Posted by gary on January 07, 2009

Locals Call It: Ajax

Terrain: 673 Acres

Summit Elevation: 11,212 Feet Above Sea Level

Lift-Served Vertical: 3,267 Feet

Lift: 8

Posted by gary on January 07, 2009

Elevation: 6,610 Feet Above Sea Level

Population: 3,200 Year-Round Residents (5,000 including surrounding areas of El Jebel, Old Snowmass and the Frying Pan Valley


Phone: 970.927.4701

Posted by gary on January 07, 2009

Elevation: Aspen - 7,098 Feet Above Sea Level

Elevation: Snowmass Village - 8,104 Feet Above Sea Level

Population: Aspen - 6,000 Year-Round Residents

Population: Snowmass Village - 1,850 Year-Round Residents

Website: Aspen -

Website: Snowmass Village -

Phone Number: Aspen - 970.925.5000

Phone Number: Snowmass Village - 970.923.3777

Posted by gary on January 07, 2009

RFTA, pronounced "rafta" provides free and frequent service within Aspen and Snowmass as well as to Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, the Aspen Airport Business Center (AABC) and all four ski areas.

Free skier service leaves Rubey Park Transit Center every 10 to 15 minutes.

Regular bus service begins at 6:15am and ends at 2:15am.

Service to Snowmass Village,  Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs will cost you a few bucks.

Rubey Park Transit Center - 970.925-8484

Posted by gary on January 07, 2009

Parking is available on a first come first serve basis in Base Village Lots C & E (at the Divide).  Permits are required and cost $13 per day.  Parking is also available at Two Creeks and costs $5 weekdays and $10 on weekends.  Free parking is available at The Town Park Station (The Rodeo Lot)  off Brush Creek Road.  Take the free shuttle to the ski area from there.

Cars with 4 or more people can park for free in the Two Creeks if space is available.

New this year is free parking in the Snowmass Village numbered lots after 1pm.

Posted by gary on January 07, 2009

The Aspen Parking Garage at the Rio Grande Parking Plaza is located behind the Pitkin County Courthouse and is open 24 hours  a day and is free for 20 minutes or less;  If you park downtown, the pay and display meter system is in effect from 10am to 6pm, everyday except Sunday and holidays.  The pay stations work like meters except that one station covers the whole block.  A new system has been introduced that allows users to pay for parking via their cell-phones.


Posted by rebecca on January 06, 2009

Last year's top ten real estate deals amount to $164 million in sales

  • Price: $36,375,000
  • Address: 1200 Ridge of Wildcat Drive
  • Neighborhood: Wildcat Ranch
  • Date Recorded: April 29, 2008


  • Price: $20,750,000
  • Address: 109 Willoughby Way
  • Neighborhood: Green Acres (Red Mountain)
  • Date Recorded: August 6, 3008


Posted by rebecca on January 06, 2009

The Mail Boxes Etc. store next to Clark's Market in Aspen closed this week and is not expected to reopen.  The store rented mailboxes and offered shipping and copying services.  The closing of the store is ultimately the result of the death of Jim Oliver in February 2008.  There are rumors that another similar business will open in the vacant store, but nothing has been confirmed. 

Posted by gary on January 05, 2009

Snowmass Village has completed Phase 2 of the $1 billion Base Village development.  Good news is that several new restaurants are now open for business.

Sam's Smokehouse, at the top of the Village Express Lift serves barbecue.

Sneaky's Tavern in the new Base Village offer American food in a pub atmosphere.

By the end of this ski season, the village will also boast Japanese-themed Buchi; Junk, a natural -foods eatery and the Liquid Sky nightclub and family-style diner.

Posted by gary on January 05, 2009

More than just a ski-workshop, this camp uses the Birkman personality-assessment tool to help you explore your competitive drive and apply stress-coping strategies to your life on and off the hill.

Off hill sessions are led by professional life coaches and complement the on-hill instruction by Aspen's professional coaches.

Breakfasts at the five-star Little Nell Hotel and optional pre-opening rides up the gondola round out the perks.

January 11-14