Ski Aspen, CO

Once famous as a silver-mining town, Aspen still has a working mine on the mountain. The mountain is not for beginners; there are no green runs. Aspen lends itself to event such as the 24 Hours of Aspen Ski Race, teams ski around the clock, resting only on the 14 minute lift ride to the top of the course. For other outdoor activities try dogsledding, snowcat tours, paragliding and many others.

Looking down the gondola at the town of Aspen.

Always known as the mountain town of Hollywood, many stars come here to escape and not to be seen. Many have been spotted here, but none are ever bothered. Most locals appreciate their talents but aren't like the star struck folks that span the world in search of their idols.

Local Scott McBrayer, shows a 360 for our eyes.

With many events throughout the year, Aspen Mountain is home to many world events and other more unique races. While the town of Aspen boasts several comedy festivals, and other posh gatherings. The true fun is to be had on the mountains.

Scott McBrayer launches off a kicker.

The terrain at Aspen Mountain has an interesting cross cut feature where some skiers will be challenged skiing the fall line. All will meet confrontation on Ajax's great bump runs and finish smiling at the end of them.

These bumps will throw even the best of skiers around.

Feature written and photographed by Phillips, March 2003. All information provided by Aspen Ski Company, Pierson Guides Ski Atlas.



Aspen is located on Highway 82 just 48 miles from Glenwood Springs. There are free shuttle buses constantly running from the area. Regional airports include Aspen, Eagle, Grand Junction and Denver. The Aspen area is a easy drive from neighboring cities: Denver, Vail, Salt Lake, Durango, Steamboat, Jackson, and many others. To get to Aspen take I-70 to Glenwood Springs / Aspen exit. Travel south on Highway 82, approximately 48 miles from Glenwood Springs. The easiest way to contact them: Snow Report: 970-925-1221, Main Office: 970-925-1220, Ski School: 970-925-1220 or you can visit their web site:

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