some things that are unique to Aspen Colorado?
Aspen is home to
great skiing and beautiful alpine scenery. Aspen is a truly unique
for hosting some of the wealthiest skiers in the
Though watching the parade of personalities strutting about can
provide for an entertaining
afternoon in itself, its natural
draws and really fun outdoor recreation are more rewarding
What are some of the more popular ski and
snowboarding resorts arounfd Aspen and what do
they have to
Four ski areas are operated by Aspen Skiing Company.
Aspen, overlooking the town, is an
offering more than three thousand feet of steep vertical drop. Aspen
Highlands, about one mile west of town, has outstanding extreme
skiing and breathtaking views.
Buttermilk Mountain, two
miles west of Aspen, provides gentle slopes for beginners and
intermediate skiers. Snowmass, twelve miles northwest of Aspen
on highway 82 boasts the
longest vertical drop in the USA.
(4400 feet) Contact the Aspen Skiing Company for
information on lift tickets, resort hotels or rentals.
What are some other activities in Aspen, particularly
for those interested in hiking and biking?
The three wilderness
areas surrounding Aspen offer bountiful hiking trails in summer and early
fall. The Hunter Valley Trail leads through wild flower
meadows and into the Hunter-Fryingpan
Plenty of heavily used mountain biking routes surround Aspen
Mountain and Smuggler Mountain.
Hunter Valley and Sunnyside
Trails provide a challenging single-track loop north of town. The
Montezuma Basin and Pearl Pass rides offer extreme cycling