In a dusting of snow, the jet comes to a stop, and the hatch door opens. An attendant unfolds a small staircase, attempting not to shiver in clothes obviously suited for another climate. A puff of white fur emerges from the aircraft, followed by her entourage, and the whole party makes its way to a preheated Escalade waiting at the entrance of the airport. Welcome to Aspen.

Posh Winter Pads

Aspen is flush with pricey lodgings, but the best accommodations are the town's private homes and guest villas. If possible try to snag a private rental within the central village through services like Aspen Luxury Rental , which will enable you to enjoy area nightlife without the hassle of a car.

While the St. Regis Aspen made quite a splash last year, it's still The Little Nell that attracts the star-studded guests and hip après-ski scene chock full of sexual tension. For those who can't get enough, The Residences at The Little Nell offer a limited collection of 26 magnificent ski-out/ski-in residences priced from $1.7 million.

Those looking for more of a party atmosphere usually opt for The Sky Hotel . Currently it's the only boutique hotel in Aspen, created by San Francisco's trendy Kimpton Hotels as a minimalist ski retreat with in-house spa and full-service restaurant. Its heated pool, often the scene of late-night skinny-dipping, is legendary.

Après-Ski Scene

Naturally Aspen's only boutique hotel would have an innate ability to attract the sexiest creatures to its mega-popular 39 Degrees Lounge . In a town that likes to mix up 20-somethings and 50-somethings like a cocktail, the place is well suited for all ages looking to meet and mingle after a day on the slopes.

Dining On the Slopes

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