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An instant guide to Aspen

By TTM on 05 October 2005 in Travel Articles

Where is Aspen?

Aspen is located high in the Rocky Mountains in the state of Colorado.

Scenery?
Think four towering mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.

What Makes It So Good?
Reliable snowfall and attentive staff.


When to go? 

From Mid-November two of the mountains open. The second two open in mid-December and are more suitable for beginners.


Spot the Celebrity
Steven Spielberg, Elle Macpherson, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sly Stallone are regulars.

Accommodation:

Hotel Jerome, 330 E Main Street

Tel 00 1970 929 1000 www.hoteljerome.com

Doubles from ?150 in low season to over ?450 at Christmas

Red Ski Haus

Tel 00 1 970 925 3333 www.littleredskihaus.net

Doubles from ?60 to ?180 at peak time

Any non-ski activities? 

Yes, sleigh riding, ice skating, mountain biking, bungee jumping or a good dollop of retail therapy at the various designer outlets.

Apres Ski?

Hit the bar at J-Bar at the Jerome Hotel or enjoy a musical concert at Harris Concert Hall or a dram at the Aspen District Theatre.

Eating Out?

Try Jack Nicholson's pet pizzeria Mezzaluna

Tel: 00 970 925 5882

Getting There:

Land at Denver airport.

United Airlines as direct flights from Heathrow

or try Ski Independence 0870 555 0555


Further information: www.aspensnowmass.com


 

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