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Golden Era

Snowmass Then & Now: 50 Years of Skiing History

Thanks to gutsy ski pioneers, exceptionally diverse terrain, loyal businesses, and the welcome resurrection of its Base Village plans, Snowmass still stands out.

11/18/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Top Stories

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

Splits Villa

A Modern Masterpiece off Owl Creek Road

Fitting a family’s collective contemporary vision into the mountains required creative thinking on multiple levels.

11/18/2017 By Naomi Havlen Photography by Petr Wiese/Mountain Home Photo

Crusader Couple

Sojourner Salutes 2017: Barbara & Bruce Berger

Helping locals fight cancer with crucial resources.

11/18/2017 By Dexter Cirillo

Sharing is Caring

Sojourner Salutes 2017: Mirte Mallory

Enriching the Roaring Fork Valley culturally, physically, and environmentally.

11/18/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Media Mogul

Sojourner Salutes 2017: Walter Isaacson

Leaving a legacy of community building at the Aspen Institute.

11/18/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

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

Mixed Media

Behind-the-Scenes with the Aspen Art Museum's Winter Slate

Five exhibits encourage introspection and reflection, as well as contemplation of the natural elements around us.

11/18/2017 By Carolyn Sackariason

Eat & Drink

A Day in the Life

10 Rounds with the Red Onion

M. John Fayhee shares the shenanigans from his 11-hour marathon at Aspen's oldest bar.

11/19/2017 By M. John Fayhee

Wrap Stars

Where to Find the 5 Best Breakfast Burritos in Aspen

The most crave-worthy breakfast burritos win the day before you hit the mountain.

11/18/2017 By Amanda Rae

Caffeine Fiend

Aspen's 5 Must-Sip Cups of Coffee

Jonesing for that first cup of eye pry? Head straight to one of these Aspen coffee klatches.

11/18/2017 By Tim Cooney

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

Fashion & Shopping

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

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

Mirror Mirror

8 Perfect High Fashion Party Looks for the High Country

Jewel tones, sheer layers, and touches of sparkle make these winter styles doubly gorgeous.

11/19/2017 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

Fiber Optics

Warm up Your Home This Winter with Hangai Mountain Textiles

Thanks to this Basalt couple, you can revel in the luxury of yak down and other sumptuous fabrics from Mongolia.

11/19/2017 Photography by Alison Margo

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

Home & Real Estate

Splits Villa

A Modern Masterpiece off Owl Creek Road

Fitting a family’s collective contemporary vision into the mountains required creative thinking on multiple levels.

11/18/2017 By Naomi Havlen Photography by Petr Wiese/Mountain Home Photo

Lodging

Fresh Faced

The Viceroy Snowmass Gets a Revamp This Season

Base Village's hippest hotel becomes even more so.

11/15/2017 By Katie Shapiro

News & Profiles

Good Reads

This New Book Chronicles the Free-Wheeling History of Aspen Highlands

Look for longtime ski instructor John Moore's self-published title at Carl's come January.

11/29/2017 By Brook Sutton

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

Hometown Heroes

7 Aspen Bred, Olympics Bound Athletes to Watch in South Korea

Here’s whom we anticipate keeping an eye on during the PyeongChang Games, which will take place February 9–25, 2018.

11/24/2017 By Tess Weaver Strokes

Call & Response

A Q&A with Action in Africa's Founder Sarah Nininger

The Aspen native found her life’s work helping others at an early age, starting an international nonprofit that still involves our local community.

11/18/2017 By Katie Shapiro

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

Crusader Couple

Sojourner Salutes 2017: Barbara & Bruce Berger

Helping locals fight cancer with crucial resources.

11/18/2017 By Dexter Cirillo

Sharing is Caring

Sojourner Salutes 2017: Mirte Mallory

Enriching the Roaring Fork Valley culturally, physically, and environmentally.

11/18/2017 By Katie Shapiro

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

Travel & Outdoors

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

Sojourner Afield

Into the Mystic and Magic of Iceland

This Nordic getaway was an incomparable trifecta of urban comfort, rugged exploration, and one memorable luxury retreat.

11/19/2017 By Katie Shapiro Photography by Craig Turpin

Party Like It's 1967

Everything You Need to Know to Celebrate Snowmass's 50th Anniversary

The past and present come together as one of the country’s premier ski resorts hosts three days of throwback festivities, December 15–17

11/18/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Village Express

The Quick-Start Guide to Skiing Snowmass

Renowned for its sheer size and variety of terrain, the ski area can present a puzzle for those who don’t know it well.

11/18/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Lift Line

The Story Behind 3 Quintessential Snowmass Ski Runs

And how Gwyn's High Alpine became an on-mountain institution.

11/18/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Growing Pains

Has Snowmass Base Village's Moment Finally Arrived?

On the heels of its 50th anniversary season, it's perfect timing for the resurrection of long-stalled plans.

11/18/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Golden Era

Snowmass Then & Now: 50 Years of Skiing History

Thanks to gutsy ski pioneers, exceptionally diverse terrain, loyal businesses, and the welcome resurrection of its Base Village plans, Snowmass still stands out.

11/18/2017 By Catherine Lutz