A = Aspen

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One of my Colorado Bucket List items is to check out Aspen, Colorado.  The place where all the celebrities go to show off their cool ski suits, stay in their million dollar condos and generally live the good life!

I was able to snatch up this sweet deal for the last weekend in March. $250 got me a room in a luxury condo, 2 days of lift tickets at any of the three nearby hills (Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk), a Wine & Cheese welcome, and shuttle transportation to and from Colorado Springs.  Sweet! How could I say no?

So here’s what I found.  Aspen is pretty darn cool. The area is simply gorgeous, the condos are out of this world (I shared a three bedroom, four bathroom condo with five friends), the shops are amazing, the restaurants are divine, and the overall vibe is one of relaxed enjoyment.  Even when we went to the Ajax Tavern for dinner (which had amazing food, but not-so-amazing service), as I looked around the restaurant I noticed every table was full of conversation, laughter and interaction. There was a decided lack of smartphones – people were actually conversing with each other AND having fun!

Here are a few photos from my super weekend!  If I can snag a deal like that again next year, I’ll be all over it!

Aspen was a bit steep for this newb boarder...

Aspen was a bit steep for this newb boarder…

Hello from Snowmass Village!

Hello from Snowmass Village!

Yes, I made it look like I was posing, but really I fell down.  A lot.

Yes, I made it look like I was posing, but really I fell down. A lot.

The best Snowmass/Aspen shuttle driver ever!

The best Snowmass/Aspen shuttle driver ever!

Enjoyed a flight of beer at Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub!

Enjoyed a flight of beer at Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub!

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7 thoughts on “A = Aspen

  1. What a great deal for the condo! It’s amazing… dinner without smart phones? I love it! And thanks for admitting that you fell down a lot.

    • I did fall down quite a bit! I taught myself to snowboard last year so I’m still a relative beginner. Snowmass was fun, but I did one run down the slopes at Aspen and realized I was in over my head! Decided to sit that one out!

  2. i never made it to Aspen, but i have been skiing in Colorado, it is totally amazing surprised you ‘re mentioning a lack of service as one of the things i was totally blown away by was the service everywhere. thanks for sharing, and good luck with the challenge!

    • It’s funny how when you live somewhere, you think “Ahhh I can check that out any time I want, I live here”, and then you move away and realize you never did! I lived in Kingston, Ontario for 15 years and never did a Thousand Island cruise!

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