First lady Michelle Obama in Aspen with daughters

ASPEN, Colo. - First lady Michelle Obama is spending Presidents Day weekend in Aspen with her daughters, Sasha and Malia.

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo tells The Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/1c9OGZb) "she likes it here," noting that this is Obama's third consecutive trip to Aspen over the holiday weekend.

DiSalvo says he was notified three weeks ago of the first lady's ski trip, and eight local law enforcement officers -- comprised of sheriff's deputies and Aspen police -- have been added to the security detail for the visit.

They are staying at the home of Jim and Paula Crown, owners of the Aspen Skiing Co. The Obama family in the past two years have skied at Buttermilk, where the Crowns own a home, the Aspen Daily News reported.

The Obamas arrived in Aspen on Friday and are scheduled to leave Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, it's a day of golf in Southern California for President Barack Obama while the nation's capital recovers from this week's snowfall.

The White House says Obama teed off Saturday at the nine-hole course at the Sunnylands retreat in Rancho Mirage with childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos.

Obama is spending the weekend at the estate. It used to be the winter home of the late billionaire philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg.   On Friday night, Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah II met at Sunnylands for talks largely focused on Syria.

Obama is scheduled to return to the White House on Monday.

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