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Welcome to Aspen: Glamorous Skiwear, Rich People, Fab Shopping

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Greeting from Aspen! Racked National is on the road this week, coming to you live from Colorado, courtesy of Aspen Fashion Week. We're here checking out the mega-rich town's cool-luxe-quaint shopping scene and getting a jumpstart on the latest in winter sports outerwear—top coldweather and ski-wear brands including Obermeyer, Kjus, Marmot, Danenmann Pure, Parajumpers, Helly Hansen, and D&E stage full-on fashion shows this week.

Kjus show at the Snowstage, outdoors!

Fun facts about Aspen:
· By last census, 5,914 people live in Aspen.
· The city resides about 8,000 feet above sea level.
· Famous part-time residents of Aspen include: David and Victoria Beckham, Lance Armstrong, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Goldie Hawn.
· According to 2008 data, the average price of a home/condo in Aspen was $1.795 million. According to Trulia, the average listing price for the week ending March 10, 2010, is $4.355 million.
· There's a Dior, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Prada, and Louis Vuitton in town.

Travel to and housing in Aspen provided by Aspen Fashion Week.
· Aspen, Colorado [Wikipedia]
· Aspen Fashion Week [Official Site]
· All Aspen Coverage [Racked]