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The Power of Four: Part Three - Buttermilk

The ESPN X Games will call Buttermilk their home for six consecutive years, from 2002 to 2007 - marking the first time a mountain has hosted an X Games event (summer or winter) for more than two consecutive years. Buttermilk is also an ideal mountain for beginners, with over 435 acres of wide rolling trails. And, while the less experienced riders cruise wide, rolling trails, the experts can show off their skills in the terrain park. Buttermilk's Crazy T'rain Park is nationally known for the superpipe featured during the ESPN Winter X Games.

The Power of Four: Part Two - Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands Mountain will be the focus of part two, in the Power of Four. Locals call Aspen Highlands their favorite mountain to ski, and their predilection for this 12,500-foot mountain is not unfounded. Aspen Highlands has over 970 acres of extreme terrain, groomed cruisers and breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells. Lift lines at Aspen Highlands tend to be minimal as most skiers are hiking to Highland Bowl - the ultimate off-piste experience. This ski season, the new Deep Temerity lift will only make the skiing experience at Aspen Highlands more amazing than it already is.

The Power of Four: Part One - Aspen Mountain

Ever wonder why we call Aspen / Snowmass the "Power of Four"? Well, as part of a four part series, I will indulge in a description of each of the four mountains that make Aspen and Snowmass the most unique resort in North America. By purchasing one ticket, you can ski four different, and uniquely individual mountains.

Snowmass Introduces the "Big Air Dare"

Ever wonder what it feels like to be an extreme skier?

The day after Halloween...

After last night's Halloween festivities, Aspen seems to have slowed down a bit. There were the "Double Mint" twins, a Beetlejuice, and a Where's Waldo among the clever array of costumes. It looked like everyone was having a blast, and I have now witnessed that the nightlife in Aspen really does live up to its reputation. Now it is on to the next event - ski season. Ski season is only 24 days away, and Aspen is already reporting over a foot of snow as the base amount on the mountain. The forecast is calling for more winter weather this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Aspen/Snowmass events calendar rocks, literally

There is never a quiet weekend in Aspen. This weekend, Warren Miller debuts at the Wheeler Opera House, gearing the locals up for the ski season, while all of the Aspenites are also boasting about a memorable Halloween. As Halloween weekend approaches, I am ready to experience the night life in Aspen. All the locals are currently preparing me for the "best Halloween in the United States." I just hope that Aspen can live up to its reputation.

Skiing and Snowboarding begins in Aspen / Snowmass in less than one month

Get your skis and snowboards ready...temperatures are dropping, Halloween is approaching, and that means ski season is almost here. Aspen and Snowmass will be opening the slopes and running the lifts for skiers and snowboarders beginning Thursday, November 24th. Shortly after Aspen Mountain makes its winter debut, Highlands will follow with the unveiling of the new Deep Temerity Lift, opening up over 200 acres of advanced and expert terrain.

Winter Whiteout Weekend

This winter, on February 11th and 12th, a number of locals and visitors will be "Going for the Gold" during Aspen Valley Ski Club's Winter Whiteout Weekend. AVSC is hosting a Go for the Gold Gala which helps raise money for the AVSC, an organization that provides ski and snowboard programs to over 1,700 local children, including scholarships to over 400 low-income participants.

Colorado Snowstorm Makes its Mark in Aspen

As extreme winter conditions passed through the state of Colorado, covering some parts of the state in over 2 feet of snow, Aspen received a reported 8 inches at the peak of Aspen Mountain. The snowfall created a picturesque winter scenery, and left locals daydreaming about skiing in fresh powder. Below, you will see one reason why so many locals and visitors make the journey to Aspen's Maroon Bells. bellsreflect1.JPG

The Historic Hotel Jerome delays renovation until 2007

After the Oklahoma Publishing Company acquired the historic Hotel Jerome in Aspen, the new owners decided to invest in a 20 million dollar plus renovation. The hotel was originally scheduled to close after the 2006 ski season, but will remain open until after the 2006/2007 winter ski season, and close from April-November 2007. The renovation will retain the historic charm, and will include new additions such as an exclusive spa, upgrades in the rooms, and new restaurants.

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