Travel to the Aspen for some world class skiing and nightlife. The USA has many lovely winter sports resorts, Aspen is one of the more charming ones. Originally a victorian mining town, Aspen boomed in the late 1800’s with the silver rush but shortly thereafter when the market for silver collapsed the town declined. Not until the mid 1900’s with the growth of skiing as a major recreational sport did Aspen start to develop into the luxury destination it is today. A magnet for celebrities since that time, Aspen has some of the most charming and luxury ski properties on offer in the northern USA.