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Adventure Concierge at The Little Nell, Aspen

The Adventure Centre at The Little Nell is now open for Summer 2015, serving as the staging ground for excursions, adrenalin-inducing adventures, children specific activities and more. The Little Nell’s Five Star, Five Diamond services and amenities play a part in every outing - their knowledgeable adventure concierges are expert guides and the talented culinary team at The Little Nell’s element 47 provide enticing picnics and provisions.

Highlights this summer include the following:
•Jeep Tours – The most popular outings of all are offered as 2-, 4- and 6-hour off-road tours in deluxe Jeep Rubicons. New this year are Sunrise and Sunset Trips. Depending on the tour, guests will ascend Aspen Mountain’s Summer Road to peer out over the town or towards the Continental Divide, traverse exhilarating ridge lines, ride along the shore of crystal blue lakes or through the middle of a forgotten ghost town. Routes up Independence Pass and into the backcountry are also available. All tours include picnic or boxed lunch selections.  

• Stargazing – Also new this year, the hotels adventure concierge and an astronomy expert will be the guides on these night-time Jeep tours to see meteor showers, shooting stars, quarter moons and constellations. State-of-the-art binoculars will be provided as guests enjoy dessert, Champagne and learning more about the magical night sky. Stargazing is offered as part of the “Richmond Ridge Romance Package” or independently based on availability.  

• Fly-Fishing - Whatever skill level, The Little Nell will customise a fishing trip with their team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan or any number of private Gold Medal waters throughout the Valley. The Little Nell also has an exclusive arrangement with T-Lazy-7 Ranch to fish their ponds stocked with rainbow trout. The guides will teach guests how to read the water, use professional casting techniques and illustrate how to present your fly or lure most attractively to hook rainbows, brookies and browns. All trips include fully customisable gourmet snacks or picnic lunches, with or without wine and beer pairings.  

• Cycling - The Little Nell’s second annual Clip in with Christian VIP cycling experience takes place from 17-20 August. Coinciding with Colorado’s USA Pro Challenge, guests will get to ride Aspen’s most scenic routes, enjoy VIP access to Stages 3 and 4 of the race, wine and dine with The Little Nell and much more. This bespoke biking experience is led by Christian Vande Velde, the 2012 USA Pro Challenge champion, alongside his friends and former pros George Hincapie and Craig Lewis.  

• Aspen Mountain Yoga - Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, Aspen Mountain provides the perfect natural setting for scenic hikes, outdoor adventures, relaxation and rejuvenation. Aspen Mountain Yoga is one of the most popular programs of the season, held at the top of Ajax. The hour of open-air Hatha yoga, led by Aspen’s Shakti Shala studio, is free with the purchase of a gondola foot passenger ticket. Offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. from 22 June – 28 August. Reservations are required  

• Family Adventures - All of the above adventures can be customised for families or children. For even more options, take part in the Perfect Summer Package on Aspen Mountain and/or Snowmass. With the purchase of a gondola pass, enjoy free amenities at the top of Aspen Mountain including hiking trails, disc golf, naturalist hikes, live music on weekends and more.  

• Additional Adventures - Roll through town on one of the hotels complimentary cruisers for adults or on children’s bikes. Hiking, downhill biking, rock climbing, paragliding, horseback riding and more can also be arranged by the adventure concierges with the outside vendors.  

The Adventure Centre at The Little Nell is located at the base of Aspen Mountain (their Ski Concierge Centre in winter). Stop in to meet the guides, book trips, pick up complimentary trail maps and shop for retail items including cycling kits, Patagonia waders and boots, Scott and Hardy fly rods and reels, flies and more.

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