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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2015
Looking for the cheapest possible hotel  (1 Answer)

I'm looking for the cheapest hotel that you can possibly stay at in Aspen Colorado from the 9th-11th of August. I will sleep on the floor somewhere if I have to, I just need a roof over my head. Preferably 2 beds since my friend will be with me. Thank you so much for your help!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2014
Day trip to Steam BOat

I am staying in Aspen for a week and i want to take a day trip to Steamboat. Are there any cheap shuttle buses that wont take longer than 3 hours and 45 minutes?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2013
Access to Maroon Bells during shutdown  (1 Answer)

My girlfriend and I will be in Aspen later this week for 2-3 days. We hope to see the Maroon Bells and the Maroon Bells Lake. Bit confused on what we do and do not have access to within the park/roads due to the shutdown. Would really appreciate help from a local or someone having been there recently.

Also, as the White River National Forest is shut, could you suggest places we can tent camp or rent out really low cost cabins?

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 16, 2013
winter and weather  (1 Answer)

How long does the winter season really last in Aspen ? The possible last snowfall......and how many days of sunshine do you typically see there ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2012
Iconic photo spot location of the Maroon Bells?  (3 Answers)

How do you get to the iconic photo spot location of the Maroon Bells?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2012
Aspen bars/pubs, brewpubs with best beer and variety?  (1 Answer)

Looking for bars with the greatest variety or number of tab beers available in Aspen? Are there any recommended brewpubs?

Any landmark bars that are a must to visit?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2010
Homes of rich & famous

What is the price for this tour, and does it run in September?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2008
aspen july/aug

What's happening in Aspen area in end July/early August??? Will be visiting there for about 10 days... I mean nightlife, etc, etc.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2008
Aspen Mountain, where to park for a day of skiing?  (1 Answer)

Aspen Mountain, where to park for a day of skiing?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 17, 2008
Ski Instructor who speaks Portuguese  (3 Answers)

Hi,

I will travel to Snowmass early February 2008 with my daugther (5 years old). She does not speak English (we are Brazilians) and I need a Ski Instructor who speaks Portuguese.
Does anyone have information?

Best Regards,
Eduardo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2007
Budget accomodation in winter (skiing)  (5 Answers)

We are a group of 3-4 adults, thinking of going skiing in Aspen for 5 days to a
week in Jan/Feb. We are looking for some budget accommodation ideas/suggestions.
We will be flying in. Is it cheaper to rent a car and stay a bit further away or stay closer and not rent a car.

Thanks,
Raymond


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2007
Questions about Aspen  (1 Answer)

Hi guys,

I live in Santa Fe, NM and my parents will be visiting me from Scotland in a few weeks. I'd like to take them on a wee road trip up to Colorado - the places that I'm looking at are Aspen, Telluride, and Ouray. I've been to Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Durango so I'm kinda familiar with the roads... and the amount of deer/elk that I can expect to run in front of me :-)

My old man really wants to go to Aspen - I think he's watched too many movies and expects to bump into Hollywood's A-list. None of us ski! Well, I can ski, but I can't stop. We're not looking for fancy museums or art galleries - just nice pictureseque towns, with some local shops, decent bars with live music, not too expensive*. What would be your order of preference for our trip...

TRIP 1: Drive from Santa Fe->Silverton->Ouray->Telluride->Santa Fe (2 or 3 nights).
TRIP 2: Drive from Santa Fe to Aspen (2/3 nights).

If TRIP is the preference would you recommend spending both nights in Telluride, both nights in Ouray, or one in each?

Thanks in advance for any replies :-)

Cheers,
Lee

* by expensive, I mean I don't want to spend more that200 on a hotel room and50 a head for a meal.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2007
Highland bowl - how good do you have to be?  (1 Answer)

I am an intermediate skieer who regularly does black runs and the very occasional double black. I want to do the highland bowl (I think I'll be fine with the hiking aspect as I'm fit and enjoy it) - but just want to know how hard is it? Is it powder / moguls or just steep downhill? what's it comparable to?

Can someone pls describe the run as much as possible?

Matt curious


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2007
Cheap Trip???  (1 Answer)

Is There a Shuttle or a Cheap bus ride from Denver to Aspen??? Me and my buddies are college students coming up there, because we have a free place to stay and want to hit the Western Slopes!!! Financial issues can only get us to Denver, and we need a ride to Aspen.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2007
Question on free shuttle between Snowmass and Aspen Mountain  (1 Answer)

Can anyone share information regarding the free skier shuttle between Snowmass and Aspen. I think I want to ski Snowmass, but a buddy may want to ski Aspen Mountain in town. I thought maybe he could take the shuttle from Snowmass to town. I know there is a shuttle system, but I guess my main question is where to you pick up the bus from? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2006
2 day stay in Aspen, Co for the summer  (3 Answers)

