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Every Which Way But Down

32 Wintery Ways to Play Outside

Ice karting, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and more—pick a new adventure to try this season.

02/17/2017 By Allison Pattillo, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Brook Sutton

Top Stories

Go for the Gold

The Official Aspen Sojourner Guide to the 2017 FIS World Cup Finals

The who, where, when, and how to watch—plus all of the parties and concerts in between.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Aspen 411

34 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask About Aspen

Including everything you're too embarrassed to bring up and what locals hear the most.

02/18/2017 By Amanda Rae

Sojourner Afield

Kick-Start Your Heart at Kicking Horse

Why this below-the-radar ski resort in British Columbia should be on your skiing bucket list.

02/15/2017 By Todd Hartley

Homecoming King

Say Shalom (Again) to Shlomo's Slopeside Deli

A favorite place from Aspen’s past is reinvented near the gondola.

02/17/2017 By Alison Margo

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

See & Hear

Linda Lafferty and Andy Stone Go Head to Head With New Releases

Married for 30 years, these two local novelists play a game of 'he wrote, she wrote.'

02/21/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Indie Spirit

Meet Aspenite and Accidental Auteur Dennis Scholl

The documentarian followed an unexpected path into filmmaking and found that he loves life behind the lens.

02/18/2017 By Andrew Travers

Book Club

Good Read: John Oates' Memoir 'Change of Seasons'

Woody Creek's resident rockstar has a different kind of new release and headlines Jazz Aspen Snowmass on Friday, September 1.

02/15/2017 By Andrew Travers

Nature’s Calling

5Point Film Festival Finds Its Perfect Match in Meaghan Lynch

With a new executive director at the helm, one of the country’s premier outdoor film fests is kicking 2017 into high gear.

01/17/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Eat & Drink

Openings

Willits Town Center to Welcome Its First Brew Pub, Plus an Aspen Institution

Capitol Creek Brewery and Mezzaluna will add to the ever-growing Basalt culinary scene this season.

02/18/2017 By Laurel Miller

Homecoming King

Say Shalom (Again) to Shlomo's Slopeside Deli

A favorite place from Aspen’s past is reinvented near the gondola.

02/17/2017 By Alison Margo

Holy Smokes

3 Juicy Joints to Get Your BBQ Fix

The Rockies may not be the obvious setting for Southern barbecue, but meat fiends now have a plethora of options.

02/17/2017 By Amanda Rae

Sip & Glide

3 Boozy Winter Warmers to Put in Your Pack

Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, spirits writer and co-author of The 12 Bottle Bar, recommends the perfect liquid pick-me-ups.

02/16/2017 By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

Out with the Old

Napa's Famed Oakville Grocery Aims for Aspen

A new gourmet store and café is slated to open in the iconic former Main Street Bakery space later this year.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Midday Dreaming

5 Ski-Day Lunches to Linger Over

When you need to rest those legs, here's where to refuel gourmet-style.

02/15/2017 By Mitzi-Jill Rapkin

Fashion & Shopping

Colonial Couture

Midwinter/Spring Issue Fashion Feature: Patriot Games

Stand up and get noticed this season in revolutionary new styles.

02/21/2017 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

Objects of Desire

Hue's Next: Editor's Picks in Pantone's It Color of the Season

Think pink (pale dogwood, technically) and lighten up your look this season.

02/15/2017 Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt and Katie Shapiro

Only in Aspen

Aspen Skiing Company Opens a Souvenir Shop ... With Style

Because one can only buy so many "How's Your Aspen?" t-shirts.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Home & Real Estate

Design Story

Take a Tour Through Rowland and Broughton's Own West End Dream Home

When two of Aspen's most sought-after architects build their own home, the result is a model of efficiency and low environmental impact, as well as some serious fun.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Designer Genes

First Look: Marcia Weese's New Home Collection

With a storied heritage, the artist follows a personal mantra that interiors are "design, not decoration."

02/15/2017 By Katie Shapiro

News & Profiles

Go for the Gold

The Official Aspen Sojourner Guide to the 2017 FIS World Cup Finals

The who, where, when, and how to watch—plus all of the parties and concerts in between.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Contender's Circle

The Top 10 FIS World Cup Racers to Put on Your Radar

Our picks for whom to keep an eye on during the four main events: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Prep School

How a World-Class Race Course is Constructed

“The course is a sheet of ice, just like the racers like it.”

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Finals Reckoning

Looking Back on Aspen's Storied Ski Racing History

The FIS Ski World Cup Finals, one of ski racing’s premier events, lands local for the first time ever this March.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Call & Response

Talking All Things World Cup With Its Pioneer Bob Beattie

The longtime Woody Creek resident wants to go back to the drawing board to step up ski racing's appeal.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Aspen 411

34 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask About Aspen

Including everything you're too embarrassed to bring up and what locals hear the most.

02/18/2017 By Amanda Rae

Car Shopping

Tesla Motors Lands in Aspen With a New Downtown Showroom

Follow the Falcon Wing doors into the electric carmaker's third Colorado location.

02/15/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Call & Response

A Q&A with Activist Paula Nirschel

This Aspen-based inspired thinker enables access to higher education and, eventually, medical care to women in Afghanistan.

02/15/2017 By Brook Sutton

Talking Points

Aspen PEO Celebrates 100 Years of Quietly Building Community

The sisters of the Philanthropic Educational Organization are doing it for themselves.

