Summer in Aspen

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Mountain
Location:  Aspen, Colorado, USA

Aspen, Colorado, is one of the premier Rocky Mountain resort towns.  Situated along the Roaring Fork River, at an elevation of 7,890 ft. (2,405 m.), the town is surrounded by four mountains, which have been developed as well-known ski slopes: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Mountain, and Snowmass Mountain.

Aspen is a winter wonderland when it is covered with snow, but it is beautiful in the summer months as well.   This photo shows a ski run on Aspen Mountain, which rises right above the town.  In mid-June when this photo was taken, there was just a tiny amount of residual snow visible, but in the winter it is possible to ski down this slope right into the center of the town of Aspen.


2sweetnsaxy said...

It always amazes me how different something looks with snow and then without.

Zarquon The Rich said...

That actually doesn't look all that bad. Most of the slopes here in Ontario are ugly scars in the summer months.

BNS said...

@ 2Sweet - I agree. It's like two sides of the same coin.

@ Zarquon - No ski slope scars around Aspen -- but there are some areas not too far away that have been scarred by mining.


Leora said...

I've skied in the Northeast and in Western Canada, but I would love to ski Aspen. How inviting.

BNS said...

Hi Leora - Hope you get to go to Aspen some time -- either for skiing or for summer activities. It's a beautiful place.


Sadia Hussain said...

Like this one , would love to paint it.

BNS said...

Hello Sadia - Thank you - glad you like the photo.