I doing the usual 2 week vacation that I take every year. Im doing a trip that is taking me to mt rushmore then to yellowstone and then to Aspen. I know this is a winter town but then again I always wanted to see Aspen in person and this is my only chance. What is there to do in the summer for 2 day stay?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2006
new years eve  (3 Answers)

at the end of this year me and one of my friends are travelling to aspen from australia and will be there for new years eve. we are both only 21 and really want to find something fun to do so if anyone knows anything that would suit us on new years please let me know!! thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2006
2007 Anniversary Trip  (1 Answer)

My husband & I want to plan a trip to Aspen for our 28th wedding anniversary, which is March 24, 2007. We need suggestions about where to stay, etc., as we have NO IDEA about anything!! We'll be flying from NC. Living in the south & loving cold weather & SNOW, I've always dreamed of going somewhere, sitting in a lodge by a nice, warm fireplace & seeing nothing but snow!! I've searched for places to stay, but would really like advice from someone who knows. We don't ski, but would probably consider tubing. Are all places to stay in the town of Aspen, then you go up the mountain to find the lodge setting I've mentioned above? Thanks for any suggestions!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2006
What to do with myself  (1 Answer)

Hi everyone, I will be going to Aspen for the 1st time next Thursday March 30th. My husband will be skiing during the day and I do not ski. Any ideas what I could do with myself? I also heard something about a great resale shop... details on that would be great, too.. Thanks so much.. going to be lonely during the day =( Renee


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2006
first time ski resort  (10 Answers)

hi, i've decided to treat myself to a nice birthday present and go skiing . i will be staying on my own so the nicer the better i figure.

i would like to stay in a nice (four star and up) hotel, i am looking for something about 300 or below (usd) per night. are there any websites you would know of that have good fares?
also, i would like a hotel close to shopping/ entertainment and walking distance to the lifts.
i was considering whistler or banff as well. any thoughts?
thanks!
dana.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2005
What would be the hypest place on Aspen Co,(with hopes to get in ) for New year's eve ?

Good Afternoon,

A quick question for all the Aspen regulars, I am assisting one of my clients for New Year's eve 2005.
No tahitian lagoon for this year but the white slopes of Colorado. The given task is to arrange for a super New Year's eve there in the hypest spot.

Can Anyone help with suggestions?

Thank you in advance
Jean-louis at [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2005
New Years in Aspen/Snowmass

Looking for a restaurant to make a reservation in for New Years Eve. There are 3 adults and 2 teenagers so we're looking for a nice atmosphere with good food. It would be nice to find a place that had some local color (we're from NY so we don't need any super fancy restaurants that we can eat in at home). Any idea?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2005
Looking for a house..............

Hi world, Does anybody know someone that is gonna work in Aspen for the Winter Season,? If so, just contact me pleaseEE
Silvana
[email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2005
Sky places in aspen  (2 Answers)

hi, I will be in keystone near aspen and Im looking for hostels around the area, but things are bit expensive, does anyone have good sugestion wich sky areas are good and not so expensive and hostel areas recomeded. also how is the transportation there is it easy to find busses and so... thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2005
2 days trip to Aspen

Hi,

We will be in Aspen in the third week of Oct. Can anyone please give me ideas how to make me the best of my 2 days vacation to Aspen? We will be travelling with a two year old boy. Where to stay, what places not to be missed and which resto to dine?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2005
What to do in May?  (1 Answer)

Hi,

I am travelling with few friends to Aspen spring 2005. I've googled around and it seems it is difficult to find out how lively the season is then... It seems there's no snow left.

We don't want to see historical sites nor museums. Something cool during the day and then a great party in the evening...is the kind of thing we are looking for. Any hints?

Thanks... Found about the taxi with web cam... cool!

Sam


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2004
Sugession needed for Aspen Fall Visit Oct04  (2 Answers)

Hi This will be my first visit to ASPEN. I will reach there in Saturday at around 12 pm and leave next day at 2 pm. I am planning to stay in Snowmass Village. Can anyone suggest how can I make most from the trip. I am going there to see the fall color and the beautiful lake and mountains. But not for snow or ski. Please suggest the places that I should do to in this 1 day time. I will have a car of my own. I will be coming from Denver Metro. Hope that's a four hour drive in Nissan Altima? How will the season during 2nd and 3rd october. Can I catch the fall color then? If you please mention pointwise the places I should plan one after another that will help me a lot. I like photography. So nice scenic spots is what I am looking for. Not much hiking as I will have my family with me. Please suggest the best suited plan. Thanks AS


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2003
hiking in Aspen  (2 Answers)

I will be in Aspen in late May, 2003 and I'm planning a half day hike to either Cathedral Lake or American Lake. Has anyone been on either of these hikes and, if so, can you give me your thoughts? Thanks so much. Also, I was told that its a 4 hour drive from Aspen to Crested Butte. Is this true?





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