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Beginner to Intermediate Skiers Guide to Skiing Aspen Mountain

As a beginner skier, the first thing you will notice about the Aspen Mountain trail map is that there are no green runs. This is true. Aspen Mountain (also known as Ajax) is not a good place to learn how to ski, but once you feel as if you can comfortably negotiate blue runs, you will find plenty of interesting terrain to explore.


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Advanced/Expert Skiers: Skiing Snowmass

Larger than the other three Aspen ski areas combined, Snowmass has a well-deserved reputation as an intermediate skier’s paradise. Look beyond the manicured cruiser runs of the Big Burn and Elk Camp, however, and you will find that Snowmass has some of the best and most varied expert terrain in Colorado.


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Advanced/Expert Skiers: Skiing Aspen Highlands

Home to some of the steepest bowl skiing in Colorado, Aspen Highlands has long been a favorite of Roaring Fork Valley locals for a number of reasons.


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In Case You Don't Feel Like Skiing...

Even in Aspen, Colorado, it's no crime to admit that you are just not that into skiing or snowboarding. Maybe you never were. Or maybe that last run knocked all the snow out of you.

Either way, while your friends frolic down the slopes, you need something to do besides going to the movies over and over and over.

Do not despair. Aspen has lots to do.


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The Mountain Can Wait

The greatest thing about Aspen, Colorado is its innate ability to surprise you. The mystique of this town hangs heavy over your head whether you’re a local or just passing through for the week. The mountain stands tall and watches your every move.


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Explore Bookstore and Bistro

Tucked into a quaint Victorian house on Main Street, Explore Bistro and Bookstore is a popular Aspen establishment frequented by residents and out-of-towners alike. As a well-stocked independent bookstore and a popular vegetarian bistro, Explore fuses a cozy ambiance of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves of literary and nonfiction classics with a delightful bistro, coffee shop, and dining room.