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The Family Vacationer

Aspen Snowmass

  • S1E38
  • 24:10
  • February 23rd 2021

So much excellent information on this episode of the Family Vacationer. Thanks to our special guest, Sonia Bekhaazi.

Aspen gets 300 blue sky days a year. Couple that with legendary powder that comes largely from natural snowfall, this is one exciting place to ski.

There are four mountains within the Aspen/Snowmass complex: Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. Free transportation will get you from mountain to mountain and they are all on the same lift ticket.

There is a Kid's Hideout on Buttermilk and Sonia pointed out that Snowmass is the largest of the four mountains and a good place to go when you have skiers of varying skill levels.

Summer turns the mountains into a haven for Gold level fly fishing, Jeeping, Hiking, Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding and more.


Aspen offers all types of lodging from chains to condos. Interestingly in Snowmass, 95% of the rooms are Ski in, Ski out lodging which means you literally leave your lodging and skill right on and off the slopes. Very convenient. Sonia signaled out the Limelight Hotel as a particularly family friendly hotel.

Food! You know we won't forget about the restaurants. Sonia suggested places like Venga Venga, The Artisan, The Stew Pot on Snowmass. Aspen has over 100 restaurants. Sonia suggested Jimmy's (she singled out the Mac and Cheese), L'Hosteria, CP Burger (connected to an ice skating rink and mini-golf), 520 Grill, and Brunelleschi's.


Aspen's event calendar is an exciting one. Buttermilk has offered a drive in theather and Snowmass has an art installment called Luminescence. Additionally, the Snowmass Balloon Festival and Labor Day Music Festival are both on for this year. For more information on the events calendar, click HERE.

Aspen Snowmass, is working hard to keep visitors safe. If you order your lift ticket seven days before your arrival, it will be delivered to your place of lodging. You can also use their QR Delivery to keep you out of the ticket office. All of their lift tickets use RFID techonology, so you can put it in your pocket and proceed to the lift. For more information on the Aspen Snowmass COVID-19 operating procedures, click HERE.

If you're ready to start planning your Aspen Snowmass vacation, I would love to help you. My services as a travel agent are always free to my clients. Just drop me a line at [email protected]. Thanks for listening!

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Rob Jones

Growing up, Rob Jones mainly traveled to Florida for vacation. Those family trips to Orlando and the Gulf Coast are cherished memories that influence him to this day. His entire professional career has involved travel. From working in the music business to event marketing, Rob has traveled to 46 states and five countries. Rob has been married to his wife, Traci, for 16 years and they love to travel with their three children: Ruthie, Nash, and Chase.

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Danny Evans

Dr. Danny Evans is a 23-year veteran language teacher and world traveler. He has been traveling the world since the age of 16 and loves studying language and culture, but most of all, Danny loves making memories with his family. He has been married for 28 years and has two daughters, Gracie and Zoe.

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