Ski Town Secret: Aspen
Beat the pack on a powder day or carve silky smooth corduroy. While people line up at the gondola, start your day on “the other side” of Aspen Mountain. The Shadow Mountain lift (Lift 1A) accesses a variety of terrain, gets you quickly to The Dumps on a powder morning, and lets you carve turns where the World Cup races are held each year.
Aspen/Snowmass operates four destination mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – and is the home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2013. Aspen/Snowmass also offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well as four award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen Sardy Field (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen/Snowmass, please call 800/525-6200 or 970/925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com or http://www.skiaspen.com/