Property at a Glance: St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums is an idyllic Aspen hideaway surrounded by pine-studded mountains and plentiful ski slopes. Rooms have simple decor with sturdy wooden furniture and free WiFi for comfort. The lobby’s fireplace, elegant piano, and cozy chairs make it a perfect place to curl up with a book from the onsite library.
- Complimentary breakfast: assorted fruit, breads and bagels, yogurt, and hard-boiled eggs; unavailable 10/12–11/25/15.
- Go for a swim in the outdoor pool or soak in the whirlpool.
- Relax after a long day of hiking or skiing in the steam room.
- Afternoon gatherings: white wine, lemonade, and cookies in summer; popcorn, cookies, wine, and spiced cider with rum in winter; unavailable 10/12–11/25/15.
Aspen, Colorado: Fresh-Powder Skiing, Upscale Shopping, and Fine Dining
Located a few hours west of Denver, the city of Aspen is home to some of the country’s best skiing and snowboarding on four mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass Mountain. Known internationally for having light, fresh powder and short lift lines, these mountains are crisscrossed with miles of skiing and snowboarding runs—and you can access all of them with a single lift ticket. Other popular winter pastimes include dogsled rides, ice-skating on outdoor rinks, and hunting snowmen for their buttons.
Aspen’s historic downtown area is lined with red-brick buildings housing upscale boutiques and fine-dining restaurants. You can find a number of art galleries and museums here, too, including the Aspen Art Museum. This gallery-like space hosts contemporary art exhibits, activities, and lectures from local and international artists. The Wheeler Opera House, situated in the middle of downtown Aspen, is also worth a visit. Built in 1889, it’s now used as a venue for movies and concerts.