Did You Like Aspen? Check Out This Next City!


Just a few miles North of Fort Collins is a tiny town called Bellvue, Colorado. With a population of just over 2100, and only about 450 housing units, there are only about 20 or 30 Bellvue homes for sale. at any given time. Bellvue Colorado just might have what you are looking for.

A note of caution: The town of Bellvue doesn’t have much to it other than a general store and a post office. Major activities entail going into Fort Collins, but most Bellvue residents aren’t typically looking for a lot of big-city excitement. What Bellvue has to offer is amazing views, seclusion, and close proximity to the Cache la Poudre river. Kayakers and anglers pursue their respective sports along the Poudre, Colorado’s only federally designated National Wild and Scenic River. From just east of Greeley, the river drops 7,000 feet, providing some of the best whitewater rafting in Colorado.



Tour Of Downtown Aspen, Colorado

While Aspen, Colorado is known as a travel destination frequented by the rich and famous, many of Aspen’s visitors know this beautiful Colorado mountain town for its extensive mix of arts programs, cultural events, and cosmopolitan nightlife. What’s more, Aspen has a variety of restaurants, shopping, lodging and nightlife that caters to a range of budgets and experiences. Aspen places an emphasis on preserving the environment, its silver mining heritage, and the promotion of arts, culture, and non-profits in the area.


Buttermilk Mountain In Aspen


Buttermilk built its 50-year legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Today it’s famous for hosting the X Games through 2014 and being voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader’s Poll for best pipe. The 22-foot superpipe in the legendary terrain park does not disappoint, as many X Games winners, Olympians and up-and-comers can attest.

Season dates: December 15, 2012 – April 7, 2013

Base elevation: 7,870 ft./2,399 m

Summit elevation: 9,900 ft./3,018 m

Vertical rise: 2,030 ft./619 m

Terrain: 470 acres/190 hectares

Number of trails: 44

Miles/km of trails: 21 miles/34 km

Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km

Types of trails: easiest: 35%, more difficult: 39%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 0%

Parks and pipes: 2 terrain parks: Buttermilk Park has over 100 features including  a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course. For the beginner: Panda Pipe and Ski & Snowboard Schools Park (S3 Park)

Lifts: 8: 3 high-speed quads, 1 double, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts

Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 am. The Summit Express lift is now open until 4 pm; all other lifts close at 3:30 pm.

Ski & Snowboard School: The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass are a collection of talented and inspired Pros that are committed to helping you build confidence, understand the terrain, and guiding you to the next place in your skiing or riding. Our Pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape an unforgettable experience during your stay with us.