ResortQuest Aspen Welcomes the ESPN Winter X Games 13 to Aspen, Colorado

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Each winter the ESPN Winter X Games brings adrenaline-packed competition and cutting-edge sports drama to the slopes in Aspen, Colorado. The 2009 event will mark the 8th consecutive year of competition in Aspen. ResortQuest Aspen/Snowmass offers X Games event lodging at the Inn at Aspen Resort & Conference Center, located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain, the event's home base.

The Winter X Games, the premier winter action sports event in the world, will be held in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado January 22 - 25, 2009 for the eighth consecutive year. This annual event features the best in extreme sports athletes from across the globe competing for medals and a significant cash purse. Featured sports include skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. All Winter X Games competitions will take place at Buttermilk Mountain.

In part of preparation for the event, Aspen Skiing Company is investing in a new, Olympic-size halfpipe with 22 foot walls, guaranteed to send riders higher than ever. The new pipe is just part of the over 20 million dollars in improvements planned for Aspen & Snowmass Mountains for the 08-09 season.

Winter X Games 13 finals will air live on ESPN and ABC. The event will also be displayed on various ABC and ESPN distribution platforms, including television, Internet, cell phones, iPods and more. These extraordinary multi-media offerings were designed to increase coverage of this leading winter action sports competition. Winter X Games 12 was ESPN's most-watched games in history and predictions for the 13 Games are for an even greater increase in audience.

Event attendees seeking lodging for the X Games for the X Games] are encouraged to contact the Inn at Aspen Resort & Conference Hotel, a ResortQuest managed property, located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. The Inn at Aspen offers ideal accommodations, with special X Games promotional rates for the duration of the event. Choose from hotel rooms, suites and condominiums, all within throwing distance of this legendary winter event. In addition, the Inn offers over 5,000 square feet of meeting space, Elkhorn Restaurant and bar, banquet facilities, outdoor heated pool, hot tub and workout facilities.

ResortQuest Aspen/Snowmass, together with Coates, Reid & Waldron Real Estate, offers a wide selection of Aspen lodging accommodations and quality vacation rentals.

ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rentals hospitality and resort real estate companies, provides a one-stop resource for North America's premier resort destinations, ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S. and Canada, based on a portfolio of nearly 15,000 vacation rental properties with a combined real estate value estimated at approximately $7 billion. ResortQuest Real Estate is one of the nation's leading real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country's premier beach, ski and golf destinations. ResortQuest employs more than 4,000 people and is a subsidiary of the Leucadia Corporation (NYSE: LUK).

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