Local outdoor outfitter Ute Mountaineer has operated the Aspen Cross-Country Center, set on Aspen’s public golf course, for nearly three decades. Located near the Aspen-Snowmass Nordic Trail System (a 60-mile web of Nordic bliss linking Aspen with Snowmass, Ashcroft and Basalt), the center is a convenient spot to rent gear, take a lesson or head out on a guided tour.