- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 3
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 3
Pros: Hard to Get to...
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Dec 1, 2004
I live here so really I'm a bit biased or maybe jaded... Aspen has alot of great things going for it.. The Colorado weather, cool local vibe, and great skiing between the 4 mountains. If you wanna learn to ski or go huge, go to Buttermilk. If you wanna stay slopeside with the family go to Snowmass. If you wanna network with hollywood or wallstreet go to Aspen mountain. If you wanna ski great vertical, hike the bowl at highlands.
As far as the Apres Scene it could be alot better.
As far as night life, great choice of restaurants, There are a good choice of bars but not enough local music sans cover.. ZZ top at the Belly Up for $250 just dosen't fit into my budget. granted they do have other decently priced shows and do pull in some great names. And a big plus because I think the bar staff's big attitude seems to have gone back to San Diego and they are slowly coming back to the funky mountain town vibe the double diamond had.
yes it's Aspen and it's expensive but there are deals to be had. Don't let the ego trickle down get you....
Don't go to Aspen to be cool. Go to Aspen to try to figure out where it's soul is hiding and maybe you'll find your own.....