Year In Review

Aspen Sojourner's Most Read Articles of 2018

From new restaurants and bars, to skiing as big business and young locals making their mark in the valley, these were our most popular articles from the past year.

By Aspen Sojourner Staff January 2, 2019

While we publish hundreds of new articles every year, some resonate more than others. It will be no surprise that our readers are always game to learn more about skiing, Aspen's bar scene, and where to eat. We also have three articles that are perennial favorites for yet another year: 28 Essential Bars in Aspen and SnowmassThe Aspen 50: Billionaires Among Us, and The Definitive Guide to Aspen's Dispensaries. Perhaps "booze, billionaires, and pot" should be town's new tagline? Below are our top five new articles for 2018, with local young professionals (aka, making your ski town dream life a reality) joining the ranks of restaurants, best après ski spots, and the latest chapter in the never-ending epic about Aspen versus Vail. 

Former Aspen Skiing Company Chief Operating Officer David Perry now heads up the new Alterra Mountain Company, which oversees a dozen mountain resorts. As Alterra’s president and COO, Perry works out of its Denver headquarters.

Image: Ryan Dearth

5) Let the Battle of the Ski Resort Conglomerates Begin

How Alterra Mountain Company, backed by the owners of Aspen Snowmass, is poised to take on Vail. By Allen Best.  

Bad Harriet at the Hotel Jerome

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

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

3) The 10 Best Après Ski Spots in Aspen and Snowmass

We round up where to head straight off the slopes, because there’s nothing better than recapping the day’s adventures and cheers-ing with your crew. By Katie Shapiro. 

Image: Karl Wolfgang

2) 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. By Catherine Lutz and Barbara Platts. 

Flip Wise, Lacy Hughes, and Kade Gianinetti stand in front of their new restaurant, The Way Home.

Image: Ross Kribbs

1) Three New Restaurants Bring Fresh Flavors to Carbondale

Several longtime restaurateurs and chefs introduce a trio of eateries that merit a trip downvalley. By Tom Passavant. 



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