Aspen: ‘A gem in the mountains, a crystal city in the Rockies’

(CNN)Private jets, $40 million mansions, and streets lined with boutique clothes stores — welcome to Aspen, a ski resort tucked away in the Rocky mountains that’s long been a playground for celebrities. The numerous celebrities past and present who fell in love with the resort — including Denver — are remembered by a shrine tucked away on one of the ski slopes. READ: Dramatic footage of daring helicopter rescue in French Alps Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos Daring helicopter rescue of injured skier in France Today, crowds continue to flock to Aspen for major skiing events. It is thought that 70 private jets arrive at the airport each day during weeks that the town hosts the skiing …