Singing town’s praises |

Singing town’s praises

After 20 years of visiting twice a year, I recently accepted a position as deputy director of the Aspen Art Museum, and relocated my family of seven (and two dogs) to Heaven (oh, I mean Aspen), Colorado.

While rich in history and tradition, even before the start of the skiing industry boom, Aspen is the ideal place to raise family. It is animal- and dog-friendly (except for an occasional coyote), the weather year-round is phenomenal, people are friendly, warm and welcoming, it has the greatest number of cultural, recreational and leisure amenities per square mile and per capita than virtually ANYPLACE on Earth, it has wonderful restaurants, cafes, coffee spots, bookstores with reading rooms and cafes, a fantastic Saturday Farmer’s Market in the heart of town, plus additional activities at Aspen Highlands and Snowmass Village within five miles, great schools, an amazing new multimillion-dollar recreational facility, the Aspen Art Museum, Music Festival, Filmfest, Theater in the Park, Jazz Aspen, Heritage Aspen, Aspen Institute and Aspen Meadows, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Writer’s Foundation, Aspen Grassroots Experience, the Buddy Program, Given Institute, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, festivals of all kinds, exciting events such as the Winter X Games (now for the third-straight year here in Aspen), 24 Hours of Aspen, World Cup, Blast the Mass, and so much more.

My mantra is simple: “The worst day in Aspen, Colorado is BETTER than the best day ANYWHERE else on Earth.”

Bennett A. Bramson


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