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Let’s get this trip booked early so you can enjoy one of the most conveniently accessed destinations of any ski resort. Aspen Airport (ASE) sits just 10-15 minutes from downtown Aspen and Snowmass Village with nonstop flights emanating from Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. This is a small airport with a limited number of flights, those who book early not only secure their flights but also enjoy better rates than those who procrastinate. It is a fast drive or shuttle from the airport to your accommodations, many properties even offer free transportation from and to the airport. Alternative airports include Eagle (EGE) approximately 1.5 hours from Aspen/Snowmass, Denver (DEN) approximately 4 hours from the area, and Grand Junction (GJT) approximately 2.5 hours from the area. Rocky Mountain Getaways will arrange shared or private shuttle service as well as discounted vehicle rentals from any of the airports servicing Aspen/Snowmass.

Those driving from the East as well as where Denver Airport is located, will find the drive on Interstate-70 easy in good weather, more challenging when there is snow, and extremely scenic no matter the conditions. Those coming from the South will encounter several mountain passes that could be quite challenging in bad weather, from the West and North the drive is fairly smooth and simple. Four wheel drive is highly recommended no matter where you are starting your drive during the winter months.

Driving Directions

  • To reach Aspen Snowmass, exit Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs and head 41 miles south and east to Aspen on Highway 82. (Glenwood Springs is 157 miles west of Denver).
  • In winter, Highway 82 over Independence Pass east of Aspen is closed, generally from late October through May depending on the first snowfall and snow removal operations, respectively.
  • Below is a summary of distances from Colorado’s airports to downtown Aspen.

From Aspen/Pitkin County Airport: 3 miles east on Highway 82.
From Denver International Airport (DEN): 220 miles west via I-70 and Colorado 82.
From Eagle County Airport (EGE): 70 miles west via I-70 and Colorado 82.
From Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT): 125 miles east via I-70 and Colorado 82.

Airport/Flight Options to Snowmass


Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is just 3 miles from the town of Aspen and 6 miles from Snowmass Village. With service from United and American Airlines, it offers direct flights to Denver, Chicago (O'Hare), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas / Ft. Worth, Houston, Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, and new this winter, Phoenix. Hundreds of one-stop connections are available through these gateways. Altogether, ASE offers nonstop flights from ten cities with a minimum of 220 total flights per week in January to as many 281 total flights per week over the holidays – far more than ever before!



The largest and most active airport in the Rocky Mountain region is located only 220 miles from Aspen Snowmass. Visitors can easily take ground transportation from Denver International Airport (DIA) to Aspen Snowmass via I-70 and Colorado Highway 82. More than 1,500 daily flights are offered into DIA from more than 180 cities on 25 airlines, including international nonstop service from London/Heathrow on British Airways, from Reykjavik on IcelandAir, from Frankfurt + Munich on Lufthansa, from Tokyo on United, and now for this winter London / Gatwick on Norwegian Air and Panama City on Copa Airlines. 


Flight map to Aspen, Colorado




Eagle County Airport is located just 70 miles from Aspen Snowmass. Served by 3 airlines with nonstop flights from 14 major cities during the winter, and one-stop connections from cities throughout the world.


Grand Junction's airport (GJT) is located 130 miles west of Aspen Snowmass. Frequent connecting flights from various U.S. cities and nonstop flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Dallas / Ft. Worth are offered.


Interested in flying privately to Aspen? Sentient Jet is now the official Private Jet Provider of Aspen Snowmass. Sentient — the leader in Private Jet Membership — provides access to more than 900 certified aircraft. Through the exclusive partnership between Aspen Snowmass and Sentient Jet we are pleased to offer guaranteed availability of world-class jets at member rates.