Real Estate 101

The Essential Guide to Aspen Real Estate

Thinking of buying locally? Here’s what you need to know about today’s market and what makes each of the upper Roaring Fork Valley’s towns and neighborhoods special.

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Top Stories

Generation Now

How 10 Young Professionals Have Forged Sustainable Careers in Aspen

When your hometown's one of the world's most coveted places to live, returning to find a residence and work is a challenge, but these kids are all right.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Call & Response

A Q&A with Food & Wine Classic Producer Devin Padgett

With 30 years of experience under his chef's hat, the longtime producer of the Aspen event has his pulse on one of the country's biggest culinary affairs.

05/29/2018 By Naomi Havlen

Sky High

Snowmass Opens an On-Mountain Adventure Park

A zipline canopy tour, climbing wall, ropes course, and alpine coaster are set among the trees.

05/23/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Modern Retreat

A Crowd-Pleasing Renovation in Snowmass Village

When a well-known chef and his family remodeled a vintage home, eating and entertaining well topped the list.

05/30/2018 By Sarah Chase Shaw Photography by Brooke Casillas Photography

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Classic Vintage

Wine Expert Mark Oldman's Perfect Pairings for Sunday Concerts at the Tent

What to drink while you're listening to Beethoven, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and more.

06/06/2018 By Mark Oldman

Arts in Abundance

The Summer 2018 Curated Guide to Aspen Culture

Our month-by-month highlights of this summer's can't-miss concerts, theater performances, art exhibits, talks, and more.

06/06/2018 By Andrew Travers

Arts in Abundance

The September 2018 Guide to Aspen's Cultural Calendar

The season closes out with Gary Clark, Jr., at the JAS Labor Day Experience, an Art Base exhibit, and Aspen Filmfest.

06/05/2018 By Andrew Travers

Arts in Abundance

The August 2018 Guide to Aspen's Cultural Calendar

This month's highlights include the ballet with pianist Joyce Yang, Seraphic Fire choral ensemble, Mountainfilm, and the JAS Labor Day Experience.

06/05/2018 By Andrew Travers

Arts in Abundance

The July 2018 Guide to Aspen's Cultural Calendar

The summer heats up with Snowmass concerts, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet premiere, Ai Weiwei at Anderson Ranch, Harris Hall's 25th anniversary, and more.

06/05/2018 By Andrew Travers

Arts in Abundance

The June 2018 Guide to Aspen's Cultural Calendar

The season kicks off with the Flaming Lips, Aspen Fringe Fest, Summer Words, JAS June Experience, and more.

06/05/2018 By Andrew Travers

Handy Man

Peer Behind the Curtain of Magazine Journalism

A veteran magazine journalist reveals the inner workings of his craft at Aspen Summer Words.

06/04/2018 By Rebecca Cole

shot in the dark?

Hunter S. Thompson Lives on in a New Exhibit

The Aspen Historical Society's new exhibit surveys the gonzo journalist's wild campaign for local sheriff.

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Metamorphosis

An Anderson Ranch Artist Creates Delicate Art with a Powerful Message

With butterfly wings and photos, Ben Timpson transforms hard psychological truths into healing messages.

06/04/2018 By Dipika Rai

Eat & Drink

From the Ground Up

The Guest House Promises a Luxe Take on an Immersive Experience

A new experiential venture in Carbondale combines sustainable agriculture, country lodging, and from-the-land dining—with more to come.

06/04/2018 By Rebecca Cole Photography by Shawn O'Connor

Dining Debuts

A Bite-Size Preview of Aspen's New Restaurants and Bars

Five summer openings promise new spots to see, be seen, and dine well.

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Field Notes

Your Survival Guide to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

From what to wear to a strategy for the Grand Tastings to party hopping, a seasoned Classic attendee shares tips for what she calls “the world’s best 72-hour cocktail party.”

06/04/2018 By Lucy Lea Tucker Illustrations by Bryony Redhead

Vintage Ride

Drink Your Way to a Yellow Jersey?

Jimmy's Le Tour Du Vin puts a fun spin on biking's best known race.

