Fly Like an Eagle-- as in EGE
Word to the wise vacation home owner, renter or guest heading for Aspen, Vail or Beaver Creek -- Eagle Airport is a dream compared to DEN (you know, the one with the white prairie schooner motif and a security screening center that sometimes resembles Times Square on New Year's Eve ). And it's way bigger than Aspen's private-jet parking lot. I flew out of EGE last week on American to La Guardia in NYC via Dallas; like punching Staples' red "Easy" button. EGE is clean, big and fairly empty. No endless security lines snaking around the lobby..... much less risk of bags lost.... Closer to Vail than DEN (30 minutes max via rental car or shuttle bus) ... and a longer but reasonable shuttle run to Aspen. If you've come to hate what I call "flying the unfriendly skies of Greyhound," look for EGE flights. During ski season and summertime there are nonstops from many hubs.