Aspen Square Daily News

X-Games here for three more years

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The Winter X Games is extending its stay in Aspen. ESPN and the Aspen Skiing Co. announced recently that the two sides have agreed to stage the action-sports showcase at Buttermilk thourgh 2012. 2009 marks the eighth consecutive year that Aspen has served as host. “Back when we first got into the X Games, we had a two-year deal. We thought OK, maybe it will last three,” Skico President and CEO Mike Kaplan said Wednesday. “For it to last 11 years is phenomenal.” The X-Games are featured on ESPN and ABC TV with rebroadcasts ongoing in the weeks ahead.

Aspen Square's new courtyard

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The new pool and courtyard complex has been a big hit with our Aspen Square visitors. We have a new pool and waterfall and two hot tubs in our renovated courtyard. There is even a new fire pit for evening marshmallow roasting, a family favorite. The courtyard sits adjacent to our newly remodeled conference room and hospitality area. Guests are enjoying it all. The hot tubs are expecially busy after skiing, when the hot water and bubbles help sooth those aching and overstretched muscles. Come enjoy it all with your friends at Aspen Square!

Fun weekend events at Snowmass

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Exciting times and competition at Snowmass will be the ticket this weekend. Upcoming – The Helly Hansen Colorado Freeride Championships in Snowmass. This event is open to skiers and snowboarders, men & women. Friday is the qualifying day held in Hanging Valley Head Wall. Qualifiers who make it to the next round will then pick their line within the Burn Side Cliffs on Saturday. Viewing for this event is possible on both days. Friday’s viewing is best within the Hanging Valley and Saturday’s viewing is best from the deck of Gwen’s Restaurant.

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