06/04/2018 By Allison Pattillo

Dine Like a Chef

Get Cooking with Recipes from Chef Angelo Elia

This Italian-born chef with a house in Snowmass Village shares some of his favorite recipes for deliciously satisfying mountain fare.

05/30/2018 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Fashion & Shopping

Objects of Desire

Summer Attire for the Modern Mountain Man

From morning hikes to afternoon concerts to evening soirees, look the part all day long.

06/06/2018 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

Wear Now

Summer Fashion with a Touch of the Exotic

Inspired by far-flung travels, statement styles evoke the hues of desert sands.

06/04/2018 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

Midcentury Redux

Swiss Clothier Akris Opens Shop in Aspen

The new boutique pays homage to a father of modern design, Alexander Girard.

06/01/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate 101

The Essential Guide to Aspen Real Estate

Thinking of buying locally? Here’s what you need to know about today’s market and what makes each of the upper Roaring Fork Valley’s towns and neighborhoods special.

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Aspen's East End

Messy vitality defines this eclectic neighborhood.

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Dream Big

A Peek at Five of Aspen's Most Exclusive Homes

When amenities like a private labyrinth, indoor bowling alley, and private ski lift are on the wish list

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Real Estate 101

Basalt

No longer a bedroom community for Aspen, Basalt delivers value and variety.

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Snowmass

Also known as Old Snowmass, this is where people live to enjoy solitude and beauty.

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Snowmass Village

A world apart with a strong local feel

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Woody Creek

Modern-day ranch living is available close to town.

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Starwood

Exclusivity returns to Aspen's "Rocky Mountain High" neighborhood.

06/04/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

West of Aspen

Find families and open space in the several neighborhoods on town's western edge.

06/01/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Red Mountain

Prestige and privacy define one of Aspen's most exclusive neighborhoods.

06/01/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Aspen's West End

With families and other full-time residents moving in, the neighborhood is undergoing a revival.

06/01/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

Aspen's Downtown Core

Find all of the action here.

06/01/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Real Estate 101

East of Aspen

Quiet serenity is a hallmark of the neighborhood on the Independence Pass side of town.

06/01/2018 By Carolyn Sackariason

Modern Retreat

A Crowd-Pleasing Renovation in Snowmass Village

When a well-known chef and his family remodeled a vintage home, eating and entertaining well topped the list.

05/30/2018 By Sarah Chase Shaw Photography by Brooke Casillas Photography

Lodging

Design Story

The Hotel Jerome Debuts a Newly Renovated Pool and Courtyard

Summer guests will be the first to enjoy a refurbished outdoor living area with modern amenities and historical charm.

05/31/2018 By Alison Margo

News & Profiles

Backstory

Snowmass Village Revamps Its Iconic Entrance Sign

A cherished welcoming tradition gets an update.

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Mother of Invention

6 Things Invented in Aspen

The Aspen Ideas Festival gets the buzz today, but we've been home to innovation for decades.

06/01/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Altitude Adjustment

Dear Meredith: How Do I Remain Friends with a Fitness Junkie?

Your only-in-Aspen questions, answered

05/31/2018 By Meredith Carroll

Dear Readers

Look Below the Surface of Aspen's Top Attractions

Advice from our editor-in-chief about maximizing your summer season

05/30/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Generation Now

How 10 Young Professionals Have Forged Sustainable Careers in Aspen

When your hometown's one of the world's most coveted places to live, returning to find a residence and work is a challenge, but these kids are all right.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Alex Brough

A burgeoning new industry allows this local to build a company while enjoying access to the mountains.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Danny Brown

His hometown provides plenty of visual inspiration for his filmmaking and photography.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Wesley Jacobs Brown

A change in her career path led to an entrepreneurial venture.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Kalle Edwards

She's worked her way to the top in sportswear design.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Hana Maclean

Her outdoors-oriented childhood led to an architectural interest in sustainable design.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Elizabeth Winn

Her drive and ambition have paid off in a marketing career, even in a challenging ski town environment.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Holly Upper

She successfully balances an ambitious career path with the mountain lifestyle.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Travis Van Domelen

Having friends and family in the valley helped this private banker move home.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Eden Vardy

His master's thesis turned into a career in sustainable agriculture.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Generation Now

The Kids Are All Right: Andrew Wickes

He's gone from skiing competitively and DJing to managing the family business.

