Aspen/Snowmass/Pitkin County Airport Info
Aspen has a small airport that is located just outside of the City of Aspen. There are a limited number of scheduled flights arriving into this airport. Flights into Aspen can be expensive and they are often affected by snowy weather. If a flight is changed due to weather it might be rerouted to Denver or Grand Junction from where the airlines may decide to bus the passengers to Aspen. The Aspen Airport is only about 10 minutes from town, making it the most convenient way to travel to Aspen. From the airport you can take the local free bus into town, take a cab, and many hotels offer shuttle service. There is also rental car service from the airport, although; if you’re staying in town you won’t likely need a car unless its summertime and you plan on doing a lot of exploring/hiking in the surrounding areas.
The photo above shows the Aspen Airport as seen from the Aspen Highlands Ski Area.
Airlines Servicing Aspen/Snowmass
All of the airline companies listed below are currently flying into the Aspen/Snowmass Airport.
Aspen/Snowmass Airport Parking
Parking in the Premium Lot is free for the first 60 minutes. After this time period – the cost of parking is $2/hour for the first 5 hours. The max charge for parking is $10/day in this parking lot.
The Economy Parking Lot provides a cheaper option for vacationers who need to leave their vehicle at the Aspen airport. The first hour is also free in this lot. Rates after the first hour are $1/hour and there is a max charge of $5/day.
Aspen Airport Transportation
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) provides a free bus service that will transport skiers and snowboarders to Aspen and Snowmass. These buses will depart every 30 minutes from the airport.
Most of the local hotels and lodges will provide courtesy shuttle rides to/from the airport upon your request.