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Private Jet Charters to Aspen
As soon as the first flakes fly the otherwise sleepy ski town of Aspen, Colorado comes alive as the winter playground for the private-jet-set. Home to world renowned events like the Aspen Food & Wine Classic and Aspen Film Fest; there are year-round events and attractions here as well.
There are four ski areas in Aspen with Snowmass being by far the largest. Snowmass has ski-in ski-out cabins right on the slopes for maximum convenience and privacy. Aspen Mountain is the oldest and is located above the old town. Over on Highland Peak you can ski Aspen Highlands and just to the north is Buttermilk, a family friendly low-rise ski resort.
Aspen’s reputation is built on adrenaline filled, high-altitude fun, but Pitkin County is also home to a variety of high-end boutiques and luxury spas. Remede Spa, in the St. Regis hotel is one of the area’s best, replete with an oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunges and hot tubs.
The Five-Star Little Nell is the most famous of the Hotels in the area and is perfect for transitioning from the slopes to shopping or dining in town. Slope-side suites with vaulted ceilings offer up pristine views of the surroundings.
The new signature restaurant at The Little Nell is Element 47 (named for silver’s position on the periodic table). Discerning guests will discover a wine collection containing over 20,000 bottles.
Recommended Dish: Roasted Mushrooms – wild mushrooms roasted along with mushroom stuffed agnolotti; perfect meal for a slope-side lunch.
From December 20th through the 31st the entire town of Aspen gets involved in a holiday celebration with a jam-packed lineup of events. On the final day fireworks over Aspen Mountain ring in the New Year while a DJ plays in front of the bonfire.
At The Little Nell, you’ll find one of Aspen’s newest signature restaurants; Element 47. The name references the forty-seventh element on the periodic table; hearkening back to Aspen’s beginnings as a silver mining town. The former Montagna underwent a $2.5 million makeover in 2012 and reopened with a slick, modern look. In the best Aspen style, Element 47’s feel is artistic and high-end while remaining comfortable. The menu features locally sourced produce, meat and game, as well as sustainable seafood and can be paired with any of 20,000 bottles of wine.
The experience at the Caribou Club starts with an impressive array of breads that set the tone for the culinary experience to come. Appetizers beef tartare with ox egg and a full raw bar lead into main-course pastas that are on par with anything you could order in New York. Other mains include a stunning bison, rib eye and a lobster entree that leaves many to consider Caribou Club Aspen’s best eatery.
The ever-changing Chef’s Club rotates chefs from Food & Wine Magazines’ Best New Chefs list, and as such the menus will vary depending on who is in the kitchen with locally sourced offerings such as chicken duck terrine and scallop crudo with green apple. Stand-out second courses items include fromage blanc agnolotti, lamb tartare and coddled egg. Recommended main course selections have a regional flare with the 28-day rib steak, and the roasted Colorado bass with pine nuts.
Nestled at the based of the slopes, The Little Nell is at the top of any list of Aspen hotels. The property was beautifully designed by Aspen resident Holly Hunt, oriented such that all of the rooms overlook Aspen Mountain. Suites feature high, vaulted ceilings showcasing the amazing mountainside views. You’ll enjoy the well-equipped gym and Element 47, which is located in the hotel and is one of the best restaurants in the area.
Another amazing Aspen property located at the base of Aspen Mountain, conveniently positioned between the gondola and chair-lift, The St. Regis Aspen Resort underwent a total renovation in 2011, with guest rooms updates and new public spaces and such as the cozy library with working fireplaces for warm up next to after enjoying a day on the slopes. Suites are tastefully decorated in a muted color palette with red leather club chairs as accentpieces. The service is excellent and the location couldn’t be better.
A recent multi-million dollar renovation elevated the historic Hotel Jerome to the top echelon of Rocky Mountain ski hotels. Still featuring the original brick building from its 1880’s opening, the unique Auberge Resorts property serves as a luxury destination for snow addicted private-jet-setters from around the world. The property has a stunning interior to match its exterior with designer Todd-Avery Lenahan’s blend of modernity with the comforting mountain lodge elements.
Aspen’s Pitkin County Airport (KASE, ASE) is not surprisingly surrounded by mountains and is thus challenging to land in and subject to weather conditions that can rapidly change in the area. Choosing recent model aircraft with the latest avionics to deal with low-visibility can make the difference between flying and being “stuck” in Aspen for another night. Vail, Rifle and Grand Junction airports are often used as alternates when weather refuses to cooperate.
Los Angeles to Aspen Pitkin County – $9900 – One-Way – Hawker 400XP light jet – 2.1hrs flight time
Denver International to Aspen – $4500 – One-Way – King Air 90 turbo prop – 30min flight
Dallas Love Field to Aspen – $15,000 – One-Way – Hawker 800 Mid – 2.75hrs flight time