Once an unassuming way for locals and a small number of tourists to reach Aspen, the rapid increase in traffic heading to Aspen year-round has lead to a number of renovations and expansions for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE). Just three miles northwest of the center of Aspen, this small airport is one of the most conveniently located in Colorado ski country.
Though still a single-floor terminal, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) boasts numerous facilities, including a number of different offices where travelers can rent cars, numerous restaurants and gift shops, and a year-round guest services desk for those who arrive with questions or concerns. The single terminal began as a low-key Colorado facility but is now bright and contemporary. Plans are in place to expand facilities to better accommodate the always-increasing numbers of visitors.
Open year-round, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE)ís high altitude and unorthodox location mean that planes must not exceed a specific wingspan, though there are plans in place to change the runway to accommodate planes of all sizes. Currently, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, and United Express all offer flights to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE) from Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and a few other cities, depending on the time of year.