Aspen

By William C. Triplett I’ve never done the math but it sure seems that, for every one of the 76 runs on Aspen mountain, there are at least three hotels and rentals available in the area. Put simply, there’s no lack of bunks in Aspen, and for just about any

By William C. Triplett If you’re hoping to up your downhill game by letting an instructor more or less convince you to suspend pretty much everything you’ve ever learned about skiing, you may as well go to Aspen to do it. True, you can have the same experience under the

By Everett Potter Luxury hotels don’t come much subtler than The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado. The location is primo, at the foot of Aspen Mountain, within walking distance to everything that matters in town. It has a discreet appearance and a small lobby that feels more like a series

by Kim McHugh As reported in an earlier post, skiers and snowboarders aren’t content any longer to just cruise down the trails on their mountain vacations. Indeed, many resort visitors find relaxing in a quiet room, getting a massage, enjoying a facial or experiencing a host of body therapies (think

  by Kim McHugh Photographs courtesy of the resorts Mountain Resort Spas Vanquish Stress (Part 1) For centuries spas and soothing mineral springs have been vanquishing the specters of ill health, fatigue and too many laps around the chariot track. These days slope weary skiers and snowboarders are checking into

By Everett Potter The next time you’re standing in your K2’s atop Aspen Mountain, ready to make a descent down Copper Bowl, temper the adrenalin for a minute. Instead, mentally transport yourself into the future, many months ahead, to a rafting trip down the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. The

  A good friend of mine from San Francisco takes his family skiing to Utah’s glitzy Deer Valley in high style every Spring Break, and has for years – but he has never stayed in a hotel. “It’s just so much more comfortable with a house. We have plenty of

What’s the Deal? Ski Free deal at Viceroy Snowmass provides Two Free Six-Day Lift Tickets. Guests who book seven nights in one of a studio and one-bedroom units will receive two six-day lift passes valid on the ski-in, ski-out terrain of Snowmass Ski Area,AspenMountain,AspenHighlandsand Buttermilk. What’s the Fine Print? The

The Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH. By Everett Potter What’s better than a Valentine’s Day getaway to a ski resort? Waiting six weeks to go. You’ll save a bundle by going in late March, there will be more snow, and these four hotels under $200 a night in

By William Triplett Mention Aspen and most people can’t avoid thinking of multi-million dollar homes, designer boutiques, private jets and tailored slopes covered with arguably the best snow money can buy. Far fewer see Aspen the way I recently experienced it — as a resort where we Baby Boomers can