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Read about life in Park City from two long-time locals. Follow our adventures throughout the year as we ski, bike, golf and live life in beautiful Park City, UT.
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Vail Restaurants

We kicked off this week with a free breakfast buffet at the Ocotillo restaurant at the Marriott in Lionshead. Ocotillo feels like a Colorado restaurant, with southwestern décor and inviting booths overlooking the Vail ski runs. The breakfast buffet is expansive with everything from French toast with house made bread, to an omelet station where a chef will cook your omelet to order. With the large variety of breakfast items, along with fresh-squeezed orange juice,…

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Don’t Miss The Marketplace on Meadows Drive

Last night, the manager of The Marketplace invited us to sample his fabulous tapas menu, gourmet pizza, decadent crepe dessert, and a few specialty drinks. We met Michael a few days ago after we inquired about his family’s establishment, and were delighted when he invited us to investigate their menu offerings. We were far from disappointed, and will definitely be visiting the Marketplace when we come back to Vail.
To start off, Michael suggested a…

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Exploring Vail and Oktoberfest

Friday was our last day in Aspen. After wrapping up some business, we packed up and hit the road. The drive from Aspen to Vail is less than two hours and is incredibly scenic. We took highway 70, which winds its way through a canyon carved out by the Colorado River, and checked in at the Vail Village Inn Plaza. We are staying with a few new locals who own a condo here at the…

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Aspen Restaurant Experiences

Over the past few days we talked with most every remaining restaurant in both Aspen and Snowmass. The great thing about the dining scene in Aspen is the shear variety of cuisines offered in every price range.
Some of the highest-end fine dining you will find anywhere can be found at restaurants like Montagna at The Little Nell and Cache Cache on Mill Street. Both of these restaurants offer the very best in world class…

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Independence Pass

Yesterday, after we spoke with the last few restaurants in town, Casey and I took a drive up to Independence Pass, just East of Aspen on Highway 82. The change in scenery as you leave town is dramatic and very sudden. Just over a mile after leaving twenty million dollar homes and stores like Prada and Louis Vuitton, we were surrounded by national forest, huge mountain peaks, and unspoiled valleys. The top of Independence Pass…

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The Beginning of the Off-Season

According to most of the locals in town, this was the last weekend of the season. Like most ski towns across the country, things generally get very quite between September through mid-December; when the snow hits and the tourists flock back. We spent Friday and Saturday celebrating the last busy weekend, and enjoyed everything from Mexican food to a scenic and chilly gondola ride.
On Friday, we woke up and headed to the bus stop…

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Hitting the Streets of Aspen

Our second day in Aspen we decided to take the bus from Snowmass, to avoid the parking nightmare downtown. Due to a grant of some kind, the bus from Snowmass to Aspen is now completely free. Last time I was here it was something like $2 each way to ride the bus into town. Definitely a good improvement, and hopefully someday all the buses in Aspen will be free, like they are in Park City.…

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Exploring Aspen – Day One

Kevin and I rolled into Aspen at about 9:30pm on Tuesday after a pretty quick and painless drive from Park City. The drive from Utah to Colorado is a beautiful one, full of vast desert landscapes and uniquely molded mountains, and with an awe inspiring sunset backdrop.
We are staying at a cute and quaint studio in the Snowmass Village, just outside of Aspen. The owner of the local liquor store, the Daly Bottle Shop,…