02/15/2017 By Eleanor Shelton

Perfect Party

Community Table: Midwinter/Spring Issue 2017

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

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Solar Envy

The Greenest in the Biz: How Aspen Sets the Sustainability Standard

After two decades, its groundbreaking program has had a big impact, but there’s plenty more to do.

02/15/2017 By Allen Best

Dear Readers

Editor’s Note: Midwinter/Spring Issue 2017

Editor-in-Chief Cindy Hirschfeld reflects on her graduation from Aspen's first Citizens Academy.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Party Pictures

People & Places

Gallery 1949's Anthony Quinn Opening Reception

Gallery 1949 and Katherine Quinn hosted an evening celebrating the art and estate collection of Anthony Quinn.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

11th Annual Astellas Aspen Summit for Life

Its weekend-long events were all in support of the Chris Klug Foundation, an advocate for tissue and organ donation.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Aspen Public Radio's 'Celebrating Our Differences' Benefit

Aspen Sojourner was a proud sponsor at this unique benefit for Aspen Public Radio at Justice Snow's that featured artist Chris Erickson and APR's first-ever StoryPod with signature cocktails from Reyka Vodka, light bites, and beats by DJ Folami.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Aspen Ice Spectacular 2017

The star-studded special performance at the Lewis Ice Arena featured past Olympians and other top skaters matched with members of the local Revolutions Skating Club. 

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Art Wave Open House 2016

Guests shopped contemporary art works for sale to benefit the Buddy Program at a private home in Woody Creek.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Freedom Service Dogs Benefit 2016

Decorative Materials and Brewster McLeod Architects co-hosted cocktails at the Caribou Club to benefit the nonprofit, which pairs trained canines and people with disabilities.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Odd Molly Grand Opening

The Swedish clothier held an in-store party to fête its Aspen grand opening.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Galerie Maximillian Holiday Party 2016

Galerie Maximillian rang in the season with good cheer at its annual fine art fête. 

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Action in Africa 2nd Annual Holiday Party

The nonprofit, which provides vital resources for Ugandans in need, took over Bootsy Bellows for its annual benefit with help from a crew of Aspen High School students.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

The 2017 Shitkickers Ball

An Aspen tradition, revelers dressed in their best Western garb filled the Hotel Jerome ballroom for an evening of hootin’ and hollerin’.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

The Aspen Institute Holiday Party

Former National Public Radio journalist Michele Norris, who joined the Institute last fall, spoke about her Race Card Project.

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Charles Cunniffe Architects Holiday Celebration

This annual in-office party is always a well-attended and festive affair. 

02/15/2017 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

Travel & Outdoors

Shape of Things

5 Race Types and 4 Turn Sizes That Define the Competition

Before you hit the stands, brush up on your downhill vocabulary.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Wax On

Gear Closet: Race-Stock Skis Are Like No Skis You've (Likely) Ever Been On

These athletes compete on pure speed machines.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Spectator Sport

The 3 Best Places to Watch the World Cup from Aspen Mountain Manager Peter King

Those racers go by in a flash, so map out your viewing plan beforehand.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Every Which Way But Down

32 Wintery Ways to Play Outside

Ice karting, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and more—pick a new adventure to try this season.

02/17/2017 By Allison Pattillo, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Brook Sutton

Serenity Now

The 4 Best Snowshoe Trails to Wander This Winter

Strap in and set out with a map in hand or on a guided experience.

02/16/2017 By Allison Pattillo

Power Wheels

Want to Cycle Year-Round? Start Fat Biking, Stat.

Four local spots to ride legit, no questions asked.

02/16/2017 By Brook Sutton

Need for Speed

Calling All Dare Devils: Here's Where to Go Ice Karting and Paragliding

Go fast, go big, or go home!

02/16/2017 By Allison Pattillo

Blade Runners

The 5 Best Ice Rinks for Hockey, Skating, and Curling

Channel your inner Wayne Gretzky or Tara Lipinski, indoors and out.

02/16/2017 By Allison Pattillo and Elizabeth Nix

Four-Legged Fun

2 Must-Try Pooch-Powered Winter Adventures

Take your own dog skijoring in Aspen or go for a Husky-driven ride in Snowmass.

02/16/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Wild Ride

Get Your Motor Running on These 3 Snowmobile Excursions

Where to find the perfect mode of high-powered fun for the whole family.

02/16/2017 By Brook Sutton

Family Time

8 Fun Kid-Friendly Winter Activities to Explore

Après-ski or on a day off from skiing, here's how kids can stay engaged and active, whether it's meeting a ski patrol dog or learning to cook.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Get a Grip

Gear Closet: 3 Winter Footwear Picks for Fighting Ice

Tested around town and on the trail, these kicks provide secure footing for any amble or climb.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Skin to Win

Intro to Uphilling: How to Get Into the On-Mountain Workout Craze

However controversial the trend is at other resorts, Aspen Skiing Company has fully embraced the sport.

02/15/2017 By Brook Sutton

Cross Country

The Skinny on Nordic Skiing in Aspen, Snowmass, and Basalt

From the nine best trails to the top gear picks to try.

02/15/2017 By Allison Pattillo

Grommet Guide

Where to Find Dedicated Kids' Trails Across All Four Mountains

We round up our favorite secret stashes for the younger set.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Sojourner Afield

Kick-Start Your Heart at Kicking Horse

Why this below-the-radar ski resort in British Columbia should be on your skiing bucket list.

02/15/2017 By Todd Hartley

Bucket List

How to Ski All 4 Aspen Snowmass Mountains in One Day

Two longtime locals share their plan of attack for the tall task.

02/15/2017 By Mike Monroney