Legends of Aspen

A Conversation with Bob Beattie

In this exclusive excerpt from Aspen SkiCo's just-released book on ski racing, one of the sport's most influential leaders, who passed away this week, shared his views on racing's development and the magic of 2017's World Cup Finals.

04/04/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Take a Hike

Tackle a Three-Day Backpacking Adventure with a Little Help from New Friends

Swedish outdoor gear brand Fjällräven hosts its third Classic USA group trek near Leadville.

03/28/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Long and Short of It

Aspen Shortsfest Highlights International Filmmakers with a Full Slate of Screenings and Special Events

Tickets for the annual showcase of short film go on sale Friday, March 23.

03/21/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Slope Smarts

Must-Have Sun Protection for Spring Skiing

Aspen’s high altitude and plentiful sunshine make sunscreen and shades essential.

03/09/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Upward Mobility

A Breakfast Club at Buttermilk and Dynafit Performance Rentals Satisfy Uphillers

The Aspen Skiing Company continues its outreach to skiers skinning up the mountain with new offerings this winter.

02/28/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Chip off the Old Block

Marble Distilling Company Opens Aspen Tasting Room

Carbondale's favorite distillery now serves its award-winning vodka and other spirits just steps from the gondola.

02/28/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Tea Time

Two Leaves and a Bud Expands Its Tea Collection

A favorite local company offers four new wellness-oriented blends.

02/28/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Literary Life

Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline to Appear at Aspen Winter Words

With her latest novel, A Piece of the World, garnering strong reviews, the writer talks about the challenges of bringing to life well-known historic characters.

02/18/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

There’s the Rub

The St. Regis Spa's "Next-Generation Wellness Experiences" Go Beyond Traditional Treatments

Reméde now offers custom malas with a riverside blessing ceremony, energy-balancing jewelry, all-natural and vegan facials, and, yes, a cannabis massage.

02/18/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

See & Ski

3 New Guidebooks to Help You Plan the Best Spring Backcountry Tours

Each offers a different take on Aspen's most alluring peaks.

02/18/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Perfect Party

From Aspen Institute's Dan Porterfield to Historian Tony Vagneur, Our Fantasy Guest List for the Season

The mixed bag of the community table was once an Aspen hallmark. Here’s our fantasy guest list of local newsmakers and visitors.

02/18/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dear Readers

Finding Hope at the Aspen Hope Center

A word of encouragement from our editor-in-chief about the paradox of stress in paradise.

02/18/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Boutique Buzz

6 New Stores in the Core to Shop

These new openings in downtown Aspen make for a perfect spring shopping spree.

02/15/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Literary Life

Acclaimed Novelist Alice McDermott to Launch Aspen’s Winter Words Series

With her latest novel out this past fall, the Pulitzer finalist discusses the secret life of nuns, her writing process, and literature’s lasting relevance.

01/05/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Steep Breathing

Take a Ride on the New Snowmass Mountain Coaster

The first element of the Lost Forest adventure park is officially open.

12/12/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Local Love

Aspen Sojourner’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Something that conveys Aspen literally or in spirit makes the best kind of present this season.

12/06/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld and Katie Shapiro

On View

Snowmass's Newest On-Mountain Public Art Takes Shape

With line, form, and perhaps a little bit of ‘food coloring.’

11/29/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Perfect Party

From Theatre Aspen's Jed Bernstein to Snowmass's Britta Gustafson, Our Fantasy Guest List for the Season

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

11/29/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Performance Enhancers

The 2017-18 Winter Season Gear Guide

Rip it up at Aspen Snowmass with these 16 tricked-out picks.

11/28/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Trading Places

Wheel and Deal Aspen-Style with the Latest Version of Monopoly

Bonus: net sales from the game directly benefit community nonprofits.

11/19/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld