Pedestrian mall in downtown Aspen
February 9, 2015

Aspen and its ski areas have been a tourist destination and a gathering place for the rich and famous for decades.


Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells near Aspen
September 1, 2013

The Maroon Bells near Aspen are often called the most scenic spot in Colorado, with two 14,000-foot peaks standing just a third of a mile apart and reflecting in Maroon Lake.


Hotel Jerome

Hotel Jerome in Aspen
September 1, 2013

The Hotel Jerome has been an Aspen landmark since it opened in 1889 as the town’s first grand hotel. It was built by Jerome B. Wheeler, who made his fortune with the Macy’s department store and became a major investor in Aspen’s silver miles.


John Denver Sanctuary

John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen
September 1, 2013

The John Denver Sanctuary is a memorial to the singer-songwriter, who lived in the Aspen area and wrote several songs about Aspen, including “Aspenglow” and “Starwood at Aspen.”


Aspen walking tour

The Red Onion restaurant in Aspen
May 8, 2013

Aspen has dozens of historic buildings, and many of them can be explored on foot. Take this walking tour that includes the Jerome Hotel, Wheeler Opera House, The Red Onion restaurant and Wagner Park.


Wheeler Opera House

February 29, 2012

The Wheeler Opera House, which opened in 1889, serves as a cultural center for the Aspen community, with live theater and other performances.


Snowmass ski area

Snowmass Ski Area Colorado
October 25, 2011

Staff writer Snowmass is the largest of the Aspen ski areas, with a 4,406-foot vertical drop that’s No. 1 in the United States and 3,132 acres of skiable terrain that’s No. 2 in the United States. Snowmass has long been rated one of the nation’s top ski areas for families, with its wide-open, well-groomed trails, but it has added three terrain parks in recent years to serve the younger snowboarding…