Think its all private jets, botox, cougars and money? Think again. While the stigma of Aspen as an exclusive playground for the rich and famous is rife in popular culture, if you step out of the stereotype shadows, you'll find a town blessed with mountains, nightlife and a community that few resorts can match.
The skiing, spread across four easily accessible mountains is suitable for every standard with varied terrain and reliable snow. The least frequented of the four by International visitors, Highlands is the locals choice, and a must for anyone who wants challenging terrain and quality snow.
Expensive, but not inaccessibly so, Aspen is a cultural mainstay of the region with outstanding gastronomy, varied nightlife and a thriving intellectual and artistic community. Fancy a spot of high-end shopping or a gallery opening after a day on the hill? How about dining in a Michelin starred restaurant before a night on the tiles in a selection of the best nightlife in America? Well Aspen is the place for you. A place where 'the beer flows like wine, and beautiful women flock like the Salmon of Capistrano...'