Ski Resorts

There are three main ski resorts that draw visitors to the Roaring Fork Valley and Western Slope. Aspen boasts four different mountains.  Snowmass is huge with varied terrain. Aspen Mountain is black diamond for the most part. Aspen Highlands has a bowl that you have to hike up. Buttermilk has a beginner mountain and is the scene of the X-games half pipe. Its visible right along Highway 82.  Follow the resort on Instagram. Sunlight Mountain Resort is one of the gems of Glenwood Springs Colorado. Found at the end of a road called 4-mile. Its great for families and people just learning. …

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the Lease Agreement

People familiar with the Roaring Fork Valley housing situation will find these details no surprise, so this article is for people thinking, oh I'll just go work in Aspen without securing housing  beforehand. Part of the reason that rentals are hard to come by, is the housing shortage in general. Another thing to consider is your pets.  When it was harder to come by a renter, a pet here or there had been allowed.  But with fierce competition for limited rentals, landlords can be choosy and choose not to let your pet damage their investment. I recently rented out a…

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Wood burning stove

One way to get a cheaper rental is to be willing to go more and more rural.  There are plenty of gorgeous rural neighborhoods in the Roaring Fork Valley and the Crystal Valley. You may need to come to grips with a wood burning stove.  For this, you may need a wood splitter.  You need three sizes of logs--all of which need to be short enough to fit in the stove.  Kindling, small logs, and big logs.  Next, you need a place to store these outside free from snow.  Try covering them with a tarp.  Then you need a neat place for…

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