Local Love

Aspen Sojourner’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Something that conveys Aspen literally or in spirit makes the best kind of present this season.

12/06/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld and Katie Shapiro

On View

Snowmass's Newest On-Mountain Public Art Takes Shape

With line, form, and perhaps a little bit of ‘food coloring.’

11/29/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Perfect Party

From Theatre Aspen's Jed Bernstein to Snowmass's Britta Gustafson, Our Fantasy Guest List for the Season

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this season’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

11/29/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Performance Enhancers

The 2017-18 Winter Season Gear Guide

Rip it up at Aspen Snowmass with these 16 tricked-out picks.

11/28/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Trading Places

Wheel and Deal Aspen-Style with the Latest Version of Monopoly

Bonus: net sales from the game directly benefit community nonprofits.

11/19/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Just for kicks

This New Carbondale-based Business is Reinventing Shoe Shopping

Husband-and-wife duo Mike and Angilina Taylor created 5028, which combines the elements of Kickstarter and the craze for artisan goods.

11/19/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dear Readers

Why Seeking Out Snowmass is Always Worth It

A word from our editor-in-chief reflecting on her best-ever ski days at the massive mountain resort.

11/18/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Media Mogul

Sojourner Salutes 2017: Walter Isaacson

Leaving a legacy of community building at the Aspen Institute.

11/18/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Tipple Town

28 Essential Bars to Belly Up to in Aspen and Snowmass

From day-drinking to last call, chill lounge or fist-pumping party place, on mountain or off, find just the right hang among our local watering holes.

11/18/2017 Edited by Cindy Hirschfeld By Todd Hartley, Laurel Miller, and Barbara Platts

Coffee Table Book Talk

Curl Up with Aerin Lauder's Gorgeous Ode to Aspen

The beauty heir, namesake brand exec, and longtime resident shares a sneak preview along with her own Aspen style points.

11/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Shop Till You Drop

Aspen's Annual Holiday Season Shuffle

Our time-stamped guide to explore everything that's opening and relocating in the downtown core.

11/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Good Reads

Leonardo da Vinci Comes to Life, Flaws and All

In his new biography of history's most famous Renaissance man, Walter Isaacson portrays a creative genius.

11/08/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Gondola Gossip

What's up with Those Red Cups on This Season's Lift Tickets?

Here's the story behind the 13th annual Art in Unexpected Places partnership.

11/08/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: North Fork Lake Creek Trail

Big views and relative solitude await hikers on the east side of Independence Pass.

09/13/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Aspen Mountain

A gondola ride down makes this mountain ascent a more attainable outing than you might expect.

08/30/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Cathedral Lake Trail

This popular outing to a high-alpine lake draws wildflower lovers and leaf peepers.

08/22/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Hang Ten

Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park Is Raging in Basalt

New play features for midvalley river runners have hidden benefits.

07/27/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Perfect Party

From Comedian David Spade to Trail Blazer John Armstrong, Our Fantasy Guest List for the Season

The mixed bag of the community table was once an Aspen hallmark. Here’s our latest list to restart the trend.

07/27/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dear Readers

The Risk and Reward of Conquering Colorado's 14ers

A word from our editor-in-chief on living and loving life at its highest.

07/26/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Whitewater Wonders

Gear Closet: 6 Recommendations for the River

From standup paddleboarding to fly fishing, we've got your aquatic adventures covered.

07/26/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld