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Westin Opens at Snowmass, But Sky Hotel Still the Place to Party

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  Site Where: 100 Elbert Lane [map], Snowmass, Colorado, United States, 81615
December 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM | by | ()

The Westin Snowmass has been open for almost a month now, and we must say, she's looking good. The hotel's position on the mountain makes it the most convenient ski-in/ski-out at Snowmass, as it's located just above the main lift. Plus, the free ski valet, slope-side hot tubs, and adjacent village give the place a resort feel. There is even hope that this new 254-room Westin will draw more nightlife to Snowmass mountain, but as of now, it's still considered the quiet part of town.

Aspen proper is where the partying happens, and Kimpton's Sky Hotel is right in the thick of it, with its steamy pool scene and locally renowned 39 Degrees Lounge (just ask Snoop Dogg, err, Snoop Lion, who has stayed at Sky). The hotel underwent renovations last spring, redesigning guest rooms to reflect "a retro vibe of a 70s ski lodge."

Read on to see photos from both of these great properties.

Rates for the Westin Snowmass start at $149/night and rates for the Sky Hotel start at $250.

Disclosure: We were on assignment for another publication on this trip to Aspen, but all opinions are entirely our own.

[Photos: HotelChatter (Will McGough)/Westin Hotels/Ryan Dearth]

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