How—and Why—to Start a Family Tradition in Aspen

Family tradition in Aspen

Sharing family time is more important today than ever before. Quality moments with loved ones strengthen a sense of belonging and reminds us of our roots and identity. Family rituals create comfort and security while instilling family values. The more positive familial interactions that exist, the greater ability we have to adjust to life changes.

An escape to the mountains is an opportunity for families to gather, reconnect face-to-face, and to deepen their relationships through rich experiences that turn into lifelong memories. Soon enough—perhaps too soon—families begin to share their annual vacation across multiple generations: It becomes a piece of family tradition.

What better place is there to share foundational, multi-generational moments than in Aspen? Whether your family enjoys wild adventures or relaxing dinners (or both), you will look forward to this week all year.

Ways to Start a Family Tradition in the Heart of Colorado.

Visit Aspen during a holiday. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or 4th of July, spending a holiday here is something magical you can share with your family.

Snap family photos. Always remember to capture at least one group family photo—among the Aspens or with mountain views—to commemorate the occasion. As the years pass on, you’ll have a wonderful album of your time in Aspen.

Trail time, led by the kids. Whether you’re hiking or skiing, ask every person in the family to help choose the trail at a different point in time, and to help navigate the family as they adventure.

Explore The Nell’s wine cellar. Now that your kids are grown, help them develop their palette.

Go ice skating, even if you’re amateur. Enjoy a burger and fries afterward at CP Burger.

Come together for a big family breakfast. Here are the best breakfast spots in Aspen.

Hire a guide to learn a new activity together such as mountain biking, rock climbing, or snowboarding. A local expert also will inevitably teach you more about Aspen and Colorado!

Include one family date night with tickets to a show: check out the Wheeler Opera House, Belly Up Aspen, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Experience First Tracks. Head out onto Aspen Mountain before it opens to the public and enjoy perfectly groomed runs with just your family.

The Little Nell has been hosting multi generational families for almost 30 years. Come stay with us and start a family tradition in Aspen to last the next 30.