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Saturday, March 5, 2016 – Saturday, March 12, 2016
A”MA” ZING ASPEN
Cash Price: $2079 Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy
See the Lodging section below for details and the complete Price Chart.
We offer three trip application options:
Download a PDF, a Word doc, or apply online.
To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.
The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.
The Trip Leaders
MA and Lynda invite you on a fun packed week of skiing, parties, and aprés fun while you explore one of the finest ski towns in the USA. Rise & shine, it’s breakfast time…FULL CONTINENTAL DIVIDE EXPANDED BREAKFAST served daily from 7 to 10 am in the Limelight lounge.
Enjoy thrilling ski adventures as well as the exuberant nightlife with your fellow travelers and perhaps rub elbows with showbiz and sport celebrities along the way.
Collectively, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass offer over 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and 341 trails varying from beginner to expert — giving you the widest variety of skiing on one lift ticket.
Aspen Mountain - Open from late November to mid-April, Aspen Mountain — also known as Ajax — rises up from the center of downtown Aspen and is famous for steep, bumpy trails. With a majority of difficult slopes, this mountain is excellent for experienced skiers.
Aspen Highlands - Open from early December to early April, Aspen Highlands is the local favorite. While the majority of ski runs are expert, Aspen Highlands also offers a variety of beginner and intermediate trails.
Buttermilk - Home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2010, Buttermilk is open from early December to early April. Known for its beginner slopes, Buttermilk is the perfect learning mountain. It also features the Crazy T'rain park, boasting a Superpipe and an intermediate/advanced terrain park.
Snowmass Open from late November to mid-April, Snowmass is the largest of the four ski areas. With over 3,000 acres, 90 trails, 23 lifts, and 3 terrain parks, Snowmass appeals to skiers and boarders of all level. .
In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, visitors to the Aspen/Snowmass area have abundant opportunities for cross-country and backcountry skiing.
- Cross-country skiing — Try prepared trails on the Aspen Golf Course, along Maroon Creek or at the Ashcroft Ski Touring Center — or enjoy the peacefulness of a day skiing in the backwoods. In addition, the Snowmass Club Cross Country Center offers 80 kilometers of groomed tracks free of charge.
- Backcountry skiing — Head for the backcountry on a hut trip with a certified outfitter. The Alfred Braun system of six huts connects Crested Butte and Aspen, and 10th Mountain Division huts range from cabins near trailheads to backcountry shelters miles from civilization.
If you're looking to improve your skills here in Aspen, the Aspen/Snowmass ski company has a wide variety of lessons to help you reach your goals.
While you can experience the ultimate Colorado ski vacation here, Aspen has so much more to offer than skiing and snowboarding. No other mountain resort features a more diverse selection of winter activities, dining and entertainment. The problem is squeezing everything you want to do into just one trip.
- Snowshoeing — Experience the serenity of this age-old method of winter travel. Whether you put on snowshoes under your hiking boots and just start walking, or take a guided tour along scenic trails as you learn the fundamentals, a winter landscape is guaranteed to unfold before you.
- Winter fly fishing — Cast your line into crystal-cold rivers on a crisp winter day. With gold-medal trout streams running through the valleys, the Aspen/Snowmass area features some of the world's most famous fly fishing - all year long.
- Ice skating — Lace up your skates and skim across the ice at the Aspen Recreation Center or the Aspen Ice Garden public ice skating rinks.
- Snowcat rides — Non-skiers love this activity, which gets them up on the mountain when they have it all to themselves. Ride a snowcat up Snowmass Mountain to the rustic, yet elegant Lynn Britt cabin for an evening of Western mountain cuisine and entertainment.
- Sleigh rides — Glide across the star-lit evening snow on a horse-drawn sleigh through the spectacular Maroon Creek valley near the snow-covered Maroon Bells.
- Ballooning — Experience panoramic views of the rugged, snow-covered landscape, 14,000-foot peaks and wildlife in the alpine meadows below. In Aspen, ballooning is a year-round activity, with each season presenting its own unique allure.
- Dog sledding — Feel the exhilaration and excitement of being pulled by a team of Siberian huskies through the snow-covered wilderness of the Snowmass/Aspen area. For a truly exotic excursion, take a star-lit ride to the best wild game restaurant in Colorado - Krabloonik Restaurant & Kennel, located on the slopes of the Snowmass Ski Area. Arts & Cultural Attractions.
- Winter events — Aspen celebrates winter with a variety of special events that offer action for everyone - including concerts, The World Cup downhill races, the unforgettable ESPN Winter X Games, The Bud Lite Spring Jam, Winterskol, Mardi Gras, and many more.
