Hotel Limelight Hotel
Situated on the edge of Wagner Park, it is just a single block from both downtown Aspen and the gondola at Aspen Mountain. A complimentary town ski shuttle runs regularly through the day to Aspen’s other 3 mountains with a pick up opposite the park.
All guest rooms are of an extremely high quality and beautifully furnished with contemporary décor, making the Limelight feel like a home away from home. The Limelight Hotel offers a complimentary expanded daily breakfast, an outdoor pool with 2 hot tubs, complimentary wine, cheese and coffee each evening, high speed internet access, underground car parking, laundry facilities (pay locally) and ski lockers.
Aspen Resort Info
Aspen is one of the greatest American ski resorts. It has a reputation for being a star-studded place, expensive and a poseur's paradise. This is partially true, but Aspen can also be enjoyed by those on lower budgets, while decent snow is almost always guaranteed.
Aspen includes 4 mountains in its pass - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. These combine for 200km of runs, with skiing for just about all standards. It is a relatively expensive lift pass. The mountains are separate, but linked by an efficient bus system, with Snowmass 12 miles away. Buttermilk suits beginners, but all of the resorts offer a vast array of ski tuition and childcare. Aspen Mountain, which bans boarders, has some fantastic blacks, moguls and tree-line powder. Snowmass also has the biggest vertical drop in the US (1342m). Intermediates will prefer Snowmass and Highlands for cruising, while Buttermilk is excellent for learning to mogul. Boarders are spoilt in the other 3 domains, with half-pipes and specialist parks. There is skiing for everyone, with limited queues, great lifts and friendly staff.
Aspen town is beautifully restored to its Victorian best and there is a fantastic range of restaurants, shops, non-skiing activities, and nightlife. Much of this is expensive, but there are cheaper options, particularly in terms of accommodation. Everything seems to get just a little bit better every year, as the Aspen Ski Company continues to improve on a resort that is already one of the best in the world.
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Aspen Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 11 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 09-Dec-2013|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||79 cm|
|Upper slopes||102 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Very good piste conditions, best at top|
North American Weather Outlook
It is shaping up to be a sunny week at most resorts in the USA this week. Alta and Breckenridge, along with most Colorado resorts, are expecting clear skies for the next nine days. Most of the snow will be falling on the east coast with Attitash, Smugglers’ Notch and Sugarbush expecting around 15cm this week.
Canada will be a lot snowier than its southern neighbor particularly in British Columbia. Kicking Horse should get around half a metre before its opening day this weekend and Whistler and Revelstoke are expecting similar amounts. Heavy snow will also return to Alberta with around 40cm predicted for Banff and Marmot Basin over the next seven days.