Aspen, Colorado is a city in Colorado. The city is known for its large ski-resorts and for hosting many ski-related games. Aspen is home to 6,658 people. The mayor of Aspen is Mick Ireland. The city was founded in 1879.
Aspen is in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains. The Roaring Fork River flows through the town. In the early years of the town, Aspen was a major center of silver mining. After a major recession, the city fell into decline, and most of the people that lived there left. However, after World War II the area was developed as a ski resort, and became a major skiing destination. Popular with celebrities, today it is one of the richest cities in the US and it remains a popular skiing destination.
- Media related to Aspen, Colorado at Wikimedia Commons
- City of Aspen website Archived 2005-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
- Aspen: The Forgotten Times Documentary produced by Montana PBS