Winter Driving Tips

VW Bug covered in snow

Even if it hasn't snowed recently in Aspen, the roads can still be slick. Always be prepared for winter weather and keep your smart driving sense in check when on the road. 

  • Use the free in-town bus service whenever possible. More info.  
  • Parking is restricted in the Commercial Core and on State Highway 82 (Main Street and Original Street) between 3 a.m. - 7 a.m. The Core area boundaries are Main to Durant, and Original to Aspen Streets. 
  • Start and stop gradually. 
  • Drive at steady speeds, avoiding sudden starts of stops. 
  • Accelerate slightly when approaching a hill, then maintain a steady speed going up. Gear down (down shift) to avert wear on brakes and sustain control.
  • To avoid skids, drive sensibly and steadily. Anticipate turns and lane changes. If the vehicle begins to skid, remove your foot from the accelerator or brake and steer in the direction of the skid. After you regain control of the vehicle, straighten and proceed.
  • Use gentle braking pressure on slippery road conditions. To avoid locking wheels, use a gentle pumping action on disc brakes, but steady gentle pressure on anti-lock brake systems. Drive through curves at a safe, steady speed and gear down for both uphill and downhill.
  • Completely clear your windshields and side windows of snow and ice before driving. Snow reduces visibility and creates blind spots.