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About the Aspen Snowmass Area

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Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado are not only known as a travel destination frequented by the rich and famous but many of Aspen’s visitors also know this beautiful mountain town for its comprehensive mix of arts programs, cultural events, and cosmopolitan nightlife, not to mention the four world-class ski mountains that attract professional athletes as well as ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the globe. What’s more, Aspen has a huge variety of restaurants, shopping, lodging and nightlife that caters to a wide range of budgets and experiences. Aspen and Snowmass place an emphasis on preserving the environment, its silver mining heritage, and promotion of the arts, culture, as well as non-profits in the area.

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It is a world-class destination for outdoor adventures from skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to mountain biking, white water rafting, fly fishing, rock climbing and just about any other outdoor activity known to man in the summertime. But the area still maintains enough small-town charm for year round residents to call it home.  Aspen/Snowmass truly is a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains that has a knack for bringing big city features to you in a way that defies ordinary.

In the late 1940s, when skiing arrived in Aspen along with modern day founders Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke, a vision for the community that focused on Mind, Body and Spirit developed and the Paepckes helped Aspen begin a civic and cultural renaissance - one that continues to this day...we call it "The Aspen Idea".

That idea drives the internal energy of Aspen. Forget what you think you know about our mountain town and come and experience "The Aspen Idea" for yourself. Enjoy days on the mountain in the winter without skiing the same run twice or a bike ride along the Rio Grande Trail or hiking Independence Pass in the summertime and enjoy world-class cuisine in an incredibly green environment, but most of all enjoy great people from all around the world in a relaxing and reinvigorating setting....that's what Aspen is all about.

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