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  A Brief History of Aspen
Leadville was the second largest city in Colorado in 1879, when prospectors from Gothic and Leadville crossed the Continental Divide into the Ute’s summer hunting territory to discover one of the richest silver lodes the world has ever known.
Aspen's fortunes fell with the U.S. government’s repeal of the Sherman Silver Act and the return to the gold standard in 1893.
Aspen’s role as a cultural center was assured by the music, art, dance, theater, and international studies programs which developed from the Convocation.
www.aspenhistory.org /story.html   (790 words)

 Aspen, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aspen is the largest city and county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado.
Aspen's development as a ski resort first flickered in the 1930's when investors conceived of a ski area, but the project was interrupted by World War II.
Aspen was now on the path to becoming an internationally known ski resort and cultural center, home of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aspen,_Colorado   (1598 words)

Aspen has long been on the map as the place to see and be seen, but its hidden jewels lie not only in the natural beauty of its Rocky Mountain setting, but also in some of the people who quietly go about their way making Aspen a place to come again and again.
The annual June Aspen Food and Wine Classic sponsored by Food and Wine Magazine helps this effort by drawing hundreds of people from all over the world who are interested in tasting rare wines, learning about the newest food trends, and seeing the experts in both food and wine strut their stuff.
Aspen may be a small town, but that hasn't kept Southwestern food outside the city limits.
www.sallys-place.com /food/dining_directory/north_america/aspen.htm   (5910 words)

 Ski.com | Explore Resorts | Aspen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aspen is truly the ideal ski resort for a memorable ski vacation.
Ski.com offices are located in Aspen, giving us the most intimate, and up to date knowledge of not only the best place to stay, but the snow conditions at any given moment.
Aspen skiing is remarkable, Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands are renowned for expert and intermediate variety while Buttermilk is an entire mountain created just for beginners and intermediates.
aspen.ski.com   (407 words)

 Aspen, Colorado, History
All of Aspens' significant buildings and Victorian residences, many of which still stand, were built over a short ten year period.
Although their plans for a ski resort at Aspen were interrupted by World War II, skiing in the Rocky Mountains was actually spurred by the presence of the Army's 10th Mountain Division mountain training in nearby Camp Hale.
The Aspen resort complex continued to grow with the opening of Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk in 1958, followed by Snowmass Mountain in 1967.
www.real-estate-aspen.com /lifestyle/history_aspen.html   (644 words)

 Aspen Colorado Ski Resort Community
Aspen Mountain rises imposingly from town and is one of four ski areas surrounding Aspen.
Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk all lie within 12 miles of town.
The spectacular Elk Mountains rise to the south and west of Aspen, with the Williams Mountains and the Sawatch Range to the east.
www.aspenchamber.org /public/Community-About-The-Area-pl1026.cfm   (278 words)

 Aspen Daily News | Aspen Colorado's #1 News Source
Skiers were all smiles, snowplow drivers and shovelers worked overtime, Aspen schoolchildren were let off the hook, and no one flew in or out of the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport as a powerful winter storm that started Monday night delivered nearly 2 feet of snow to the upper Roaring Fork Valley.
It was recently announced the Red Onion, an Aspen restaurant and bar, will close March 31, leaving bar regulars wondering where they'll get their $2.50 happy-hour beer, and residents questioning the disappearance of yet another Aspen institution.
It was announced six weeks ago that the city of Aspen would finance the purchase of the Isis Theater and lease the building to a group of private businessmen and local nonprofit Aspen Film (formerly known as Aspen Filmfest).
www.aspendailynews.com   (369 words)

 Aspen Hotels - Colorado Hotel Service - Hotels, Lodging, Condos, Inns
Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics.
If what you desire is a mountainside lodge in Aspen, Colorado with a chic, ultra hip atmosphere and distinctive luxury amenities, The Sky Hotel is the perfect place for you.
Aspen is one of Colorado's favorite year-round resort areas.
aspen.coloradohotelservice.com   (528 words)

 Aspen Mountain (Colorado) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aspen Mountain is a mountain in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the United States.
One of the foothills of the Elk Mountains, it is located just south of the town of Aspen, which is situated at the foot of the mountain at the southeast end of the valley of the Roaring Fork River in Pitkin County.
The mountain is not particularly high but nonetheless looms over the town of Aspen because of the proximity of the town, which was founded as a silver mining camp in 1879 during the Colorado Silver Boom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aspen_Mountain_(Colorado)   (285 words)

