Photo Credit : Mark Byzewski

Photo Credit : Mark Gallagher

Photo Credit : Paul Sableman

Photo Credit : Marcin Wichary

Photo Credit : Songul Aslanturk

Photo Credit : Paul Sableman                       Historic Aspen Courthouse

Photo Credit : Ken Banks

Photo Credit : Chuck Miser                                Aspen Airport     Amazing Aspen-Aspen,Colorado


Aspen's early origins are rooted in the silver boom of the 1880's. During

the 1920's, Aspen saw it's population dwindle from around 10,000 to

just several hundred as the mining boom drew to a close.  By the 1930's,

Aspen became more of a ranching and farming community which most of

the local economy was highly dependant upon. It was not until the 1940's, that 

Aspen became known as a ski destination. Friedl Pfeifer, a three time U.S. 

slalom champion and later a coach for the U.S. women's ski team, helped build 

Aspen into a world class ski resort. Friedl Pfeifer was able to convince Chicago

industrialist Walter Paepcke to join him in developing Aspen Mountain. In the

1950's, Aspen had become known as an international ski resort. Friedl Pfeifer

was inducted into the Aspen Hall Of Fame in 1987.

      Now a favorite among celebrities, and C.E.O. types, Aspen has grown

to offer the amenities of a top destination

                    Aspen, Colorado : Points Of Interest Include

  Aspen Art Museum

Ashcroft Ghost Town (nearby)

Redstone Castle (nearby)

Wheeler Opera House

Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves (nearby) 

With world class skiing, art festivals, music festivals, and the like, there is no

shortage of year-round activities. There is a good choice of lodges, resorts and hotels.