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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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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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Winterskol2012Happy October!  It’s never too late to start thinking about winter in Aspen, especially since we’ve already received a dusting of snow on our highest peaks.

With that being said, its time to work on a slogan for Wintersköl™ 2013!  This winter carnival was brought about to celebrate Aspen’s unique Nordique Lifestyle.  There is no set theme this year, so be creative and keep in mind that Wintersköl™ is Aspen’s Annual Toast to Winter in its 62nd year.  The Wintersköl™ Committee is now accepting slogan submissions and the rules are as follows:

  •  Slogan entries are due Friday, October 12th by 5pm
  • Limit of 5 entries per person
  • Slogan must be 1-5 word phrase to fit on a 3″ button
  • E-mail entries to Julie Hardman, Sr. Events Manager, jhardman@aspenchamber.org

The winning slogan will appear on official Wintersköl™ merchandise, in print and in broadcast promotional materials.  WINNER will receive (1) pass* to the 2013 FOOD & WINE CLASSIC in Aspen (*Associate Press valid for all Grand Tasting; Seminars on a space available basis only).

Past winning slogans include: Anniversaries Old and New Wintersköl™ 92, Go for the Gold – It’s Wintersköl™!, and Seize the Summit

Get your creative juices flowing, a FOOD & WINE Grand Tasting awaits you!

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Aspen MountainAspen has some of the best skiing around.  Everyone knows that with four different mountains to choose from, one really can’t go wrong in choosing Aspen/Snowmass for a ski vacation. As if it weren’t appealing enough, Aspen/Snowmass has done one better.  They’ve announced that, conditions permitting, 230 acres of new terrain on Burnt Mountain will open prior to Christmas of 2012.  Yeehaw!

Burnt Mountain is just east of the Longshot run on Snowmass Mountain, and will likewise require a short hike to get to the goods.  The area has long been a side-country skiers paradise with powder conditions on hand.  The area features “rolling, low-angel meadows suitable for moderate level skiers,” according Ski Co spokesperson Jeff Hanle.Snowmass

Whatever it features is fine by us.  We’re happy to welcome the acreage with open arms.  With this additional acreage Snowmass Ski Area is now the second-largest resort in Colorado.

It might only be September, but ski passes are on sale now.  Ready to plan your trip to Aspen yet?

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