Aspen winters are simply magical and a luxury Colorado ski vacation in Aspen or Snowmass is more than just a destination, but a ticket to lifelong memories.

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Just ask the meteorologists who track epic annual snowfalls. If big mountain adventure is your game, there’s nothing like the four Aspen/Snowmass resorts and stunning backcountry winter sport opportunities in the area. Buttermilk is the area’s starter hill (and home to the annual X-Games), Snowmass offers everything from intermediate runs and bunny slopes to cliff drops and mogul fields, and both Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands are all about the steeps that make the area famous.

Couple this with an incredible network of cross-county ski trails all across the Roaring Fork Valley, and winter play opportunities that run the gamut from snowmobiles and sled-dogs to a horse-and-sleigh ride adventure and an evening of fine dining at a remote, romantic lodge.

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If the word “Aspen” conjures images of high living, it should. Aspen has long hosted world leaders, celebrities, and the well heeled, and the byproduct is a place that breathes refinement, with spas and services catering to the most unique tastes, and some of the most costly real estate going.

Style is for sale in Aspen, which is home to world-class restaurants, luxury shops representing high-end brands such as Gucci and Prada, enticing galleries, and luxury mountain getaways that will astound.

And while refined, the town of Aspen is home to some unique local characters. Hop on a chairlift riding up Aspen Mountain on a crisp Colorado morning and there’s a good chance you’ll run into a ski bum who might tell you how Aspen is an ancient power center dating back to the bands of Ute who once called the area home. It’s also the kind of place where you might become embroiled in a friendly bar-stool debate between a corporate CEO and a carpenter, or a super model and a shopkeeper.

“Come for the winter; stay for the summer” goes the old ski town adage, and it couldn’t be more true in the town of Aspen. In late spring, the snow recedes to reveal mountain meadows splashed with colorful wildflowers and valleys laced with a web of hiking and mountain biking trails. Your legs might still be tired from skiing the very day you start cycling and hiking.


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