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About Aspen

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Ahhh, Aspen, where do we start?  It 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.

That idea drives the internal energy of Aspen. Forget what you think you know about our mountain town, come and experience "The Aspen Idea" for yourself. Enjoy a day on the mountain in the winter or a bike ride along the Rio Grande Trail in the summer, fantastic food, incredible environment, but most of all great people...that's what Aspen is all about.