What are the best outdoor activities in Aspen?

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Larry Olmsted

If you decide to take a break from skiing one of its four mountains, Aspen is a great place for trying other winter fun. Dogsledding with Krabloonik kennels has long been about the most popular extra-curricular in these parts, fun for everyone from couples to families, offered as 2-hour morning or afternoon rides or as a twilight package with delicious 4-course dinner. If you haven’t been, dogsledding is a blast and the dogs love it even more than the people. Two different companies in Aspen offer sunrise hot air balloon flights over the snowcapped Rockies, about 3 hours in total: Above It All and Unicorn Balloon Company. Twice each day, naturalists from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies lead guided snowshoe tours from both Snowmass and Aspen Mountains, for adults and kids as young as 7. The $61 fee ($49 youth) includes gear, snacks, lift ride and hot drinks. And if you feel a little stiff, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in ski season, free pre-ski yoga classes are offered from 9:30-10:30 on the Sundeck at Aspen (Ajax) Mountain.

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