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Before the X Games and Shaun White, Aspen was John Denver and Hunter S. Thompson's Domain

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Jan 25th 2014 10:05 AM
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For a new generation, Aspen, Colorado is synonymous with the winter X Games. Held this year through Jan. 26, they feature more than 200 of the world's top snow sports athletes competing in extreme feats on snowboards, skis and snowmobiles. The made-by-and-for-ESPN event brings 125,000 travelers to Aspen each January to witness the craziness. And the X Games have helped make a household name out of people like Shaun White.

But for an older generation, a different--but still fabulously coiffed person--was synonymous with Aspen: John Denver.
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Best 48 Hours: Springtime Adventures in Aspen, Colorado

by MapQuest Discover. Posted Apr 16th 2013 09:57 AM
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During the height of winter and summer, Aspen hums with local chefs who double as rock climbers, heavy-hitting intellectuals who fly in for idealistic and world-altering conferences, and celebrities who roam the streets in furs and moon boots. Plus, it's nearly impossible to get a rez at Matsuhisa-not to mention a parking spot.
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Where to Go in January

by Elizabeth Brady. Posted Dec 28th 2010 04:52 PM
Savvy travelers know that timing is everything when it comes to planning a perfect vacation. Whether you're hunting a bargain, or just want to avoid the crowds, knowing how to choose your destination can make the difference between a great budget vacation, and one that's just cheap. The majority of North America feels a big chill during the first month of the year, and prices tend to drop along with the mercury. Here, we've highlighted four places to travel in January, both domestic and farther-flung. The only decision left to make is whether you want to pack up your winter gear or set out in search of warmer weather.
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5 Best Photo Opportunities in Aspen

by Roxane Kunkel. Posted Sep 27th 2010 07:44 PM
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Aspen, Colo., is located at the head of the Roaring Fork Valley, near the highest peak in the Centennial State. It's well known for its celebrity high jinks, but it's even more renowned for the surrounding scenery. This former Victorian mining town offers a variety of memorable photo opportunities. Aspen history, its outdoor beauty, and its celebrity residents and visitors make great backdrops and subjects for travel photography.
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Aspen with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

by Cathleen Shaffer. Posted Sep 27th 2010 01:07 PM
Aspen with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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We decided to set our sights high for a family adventure in Aspen. High in the mountains, that is, at an elevation of 7,908 ft. Aspen plays host to movie stars, pop singers, literary icons, supermodels and business moguls and, for one day, our own family of four, which included a 9 and a 12 year old. As family vacations go, this was going to be an action-packed one.
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