Details: Aspen and Steamboat Springs

August 29, 2013
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GETTING THERE

Numerous airlines offer nonstop flights from all three Washington area airports to Denver. Steamboat Springs and Aspen are both about 160 miles from Denver.

WHERE TO STAY

Wildwood Snowmass

40 Elbert Lane, Snowmass Village

970-923-8400

www.wildwoodsnowmass.com

Funky, family-friendly hotel with a casual on-site restaurant, a game room and a pool. Rooms from $89.

Timberline Snowmass

690 Carriage Way, Snowmass Village

970-923-4000 or 1-800-922-4001

www.thetimberline.com

Slope-side condo complex with on-site restaurant, pool and laundry. Two-bedroom condos from $282.

Nordic Lodge of Steamboat

1036 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs

970-879-0531 or 1-800-364-0331

www.nordiclodgeofsteamboat.com

Centrally located, clean motel/lodge with famously helpful owners. Rooms from $69.

WHERE TO EAT

The J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome

330 E. Main St., Aspen

855-331-7213

hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com

Bar and light-fare restaurant in Aspen’s most iconic hotel, with a locally famous burger. Plates from $8.

Fuel

45 Village Run Cir., Snowmass Village

970-923-0091

www.aspensnowmass.com

Our daily ritual. Strong coffee, good pastries, top-notch breakfast burritos; also serving lunch. Burritos from $6.

Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar

328 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen

970-429-8192

justicesnows.com

Acclaim-worthy 21st-century menu in a location next to the historic Wheeler Opera House, with a Victorian-era bar and many refurbished remnants, such as an original bank vault door, from Aspen’s history. Entrees from $10.

Creekside Cafe and Grill

131 11th St., Steamboat Springs

970-879-4925

www.creekside-cafe.com

Inventive menu and fresh ingredients, with sublime patio/garden dining next to Soda Creek. Breakfast and lunch only. Breakfast plates from $5, lunch from $8.

WHAT TO DO

Downhill Mountain Bike Clinic

Depart from Snowmass Village

970-923-1227

www.aspensnowmass.com

$129 includes lift ticket.

Ice Age Discovery Center

Snowmass Village Mall

970-922-2277

www.snowmassiceage.com

Showcase for 2010 mega-find of mammoth, mastodon and other fossils in Snowmass. Scheduled talks by paleontologists and local interpretive hikes led by staff. Free.

Tubing on the Yampa River

Backdoor Sports

841 Yampa St., Steamboat Springs

970-879-6249

backdoorsports.com/tubing-the-yampa

Tube rental $18, including shuttle back to put-in location.

INFORMATION

www.aspenchamber.org; www.aspensnowmass.com

www.steamboat-chamber.com; www.steamboat.com

— J.B.

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