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Visit Aspen has a new homepage!  If you’re looking for all of the fun and excitement Aspen has to offer, we’ll still give you the inside scoop, you’ll just have to redirect your RSS feed to go to: www.aspenchamber.org/blog/.

Ahhh, we feel better already.  Come check us out!  With 15 inches of powder over the weekend we’re more ready than ever to be the hostess with the mostess!

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Snow, snow, snow, snow, snowwwww!!  I wanna wash my hands, my face, my hair in snooooww.  Okay, so maybe you’ve never seen White Christmas, where that little diddy hails from, BUT you can still be pleased with snow fall in your favorite ski town: Aspen.

We are pleased to announce more early snowfall on our locals mountains with a solid foot-plus base, and growing.  Temperatures here have been cold enough for the snow guns to be blowing as well.  So, things are looking good for Opening Day November 22nd.  Need any more convincing to book this year’s ski trip?

And now a word on non-stop flights:  With non-stop flights from 7 major cities, getting to Aspen has never been easier. Beginning December 13th, American Airlines will offer non-stops to our mountain town from LA and Dallas, followed by United on December 19th offering non-stops from Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Houston and United continues it’s year-round, daily non-stop service into Aspen from Denver. No other airport offers the proximity to the slopes that Aspen Pitkin County does – be slope side within an hour of landing! Book your flight now.

See you soon!

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Aspen is home to world-class skiing, so there might be a slight advantage to growing up here on skis, BUT the fact remains, we love our skiing and our skiers.  So much so, in fact, that if there’s a chance to support a local athlete, we’ll jump at the chance and have a party just to keep things in line with our way of life .

Wiley MapleTonight at 6:30pm at the Wheeler Opera House there will be a benefit in honor of local skier Wiley Maple.  Mike Marolt and Montezuma Basin Productions present the Aspen theatrical premier screening of Gigantic Pictures film, Deep Winter, but not before having a little pre-screening fete first.

Wiley is the first Aspenite in many years to participate on the World Cup Downhill circuit.  The proceeds of the benefit will help cover Wiley’s US Ski Team travel and training costs for the 2013 ski racing season.  Silent auction items will feature original art by Wiley, authentic US Ski team apparel, Oakley and Strafe products as well many other products and gift certificates donated by local businesses. The event includes a pre-screening party, a silent auction and ski film, so consider your Friday night plans set.

With ski season just two weeks away, there’s no harm in getting pumped up with a party and a movie all in honor of SKIING!  Ticket Prices are just $15.00 for General Admission.

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ThanksgivingThe countdown for ski season in Aspen is on!  Two weeks from today folks in Aspen will be enjoying Opening Day on Aspen Mountain and Snowmass right along with a Thanksgiving feast!

Worried you haven’t done enough ski conditioning?  Fear not.  It’s Day 1 for most so many a skier’s legs have the potential to be a little rusty and tired.  You might even be able to get away a with  couple hours of skiing before heading to your turkey-binge induced coma!

Leave the cooking at home because you’re on vacay. Want to know where to eat a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner while you’re here in Aspen?  Here are a few restaurants from which to choose:

Jimmy’s will be serving from 3-10pm with all of the Thanksgiving favorites like stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry relish.  They even offer delivery (free in Aspen) AND pick up!  Order before November 21.  $30/person 970-925-6020 for reservations.

BB’s Kitchen serves up pumpkin risotto among other seasonal delights, with Aspen Mountain views. $35/person Open 12-8pm 970-429-8284 for reservations.Gobble gobble

Ajax Tavern, set idyllically at the base of Ajax, will serve a 3 course pre-set menu. Serving from 5pm-9pm, $45/person.

Local’s favorite Little Annie’s Eating House serves up traditional Turkey Day, as long as supplies last. Under $20/person.

Gobble, gobble.  Book your trip here.

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Ski season is just three weeks away here in Aspen.  Everyone is as excited as ever for another promising ski season and a few places have even gone so far as to refresh their look.  Yep, a few of Aspen’s most well-known hotels have received a little facelift (yeah we said it) just in time for ski season.HJ SUmmer

The Hotel Jerome, one of Aspen’s oldest and dearest resorts, will reopen in December to unveil an updated interior, along with a state of the art spa for guests to enjoy when they’re off the slopes.  A reinvented restaurant will also accompany the facelift and is conceived as an updated all-American grill under the direction of Executive chef Rob Zack.

The Sky Hotel and St. Regis have also received a few new design updates in their guest rooms, as well as, overall esthetic.  The St. Regis welcomed the Chef’s Club this summer at the FOOD & WINE CLASSIC and is proud to debut it to winter guests too.  The Little Nell will be revealing its new restaurant on Thanksgiving Day.  Gone are the days of Montagna and here to stay is Element 47 – silver on the periodic table.  Hotel Jerome

Sometimes a little lift here and a little tuck there goes a long way.  We hope you look forward to seeing some of your favorites after their makeover!

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Aspen received a healthy eight inches of snow this week and now everyone in town is even more giddy with excitement for the 2012/2013 Ski Season!!!  I guess we should mention our incredible ski deals every week.

November 22nd is Opening Day for Aspen Mountain and Snowmass, so in just one month we’ll all be smiling ear-to-ear from our first run of the season.  Thanksgiving weekend plans might just need to be altered.  How about skiing, THEN feasting on turkey???

Opening Day just so happens to be followed up by the world’s fastest women skiers taking Aspen Mountain by storm.  The Nature Valley Aspen Winternational FIS Audi FIS Ski World Cup will be held in Aspen on November 24 and 25. The base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain will be home to scores of spectators ringing cowbells for their favorite speedy ladies racing through to the finish line.  Live television coverage by NBC and Versus will capture the excitement that embodies World Cup racing. The weekend also includes the first Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series of the season. Both events are FREE and open to the public!

Still want to do the same old boring Thanksgiving?  Book your trip now!Aspen Skiing

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Summit For Life

Aspen‘s got snow falling in town right now, and not just falling, DUMPING!  What better way to get the base going for another great winter season.  With that inspiring news, get ready for another inspiring event: Summit For Life.

The 7th Annual Summit For Life, a charity race for organ and tissue donation, is having it’s FREE Kickoff Party this Thursday night, October 25th at 39 Degrees Lounge at the Sky Hotel.  Take a friend and enjoy drink specials and complimentary appetizers from 5:30 – 8pm.  You can register for the race or just sign up to volunteer for the weekend of events December 7-8.

It’s more than just the event it’s a weekend celebration of donor awareness activities in Aspen, Colorado centered around a nighttime uphill race benefitting the Chris Klug Foundation.  Last year’s race sold out, so get to 39 Degrees early to sign up and stay for the fun!

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