66 Perfect Meals

Where to go for swell salads, late-night bites, discreet dates, and more. Where to go for swell salads, late-night bites, discreet dates, and more.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Coming Attractions

3 Film Events to Take in This Summer

Environmental motivators and outdoor movies highlight local screens this season.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

On View

Here are the High Brow Art Openings to See This Summer

Plus, the grand re-opening of Aspen Historical Society's Wheeler-Stallard Museum.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

On Stage

Summer 2017's Must-See Theater & Dance Performances

From the Aspen Fringe Festival to TRTC's The Memory of Water, take in a new show this season.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Elevated Arts

A Curated Guide to Aspen’s 2017 Summer Cultural Calendar

The best of what’s to come in classical and pop music, theater and dance, art, film, and more in the Roaring Fork Valley.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Step Outside

Aspen CORE and Wilderness Workshop Get Creative to Raise Awareness

Using the outdoors as inspiration, these local nonprofits and artists have come together to approach environmental issues from a fresh perspective.

05/24/2017 By Alison Margo


The Aspen Institute Doubles Down on the Next Generation

Its new Youth and Engagement Program is involving teens and young adults in civic discussion and problem-solving sessions.

05/24/2017 By Barbara Platts

Aspen Music Festival

In Concert: Rufus, Renée, and a Week to Sing About

Simple fate and some serendipitous scheduling has made the last week of July an unofficial celebration of the human voice.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

On Stage

This Summer at Theatre Aspen: Here Comes Hairspray

With a retro musical headlining the season, the organization also looks to the future.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Hot Tickets

7 Dates to Save on Your Summer 2017 Concert Calendar

Here's who's headlining the Belly Up Aspen, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and more.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Rock n' Resort

Bluebird Art + Sound: Say Hello to Snowmass's New Music Festival

It takes over Fanny Hill and Base Village for its inaugural weekend, June 30 to July 2.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Gallery Guru

Why Manhattan's Marianne Boesky Has Headed West

Plus, the latest happenings on the visual arts scene.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Just for Kids

Summer Culture Clubs for the Younger Set

Arts and crafts aren’t what they used to be—the cotton balls, popsicle sticks, and Elmer’s glue of yesteryear meet the newest in 21st-century technology.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Local Lectures

Discourse & Dialogue: Get Informed at These 4 Talks

From Walter Isaacson's farewell at the Aspen Institute to team Trump's Thomas Barrack, Jr., here are the high thinkers to see.

05/24/2017 By Andrew Travers

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Rally

Where to Eat When: 66 Perfect Aspen Meals

From swell salads and late-night bites to discreet dates and more—your most pressing summer dining dilemmas, solved.

05/24/2017 By Tom Passavant and Amanda Rae Photography by C2 Photography

Fresh Direct

5 CSA Shares Worth Investing in This Summer

From ribs to radishes, community-supported agriculture programs offer a true taste of the Western Slope.

05/24/2017 By Barbara Platts

Dish It Out

Meet the Food & Wine Classic Regulars Cooking and Somm-ing for a Cause

How Hugh Acheson, Jordan Salcito, and Marcus Samuelsson are going above and beyond in giving back.

05/24/2017 By Laurel Miller


These Wines From Spain are Must-Sips This Summer

We asked Food & Wine Classic presenter Leslie Sbrocco for her favorite patio pours.

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Health & Wellness

Strain Game

A Beginner's Guide to the Best Buds in Aspen

Our digital editor's expert recommendations on what to smoke for every ailment...or if you just plain want to get the giggles.

06/05/2017 By Katie Shapiro Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer

Mind, Body, Spirit

Say Hello to the Shiny, Happy People of Aspen City of Wellbeing

This posse of freethinkers is striving to reach official designation, one local at a time.

05/24/2017 By Amanda Rae

Home & Real Estate

Design Story

Inside the Revival of Glenn Frey's Former Compound

A quartet of new owners are paying homage to the rock ‘n’ roll roots of Mad Dog Ranch.

05/24/2017 By Katie Shapiro Photography by Craig Turpin

Site Specific

Rural Restoration Meets Impeccable Craftsmanship in Old Snowmass

As its first project in the area, Bozeman-based Pearson Design Group steals the spotlight with a family compound that respects its storied ranching heritage.

05/24/2017 By Katie Shapiro Photography by David Marlow

News & Profiles


The End of the Run for Con Artist James Hogue

From a podium finish in Vail to a plywood shack on Aspen Mountain, the curious conclusion of a gifted athlete-turned-grifter’s romance with Colorado mountain towns.

05/24/2017 By M. John Fayhee

Call & Response

A Q&A with Architect Richard Lai

A half century after planting the seed for Aspen’s groundbreaking pedestrian mall, the recently returned resident considers his place in local history.