- Historical tours and museums — Investigate Aspen's rich and storied past by taking an Aspen Historical Society tour of West End and Downtown, visiting the Ashcroft and Independence ghost towns, touring the Compromise and Smuggler Mines, and seeing the Wheeler-Stallard House Historical Museum and The Wheeler Opera House.
- Art galleries — Discover dozens of art galleries, including the Aspen Art Museum, the Western Slope's finest contemporary art museum, housed in a historic brick building.
- Dining — Consistently rated the #1 resort in North America for dining, Aspen/Snowmass has more than 100 restaurants, bars and clubs that offer menus to please every palate and plenty of excitement after the sun goes down.
- Shopping — From antiques and T-shirts to fine jewelry and some of the world's most fashionable clothing boutiques - shopping in Aspen is an experience not to be missed.
Consistently ranked tops in nightlife (with over 100 bars, restaurants and clubs),
Aspen/Snowmass offers something for everyone with everything from billiards to jazz clubs, dancing to no-nonsense watering holes, coffee houses to internet-connected taxi rides. Never a dull moment when the sun goes down.
Great musicians love Aspen/Snowmass, and the feeling's mutual. Check out the wicked live music scene at our outdoor concerts in downtown Aspen, Belly Up in Aspen and the Snowmass concert stage. Every week boasts a great lineup; The Offspring, Ziggy Marley, Ozomatli, Violent Femmes, John Hiatt and the Roots have all recently rocked the house.
- Aspen Billiards — Aspen's finest pool hall. Casually elegant. Eight tables. Hourly rates. Light menu and full bar. Smoke-free. Wheelchair access. Located at 315 E. Hyman, 970-920-6706.
- 39 Degrees at Sky Hotel — Aspen's #1 après-ski location, featuring signature appetizers and local drink specials. Big-screen TV showing major sports events. Poolside dining seasonally. Located at 709 E. Durant, 970-925-6760.
- Belly Up, Aspen — When you come to Aspen/Snowmass a must-see hot-spot for live music is the Belly Up, Aspen. The Belly Up hosts musical talent from around the world including acts such as: the Temptations, Lyle Lovette, Indigo girls, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Isaak and many more hot acts. See our calendar for a full schedule and description of upcoming events at www.bellyupaspen.com.
- The Caribou Club — America's number-one private club. 970-925-2929
- Club Chelsea — Aspen's sophisticated choice in nightlife. Located at 415 E. Hyman (on the mall), 970-920-0066
- Dish Aspen — Dish after dark is the sophisticated place to drink and dance. DJ and dancing every Friday from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. 430 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-7119
- The J-Bar — Aspen's favorite gathering place since 1889. On the National Register of Historic Places. Open from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Serving food until midnight. At the Hotel Jerome, 330 E. Main, 970-920-1000.
- Jimmy's, An American Restaurant & Bar — Featuring 80 top-shelf tequilas. Live blues/swing music every Friday night by Big Daddy Lee and the King Bees starting at 10:30 p.m. Tango/Salsa and other Latin-style dancing on Saturday nights starting at 10:30. Located at 205 S. Mill St. Upstairs in the Mill St. Plaza, 970-925-6020.
- Little Annie's — 970-925-1098
- The Bar at The Little Nell — Great après ski and fresh seafood bar. Located at 675 E. Durant, 970-920-4600.
- Mezzaluna — 970-925-5882
- Shadow Mountain Lounge at The St. Regis — Open daily 2 p.m. - 1 a.m. Live pianist & Jazz trio from 7-11 p.m. Serving light hors d'oeuvres and desserts; poolside service available. 970-920-3300
- Syzygy — Live jazz nightly at 10:00 p.m. - 970-925-3700
Sign Up Details
Round trip airfare from Tampa to Aspen Airport. Complimentary transportation to the Limelight Hotel. SUMPTIOUS CONTINENTAL DIVIDE EXPANDED BREAKFAST served daily.
We will be staying seven nights at the LUX LIMELIGHT hotel which is approximately a 5 minute walk to the Silver Queen Gondola.
$250.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application. See above for trip application options.
All cancellations must be received in writing by November 30, 2015. See cancellation policy on the back of the trip application.
December 15, 2015
Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Mary Ann Olden, 957 Lucas Lane, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A charge of 3% will be made for credit card convenience
TRIP PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NEW TAXES OR FEES IMPOSED BY EITHER THE GOVERNMENT, AIRPORT, AIRLINES OR AGENCIES INVOLVED.
VISIT www.aspensnowmass.com for further information.
Background photo: Jack Affleck