Non-Stop Flights to Aspen

Aspen is without question one of the top ski destinations in the world, as evidenced by our 2021-2022 Visitors Choice Awards, in which OnTheSnow users rated Aspen-Snowmass the top overall resort. Due to its popularity, flights to Aspen fill up quickly, so you’ll want to start planning your trip as far in advance as possible. Let our Aspen flight guide help as you plan your next Aspen ski trip. 

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Aspen Flight Guide

>About Aspen

Aspen is located in west-central Colorado, surrounded by the Elk Mountains’ peaks. Aspen’s four extraordinary mountains—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass—make it one of the most coveted ski destinations in the world. Located southwest of Denver, Aspen is a three to four-hour drive from Denver, depending on the season and traffic.  

Skier in powder at Aspen-Snowmass.
©The Little Nell / Aspen Snowmass Resort

During the ski season, travelers should plan for at least four hours, however, and often longer depending on weather and traffic. If you’re flying into Denver, that can make for a full day of travel from many North America cities. By flying directly into Aspen, travelers can be to world-class slopes just minutes after landing.

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) is located just three miles from downtown Aspen and six miles from Snowmass Village, making it a no-brainer to fly into Aspen. Once you’ve flown into Aspen, you don’t even need a car thanks to the Silver Queen Gondola in downtown Aspen and a plethora of shuttles and transportation options. Skiers and snowboarders have easy access to 5,300 acres of terrain spread across 4 world-class resorts. In addition to world-class ski resorts, Aspen is home to world-class hotels. Check out our picks of the top Aspen hotels.  

Get to Know Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE)

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is one of the closest airports you’ll find to ski resorts, located just minutes away from Aspen’s four mountains. Travelers could take the first non-stop flight of the day and be on the slopes by lunchtime. What’s more, many Aspen hotels offer complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off.  

If you’re renting a car, the rental car counters are located in the Baggage Claim/Arrivals area of the terminal. Bus service from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) into Aspen and Snowmass is provided for free. There are also taxis and rideshare services that pick up outside of Baggage Claim.

Non-Stop Flights to Aspen 

Below you’ll find daily non-stop flights to Aspen from a number of U.S. metros. Some of these flights are seasonal, while others can change without much notice. In Aspen, for example, the most daily flights occur around the holidays, while the frequency of seasonal flights goes down around February. We recommend checking with the airline for specific times and availability as you plan your trip. 



Destination Route Dates 
Austin AUS – ASE Seasonal 
Chicago  ORD – ASE Seasonal 
Dallas  DFW – ASE Year-Round 
Los Angeles  LAX – ASE Seasonal  
PhoenixPHX – ASESeasonal



Destination Route Dates 
Atlanta  ATL – ASE Year-Round 
Los Angeles LAX – ASE Year-Round 



Destination Route Dates 
Chicago  ORD – ASE Year-Round 
Denver DEN – ASE Year-Round  
Houston  IAH – ASE Seasonal 
Los Angeles  LAX – ASE Seasonal
San Francisco  SFO – ASE Seasonal 

Need to Know Information 

It’s no secret that a ski trip can often take a little bit more planning and preparation. And that’s particularly the case when flying into a destination like Aspen that has a smaller airport and is prone to winter weather. We recommend booking your flights as far in advance as possible. Those weekend flights in and out of Aspen fill up quickly, and especially on holiday weekends. 

Finally, no matter where you’re flying in and out of, we recommend giving yourself some extra time. Winter weather, traffic, and the time to check ski gear and get through security can all be unpredictable. For one less thing to think about, consider shipping your skis or snowboard. 

Header image: ©The Little Nell / Aspen Snowmass Resort

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