Shape of Things

5 Race Types and 4 Turn Sizes That Define the Competition

Before you hit the stands, brush up on your downhill vocabulary.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Wax On

Gear Closet: Race-Stock Skis Are Like No Skis You've (Likely) Ever Been On

These athletes compete on pure speed machines.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Go for the Gold

The Official Aspen Sojourner Guide to the 2017 FIS World Cup Finals

The who, where, when, and how to watch—plus all of the parties and concerts in between.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Datebook

The Complete 2017 FIS World Cup Schedule

When and where to catch all of the action, concerts, parties, and awards.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Contender's Circle

The Top 10 FIS World Cup Racers to Put on Your Radar

Our picks for whom to keep an eye on during the four main events: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Prep School

How a World-Class Race Course is Constructed

“The course is a sheet of ice, just like the racers like it.”

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Spectator Sport

The 3 Best Places to Watch the World Cup from Aspen Mountain Manager Peter King

Those racers go by in a flash, so map out your viewing plan beforehand.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Finals Reckoning

Looking Back on Aspen's Storied Ski Racing History

The FIS Ski World Cup Finals, one of ski racing’s premier events, lands local for the first time ever this March.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Call & Response

A Q&A with World Cup Pioneer Bob Beattie

The longtime Woody Creek resident wants to go back to the drawing board to step up ski racing's appeal.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

People

The Aspen Power 50

Who really runs this town? Our list of top decision-makers who wield the most influence over local living.

11/27/2016 By Catherine Lutz and Carolyn Sackariason

Backstory

The Bittersweet Origin Behind the Rim Trail's Ying Yang

For locals who know the story behind the unique monument, it truly is a sacred site.

05/01/2016 By Catherine Lutz

Heat Up

The Essential Guide to Aspen's Summer Events

Whether you want world-class music, provocative visual arts, or transcendent theater, you’ll find it in Aspen this season.

05/01/2016 With Todd Hartley, Catherine Lutz, and Brook Sutton Illustrations by Nicole Licht By Grace Lichtenstein

At Altitude

Happily Uber After?

The seemingly ubiquitous ride-share company looks to make inroads in Aspen.

02/01/2016 By Catherine Lutz

Energy

What's the Big Idea?

Aspen's next wave of entrepreneurship is getting a boost, as two new groups and a surge of creative energy pave the way for a newly diversified economy.

02/01/2016 By Catherine Lutz Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Make It Snow

Four On-Mountain Experiences Only Made Possible From Snowmaking

In the face of the wild card of climate change, the technology is one of Aspen Skiing Company's most vital tools.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

Aspen Extras

Can I Get an Amenity?

Forget chocolates on the pillow. Here are a few of the distinctive, only-in-Aspen add-ons local hotels are offering for the first time this winter.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

Private Air Time

High Fliers

Dreaming of literally joining the jet set? Here are a few things to know.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

Future Outlook

Powder Prognosis

El Niño, the Pacific Ocean weather engine that drives winter storms across the western United States, is revving up to be one of the most powerful in years. Three snow-forecasting experts weigh in on what that might mean locally.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

New Lift Line

Uplifted

A Snowmass realignment opens up new lines.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

Perfect Party

Community Table: Holiday Issue 2015

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

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz