One of the best parts of vacationing in our super-connected age? No, it’s not putting on your “Out of Office” response, or the change of scenery. One if the best parts of going on vacation is recording and documenting it on social media. If your favorite Facebook & Snapchat friends, Instagram & Twitter followers (read Mom and Dad) don’t see that amazing ski run you conquered on Aspen Mountain, did it even happen?
The answer is yes, (but it’s not quite as cool or memorable.) If you’re not making your officemates jealous, what good is a getaway anyway?
I am here to help and share some of my favorite Aspen-area selfie ideas so that you can document your time here without spending too much time figuring out your plan of attack for, well, documenting your time here!
Your first stop on the selfie tour is also the first stop on the Aspen Historical Society’s pub tour. Coincidence? I think not.
The Red Onion is Aspen’s oldest and most historic bar. It’s also one of our favorite spots for a late night cocktail on the way home to cozy hotel rooms at the Limelight. Stop in to warm up with a quick drink and then continue on to stop number two.
As a tourist it’s definitely necessary to get a pic in front of (or in) the Aspen Mountain gondola. Even if you’re more of a Buttermilk skier (i.e. a beginner), you can pose and not-so-subtly let everyone know where you are spending your time off. If your game plan doesn’t involve heading to the top of the mountain, you should swing into the Ajax Tavern for truffle fries and maybe a celeb sighting. I still wish that I had gathered up the courage to snap a selfie with Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady when I saw them there a few years back.
On that note, there is nothing more Aspen than a celebrity encounter, so keep your eyes peeled. Antonio Banderas rocks a Strafe ski suit and he looks like just another local in it. Someone like Aspen regular Mariah Carey is bound to stand out a bit more with all of the bling and fur accessories, but when I saw the Olsen twins a few years ago, I barely even noticed that they weren’t just a couple of average gals shopping around town.
The good news about Aspen is that there are so many places to take a stellar selfie that you can’t really go wrong. Other favorites of mine include the top of the Smuggler Mountain hiking trail, at Kemo Sabe in full western regalia, and outside of a quintessentially Aspen restaurant like Jimmy’s. A little creativity with captions and the right alpenglow light, and you’ll have an off the chart number of likes within a few minutes.