has the most skiable acreage, and there’s terrain or boarders and skiers o various levels. Ninety-ve percent o thelodging in Snowmass is ski-in/ski-out, so i that’s your only actionitem, this is the place to stay. It’s also the ideal place to bringkids, with the new Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center (below)oering childcare, lessons, rentals, and amily après-ski parties.Beginners will enjoy the long, wide trails o
, whilesnowboarding tricksters visit or the ve terrain parks and super-pipe.
(next page, right) oers extreme slopesor pros, as well as views rom the mountain o the amousMaroon Bells. Must-ski
is slightly gentler thanthe Highlands, but it’s no slouch and is extremely popular, inpart because the base o its lit is just a ew eet rom down-town streets, posh hotels, and shopping.
for inforMation aboutany of these Mountains, call 970-925-1220 or visit asPensnowMass.coM
Sure, you can go the home-rental route, but Aspen has plentyo hotels i you want to put yoursel in someone else’s hands.Zoom o the slopes at Aspen Mountain too ast, and you couldalmost land in the outdoor pool (above) o the
—which wouldn’t be so awul, since it’s heated. This Kimpton-managed property has all the qualities o an urban boutiquehotel, with iPod alarm clocks and personal oxygen tanks inevery room. The
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is more the leather club-chairtype and has an onsite spa and the Aspen Back Institute inside,where you can repair any damage done on the slopes. A ew blocks rom the mountain is
, built in 1889. Old-time opulence is the theme here, with ballrooms, ne dining,and the hopping J-Bar—where you can still order a Prohibition-era specialty drink, the Aspen Crud.
sky hotel: 709 e. durantave., 800-882-2582, theskyhotel.coM; st. regis resort: 315 e. dean st., 970-920-3300, stregisasPen.coM; hotel JeroMe: 330 e. Main st., 970-920-1000,hotelJeroMe.coM
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