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What’s New in Aspen / Snowmass this Winter!

So you’ve lined up a great luxury rental, and your Colorado vacation in Aspen is on the calendar, but how do you make the most of your stay, and how do you keep up on what’s new in Aspen and Snowmass this season? Below are some new offerings and useful items to help you think like a local and make the most of your stay.

 

Travel

The folks at Stay Aspen Snowmass recently announced new flight services into the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport for Winter 2014/2015, including daily flights to and from Houston, Los Angeles, and Chicago, as well as extended service through Easter Sunday 2015.

News from the Aspen Skiing Company

With over ten inches as a strong early-season base, Aspen Mountain opened ahead of schedule and the ski season is in full swing. Visitors can enjoy some incredible on- and off-mountain improvements, including new terrain on Burnt Mountain at Snowmass and a new restaurant at Elk Camp, as well as renovations and upgrades to the popular Limelight Hotel and Little Nell Hotel in Aspen.

Always a family-friendly destination, Snowmass will now host lift-service tubing starting Dec. 19. Add that to a great kids-ski-free program, their new 7,500-square-foot TreeHouse Kid’s Adventure Center, and teen activities galore, and you’ll find plenty to do for the whole family.

If art is your thing, check out “Art in Unexpected Places,” a collaboration between the new Aspen Art Museum and SkiCo. This year, world-renowned artists provide the backdrops to all the lift ticket with SkiCo. Watch a short video about lift ticket art here!

And don’t miss the new Art Museum itself, a wonderful addition to the scene in Aspen. Read the Aspen Times article about the upcoming season.

The X Games return Jan. 22-25, 2015, attracting spectators and world-class athletes from the world over. Rumor is this year will see on-site alcohol sales. Stay tuned.

Restaurants

There’s always something new and exciting on the Aspen restaurant scene, and for good up-to-date information, be sure and check out EatAspen.com for lots of new offerings.

New in December, keep an eye out for “Grey Lady” (more information here). The restaurant will have a Nantucket theme, with New England favorites such as clam steamers, crab cakes, and chowder.

El Rincon has taken the place of local favorite, The Cantina. Their menu now features modern Mexican fare, but the local fiesta atmosphere remains just as lively. Jimmy’s Bodega is a popular new offering, the Aspen Dollar Bar gives life to what was once the Double Dog Pub, and you won’t want to miss Meat & Cheese, a restaurant and farm shop on Hopkins Ave.

And are you a fan of the little Popcorn Wagon downtown? Well the old Aspen institution just changed hands, and the owners of Ajax Donuts will offer late-night treats and snacks for downtown shoppers.

Shopping

People travel the world over to peruse designer brand outlets, world class art galleries, and the many unique and inviting local custom boutiques, and there’s always something new on the walking malls and around every corner. This year, INTERMIX, a unique multi-brand retailer with outlets in New York, LA, and Miami is just part of what’s new in Aspen this winter to fulfill your retail therapy needs. So much to choose from!

Visit www.AspenLuxuryVacationRentals.com for other news and happenings as we move into an exciting ski season. And don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents for information about not just your luxury rental plans, but about our custom concierge services and ways we can make your Aspen Luxury Vacation the memory of a lifetime as well.