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Aspen is possibly the best known ski resort in the world. Located in Colorado in the USA, it began life in the eighteen eighties as a silver mining area. The resort continues to grow, with satellite resorts close by which include, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen highlands. Crested Butte and Ski Cooper are a little further afield. Ski passes cover all of these mountains and offer an abundance of trails to suit all levels of ability. With a choice of several snow parks in the area, boarders are more than happy. At a high altitude and with an average of twenty five feet of snow throughout the season, Aspen enjoys good conditions from the end of November until the beginning of May. Whether or not you choose to ski, Aspen ski holidays offer fun filled days followed by lively evenings.
Aspen ski holidays offer skiing for all levels of ability in a beautiful area that has good snow cover throughout its long season. This lively town has much to offer non-skiers as there is much to see and do. Apres ski is lively, restaurants cater for all, and there are shops galore.
Although Aspen has an upmarket reputation, the haunt of the rich and famous, the development of the resort has put it within the budgets of ordinary folk. With runs catering for everyone from novice to expert, Aspen ski holidays have wide appeal. The Buttermilk area is ideal for families with young children.
The Aspen ski holiday season lasts from late November until the beginning of May. The resort is fairly snow sure throughout the season. In summer Aspen is popular with climbers, hill walkers, mountain bikers.
Although Aspen ski holidays are considered to be the most exclusive in the USA, the resort is not just for well-heeled celebrities. Surrounded by wooded slopes topped by jagged mountain peaks, visitors to Aspen enjoy stunning scenery. As the resort is comprised of several ski areas, there is a free transport to the lifts which give easy access to the slopes. With such a large variety of runs, the slopes are never crowded. Ski schools provide excellent tuition as well as off-piste guides. Hotels, apartments and chalets provide a range of high quality accommodation, while restaurants, bistros and cafes cater for all palates. Aspen ski holidays are ideal for groups with non-skiers in their midst as there is plenty to occupy their daylight hours. Recreational facilities include walking trails, skating, snowshoeing, tennis and swimming, tobogganing and sleigh riding. Those who enjoy a shopping spree will be delighted by both the quantity and the quality of the shops and boutiques. Aspen ski holidays offer fun-filled days in stunning surroundings, followed by lively evenings in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Aspen nightlife can be as lively or as relaxed as you wish as there are venues to suit all moods and occasions. There are opportunities for evening sports and of course, fine dining. There are clubs and discos where you can party through to the early hours of the morning.
Aspen has shops, stores and boutiques in numbers that will satisfy even the most avaricious of shoppers. If you are taking a budget Aspen ski holiday you may only wish to window shop as goods here can be fairly pricey.
Aspen has many first class restaurants serving international cuisine. There are also plenty of cheaper options including fast food outlets.