Here's a story that might be of interest to you, Big. Apparently, there are now like a 100,000 millionaires in Russia when there were none only a few years ago. Must be all that hard work, eh?
As for the towns in question, Aspen and Vail--no one of modest means can afford to live there. I mean, there is no real estate for under a million dollars.
Again, all that hard work coming to fruition, I guess.