We just redeemed 3 round trip airline vouchers on the last day they were good because wife daughter & I couldn't agree on where to go or when. So we just said "Denver, over January break". Now, to decide where to go. My wife doesn't ski but likes new places and real towns (as opposed to resorts). Last winter she loved Jackson, WY because she could hang out, meet people, and it's a town where people really live, work, go to school, etc. By the end of the week she knew half the people in town and almost everything that was going on. The problem as I see it is that most of the CO ski areas near Denver are resort towns and may not have that texture of grounded reality. Anybody know what Avon is like? I am thinking that might be a nice town and easily accessible to Vail & Beaver Creek. The real places that were towns before they were ski resorts (Telluride, Crested Butte, etc.) are a long way from Denver. I've only been to Aspen in the summer and 20 years ago, but I always picture it like in "Dumb and Dumber", which wouldn't be a good fit. Any ideas/suggestions would be helpful, Thanks!
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5/18/05 at 9:11am