It was with much amusement that I read your vitriolic rant about Aspen in your July 31 editorial “Nose firmly stuck in air.” From what I can gather, your experience with Aspen has been limited to the odd tabloid or “sister publication” headlines.
I’m a 20-year resident of various Colorado mountain towns, including Vail, Telluride and Basalt. With regard to your editorial, both Vail and Aspen have, in certain regards, become the victims of their own popularity and success. But that’s where the similarities end.
I’m not sure how one can compare a manufactured plastic Bavaria located off of a major national interstate to a historic former mining town nestled in the mountains. And, as any longtime ski town resident can tell you, the jerks are usually those who don’t make their homes there full-time.
More to the point, Aspenites don’t, as you assert, spend their days nurturing grudges against Vail. We don’t need to. We live in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Perhaps you should consider some Sweet’N Low with your morning cup of super-sized bitterness?