Gently poised over the cultural city of Aspen, the magnificent Aspen Mountain of Colorado has long been known as the flagrant playpen of the rich and famous. Individuals such as Michael Douglas, Jack Nicholson, Martina Navratilova, Goldie Hawn, Kevin Costner, and Mariah Carey are known for their residences in this historical area. A shrine has been set up in Aspen for the popular people by visitors and interested parties, to show honor to those who have died. These people, both dead and alive, are very much the reason Aspen is so fascinating to visitors, in addition to the skiing. The excitation of possible "rubbing elbows" or catch a glimpse of them makes aspen to be more of a Mecca to visit than the other ski resorts. To plan an Aspen ski vacation during Christmas in the beautiful mountains of Colorado at the most elegant of skiing accommodations is a plus in anyone's hat. If a person books this resort, more than any of them over the Christmas holidays, the "Shining Mountains" will make dreams turn into the wildest of imaginations.
Appealing to an assortment of diversified life styles, this enthusiast city contracts innate individuals, ranging from the most physically active to the cultural and highly intellectual. Attractions such as the Wheeler Opera House, the Krabloonik Dogsled Rides, Ashcroft Ghost Town, Silver Queen Gondola, and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, are just a few of the winter attractions that may be enjoyed, with an equal amount of fun for the spring and summer. For all seasons, with a luxurious atmosphere beyond the norm, over 100 restaurants are available for the palette, ranging from Italian cuisine at "Campo de Fioir" to the Pan-Asian "Kenichi".
Recognized since 1950 for its skiing potential by world class skiers, Aspen Mountain first sanctioned the international competition in the US Having a top elevation of 11,215 feet and a vertical drop of 3,269 feet, the famous Aspen Mountain has emerged as one of the most popular skiing destinations, along with snowboarding. Available are 76 tracks that are suitable for beginners, intermediates, and experts. These trails are accessible by eight lifts, including seven chair lifts and one cable car line, with lots of crowds and lift lines on the slopes.
If you do not know how to ski, do not worry as you will be more than welcome. Ski instructions and equipment rental are always abundant in Aspen, for those who are adventurous enough to want to learn.