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Aspen

Country Colorado, USA
Nearest airport Aspen (5 miles)
Resort height / Vertical rise 7945ft / 3267ft
Acres / Km of Piste 680 acres
No of trails / No of lifts 270 / 37
Hard / Moderate / Easy 109 / 120 / 41
Annual snowfall / reliability? 250" / good
Resort Website
www.aspensnowmass.com/
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Aspen

Aspen


Description

Aspen is a town with a rich history. In the late 20th century it was the home to the world's most productive silver mines. But, when the seams ran out, the town quickly dwindled in size. Then in the mid 20th century the town reinvented itself as a ski centre.

Nowadays Aspen is a very stylish, attractive town - the boom mining times left some beautiful character Victorian buildings.

Linked by ski-bus, there are 4 separate skiing areas - Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass. Buttermilk is great for beginners, with lots of easy skiing. Snowmass has a good variety of terrain, with both easy slopes (at the bottom), and adrenaline-surging runs (at the top). Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands are best know for their extreme skiing. On Aspen mountain, try the famous dump runs, such as Bear Paw formed by slides of mining spoil.

Why in 100 Best?

Though it can be over-priced, the bottom line is that Aspen offers a tremendous amount of truly challenging skiing.

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At A Glance
Snow Reliability
Ski-In Ski Out
Stay in Village at Mtn
Stay nr Mtn
Suitable for Learners
Tree/Glade Skiing
Chute/Bowl Skiing
Suitable for Families
Apres Ski
Expensive

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