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Spend your winter skiing in Aspen

Nov 29, 2012

Winter has come upon us and the best thing about that is the snow. And the best thing to do when it’s snowing is to make snowmen, get into snowball fights and of course, go skiing! One of the most famous skiing resorts in the world is undoubtedly Aspen and always ready for your bus charter visitors! At 3 hours 45 minutes from Denver, one of the best ways to get to Aspen is via a rented party bus or mini bus with Bus Rental Denver.

Located in Pitkin County, Colorado, just outside and above the city of Aspen on the north flank of Aspen Mountain, the ski resort takes its name after the abundant Aspen tress in the vicinity. Bring the rented bus charter over to find out more about how it was founded in 1946 as the first ski area venture of the Aspen Skiing Company founded by Walter Paepcke, it is today
one of four adjacent ski areas operated by the company as part of the Aspen/ Snowmass complex.

The ski area is located within the White River National Forest and is operated under permit from the U.S. Forest Service and it has three restaurants on the mountain, two are on top of the mountain with one of them being a member’s only club and the other one is located mid-mountain.

When the Aspen Ski Resort began operations on December 14, 1946, it was the longest chairlift in the world and many of the first employees were veterans of the famed 10th Mountain Division, who trained at Camp Hale. One of the these veterans was Freidl Pfeifer of Austria and Pete Seibert. Pfeifer had headed the ski school at Sun Valley before the war and Seibert was a member of the Aspen ski
patrol that would later found Vail Mountain.

The area's lifts include 1 high-speed quad, 1 high-speed double, 2 quads, and 3 doubles. When you are there for your shuttle bus rental holiday with kids, friends and family, get a hang on taking the gondola which is one of two lifts, along with the Little Nell chairlift, which ascends from Gondola Plaza in the heart of the downtown Aspen in a configuration that allows visitors to ascend the mountain from the center of town, and ski down the Little Nell Run back into town.

Up until January 2001 Aspen lifted its long-time ban on snowboarding but as a courtesy to season-pass holders, the resort was not officially opened to snowboarders until April 1, 2001. Since then, snowboarders and skiers alike have carved up the mountain’s various runs, the longest being 3 miles (4.8 km) with a lift capacity of 10,755 riders per hour. The mountain is considered moderate-to-difficult with no "green" (beginner) runs and novice skiers must go to Snowmass, Buttermilk, or Aspen Highlands. Whether you are here with friends or alone, the ride to and from this massive holiday resort will leave you breathless even after you have gotten back safely in the warmth of the rented charter bus.

The season on the mountain ranges from late November to early April and the ski area enjoys a unique "homespun" culture that dates from its early foundation as part of the Utopian social experiment in Aspen created by Walter Paepcke in the 1940s. So throw back your inhibitions this winter, wax those skis, dust off your cold weather gear and book your ticket to a holiday of carving on virgin snow in the wilderness of Denver with Bus Rental Denver.

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