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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Aspen Money-Saving Tips

Check Out Snowmass

More affordable, down-to-earth, and family oriented than its more famous sibling (95 percent of the lodging is ski-in/ski-out), Snowmass offers one of the world’s finest intermediate areas, plus a number of advanced chutes and gullies.

Altitude Adjustment

Adjust to the 8,000-foot altitude by taking it easy the first day or two, drinking plenty of water, and limiting alcohol and caffeine intake.

Smart Follower

If you're inexperienced in backcountry travel, we strongly recommend hiring a reliable guide to show you the ropes. Aspen Alpine Guides offers customizable multi-day tours.

Ambassador Tour

All four mountains offer intermediate skiers and shredders this free hour-long tour of the mountain. Each day, groups meet at the base of the mountain.

Equipment Rentals

Reserve ahead if you plan on renting gear—making arrangements at least a week in advance can save you up to 20 percent. Purchasing rentals as part of a lesson is also a money-saver.

Free Resort Shuttle

Take advantage of the free shuttle buses that connect hotels and the four ski areas between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Snowmass Village Shuttle also provides free regular service around the village.

Lift Tickets

Multi-day passes are significantly more affordable than day passes, so the longer you stay the more you’ll save on mountain time. Tickets are good for all four mountains.

Off Season Discounts

When ski resorts close during the low season, take advantage of pleasant (60-degree) weather and off-season discounts to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and horseback riding.

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