We Are Family

Our Parent- and Kid-Approved Winter Guide to Aspen Snowmass

The insider knowledge you need to ensure everyone in your family has fun, both on and off the slopes.

11/27/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Top Stories

Enduring Design

Bauhaus, Bayer, and Us

Our town celebrates the upcoming centennial of a German art school that profoundly influenced modern-day Aspen.

11/27/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

The Reality of TV

"A$pen: The Series" Is Ultimate Passion Project

Despite a highly unorthodox approach, will Greg Simmons finally realize his relentless dream of making a television comedy based in Aspen?

11/24/2018 By Scott Lasser

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Art for All

Aspen Celebrates the Bauhaus Centennial in 2019

Exhibits, talks, and special events will take place all year long, including the one-and-only Bauhaus Ball.

11/26/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Design Angle

The Bauhaus Legacy in Aspen

How has a short-lived, utopian German art school had such a lasting effect on this mountain town?

11/26/2018 By Harry Teague

Backstory

Who Was Bayer, What Is Bauhaus?

A new exhibit at the Aspen Historical Society aims to answer those questions and more.

11/26/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Walk Through Time

Take a Tour of Bayer-Designed Outdoor Art at the Aspen Institute

Landscape architect Ann Mullins guides you by these Bauhaus-influenced works.

11/26/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

All for Art

The Genesis of Bauhaus and Why We Celebrate It in Aspen Today

A conversation with Lissa Ballinger, art curator at the Aspen Institute

11/26/2018 By As told to Cindy Hirschfeld

Cameo Appearance

Aspen on the Big and Small Screen

Your cheat sheet to the movies and television shows shot locally.

11/24/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Now What?

Guide to Off-Mountain Family Fun in Aspen

Dogsledding, snowmobiling, swimming, skating, puppet shows, and more—Aspen and Snowmass are chockablock with experiences for active kids.

11/24/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Zombie Love

Winter of the Living Dead at the Aspen Art Museum

A new exhibit aims to rouse us from our slumber before the apocalypse hits.

11/21/2018 By Andrew Travers

Long and Short

Best-Selling Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld Takes a New Approach

The writer, who comes to Winter Words, has added stories to her repertoire.

11/21/2018 By Allison Johnson

Hot Stuff

José Chardiet Has a Signature Approach to Working with Glass

The Cuban-born artist creates award-winning designs in his Missouri Heights workshop.

11/20/2018 By Allison Johnson

Dear Readers

This Issue Focuses on the Family, in a Good Way

From tips for skiing with the kids and a unique duplex to community response after a threatening wildfire, you'll discover stories of togetherness.

11/20/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Rocky Passage

Local Pete McBride Has a New Book About the Grand Canyon

In photos and words, he details a unique thru-hike that highlights the area's rich beauty and looming threats.

11/15/2018 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Best of Aspen

We Are Family

Our Parent- and Kid-Approved Winter Guide to Aspen Snowmass

The insider knowledge you need to ensure everyone in your family has fun, both on and off the slopes.

11/27/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Eat & Drink

A Star Is Born

7908 Has a Uniquely Aspen Take on the Supper Club

Since opening last summer, the restaurant/lounge has elevated town's social scene with a buzzy atmosphere and decadent comfort food.

11/21/2018 By Rebecca Cole Photography by Nick Tininenko

By Land and Sea

Make Your Reservations Now at EMP Winter House and Betula

Two new restaurants from pros in the biz open with a splash this season.

11/21/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dining Selects

Because Comfort Food Is in Season

Our favorite dishes from five local restaurants

11/15/2018 By Laurel Miller

Fashion & Shopping

Well Suited

Pint-Size Gear That Performs

While hand-me-downs and thrift shops are good options for the ultimate snow outfit, new gear is always fun.

11/24/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Her Story

Seven Bold Styles for the Holiday Season

Menswear adds a distinctive flair to this season's feminine looks.

11/21/2018 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Styled by Jen Kemp

Colorado Made

Our Holiday Guide Is Full of Local Love

Goods designed–and even some handcrafted–in the Roaring Fork Valley make holiday giving a cinch.

11/21/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

High Style

New Stores, New Pop-Ups, and New Locations for Aspen Boutiques

Get ready to max out your credit card this winter.

11/20/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Slip Knot

The Sole That Will Save You

Keeping your footing in winter is no easy task–here's help.

11/20/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Health & Wellness

Fitness Face-Off

Two Locals Debut New Workout-Enhancing Products

We compare the two, head to head.

11/21/2018 By Allison Pattillo

Cinderella Fit

Aspen's Foot Foundation Offers Quick-Delivery Custom Footbeds

Use this fast new way to up performance in your ski boots, or any athletic shoes.