 Aspen Colorado Real Estate * Country Homes * Farms * Ranches * Mountain Property * Recreational Land * Basalt Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aspen was discovered by Ute Indians and first called the "Shining Mountains." Silver miners arrived in the Roaring Fork Valley in 1879 and by that fall had staked claims and set up camp at the foot of Aspen Mountain.
The Aspen Skiing Corporation was founded in 1946 and by 1950 Aspen hosted the FIS World Championships, which established Aspen's fame as an international resort.
Aspen, Basalt and Pitkin County are truly areas of natural beauty and charm.
www.aspencoloradorealty.com   (456 words)

 Aspen Chapel, Aspen, Colorado
he Aspen Chapel was built and dedicated in 1969 as an interfaith chapel open to all people.
The Aspen Chapel exists to proclaim one God universal, to enhance the spiritual life of people and to promote peace and harmony throughout the world.
The Aspen Chapel has no membership in the traditional manner, and is directly dependent on your contributions to provide the ministry and maintain the building and grounds.
www.aspenchapel.org   (92 words)

 Aspen Colorado Skiing and Winter Activities
Bill Tomcich, president of the central reservations business Stay Aspen Snowmass, said last month that the company is having one of its best seasons in years, and March was poised to be the best month of the season.
ASPEN HOMES is the Aspen-Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley Internet real estate, private residence, vacation rental directory.
Including the listings of aspen contractors, aspen architects, aspen lenders and legal services, aspen artists and art galleries, aspen home furnishings, aspen inter designers and all types of home services.
www.aspenhomes.com /aspen_winter_activities.htm   (592 words)

 RSN Cams- Aspen Mountain
Snowmass and Aspen Mountain are currently open with base depths ranging from 27 to 42 inches.
Aspen Mountain Powder Tours will open on Thursday, Nov. 30, a rare November opening made possible by the abundant early season snow.
Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 9.
www.rsn.com /cams/aspen   (345 words)

 Ski & Snowboard at Aspen, Colorado (Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands & Buttermilk)
Aspen is one of the premiere ski towns in North America.
Ask a crowd of non-skiing Americans to name a ski resort, and you can bet a bundle that Aspen will be one of those, though they will probably know more about the rich and famous who frequent the resort than about its equally notable skiing.
Aspen Mountain challenges intermediate through expert skiers and snowboarders and boasts a green reputation.
skisnowboard.com /aspen/index.html   (672 words)

 Aspen Colorado Vacation Rentals Condos Lodging Condominiums
Today, Aspen is known for its social and cultural influence as much as it is recognized as one of Colorado’s finest ski vacation destinations.
Aspen Mountain Resort is where skiing began on Ajax Mountain back in 1947 when they opened the world’s longest ski lift of the time.
While the Aspen’s first resort might not be the biggest in the area, its lack of beginner terrain makes it a favorite for intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders...
www.skiaspencolorado.net   (530 words)

 Aspen, Colorado-Cabins, Lodging, Camping
Aspen is a renown ski resort, a historic mining town, a relaxing mountain retreat and a cultural hot spot with its art galleries and glittering stars who vacation here.
Copyright by The Colorado Directory, Inc. This is a directory only; it is not and does not contain a recommendation,warranty, guaranty, inducement or endorsement of any kind.
The publisher, The Colorado Directory, Inc., does not assume any responsibility for truth, falsity or completeness of any representation made herein or any errors, changes, services rendered, or changes made in the use of this directory.
www.coloradodirectory.com /aspencrystalrivervalley   (1156 words)

 Aspen Expeditions, Colorado
Aspen and Snowmass Colorado are surrounded by the Elk mountain range, the Independence Pass and the Aspen/Snowmass Wilderness Area all within the White River National Forest.
Aspen is the gateway to some of the best winter backcountry skiing from trips to the Braun or 10th Mountain hut system to ski ascent/descents at areas such as Hayden peak.
Aspen Expeditions has a unique relationship with the Aspen Skiing Co. to offer ski descents right off of the summits of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands or Snowmass ski area to some of the finest untracked and/or powder skiing anywhere.
www.aspenexpeditions.com /html/aspen.html   (369 words)

 Aspen Hotels and Destination Guide
Aspen is a culturally rich, freewheeling, tolerant town that welcomes diversity of personal expression.
Aspen’s location on the eastern part of White River National Forest in the midst of the beautiful Elk Mountains, in the Rocky Mountain Range, makes it the perfect choice for year-round outdoor activities.
Originally known as Ute City, Aspen’s original claim to fame was a 1, 840 pound silver nugget taken from the Smuggler Mine and displayed at the Chicago Columbian Exposition in 1893.
www.destinationaspen.net   (922 words)

