Let's Ride

From polo to rodeo and trail rides to tack, discover the best of local horse culture. From polo to rodeo and trail rides to tack, discover the best of local horse culture.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Custom Furniture and Fine Art Intersect at the New Andi-Le Gallery

After 25 years in the Roaring Fork Valley, artist Andrea Wendel finally has a storefront to call her own.

08/09/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld

See & Hear

Meet the Woman Who Sings in Sign Language for Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Amber Thomas and her team from Independent Interpreters of Northern Colorado have translated lyrics at the festival for the past five years.

08/09/2016 By Andrew Travers


How a Crowdfunding Campaign and Benefit Concert Got One Local Musician Back on Stage

When Vin Weatherwax fell deathly ill, the community rallied around him.

08/09/2016 By Andrew Travers


Ride 'Em Cowpokes: Where to Watch the Rodeo This Summer

Given the history of horses in Aspen, our town had its first rodeo long before its first ski lift.

08/09/2016 By Allison Pattillo


Raising the Barre: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Reflects on 20 Years of Contemporary Dance

ASFB artistic director Tom Mossbrucker, executive director Jean-Philippe, and dancer Samantha Klanac Campanile take us behind the curtain of the anniversary season.

08/03/2016 By Jessica Cabe

Eat & Drink


Trending in Town: Bike-To-Farm Dinners

Bring your own bike to these four pedal-powered epicurean experiences.

08/03/2016 By Laurel Miller


Where to Eat Raw in the Roaring Fork Valley

Uncooked food is solid, satisfying fuel for a summer's worth of activity.

08/03/2016 By Amanda Rae


After an Early-Summer Opening, Chef C. Barclay Dodge's Bosq Is Already Bustling

Inside the Ute City native's new 40-seat "dream laboratory."

08/03/2016 By Amanda Rae

Health & Wellness


3 New Body Treatments to Shake up Your Spa Routine

Can cannabis, nitrogen, and salt really help make you feel better?

08/17/2016 By Katie Shapiro


How to Find Healing Through Horses

The Roaring Fork Valley has several well-established equine therapy facilities.

08/06/2016 By Allison Pattillo

Home & Real Estate


A Historic Lenado Miner's Cabin Gets a Thoroughly Modern Update

Take a tour of Green Line Architects and Robyn Scott's transformation of this little slice of heaven near Aspen.

08/06/2016 By Alison Margo


State-of-the-Art Dream Barns

Local architects share key elements of horse-friendly design.

08/06/2016 By Allison Pattillo


Too Cool for School: A Pair of Local Campuses Gets Cutting-Edge Designs

Take a tour inside the innovative institutions where the luckiest students are learning.

08/03/2016 By Sarah Chase Shaw


How The Little Nell's Living Wall Was Built

Arabella Beavers of Busy Beavers Gardening takes us behind the poolside design.

08/02/2016 By Amanda Rae

News & Profiles


Community Table: Midsummer/Fall Issue 2016

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

08/11/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld


A Look Back at Politics in Aspen, Which Is Anything but Usual

In this very weird election year, political tales from a town where nothing is normal seem more relevant than ever.

08/09/2016 Photography by Jay Cowan


Three Legendary Equestrians on Their Rise to Success in the Saddle

Famed equestrians Tony Vagneur, Karin Reid Offield, and Carol Dopkin reflect on then and now.

08/06/2016 By Allison Pattillo

Call & Response

A Q&A with Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's John Pennington

The shuttle driver has visited Aspen's most popular attraction—The Maroon Bells—a couple thousand times more than you have.

08/06/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Party Pictures

People & Places

Wines from Spain Opening Night Party at the Food & Wine Classic

The annual Spanish barbeque at The Gant kicked-off the grandest culinary celebration of all.



LivAspen Art Sound & Color Opening Reception

The summer exhibition featured the work of 11 local artists.

08/17/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

Sponsored Content

Andi-le Gallery Grand Opening

After 25 years in the Roaring Fork Valley, Andrea Wendel celebrates a storefront of her own.

08/17/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer


Aspen Board of Realtors Kickoff Party

The preview for the 32nd annual Golf Scholarship Classic was held at the Hotel Jerome.

08/17/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer


WindWalkers Kentucky Derby Party

Holly McLain’s Rumble Ridge Ranch played host to a benefit for the fundraised for the therapeutic riding and learning center.

08/17/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer


Aspen Sojourner's Faces of Aspen 2016

Local business leaders featured in the second annual special section feted our summer issue with a party at the Aspen Design Room.

08/17/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

The Balvenie Tasting with William Grant & Sons

A three-course luncheon at Jimmy’s restaurant during the Food & Wine Classic was sponsored by the distiller to sample its single-malt Scotch whisky.

07/20/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2016

The annual and ultimate culinary celebration drew sold-out scores of passholders to its five Grand Tastings for sipping, sampling, and socializing.

07/20/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Aspen Club Remodel Demolition Party

The official start of the much-anticipated renovation was celebrated with one last hurrah at "The Club."

07/20/2016 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

Style & Shopping

Objects of Desire

Stone Age: Bring Natural Powers into the Home Through Raw Accessories

These crystal, mineral, and gem accents come with added benefits.

08/18/2016 Photography by David O. Marlow Styled by Erik Hesselman

September Issue

Fall Fashion Feature: Garden of Earthly Delights

This season's bounty is all about vibrant colors, textures and patterns worn together.

08/17/2016 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer Styled by Lauren Schugar


Sarah Graham's Aspen Tree Bark–Based Jewelry Line

Unlike most local-inspired jewelry, which mimics the iconic leaf shape, the jewelry designer highlights the trunk.

08/02/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld


About That Athleisure Trend: Consider Aspen Its Birthplace

What we Aspenites have worked out in for years has gone vogue.

08/02/2016 By Alison Margo

Travel & Outdoors


Yes, Competitive Sheep Herding Is a Sport and Yes, You Can Spectate Locally

The National Sheepdog Finals returns to Carbondale's Strang Ranch September 13-18, 2016.

08/11/2016 By Tim Cooney


Preserving the Peace at North Star Nature Preserve

Threatened by overenthusiastic users, Aspen's North Star area benefits from greater outreach this summer.

08/02/2016 By Tess Weaver Strokes