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Aspen 13 35.14%
Vail 11 29.73%
Telluride 13 35.14%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-11-2011, 12:07 PM
Location: State of Grace
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Originally Posted by FantasyFootballGuy View Post
Aspen is my favorite because of all the rich and famous people there which gives it a very unique vibe and mystique. Aspen is also the most expensive and prestigious. Not to say that all that stuff makes a place better but it just makes Aspen seem more different to me. It makes Aspen standout more. Regardless, Aspen is a beautiful place. I have been to Aspen but have never been to Vail. I have heard good things about Vail and I know a wealthy Denver family who owns a home in Vail and loves it there very much. Aspen and Whistler would be a fun comparison.
G'morning Fantasy Guy!

Well, I don't ski (I refuse to participate in any sport that requires a parked ambulance in the valley!) I have, however, lived in both Aspen and Whistler, and while Whistler's mountains are more spectacular, Aspen was always 'home' to me. I crossed the pond when I was eighteen to sing and play with John Denver and never regretted it. Waaay back then, Aspen was a sleeply little mountain town with nothing between it and Carbondale and then nothing between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, and we didn't have the 'Rich and Famous' crowd in those days.

Even with the wall-to-wall growth, Aspen has a palpable history, whereas in Whistler everything's new and..., well, we didn't stay long, we moved way up into the mountains, six hours' drive from Whistler, and still own a cabin there today.

I no longer like to live in cold climates and prefer sun, sand, and sea. I will always love Aspen though, I made too many happy memories there not to.

Shalom Aleichem,

Mahrie. http://stillthevision.truepath.com/images/emoticons/angel3.gif (broken link)
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:50 PM
Location: Sag Harbor, NY (The Hamptons)
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Telluride! Still has some remnants of old Colorado, thereby making it more authentic and "real" than Aspen or Vail. I just hope that developers do not make Telluride into another Aspen. Please leave the history and historical structures intact. Once it's gone, it ain't never coming back. IMHO.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:03 PM
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Aspen is by far the best of the 3. Has the best ski areas, restaurants and cute little downtown.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:38 PM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Yes, I was also surprised at the exclusion of Crested Butte, if you are talking about skiing. Aspen is too crowded and obnoxious.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by happytown View Post
Im shocked not to see crested butte! It typically hosts the x-games etc.,.
Since 2002 the Winter X Games have been held at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen and according to ESPN they will continue to be held there through 2012.
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