flight we’ll help you store your bags until you’re ready to leave.

Accommodation

The Gant Aspen is Aspen's premier condominium resort, providing the comforts of a condominium style unit with the services and amenities of a luxury hotel. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, The Gant provides easy access to world-class skiing and historic downtown Aspen, along with their signature Gant Van service for on-demand in town and airport transportation. The Gant is also the only full-service condominium resort in Aspen to offer on-property food and beverage service with Pepperjack’s Cafe.

The Gant offers standard, deluxe and premium rated units. The advertised 15-night package rates include a deluxe rated unit in the tour price. It is based on twin-share per room accommodation in a deluxe rated 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom unit at The Gant. The maximum number of guests per unit is 4. You have the option to select a single supplement which will guarantee you your own bedroom and en suite.

Ski Aspen can tailor accommodation to suit every taste and budget. If you would prefer your own unit, or perhaps a hotel style room, please enquire to discuss the many options.

2023 Rates & Inclusions

Rates

Price: AUD$7,590 per person
  • Price per person, based on twin share in 2 bedroom "base-level" apartment (max 4 guests sharing an apartment)
  • Single travelers, can be placed with a room mate or request a single room upgrade (AUD$2,000 per person).
  • Base/invoice price is in Australian dollars

Price Includes

On-snow

Ski every day if you want or feel free to take a day off to chill around town. Your 15-night/16-day schedule will ensure you get plenty of skiing at Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk..

Instruction

If you’re looking to take your skiing to the next level, choose as many clinic/lesson days as you’d like. Clinic/lesson days are priced at $270 per day. For the ladies, the Women’s Edge is a unique 4-Day Program designed especially for women and is taught by women-specific, PSIA-certified ski instructors. The Women’s Edge 4-Day Program is priced at $1,170.

Accommodation

Your luxurious accommodation are deluxe rated 2 bedroom/2 bathroom units located at The Gant. Large and spacious deluxe rated condos are just the beginning with a host of other facilities including pool, spas, gym, cafe, bar and conference rooms at your disposal. Learn more about your tour accommodation at The Gant.

Aprés

This is something we’ve mastered over 27 years of living and skiing in Aspen. Our après events regularly kick-in once the ski day is over. They are designed to bring people together and to create an enjoyable social environment.

Free time

Free days are up to you! Take time to rest tired muscles and have a break off-snow whenever you wish. If you want to sleep in and meet the crew on-mountain for lunch you’ll always know where to find us. Inclusions
  • 15 nights luxury accommodation at The Gant in a 2br apartment
  • 30 days of lift tickets covering all 4 resorts
  • 24/7 in-resort hosting
  • Regular apres events
  • In-Aspen ground transfers
Add-ons
  • Private room upgrade - AUD$2,000 p.p.
  • Clinic/Ski Instruction days (as required – $270 per day)
  • Women’s Edge 4-Day Program (as required – $1,170 per program)
Not Included

Ski Aspen Terms & Conditions

TO BOOK
A non-refundable deposit of $2000.00 with a completed booking form (via this website) is required. If a place on the ski tour packages of your choice is unavailable then your deposit will be refunded in full. Your balance is to be paid at least 90 days prior to the start date of your ski tour package/booking. Ski Aspen reserves the right to decline any booking for whatever reason.

YOUR TRIP PRICE
Your trip price: is displayed at your time of booking on the Ski Aspen website can vary if you elect to pay in instalments and there are changes in the exchange rate between the Australian dollar (AUD) and the United States dollar (USD) is a per person price is the standard price for twin-share accommodation (unless you select an upgrade in the form of a single supplement which provides you your own room and bathroom – subject to availability)

PRICE CHANGE

Fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Australian dollar (AUD) and US dollar (USD) may affect the final price of the ground content of the tour. Our accommodation providers may increase their rates and this may also affect the final price of the ground content of the tour. Ski Aspen will advise you of the final balance amount. Prices advertised were calculated on the exchange rate at the time our brochure and advertising materials were printed and released. Airfare prices may also be subject to change. This will depend on the carrier and how you have booked your airfare. It is recommended that you check the conditions of your airfare before booking. At the time of booking with Ski Aspen you will receive information in relation to the AUD/USD exchange rate and how this has the potential to alter the final tour price. Please read this document carefully and contact Ski Aspen if you require further clarification in relation to exchange rates and how these can affect the final tour price.

Your trip price can change with instalment payments

Your trip price: if you pay in full at the time of your booking (which includes a trip deposit) is the trip price displayed at your time of booking if you elect to pay in two instalments 1) is the trip deposit amount displayed at the time of your booking, 2) plus your balance payable amount as displayed at your time of booking which is subject to change – is adjusted for changes up or down in the value of the referenced exchange rates for the AUD and USD The reference exchange for the AUD and USD that will be used by Ski Aspen Tours to calculate any changes in your balance payable amount is based partly on the daily FX rate using reserve bank, other data and rate feeds which are used by thousands of firms worldwide.

Where you elect to pay in installments (and consequently have a balance payable amount): both the reference exchange rate at the time of your booking and the impact of an exchange rate fluctuation on your balance payable amount are included on your booking invoice you can pay your balance payable at any time prior to 90 days before departure You can control for the impact of currency fluctuations by either a) paying your trip price in full at the time of your booking, or b) timing the payment of your balance payable amount to suit you.

You can contact Ski Aspen if you require further clarification in relation to paying your balance and how the reference exchange rate could affect your final trip price.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation of your place on the tour will incur a minimum penalty of $2000.00 being the initial deposit paid. Cancellation within 90 days of departure may incur charges of up to 100% of the ground content cost, dependent on charges levied by our service providers. Cancellation fees applicable to the airfare will be dependent on the travel agent and / or airline with whom you have booked your airfare. It is suggested you check on possible cancellation fees prior to booking.

FAILURE TO MEET TOUR ON TIME
Ski Aspen is not responsible for any ground transportation costs incurred in joining the tour group due to any cancelled or delayed flights or missed connections for any reason. Ski Aspen is not responsible for ground transportation costs incurred as the result of a guest not being able to acquire a flight to coincide with the group meeting times and departure times.