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Aspen Defy Ordinary

Aspen is a world-class destination with outdoor adventures from skiing to biking, with a flair for arts and culture, but still maintains enough small-town charm for year round residents to call it home.  Aspen truly is a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains that has a knack for bringing big city features to you in a way that defies ordinary. 

In the late 1940s, skiing arrived in Aspen as did modern day founders Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke. With a vision for the community that focused on Mind, Body and Spirit, the Paepckes helped Aspen begin a civic and cultural renaissance - one that continues to this day...we call it "The Aspen Idea." Learn more about Aspen's historical past.

The year-round outdoor lifestyle accessed from your doorstep and a jam-packed cosmopolitan cultural calendar with a bustling downtown ambiance as well as a centrally located airport are just a few reasons that make Aspen a world-renowned year-round destination. An endless array of arts, culture, dining, and nightlife give Aspen an urbane feel that belies its small-town charm and inspires countless stories.

Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley are home to dozens of artists, artisans and craftspeople. Many sell their wares at the Aspen Saturday Market from June – October, but others are found at shops in town year-round.Located in Pitkin County, Aspen is nestled in the heart of the White River National Forest surrounded by the peaks of the Elk Mountain Range in the central Rocky Mountains.

Located in Pitkin County, Aspen is nestled in the heart of the White River National Forest surrounded by the peaks of the Elk Mountain Range in the central Rocky Mountains. Aspen's airport is Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, also known as Sardy Field. The airport is an FAA Class 1 airport and has one asphalt runway, 100 ft (30 m) wide and 8,006 ft (2,440 m) long. The airport is commercially serviced by American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines.

Fast Facts:

County: Pitkin County

Population: 7,359

Mayor:  Steve Skadron

Mountain Stats:
Vertical: 3,267 ft

Top Elevation: 11,212 ft

Base Elevation: 7,945 ft

Skiable Area: 673 acres

Runs: 76

Lift System: 8 total

School District: Aspen School District

Elementary and middle schools:

  • Aspen Elementaray
  • Aspen Middle School

High School

  • Aspen High School

Aspen Community School

Transportation: Roaring Fork Transportation Authority provides bus transit service in Aspen.

Parks & Recreation:

Besides world class skiing in the winter, in summer Aspen also has numerous athletic events, festivals, free music, and a weekly rodeo and family activities.

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