05/30/2018 By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Talking Points

Roaring Fork Leadership Celebrates 30 Years of Making a Difference

The local nonprofit betters community by developing both influencers and projects that positively affect the valley.

05/30/2018 By Jessica Cabe

Call & Response

A Q&A with Food & Wine Classic Producer Devin Padgett

With 30 years of experience under his chef's hat, the longtime producer of the Aspen event has his pulse on one of the country's biggest culinary affairs.

05/29/2018 By Naomi Havlen

Party Pictures

People & Places

Theatre Aspen’s 35th Anniversary Gala

For Theatre Aspen’s 35th anniversary gala fundraiser, guests dressed as characters from past shows presented by the arts nonprofit.

08/20/2018 Photography by Nancy M. Mayer

People & Places

Les Dames d’Aspen Annual Luncheon 2018

This tribute to arts groups that the nonprofit helps support took place at the Mountain Chalet.

08/20/2018 Photography by Nancy Meyer

People & Places

Aspen Sojourner Spring Fling at Jimmy's Bodega

Aspen Sojourner held a Spring Fling party at Jimmy’s Bodega with fabulous drinks and eats to celebrate the midwinter/spring issue.

07/25/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

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The Face of Veterinary Medicine

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The Faces of Investment Management

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05/22/2018 Photography by Michele Cardamone

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The Face of Only Natural Pet

In 2002, Marty Grosjean rescued a dog with health issues. When conventional solutions created more problems, Marty thought, “If I’m thriving on a natural lif...

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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 Health & Performance

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

05/22/2018 Photography by Michele Cardamone

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The Face of Shoes

Tara Spung’s dream, from the time she was a little girl, was to own a shoe store.

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The Face of Distinctive Architecture

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The Face of Aspen’s Real Estate Heritage

Growing up in the West End in a family brokerage business, Layne Shea has lived and breathed real estate since birth.

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The Faces of Thurston

Thurston Kitchen + Bath has been the face of innovation and creativity in kitchen and bath design and installation in Aspen for more than 40 years.

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The Face of The Dealmaker

Daryl Cramer moved to Aspen six years ago, bringing his big-city law practice to the place he longed to call home.

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The Face of Custom Service

It’s likely Peter Helburn is Aspen’s first “bespoke lifestyle facilitator,” as he invented the term to describe what he does, but, really, it is the most acc...

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The Faces of Cyclebar Aspen

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The Faces of Event Transportation

Celebrating 30 years of providing top-shelf service for the Roaring Fork Valley’s weddings, corporate events, and special occasions,

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The Faces of Philanthropy

When we thought about putting a “face” on philanthropy, Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation certainly came to mind.

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The Faces of Custom Hats

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The Faces of Aspen’s Tried-And-True Brokers

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Travel & Outdoors

Crank It Up

Summer's Hot Mountain Biking Gear and Apparel

Hit the trail with a super-lightweight helmet, photochromic sunglasses, a hydration fanny pack, and more.

06/06/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Courtesy Images

Your Perfect Day

Roaring Fork Valley Mountain Biking Picks

Stretch out, hop on your ride, and find your ideal local trail.

06/04/2018 By Trina Ortega

Where the Locals Go

5 Favorite Trails for Early Morning Hikes

Hit the trail first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and start the day right.

06/04/2018 By Rebecca Cole

Gear Box

Tecnica Introduces the First Heat-Moldable Hiking Boot

The Forge goes from box to custom fit in 20 minutes.

06/01/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Ride On

5 New Biking Trails at Snowmass

A two-wheeled adrenaline rush is yours for the taking on these new routes.

06/01/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Sky High

Snowmass Opens an On-Mountain Adventure Park

A zipline canopy tour, climbing wall, ropes course, and alpine coaster are set among the trees.

05/23/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

At Altitude

Get Lost in the Trees at ACES

A new viewing platform gives a bird's eye view of wildlife.

05/23/2018 By Rebecca Cole