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America's Wildest Winter Adventures

From Colorado to Maine, 10 extreme winter sports that any adventurer can tackle.

Rediscovering Aspen Skiing and Nightlife

Mining village, countercultural hot spot, glamorous ski destination: find an intoxicating mix of arts, nightlife, and great skiing in Aspen.

Vail’s New Look

Over the last four decades, this rough-and-tumble ski town has evolved into one of Colorado’s most polished resorts. Its next evolution will be the most ambitious yet. Jeff Wise reports.

Colorado Skiing: The Big Mountains

Planning a Colorado ski trip?Bring your boots—and this guide.

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When to Go Aspen - Aspen is a year-round destination, with great hiking and mountain biking in summer. Ski season runs from Thanksgiving through April. High season, and maximum powder (15 inches per week on average), is between January and March. The best deals can be found in November and April.

Getting There Aspen - The closest airport, serviced by Frontier, United, and Delta, is Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. American Airlines and US Airways fly to both Eagle County Regional Airport and Grand Junction Regional Airport. In Aspen, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (970/925-8484; rfta.com) runs complimentary shuttles to the mountains.

Getting there Vail - and around Fly in to the Vail/Eagle airport, about a half-hour’s drive from the resort. You can also use the Denver airport, which is two hours from the resort on I-70.

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Aspen's Hidden Gems

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Top 10 Restaurants in Aspen

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5 Day Summer Hike and Mountain Bike Car Camping Adventure

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