 GORP - Overview of places to flyfish near Aspen, Colorado
Not until it is within 3 miles of Aspen does the stream cross private land, with the exception of a few private holdings within the forest.
Below the bridge and downstream to the confluence with the Colorado River, fishing methods are still restricted to flies and lures, but two fish over 16 inches may be kept.
One is the Aspen RiverValley Ranch between mile markers 28 and 29 on State Highway 82.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/pruett/fis_roar.htm   (929 words)

 Corporate meetings, conventions and conference services at The Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, Colorado, a Dolce ...
Aspen Meadows Resort is surrounded by the Colorado Rockies and minutes from historic, chic downtown Aspen.
Aspen Meadows is the ideal location to plan your next meeting or vacation.
Home of The Aspen Institute, the resort is renowned for attracting heads of state, diplomats, business leaders, educators, artists, and activists from the world stage to its programs, conferences and seminars year round.
www.aspenmeadows.com   (509 words)

 Home - Aspen Institute
Drawing on the expertise of teachers, principals, superintendents, policy makers and researchers, the new Aspen Institute Program on Education and Society report offers both an analytic framework and concrete suggestions for a new approach to high school improvement.
The report explores the application of “pull” to the worlds of business and economics, the content and intellectual property industries, the emergence of an economy of the commons, and personal and social dynamics including leadership in a pull world.
Aspen Institute Italia - December 1 - 2, 2006
www.aspeninst.org   (688 words)

 ASPEN GUIDE- ASPEN, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aspen now is home to four of the top ski resorts in the United States: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass.
While downhill skiing and snowboarding are tops among Aspen's recreational activities, winter enthusiasts also enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, winter hut trips, and snow camping.
In the spring and summer Aspen offers an abundance of activities for the outdoors enthusiast including hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, climbing, fly-fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hunting, and paragliding.
www.areamaps.org /findcity.cfm/_Aspen_CO_n   (231 words)

 Aspen Hotel, Aspen Lodging, Hotel Jerome in Aspen Colorado, Aspen Snowmass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1889, the grand opening of Hotel Jerome in Aspen Colorado, established Aspen as a city of sophistication and culture.
Since then, this Aspen hotel has indulged guests with the timeless experience of alluring elegance and tailored service.
Sign-up for our E-Newsletter and receive the latest Aspen ski packages, specials and event information from Aspen, Colorado.
www.hoteljerome.com   (160 words)

 Aspen Ski Rentals - Snowboard Rentals Aspen, CO
Aspen Mountain opened a week early on the 18th of November, and Snowmass opened on Thanksgiving.
Aspen and Snowmass have moved into "holiday mode", and we are seeing a lot of smiling people walking around right now!
If you are in Aspen, stop by our satellite shops in the St. Regis Hotel or in Aspen Sports on the Cooper Avenue Mall.
www.aspensports.com   (395 words)

 Aspen Colorado Skiing and Winter X-Games 2006
Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's Lindsey Anderson wasted no time showing off her speed at the first Roaring Fork Series races of the season, both giant slaloms Jan. 2 on the Aspen Mountain Strawpile course.
Aspen, fans are invited to the Apres Ski Street Party from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Aspen is the only women's World Cup stop in the United States.
www.aspenhomes.com /aspen_snowmass_winter_activities.htm   (1130 words)

 SkiCentral - Ski Aspen Colorado
Aspen and Snowmass lodging options include a large selection of condominiums and townhomes, private vacation rental homes and premium ski-in / ski-out accommodations at The Inn at Aspen.
A collection of 26 ski-out, ski-in residences nestled on the edge of Aspen Mountain adjacent to the Silver Queen Gondola.
Aspen and Big Sky ski weeks as well as the Canadian Rockies.
www.skicentral.com /aspen.html   (895 words)

 Aspen, Colorado
A hot spot for cold sport, Colorado provides a year-round full of resort activities, though knowing what to see and what to do can be a bit overbearing.
Aspen Mountain was a close second, though it offered a larger number of challenging runs for the advanced skier.
Parking attendants in the Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands parking lots hand out trail maps, parking permits and let you know where the best skiing is to be found.
www.sallys-place.com /travel/n_america/wus_aspen.htm   (1386 words)

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