For more information on Aspen and Snowmass, see www.aspenchamber.org and www.gosnowmass.com. Read up on Hotel Jerome at www. hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com; or check out The Viceroy Hotel Resort in Snowmass at www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Denise Bailey was a guest of the Texas tourist board (www.traveltex.com). All-inclusive rates at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera (www. mayanranch.com) start from $160 (Dh590) per person, per day. Or stay at Drury Plaza Hotel (www. druryhotels.com) in San Antonio or the Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn (www.marriott.co.uk) in Austin.
British Airways economy flights from Dubai to Aspen (with two connections) start from around Dh5,000. Fly from Dubai International Airport to London Heathrow with a connecting American Airlines flight to Dallas FortWorth airport. Fly from Dallas Fortworth via Envoy Air flight to Aspen.
Emirates can get you from Dubai to Austin via San Francisco, from around Dh6,300.