Ski resorts of Aspen, Colorado - four mountains, painted white, dotted with hither and thither skiers, among the vast Rocky Mountains grip the eyes and shape some of the most renowned ski resorts of the word. Rising up from downtown Aspen is Aspen Mountain, Colorado. The figures: base elevation, 7,945 ft.; summit elevation, 11,212 ft.; vertical rise, 3,267 ft.; and terrain, 673 acres. Its location is convenient for skiing to lunch, shops, and the Aspen/Snowmass ski resort. Aspen Mountain is mostly for intermediates and experts with bump and steep runs. Above Highland Village with its shops, vacation rentals like homes, cabins, cottages, ski chalet, apartments, villas, condos, and restaurants looms Aspen Highlands.
Of course, accommodations variety in ski resorts of Aspen, Colorado, is very large, so finding lodging in one of the many vacation rentals such as homes, cabins, cottages, chalet, condos, apartments or villas is usually easy. Still, in the peak seasson, due to its popularity, this ski resorts are very crowded, so renting in time a vacation property is advisable. In Aspen, Colorado, the events will pull you in. Annual events not to be missed are Winterskol, Food and Wine Classic, Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, and the Aspen Arts Festival, and the Winter X Games. There are usually more than one event taking place daily: ski and snowboard races, entertainment festivals with food, beverage, and song, theatre plays, writers workshops, standup comedy acts and comedy troupes, film festivals, summer sports tournaments, art exhibits, rodeos, and more. There is a rainbow of shops in Aspen, Colorado. Whether you are looking for a Gucci purse, the latest skiing equipment, or eclectic and ethnic fare, Aspen has it. Restaurants cater to variety of palettes: American, Japanese, French, Italian, vegetarian. Aspen has some cooking schools, which is an indication of the attention to food you will receive. Need to be online, a few Internet cafes are around.
Ski resorts of Aspen, Colorado, conjures in the mind endless valleys, shimmering peaks, swimming snow, skiers zigzagging, knees bouncing, powder shredding, smoke rising from chimneys, and smiling passersby walking through the lit streets. Primo skiing is probably the first activity, which will draw you. And snowboarding. Other activities run the gamut, so if the downhill skiing or snowboarding is not your bag, there are other things: balloon rides, cross-country skiing, dogsledding, flyfishing, hut trips, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, ice skating, paintball, paragliding, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, biking, camping, golf, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, rock climbing, swimming, target shooting, tennis, 4-wheeling, and spa treats. While wintertime may be high season, Aspen is a year round resort community and thriving city. Luxurious Aspen, artistic Aspen, rugged Aspen, action-filled Aspen - vacation here, find lodging at comfortable vacation rentals like homes, cabins, cottages, ski chalet, condos, villas or apartments and you will see its many facets are as vast as the Rockies which surround it. The ski resorts of Snowmass Mountain are more family-friendly, where things for kids and adults alike go on all the time. Its figures: base elevation, 8,104 ft.; summit elevation, 12,510 ft.; vertical rise, 4,406 ft.; and terrain, 3,128 acres. Snowboarders welcome at the Super Dragon halfpipe. Check out the mountaintop cabin for a western-style meal. Listen to stories by a campfire. Or, paintball at an indoor warehouse. Most popular of all four mountains is Buttermilk Mountain. You may have heard of it, because, for nine years, it has been home of ESPN's Winter X Games, and will be till 2010. Crazy T'rain Park packs the best of them in, on advanced slopes crammed with rails, funboxes, and hits. Buttermilk Mountain also has the X Games Superpipe, a Ski and Snowboard School Park and minipipe for practice. This mountain is also known for its world-class ski and snowboard instruction. Beside the thrilling winter games, there is depth and breadth to Aspen, an artistic community that comfortably sits at the same table as other cities in the world. Lodging in vacation rentals like cottages, cabins, chalet, homes, condos, apartments or villas can be found everywhere in the premier ski resorts of Aspen, Colorado. Vacation properties have amenities which fit everyone's needs. Summer or winter, Aspen, Colorado, is a vacation resort where you'll feel you like in Heaven!