Michelle Obama's $80,000 Weekend in Aspen

Michelle Obama's $80,000 Weekend in Aspen

How much would a weekend trip skiing trip to Aspen, Colorado, cost you? If you’re Michelle Obama and her two daughters, would you believe over $83,000?

Believe it. Over President’s Day weekend in February of this year, Michelle took her two daughters skiing in Aspen — and the cost was $83,182.99.

You heard that correctly. $83,182.99.

Among the costs were:

  • U.S. Secret Service, including accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen: $48,950.38. 
  • Cost for the flight, per official DOD published hourly rates: $22,583.70. 
  • Food and miscellaneous items on the flight: $235.44. 
  • Rental cars: $6,442.23.

By the way, this was the 16th vacation in three years for the Obamas. You think you’re overworked? Try their travel agent.

Then again, this was chump change for the Obamas. Remember how much it cost when Michelle Obama vacationed in Spain in August 2010? $467,585. 

Or her June 2011 trip to South Africa and Botswana? $424,142.

Is there any limit to the perks that Obama and his family will enjoy at the expense of the American people?