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The Aspen Snowmass area is an amazing place to live and to visit. For more information on our community and upcoming events, and travel specials, please view the chamber website at www.aspenchamber.org.
The snow is melting and town is rather quiet, which makes it the perfect season to view properties throughout the Aspen and Snowmass areas. If you are interested in making a solid investment in Roaring Fork Valley real estate, please contact me to schedule a time to tour the area and view some of the most extraordinary real estate in the world.
Today marks the third day of sunshine this week, although the last two days have been grey and snowy. Spring has finally arrived in Aspen and it is about time. Locals are running around in flip flops and short sleeves as if it were 80 degrees outside. This is such a fun time of year in Aspen. There is so much anticipation in the air for the long, sunny days of summer. As the popular adage goes "we come here for the winter, but stay for the summer."
As we look forward to all of the wonderful things the summer season brings to the valley, keep in mind, that you too can enjoy a little piece of our paradise. With the recent changes in the market, this is a wonderful time for buyers to enter the market, so please contact me for more information on Aspen and Snowmass real estate.
Fans of the Cirque area on Snowmass have reason for celebration. A new lift is scheduled to replace the old Sheer Bliss lift, originally built in the 70s. What once was a 16 minute chair ride will now be reduced to approximately 9 minutes. The new lift can carry over 2000 passengers per hour and will carry skiers higher up the mountain than the present lift, which will allow much easier access the the Cirque poma.
Other on-mountain improvements scheduled to open next season include a new restaurant on Sam's Knob and in Capital Peak Lodge. Over $16 million in on-mountain improvements scheduled for this summer will greet skier and riders next December in Snowmass.
Information and photos gathered from Aspen Ski Company Press Release
Kudos are going out throughout the valley to all of the volunteer firefighters and rescue workers for their hard work. Despite the uncontrollable spread of the fire, no homes were completely lost and no one was seriously injured. Only one person is reported to be in the hospital due to fire related injuries.
Information and photo gathered from Aspen Daily News and Aspen Times
Aspen City Council members met last night to discuss plans for a proposed redevelopment of the 40 year old Bidwell building situated on what is considered Aspen's most prominent corner. The building currently houses Kemo Sabe and is across the street from Paradise Bakery.
Council member's have not voted on the proposal yet, but many have voiced their opinions on the project. Some think that extending the building to the lot line and onto the Cooper Street Mall will interrupt view planes of those enjoying a treat in front of the bakery across the street. Steve Skadron said his gut is telling him to vote no, but he recognized the developers have the right to develop their property and the proposed project is within all aspects of the current land use codes.
The next council meeting to discuss the Bidwell building development will be May 12, 2008.
Aspen & Snowmass ski areas closed yesterday, and as we say goodbye to skiing each spring, we have the exciting reminder that summer is not far away. The "shoulder season" brings a hush over Aspen and most fortunate locals take this time to vacation to the beach and rest after enjoying another winter in Aspen. This is one of my favorite times of the year...parking is abundant and restaurants aren't busy. There is an exciting energy among the locals who are all gearing up for another beautiful Aspen summer.
As we embark on another shoulder season, please utilize the restaurant guide attached to this blog for your planning convenience.
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We are quickly approaching the close of a truly epic ski season in Aspen. The 2007/2008 season will go down in record books as being one of the snowiest in history, and just this week mountain managers reported another 32 inches of new snow on Aspen Mountain.
The close of the season brings the anticipation of summer sunshine along with the infamous Highlands closing party. Locals and tourists alike will flock to the base of Highlands ski area this Sunday to celebrate the end of the season. Restaurants sell record numbers of Corona beer and many purveyors will arrive in costume. It is truly an original Aspen experience.If you wish to join the fun this Sunday, the party will start when the lifts open and continue long into the evening and is held at the base of the Exhibition Lift.