ASPEN, Colo. ( TheStreet) -- As usual celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Heidi Klum, Barry Diller and fashion designer wife Dianne Von Furstenberg are descending on Aspen to traverse Buttermilk and stake out the city's latest hot spots.But don't let the fur-trimmed Bogner and Chanel snowboards fool you. Aspen has had its fair share of recession woes. The city was blanketed in restaurant closures, and the stalled Snowmass base village was so embarrassing it's been outfitted with vinyl wrapping made to look like stores and hotels to cover the abandoned construction site. But the winter is already looking better, with record early snowfall and some of the most exciting openings to hit the town in years.
|Viceroy Snowmass offers one of the poshest hotel addresses in Colorado, and there's even last-minute Christmas availabilities.|