Hitting the Slopes in Aspen, Colorado

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Visiting cities around the world is a lot of fun, but nothing beats getting outdoors and experiencing nature in its variable forms, particularly when that involves outdoor adventures.

So when the team over at Cotswold Outdoor sent me on a mission to capture my outdoor adventures in their gear, how could I refuse!? Plus, I consider online shopping to be a personal talent of sorts.

So I went over to the website and picked out a few ski necessities:

Columbia ski jacket

The North Face Ski Pants

Barts Beanie

Gloves by The North Face

Bag by Rebecca Minkoff

In under a few minutes I had all that I needed to hit the slopes in Aspen, Colorado.

Brooke Saward Cotsworld Outdoor Cotsworld Outdoor in Aspen Colorado

Skiing in Aspen

Whilst in Aspen I stayed at Snowmass, which was a perfect stomping ground for a budding beginner.

On one of the days during my trip, I joined a group of skiers on top of Ajax mountain to try new terrain. Rookie error! As it turns out the terrain here was not entirely appropriate for a beginner, so I ended up taking near enough to the entire day to get down. But alas, I can say I have skied Ajax Mountain!

The Aspen Highlands are another popular spot for skiers in Aspen, however again are not made for beginners. If you’re just starting out on the slopes like me (I first learned to ski last year in Switzerland), then I would highly recommend sticking to Snowmass for the first few days.

For more: Read about my 7 day ski trip.



All ski gear provided by Cotswold Outdoor.

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    May 22, 2015 at 3:31 am

    This sounds amazing! I’ve only been skiing in Vermont and New Hampshire, but I’ve heard the mountains out West are much better! I would love to try skiing in Colorado at some point 🙂

    Jacey Cargill
    May 20, 2015 at 9:15 am

    as a Colorado native i’m glad to see you made it to this wonderful part of the world.

    May 20, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Oh, I have made the mistake of riding the lift to terrain that I wasn’t ready for. My very first day on a snowboard, many years ago, I thought I had the hang of it and jumped on a lift that took me to the very top of Breck. Three hours later, the mountain was shutting down and my husband was calling ski patrol looking for me. 😉 You live and learn!

    • Brooke Saward
      May 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Well I’m glad I’m not the only one who made this rookie error haha! So true – live and learn 🙂

    May 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I would probably ski more if it wasn’t so god damn expensive haha!
    I travel with all the money I have instead 😀

    Andrea Petersen
    May 19, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I’m going skiing in Colorado at Christmas and you have made me so much more excited!!! 🙂 Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    May 19, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I only went skiing once before but I would love to try it again.

    May 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    This is on my bucket list! And also I love love love your bright green jacket 🙂 Hope you had lots of fun, and once again thank you for inspiring me to get out more 😀


    May 19, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    You must be getting good at skiing!

    May 19, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Looks amazing! I still need to learn how to ski….