Aspen Highlands is my favorite. If you go, hike to the top of the bowl and, at least once in your life, you need to have the raclette or fondue at Cloud Nine, an IWC replica watches alpine bistro with stupidly pretty views over the mountains. (Reserve ahead of time on the weekends. Heres the number: 970-923-8715.) It is literally the big cheese. A word about Aspen/Snowmass,which is my favorite place to ski with the exceptions of my home mountains in southwestern Colorado and Whistler: Yes, a lift ticket now costs an utterly absurd $96, but what you get is four mountains with an astounding amount of variety and no lift lines. Literally. Ive never seen a lift line in Aspen. Its almost weird. Now, for dinner, Ill recommend two spots. If youre splurging, go to Eight K at the Viceroy.
Have the Colorado lamb and get Thomas, the most enthusiastic and down-to-earth sommelier Ive ever met, to pair a wine according to your dinner and tastes. Otherwise, go to the Woody Creek Tavern (2858 Upper River Rd. in Woody Creek), a Corum replica watches funky locals hangout, and get the chicken enchiladas. Then head to Belly Up Aspen(450 S. Galena St. in Aspen), a venue that brings in acts from Snoop to The Motet.Sunday:Ski right out of the front door to the lifts at Snowmass. The largest of Aspen/Snowmasss four mountains, it has 3,132 acres of skiable terrain and ridiculous variety. I love the tree skiing, but you can pretty much find whatever youd like. You know the rest of the drill: catch lift, check out views, ski, repeat.--Kate Siber
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