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LIMELIGHT ADVENTURES IN ASPEN

Ever wondered what it would be like to groom a mountain? Make a few turns with the ski patrol? Or stand on Aspen’s summit before the lifts open? Wonder no more. Exclusively for our guests, these adventures let you see a side of Aspen most people will never know. Pick your favorites and tell us all about them when you return.

Questions? Book an adventure? Email us or call (970) 925-3025.
And you can always swing by the front desk once you’re here.
Insider Tracks Limelight Hotel Aspen
Insider Tracks Limelight Hotel Aspen

Inside Tracks

A Limelight exclusive, this complimentary, on-mountain adventure is offered in partnership with the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass. An exclusive opportunity to get the inside scoop of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands or Snowmass while meeting other guests and skiing/riding with pros. Although not a lesson, the pros offer tips and assistance to ensure everyone has a great time. Inside Tracks is the ideal adventure for anyone interested in a full day of skiing/riding in a fun group setting.

Offered two days per week: Monday and Thursday, January 7–March 14, 2019. (Blackout Dates: January 21–28, and February 18.) Guests will depart Limelight Hotel at 8:45am and will return by 3:30pm and visit one ski area per day. Skiers must be 18 years old.
Limelight Hotel Aspen First Tracks Skiing
Limelight Hotel Aspen First Tracks Skiing

First Tracks

You know you like to be first. First Tracks is another adventure designed exclusively for guests of the Limelight. Get ready to enjoy access to Aspen Mountain before the gondola opens to the not-quite-as-lucky general public. Just you, a few others, and miles of untouched corduroy. Of course, if Mother Nature cooperates, your morning could start with a glorious run buried in knee-deep powder. Our fingers are crossed!

Every Friday beginning January 11, 2019. Guests will depart the Limelight at 8am and must be loading the gondola at 8:15am. (Blackout Dates: January 25 & March 15).
Limelight Hotel Aspen Fat Bike Cruiser
Limelight Hotel Aspen cruiser fat bike

Cruiser and Fat Bike Tours

Pedal your way through Aspen’s surrounding nature and history with a complimentary cruiser bike tour led by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) or the Aspen Historical Society. Last year, we explored historical sites such as the Midland Railroad, grounds of the Wheeler Stallard Museum and the Victorian West End. Environmental adventures took us to Hallam Lake’s vast 25-acre nature preserve where we viewed resident birds of prey from various observation decks. Cruiser bikes included for guests of the Limelight (including two fat-tire bikes). Locals welcome, but must provide their own bikes.
Limelight Hotel Aspen Friday Powder Days
Limelight Hotel Aspen Friday Powder Days

Friday Powder Days with The Little Nell

How does 10-15 untracked powder runs on the backside of Aspen Mountain, followed by an intimate late lunch at a tucked-away cabin sound? Grab a coveted seat in The Little Nell Powder Cat via Aspen Mountain Powder Tours on Fridays from December 15 until April 2 and that’s exactly what you’ll get. Be aware this adventure is only available for strong intermediate to advanced skier/snowboarder guests of The Little Nell, the Residences at The Little Nell and the Limelight. The experience is $465 each, or $400 if your group of ten buys out the Cat.
Limelight Hotel Aspen Run of the Day
Limelight Hotel Aspen Run of the Day

Last Run of the Day with Aspen Ski Patrol

Ever dreamed of joining the ski patrol? Now you can... for a run. Come “sweep” Aspen Mountain for the final run of the day with a member of Aspen Mountain’s Ski Patrol. You’ll pretty much have the mountain to yourself while getting a behind-the-scenes tour of how ski patrol ensures skiers and boarders are safely off the mountain each day. This adventure is only available to guests of The Little Nell, Residences at The Little Nell and the Limelight.
Limelight Hotel Aspen SUP Adventures
Limelight Hotel Aspen SUP Adventures

Standup Paddleboarding & Kayaking

Our friend and local standup paddleboarding (SUP)/kayaking legend, Charlie MacArthur, takes guests of the Limelight Hotel on three-hour guided lessons with a tour of the Nature Preserve located on the East side of Aspen. Charlie runs the Aspen Kayak and SUP Academy and has been certifying and coaching students and instructors in the art of river running, freestyle and racing techniques since 1990. This adventure includes transportation and SUP/kayak equipment and runs from June 2 through September every Wednesday and Friday. Blackout dates may apply. Guests will depart the hotel at 9:30am and return by 1pm. Participants must be overnight guests.
Limelight Aspen Crested Butte Experience
Limelight Aspen Crested Butte Experience

Aspen-Crested Butte Experience

The Limelight Hotel offers the unique Aspen-Crested Butte Experience starring a stunning, six-hour, 11-mile hike through the mountains connecting the two towns, which by road are more than 100 miles apart.

