For the past nine years it’s been a family tradition to spend the holidays between Christmas and New Years in Aspen, Colorado. Wintry Aspen is a jewel of a town. It’s majestic mountains are frosted in powdery white snow, transforming it into a skiers paradise. But this year has been unseasonably warm and sunny.There is snow in the mountains and a dusting in town, but conditions for skiing are less than stellar. Nevertheless, Aspen’s beauty still abounds.