11/20/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Home & Real Estate

Family Affair

How Berko's West End Studio Was Transformed into a Multi-Family Home

Three generations of Aspenites live side-by-side in a modern homage to an enduring artistic legacy.

11/27/2018 By Julie Comins Photography by Derek Skalko

News & Profiles

Enduring Design

Bauhaus, Bayer, and Us

Our town celebrates the upcoming centennial of a German art school that profoundly influenced modern-day Aspen.

11/27/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

The Reality of TV

"A$pen: The Series" Is Ultimate Passion Project

Despite a highly unorthodox approach, will Greg Simmons finally realize his relentless dream of making a television comedy based in Aspen?

11/24/2018 By Scott Lasser

Call & Response

A Q & A with Leading Astronomer David Aguilar

This expert on outer space, who lives in Missouri Heights, is also a kids' book author, television consultant, artist, and musician.

11/21/2018 By As told to Catherine Lutz

Conservationist

Sojourner Salutes: Sloan Shoemaker

His unswerving advocacy to protect public lands has benefitted us all.

11/20/2018 By Allison Pattillo Photography by Ross Kribbs

Heroes

Sojourner Salutes: The Lake Christine Firefighters

Their no-holds-barred heroism saved Basalt and El Jebel.

11/20/2018 By Scott Condon Photography by Ross Kribbs

Philanthropists

Sojourner Salutes: Robert and Lexie Potamkin

This couple goes above and beyond the the traditional idea of philanthropy.

11/20/2018 By Dipika Rai Photography by Ross Kribbs

Burning Love

An Up Close and Personal View of the Lake Christine Fire

After her new life almost goes up in flames, one recently settled local discovers an even deeper bond with the Roaring Fork Valley.

11/20/2018 By Katherine Roberts

Perfect Party

From Aspen Hall of Famer Jon Busch to Rock Climber Tommy Caldwell, Our Current Fantasy Guest List

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

11/20/2018 Illustrations by Matty Newton By Cindy Hirschfeld

Altitude Adjustment

Dear Meredith: How Do I Explain Mountain Town Dressing to Guests?

Your only-in-Aspen questions, answered.

11/20/2018 By Meredith Carroll

Growth Spurt

Snowmass Base Village’s Next Phase Opens for Business

With a new Limelight Hotel, luxury condos, and a community plaza, there’s a surge of fresh energy this winter.

11/20/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Party Pictures

Making Music

Aspen Music Festival and School Encore reception after the first Sunday concert 2018

As a much anticipated rite of summer, Sunday afternoons at the music tent are a justified cause for celebration.

12/04/2018 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

Party Pictures

Les Dames d'Aspen annual Fleur de Lys Fête 2018

Aspenites are always ready to dress up for a good cause.

12/04/2018 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

Fine Wine

Snowmass Wine Festival 2018

What better way to spend a fall weekend than sampling fine wines and tasty treats?

11/21/2018 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

Studio 54

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's Dancing with the Stars 2018

Aspenites danced the night away at this sold-out fundraiser at the St. Regis.

11/21/2018 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

Travel & Outdoors

After Hours

On Mountain, the Fun Keeps Going

From an alpine coaster to Fort Frog 2.0, Snowmass and Buttermilk offer more than just skiing and riding.

11/24/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Local Legend

The Grommet's Guide to Aspen Mountain

Besides killer terrain, the NASTAR race course and shrine hunting are popular family attractions.

11/24/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Rugged Ripping

Adventure Is Yours for the Making at Aspen Highlands

This mountain may not be easy, but, for skiers and riders who are ready for a challenge, it's an unforgettable accomplishment.

11/24/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Hometown Hill

Buttermilk: The Unsung Hero of Aspen's Ski Areas

Kids' trails and terrain parks makes this local mountain ideal for families and X Gamers in training.

11/24/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Snowmassive

Snowmass Is One Huge Playground

The best family-friendly ski runs, terrain parks to tackle, themed trails, and more.

11/24/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Gear Up

Winter 2018's Most Covetable Ski Ensemble

Local skier Patrick Westfeldt shows what's on our wish list.

11/21/2018 Styled by Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Crazy River

Raft Africa's Middle Zambezi While You Still Can

With a dam in the works, Africa's wildest stretch of whitewater will soon undergo a big change.

11/21/2018 By Laurel Miller Photography by Images Courtesy: Bio Bio Expeditions

Your Perfect Powder Day

Where to Find Powder Stashes on All Four Mountains

Whether it's first chair or early afternoon, here's how to maximize the goods when the snow gods deliver.

11/20/2018 By Tess Strokes

Rise Again

Fort Frog Returns to Buttermilk

After a 2016 fire wiped out the much-loved pit stop, it's been rebuilt for future generations of skiers and riders.

11/20/2018 By Todd Hartley