Luxury in Aspen: Alpine luxury at its best, outside Europe
This is undeniably the most famous ski resort in North America, located in the state of Colorado in the Rocky Mountains region. Powder-perfect conditions and the Aspenglow that John Denver so loved, have made it a number one destination for skiers and snowboarders. Just down the road is Aspen's Snowmass. Its pristine beauty and overwhelming vistas are equalled only by the vertical mass of Ajax Mountain. Between them, they amount to the most sought-after ski and snowboard and winter holiday destinations in America. The City of Aspen provides and operates 30 public parks, the Wheeler Opera House, the James E. Moore municipal swimming pool, an 18 hole golf course, two tennis court complexes, two climbing facilities, four ball fields and two ice skating rinks. Not to mention 100 miles of Nordic skiing, walking and biking paths and unsurpassed beauty enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Ordinary people come to Aspen to feel like celebrities and famous people go there to feel ordinary.
Aspen combines its small town charm and quaint private apartments, with fashion and class and stylish luxury rental chalets, it is truly a one-of-a-kind place that makes Colorado so special. Driving to Aspen from Denver is a scenic trip, about 4 hours in the winter months. Public buses serve the entire valley with a bus stop about every half hour. For ultimate convenience, fly into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE). The Aspen area was originally discovered by the Ute Indians and called "Shining Mountains". Between the trees on Aspen Mountain, you can find four hidden ‘shrines' made by locals in homage to John Denver, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. Snowmass is the second largest ski area in the country with 3,010 acres of snow - no less than 36 Disneylands could fit within the ski area boundaries. Aspen's climate is characteristic of high altitudes with low humidity and intense sunshine. Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended for all seasons.