Aspen: Glitz, Glamour and Skiing

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Given Calgary’s close proximity to the Rocky Mountains, it’s easy to wonder why someone would venture all the way to Aspen, Colorado, to ski.

The answer is it’s not about the skiing.

That’s not to say Aspen — which is really four ski areas rolled into one — doesn’t have some epic skiing, because it does. In particular, Aspen (or Ajax) Mountain, which rises dramatically from the edge of downtown Aspen, poses some formidable challenges to even the most hard-core skiers in the form of steep pitches and punishing moguls. 

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