The Walnut House

Address: 515 Walnut, Aspen, Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, 81611, United States | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Aspen

Billy's 30th Birthday and Trek to Aspen

A travel blog entry by mrandmrssiddins on Dec 20, 2014

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... people skiing were like pros and even the kids were good! There were some cuties that wouldn't have been older than three taking the lifts up and skiing down by themselves - MAD!! There is a great bar out the front of our hotel that looks out to the slopes called Vega Vega and we indulged in a cocktail or two for happy our after our days skiing.

All in all our ski experience was amazing and totally worth going five star all the way.

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Last Day on the Hill

A travel blog entry by wandering_james on Dec 07, 2014

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... back in the 90's. He had been a regular competitor in the Winter X Games as an aerialist and subsequently been host of these games for the last 13 years. Definitely a pioneer in the extreme winter sports. Nowadays he is a little more grown up and is an ambassador for Obermeyer and also in demand as a commentator for these events. Incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining, he certainly added to the overall enjoyment for us.

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It's Super G Time!

A travel blog entry by wandering_james on Dec 06, 2014

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Back to do it all again! Men's Super G on the difficult Birds of Prey Course at Beaver Creek.

Super G is like downhill but with a few more gates that the skier has to pass through. Unlike downhill though they do not get any training runs on the actual course only a course inspection an hour or so before the start time. This adds to the challenge for the skier and excitement for the spectators as sometimes it all goes horribly ...

World Cup Men's Downhill Beaver Creek

A travel blog entry by wandering_james on Dec 05, 2014

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... of ways: skiing at high speeds up to 130km through challenging turns, shallow dips, flats, and jumps. This course had all these elements in it, as well as a big jump intended to complicate matters just before the finish, which was thrill both for the racer and the spectators.

Once again we sat at the back of the stadium and this time we were joined by Austrian supporters. We cheered, rang our cowbells (obligatory for skiing) and ...

Skiing at Last! Two days on the slopes!

A travel blog entry by wandering_james on Dec 04, 2014

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... at times but well within my capabilities. My biggest problem was I kept wanting to stop and take pictures as the view was awesome.

We checked out the Birds of Prey course which the men will be using for the downhill on Friday.They were training so we were unable to get too close. The Birds of Prey course starts at the top of Beaver Creek Mountain and finishes 3/4 of the way down to the village -just under 3km of thigh burning, steep, twisting terrain with ...

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