Ski season is upon us .. that magical time. White champagne powder, après ski, racing gates, S’mores by the fire at the Ritz~Beaver Creek, Phil at the Chop House, Beano’s Cabin … and so much more.
Aspen, Steamboat, Vail offer life full of small town charm combined with high mountain altitude. At 8,000 feet above sea level, they offer a bird’s eye view of the world. Here it’s about lifestyle. Building on a reputation for world-class skiing and the best in luxury homes … the ski towns beckon not just ski-lovers, but many leaders and experts in environmental stewardship.
Aspen was first developed in the 1880’s as a silver mining camp. By the 1940’s, these quaint mountain towns became better known for champagne powder than for precious metals. Most of these idyllic places are surrounded by public forested lands, of which just a small percentage can be used for development. This along with the physical constraints of the surrounding mountains keep property here in high demand.
Aspen, and many of the area resorts natural surroundings have become a refuge where body, mind and soul can thrive. Small town charm and urban sophistication have been the draw for many international buyers in search of luxury ranches and private estates located in a pristine natural environment. Residents here never take this charmed life for granted. Fine dining, art, theatre, world class fly fishing, golf, and skiing make Aspen, Vail, Steamboat, and beyond … the resort life at its finest.
I learned to ski in Steamboat, affectionately known as “the Boat”. Dating a ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team I had no choice. It was do or die. That experience was frustrating, challenging … and I wouldn’t change one single minute of it. So, let’s go find some champagne powder and enjoy all the small town charmed life we’ve come to know as Colorado! Simply the best!