Travel

By AnnMarie Marano

Janet O’Grady, Aspen Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief was kind enough to pinpoint some of the hottest spots in the city to you lucky beautynews readers who are gearing up to hit the slopes this winter. She’s also added in some fun events to hit up within the next few months.

Here are her suggestions…

Hotels:

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The Little Nell
675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, Colorado 81611
Phone: 970-920-4600
Fax: 970-920-4670

Website: http://www.thelittlenell.com

“Book early because it’s the only ski-in/ski-out hotel in Aspen. They have a great restaurant called Montagna which has a one-of-a-kind ambiance and is one of the best places around for a late night glass of wine or champagne.”

The Sky Hotel

709 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: 970-925-6760
Fax: 970-925-6778

“It’s a Kimpton hotel so it’s young, hip and cool. It has an amazing “apre-ski” scene (after skiing activities) around the pool and bar lounge called 39 Degrees. They have a great small plates menu.”

Restaurants:

D19
305 S. Mill Street
Aspen, Colorado
970/925-6019

“Chef Dena Marino prepares delicious soulful Italian food and has a great Italian wine list. The place has a really lively bar scene.”

Lulu Wilson

316 E. Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: (970) 920-1893

“It’s contemporary American cuisine with lots of local references. It’s a great late night bar scene.”

Spa recommendation:

The Remède Spa at the St. Regis hotel.

Upcoming events:

Oct 4-7: The Meeting – A Celebration of Snow Film and Culture

Dec-March: USASA Snowboard Competition Series
Dec 1: Summit for Life — Aspen Mountain will host the Summit for Life Uphill Race, formerly known as Storm the Stars, the only nighttime endurance event in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Local enthusiasts and regional sports junkies charge up 3,000 vertical feet to the top of the mountain using their preferred choice of equipment and lighting. The event benefits two different charitable foundations.

Jan 24-27: Winter X Games

Originally published October 2007
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