Rec Centers

Winter Wonderland

Sledding, skating, and snowshoeing all in one spot!? Sounds too good to be true, huh?

The Aspen Recreation Center’s Winter Wonderland features all these great outdoor activities that are perfect for après ski or just an afternoon family outing.

Take a ride on the “Whoa Nelly” Sledding Hill. Grab your friends and hang on to your hats! See who can race down the hill first – winner gets his or her sled carried back up the hill by the other racers! 

Whether you have fresh new snow or are sledding down the dips and jumps created by other sledders, you’re going to have fun. Bring your own equipment and sled for FREE! Otherwise, rent a sled from us for only $5.

After you have finished your ride down the sledding hill, strap on your skates and try out the new outdoor skating rink– the ARC-tic Pond. During dusk the lights turn on and the twinkling trees help give it that magical, nighttime ambiance.

You’re not done yet! Next, test out your snowshoe skills on three new trails that take you around the Aspen Recreation Center. Snowshoeing is the perfect way to enjoy Aspen’s blue bird days outdoors. If you’re looking for a more athletic endeavor, take a look at the cross-country map that boasts over 90 kilometers of trails from Aspen to Snowmass.

"Skate Under the Lights" - The ARC-tic Skating Pond is open until 9:00pm (Monday - Friday), until 8:00pm (Saturday), and until 6:00pm (Sunday).  

Outside at the Aspen Recreation Center
0861 Maroon Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

Sledding at the “Whoa Nelly" Sledding Hill
Ice Skating at the outdoor ARC-tic Skating Pond
Snowshoeing on trails that start at the Aspen Recreation Center


FREE if you bring your own equipment.
$6 for skates/sled/snowshoe rental package
$5 for sled or snowshoe
$3 for skate rental only (limited skate sizes available - first come, first served!)