Aspen may be known for its glitz and fur-trimmed ski boots, but with even celebrities pinching pennies these days, there are surprisingly affordable ways this winter to schuss down the Little Nell run and nibble on oysters and truffle fries at Ajax Tavern. Indeed, a lot of bargains await, including the lowest airfares in more than two decades and plenty of freebies like lift tickets and lodging for kids. So while a membership to the Caribou Club may be out of reach for many, Aspen’s four champagne-powder mountains aren’t.
By Merideth C. Carroll, Dec. 13, 2009 NYT

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