|Become the star of your own private piste in the celebrity-studded Aspen slopes (courtesy, Aspet Resorts)|
As cultured as it is fun, Aspen is the ultimate elite winter getaway. At times so many A-listers are on the slopes that it's surprising there's any room left for mere mortals. Jack Nicolson, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and scores of Fortune 500 moguls have homes here. Fortunately, there are no pretensions and unlike many other venues, hoi polloi and celebrities mingle. Here's an itinerary. Book a five-star suite at The Little Nell, a ski-in/ski-out resort with a stylish vibe. Take a private lesson with Aspen Ski & Snowboard School (1.800.845.7157, www.aspensnowmass.com) to brush away any cobwebs. Head après ski to the de rigueur Sky Hotel's 39 Degrees Lounge, if you can squeeze in. Or aim high by visiting the exclusive Caribou Club (970.925.2929, www.caribouclub.com), where stratospherically moneyed folks such as Donald Trump wind down after a long day plying the slopes. And if your stock options soar, treat yourself to a meal at Manrico (970.544.5494): think truffles in risotto topped by gold leaf.
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