Vail Village, Vail Ski Resort (Photo: Michelle Maria)

Four Colorado destinations rank among the top 15 best small towns in the America, according to the latest U.S News and World Report. With our favorite Colorado vacation hubs topping the list, we couldn’t help but take a closer look at what keeps these resort towns booming.

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Photo: Shane Aspen Real Estate

Photo: Shane Aspen Real Estate

Ah, Aspen, a SecondShelters.com paradise of stunning ski homes owned by some of the world’s wealthiest and most glamorous travelers who desire the pleasure of a winter retreat in the snow.

This dramatic vacation home was previously owned by newscaster Paula Zahn and real estate magnate Richard Cohen who sold in 2007 for $14.5 million as part of their divorce but bought the property for just $3.8 million in 2000. The transaction was one of the 10 biggest deals in Aspen in 2007.

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