The Aspen-Crested Butte Experience involves a 20% room discount based on availability at the Limelight Hotel Aspen. The property then provides a private shuttle to the trailhead in the White River National Forest, as well as a map for the 11 mile trek and a new SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger, which allows guests to track their progress on the trail. In addition, guests can purchase a special packed lunch for the venture. Our guest service/concierge team can help you customize the details for your time in Crested Butte and return.

Arrangements such as private transportation from the trailhead to their chosen accommodations. After spending time in Crested Butte, guests have their choice of options for returning to Aspen including the Eurocopter 130B4, a helicopter specifically designed for sightseeing, costing $1,600 for up to six people (only $267/person), or ground transportation costing $60/person. Pricing for this experience is based on availability and is meant to be customizable with many items booked à la carte based on a guest's needs. To book this unique adventure, call 970-925-3025 or 1-800-433-0832.

Limelight Paragliding Aspen
Limelight Paragliding Aspen

Limelight Paraglider

The Limelight Hotel Aspen has a branded Limelight paraglider available to guests who wish to paraglide in conjunction with Aspen Paragliding. Aspen Paragliding is a premier paragliding school that provides professional tandem instruction, certification and mountain/thermal soaring clinics. During the summer, tandem flights are scheduled three times a day and cost $295/person with flights taking off from the top of Aspen Mountain. For more information, visit Aspen Paragliding.
Limelight Bluegrass
Limelight Bluegrass

Sunday Bluegrass Atop Aspen Mountain

Each Sunday of the summer season locals and tourists get down to some of Colorado's best bluegrass bands on the top of Aspen Mountain. With the Elk Mountain Range as a backdrop, great drinks and great food from the Sundeck and lots of activities for the kids, this is a perfect way to relax, unwind and spend an afternoon with friends and family. Check out the Limelight branded blankets and chairs and purchase a lift ticket for the Silver Queen Gondola from the front desk for an afternoon of mountain bliss.
Limelight Hotel Aspen with the Little Nell
Limelight Hotel Aspen with the Little Nell

Groom the Mountain with The Little Nell

Find out how the slopes of Aspen Mountain are perfected each evening by riding shotgun in a heated snowcat. One of Aspen’s grooming pros will take two guests at a time on an intimate, behind-the-scenes ride in a top-of-the-line “Bison 350” Prinoth snowcat. Tours leave at 5 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from December 12, 2018 – April 12, 2019 (subject to conditions). This experience is open only to guests of The Little Nell, Residences of The Little Nell and the Limelight. Cost for two people, $100.
Limelight Hotel Aspen Lessons with the Pros
Limelight Hotel Aspen Lessons with the Pros

Discounted Lessons with the Pros

After experiencing Inside Tracks, many guests are interested in taking a lesson from one of the Ski & Snowboard School of Aspen Snowmass pros. We’re here to help. Any Limelight guest who participated in our Inside Tracks adventure has earned 20% off their first lesson with a pro.
Uphilling with Ted Mahon at Limelight Hotel Aspen
Uphilling with Ted Mahon at Limelight Hotel Aspen

Uphill Lessons with Ted Mahon

Learn the growing sport of uphill skiing and get a major workout in the process. Offered January 9, February 6 and March 6, these Limelight exclusive lessons are with Ted Mahon, an experienced mountain climber, ski mountaineer and competitive ultra runner, who has been teaching skiing in Aspen Snowmass for over two decades. He’s been to the summit of Mount Everest, has climbed and skied the 100 tallest mountains in Colorado and completed some of the toughest ultra running courses around. Let him introduce you to uphilling, a different way to explore the mountains.
Limelight Hotel Aspen Snowshoe Tours
Limelight Hotel Aspen Snowshoe Tours

Snowshoe Tours

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. In partnership with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, guests of the Limelight are able to enjoy complimentary snowshoe tours throughout the Aspen area. There’s really nothing quite like a walk in the woods where the only sounds you hear are from wildlife and snow crunching underfoot.

Most Wednesdays from January 9–March 27, 2019. Guests will depart at 10am and return at noon.