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Summit for Life Report

Hello Friends & Family,

I'm less than an hour away from attempting the 3,267' climb up Aspen Mountain with at least 200 others in the 2nd annual Summit for Life challenge to help promote education and awareness about organ and tissue donation. This event is the brainchild of my buddy Chris Klug, who I'm sure you all remember as an Olympic Bronze Medalist in the Parallel Snowboard GS in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the first ever organ transplant survivor to medal in the Olympic games.

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport To Offer Free Wi-Fi

On December 3, the Aspen/Pitkin County airport will begin providing the public with free wireless internet service in the airport terminal building. For the past two years, the airport has had a paid wireless internet system operated under a commercial contract which expired in November. Under that system, users had to pay $9.95 per day for internet access.

Happy, Snowy December!

Saturday night on the Aspen Mall

Aspen/Snowmass was buried under as much as 30 inches of snow this weekend. Snow piled up leaving drifts more than three feet deep. On Snowmass, we saw 30 inches on top and 26 inches at mid mountain. On Aspen Mountain we ended up with 28 inches at both top and mid measuring stations.

New "Plan B' when flights cannot land

United Express will divert some non-stops to Grand Junction

Scott Condon

Aspen, CO Colorado

November 24, 2007

ASPEN - United Express is developing a better "Plan B" for times when bad weather prevents aircraft from landing at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

ESPN HD Goes Big With Winter X Games 12

ESPN and ABC Combine to Televise 15 Hours of Live Event Coverage For The First Time Ever In High Definition

ESPN HD and ABC HD will continue to expand their programming line-ups by offering all 15 hours of Winter X Games 12 in high-definition, January 24 through January 27, 2008 live from Aspen, Colorado. X Games 14 will also be presented entirely in HD and will air in early August, 2008. XCENTER, the daily highlight show for both the X Games and Winter X Games, will also be shown in HD on ESPN2 HD.

Aspen - Snowmass: Mountain Update

Thanks to the hard work of crews on Aspen Mountain the following terrain opened for the season today: Gretl's, Silver Dip, Pussyfoot, Upper Buckhorn, Blondies, Easy Chair and the skier's right part of the Dispy Headwall. Crews positioned the mountain to capitalize on natural snowfall and that's what happened. Aspen Mountain will have 109 acres open. 22% intermediate terrain, 2 of 8 lifts, 15 of 76 trails open

Trails currently open are:

Q&A: Aspen resort official Bill Tomcich discusses air service, lodging outlook

Bill Tomcich, president of Stay Aspen Snowmass and the resort's liaison to the airline industry, says there's room for additional airline service to Aspen. As for bookings, snow would help, he says.

Aspen Times Staff Report

Aspen, CO Colorado

November 27, 2007

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Schedule of Events

subject to change

Friday, December 7

8 am to 4 pm Free Public Shuttles - Run every 20 minutes from Rubey Park - St. Regis - Venue

10 am to 4:30 pm Sponsor Village Open - Gondola Plaza

10 am Venue Open

11 am RACE START: Women's Downhill - Ruthie's Run(awards ceremony immediately following)

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Apres Ski Street Party - Music, Entertainment, Free Snacks & Beverages - Gondola Plaza

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm All Out U.S. Ski Team Autograph Signing - Gondola Plaza

6 pm to 9 pm Budweiser Dine Around - Downtown Aspen Participating Restaurants

Private hotel' concept introduced in Aspen

Brent Gardner-Smith - Aspen Daily News Staff Writer

Sun 11/25/2007 11:00PM MST

An international company is now offering visitors to Aspen the option of staying in a "private hotel" for more than $7,000 a night.

A company called Villazzo has three "VillaHotels" in the Aspen area that have all the five-star amenities of a luxury hotel such as The Little Nell. These private hotels are part of a growing mix of expensive services and accommodations in Aspen.

Winter X Games Competition Schedule and Additions

Winter X Games 12: January 24-27, 2008; Live Coverage on ESPN and ABC

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