Pandemic Picks

Quarantine Routines, Mountain Style

What have the editors of magazines in Aspen, Park City, and Vail been enjoying while sheltered at home? Planting a garden, escaping into nature, splurging on bourbon, and more

05/20/2020 By Jane Gendron, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Ted Katauskas

Backstory

Sweet, Sweet Pea

Grow a bit of history by planting Aspen’s iconic flower.

05/13/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Pandemic Info

Aspen's New Normal: How Do We Get There?

Pitkin County's Roadmap to Reopening provides a clear set of guidelines for what we may expect in the months ahead.

05/06/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

The 411

COVID-19 Resource List for the Roaring Fork Valley

Here's where to find the most up-to-date info on everything related to the coronavirus response, in one handy guide.

04/09/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Dear Readers

Let’s Talk Skiing

Aspen's a ski town at heart, and we give you the inside intel to make the most of it.

02/28/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Ghosted

Chills and Thrills in Haunted Aspen

Are there actually spooky places and unexplained occurrences in the Roaring Fork Valley? For many people, the answer is a spirited “yes.”

02/27/2020 By M. John Fayhee Photography by Nick Tininenko

Community Table

From Dynamo Performer Grace Potter to Singer/Actress/Educator Nina Gabianelli, Our Fantasy Guest List

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

02/27/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Sonny Ross

Community Character

Sojourner Salutes 2019

Our annual tribute to community-serving locals honors a longtime educator, a philanthropist invested in college scholarships, and a couple who helps foster c...

02/27/2020

Altitude Adjustment

Dear Meredith: Am I a Jerk for Flying out of Aspen?

Your only-in-Aspen questions, answered 

02/26/2020 By Meredith Carroll

Break the Habit

Can You Go Plastic-Free in Aspen?

Two locals take on a challenge: eliminate a polluting material from their daily routine for two weeks.

02/25/2020 By Dipika Rai Illustrations by Sonny Ross

No's a no-no

The Year of Yes

What happens when a non-athlete moves to the Roaring Fork Valley and never turns down an invitation?

02/20/2020 By Katherine Roberts

Call & Response

A Q&A with Forecasters Cory Gates and Ryan Boudreau

The founders of AspenWeather.net dish on predicting snowfall, why the tropics matter, and what bear activity may mean.

02/20/2020 By As told to Catherine Lutz

By The Numbers

Two of Aspen SkiCo's Latest Environmental Measures

Thanks to an electric snowmobile and tree-less paper, our slopes are a little greener this year.

01/15/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Community Table

From In-Vogue Artist Yayoi Kusama to T-Lazy-7 Patriarch Rick Deane, Our Fantasy Guest List

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

12/20/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Matty Newton

Altitude Adjustment

Dear Meredith: How Should I Best Approach Chairlift Small Talk?

Your only-in-Aspen questions, answered.

12/11/2019 By Meredith Carroll

Everybody Matters

Sojourner Salutes: Bob and Cynthia Chapman

This couple’s generosity helps make our community—and beyond—a better place, one listener at a time.

12/10/2019 By Allison Pattillo Photography by Karl Wolfgang

The Educator

Sojourner Salutes: Jim Gilchrist

As longtime head honcho at the Aspen Community School, he inspired local students to become their best selves.

12/10/2019 By Bob Ward Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Committed Philanthropist

Sojourner Salutes: Barbara Gold

Through a generous family scholarship fund, she helps dozens of first-generation college students realize their dreams.

12/10/2019 By Bob Ward Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Game On

The Collective's Game Lounge Opens in Snowmass Base Village

This super-cool activities space ups the ante for playtime.

12/05/2019 By Todd Hartley

Skileb Spotting

The 43 Skilebrities Who Put Aspen on the Map

Whether for Olympian-caliber skills, progressive thinking, outsize influence, or sheer notoriety, these local legends raised our town's profile as a world-renowned ski resort.

11/27/2019 By Catherine Lutz