05/24/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Perfect Party

Community Table: Summer Issue 2017

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

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Naming Rights

The Real Story Behind El Jebel's Identity

Why an Arabic moniker for this eclectic area of businesses and trailer homes?

05/24/2017 By Todd Hartley


Sponsored Content

The Face of Luxury Sales And Rentals

Wendalin Whitman is the front-runner among brokers for leasing and sales in Aspen.


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The Faces of Investment Management

A disciplined process. An independent perspective. A commitment to putting clients first.


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The Face of Experience in Real Estate

With more than 600 Realtors in the Aspen Board of Realtors, an experienced broker like Carol Hood will make your life much easier.


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The Faces of Health & Performance

The Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute is the premier sports medicine facility in the Roaring Fork Valley.


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The Faces of Setterfield & Bright

With a track record that speaks for itself, and as a consistently top-producing real estate firm, this tight-knit team focuses on downtown commercial buildings along with world-class residential properties.


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The Face of Power And Agility

Owned by longtime local Kathy Le Mieux-Rodman, PFS is a signature Stott Pilates studio that is unparalleled in the industry.


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The Face of Innovative Custom Building

Established in 1974, Jack Wilkie Builder stands in a field of its own.


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The Faces of Excellence In Interior Design

Ingenuity, expertise, and passion are the principles that guide Poss Interior Design.


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The Faces Of Doug Leibinger Team

Led by industry vet Doug Leibinger, this Compass Real Estate collective brings a unique and unmatched take on the Aspen real estate market.


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The Faces of Douglas Elliman's Top Brokers

These extraordinary performers have put in the work and produced the sales that won them the distinguished Ellie Award in 2016.


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The Face Of Cyclebar

Hayley Killam has loved and lived the Aspen lifestyle to its fullest for 15 years. With CycleBar, she’s found the perfect way to connect with her community i...


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The Faces of Innovative Design and Retail Therapy

Cathers Home is a full-service interior architecture & design studio and retail home furnishings store proudly serving Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.


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The Face of Legal Excellence

Aspen’s go-to lawyer is Matt Ferguson. His firm’s stellar reputation has been earned the right ways—through loyal service, dedication to clients, and honor o...


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The Face Of Jewelry

As a lifelong entrepreneur and businesswoman, Lisa Des Camps brings handmade, beautifully designed jewelry to you.


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The Faces of Aspen Signature Properties

Aspen Signature Properties is a locally established full-service luxury real estate and rental agency with a trusted reputation.


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The Faces Of Teamwork

In a business as demanding as Aspen’s luxury real estate market, husband-and-wife team Bubba and Tracy Eggleston have established a remarkable reputation


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The Faces of Real Estate’s New Breed

Over the years, Aspen real estate has seen plenty of change. Trends and brokers come and go, but there is a new breed of up-and-comers at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.


Style & Shopping

High Buys

7 Accessories to Chic Up Your Cannabis

They're so stylin' that you won't ever need to tuck them away in a shoebox.

06/13/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Summer Shuffle

Mapping the Updates on Aspen's Shopping and Studio Scene

Our guide to who's opening and who's moving this season.

06/01/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Posh Pool

Summer Issue Fashion Feature: Suit Up

A Rocky Mountain summer is colorfully awash in swimwear and sweaters.

05/24/2017 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

Travel & Outdoors

Crowning Glory

3 New Living Roofs to Look up To

Area developers and landscape architects are embracing these elevated spaces, which range from highly functional to beautiful with benefits.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Sojourner Afield

Take Your Summer Skiing in the Andes Up a Notch at Valle Nevado

Aspenites always flock to Ski Portillo, but this "snowy valley" has almost double the terrain plus, it's part of the Mountain Collective Pass.

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Great Outdoors

Get Your Ass in Gear and Go Burro Racing This Summer

This uniquely Colorado form of competitive running requires some offbeat strategies ... and a donkey.

05/24/2017 By Allison Pattillo

Ground Work

Secrets of Snowmass's New Seven Star Trail

Veteran trail builder Tony Boone shares what it took to build the instant hit.

05/24/2017 By Brook Sutton

Links & Lagers

Aspen Golf Club's Relaunched Simulator Makes Practice Perfect

Hone your swing or play one of 40 pre-programmed courses, which include Spyglass Hill, Pinehurst, and—most requested of all—Pebble Beach.

05/24/2017 By Todd Hartley

Out of Pocket

6 Parks Perfect for Lazy Summer Afternoons

Venture off the beaten path to these green gems, which while small in size, still offer plenty of calm.

05/24/2017 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Know Who Goes There

Song Sleuth Puts Birding at Your Fingertips

A collaboration with noted ornithologist and illustrator David Sibley, the app has a sophisticated sound-monitoring system for identifying wildlife.

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Rhythm & Views

Here's Why You Should Head to Telluride for The Ride Festival

An instant success, the 6th annual music festival continues to draw big names to the box canyon in July. 

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld