Why do many foreigners associate Aspen with asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer? According to a January 1999 Aspen Times Weekly story, Aspen brand cigarettes are the smoke of choice in many third-world countries. Which is doubly ironic considering that Aspen, Colorado has some strict antismoking laws on its books. Still, we see a marketing opportunity for the Aspen Skiing Company: They could, in all seriousness, claim that Baghdad is addicted to Aspen.
This mountain was made for those who like to hike for big lines in patrol-controlled terrain.
Because who doesn't love a good bump session—and ditching I-70 early.
Western State Colorado University’s Alpine Ski Team has been reinstated and is thirsty for glory.
Steamboat serves up dry pow and sweet trees without any attitude. Go get some.
It’s the grilled cheese of ski resorts—geared toward kids but secretly appealing to adults.
Who cares if the place sold out to Bud Light over the summer for a big payout? It’s still the most authentic little mountain town in the West.
Test your mettle in this skimo race outside of Crested Butte, Colorado.
Breckenridge, Colorado: Huge, clean jumps, creative rails, and a 22-foot superpipe. But there's more than just a terrain park.
If you need to be convinced to go to Aspen, you should take up snowshoeing.
Though it has the honor of being Colorado’s snowiest resort, Wolf Creek remains a small-town hill with a local cult following.