Friends with Benefits

Visit Five Utah Ski Areas with One Ikon Pass

Where to ski, sleep, and eat at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, and Deer Valley.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Hidden Valley

Discover Sunlight Mountain Resort

This fifth ski area near Aspen merits a visit for family-friendly pricing, new expert terrain, and old-school charm.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Community Table

From Retired Hotel Jerome GM Tony DiLucia to Newspaper Editor Megan Tackett, Our Fantasy Guest List

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

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by David Wilson

Word Up

Three New Books to Put on Your Nightstand

Aspen chefs share their recipes, plus a local bioblitz and the awesome power of deep snow.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

High and Dry

5 Essential Winter Skin Savers

Combat the effects of altitude and aridity with these Colorado-made potions.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dear Readers

Covid’s Unanticipated Benefit: Inspiring Thoughtfulness

Much as we miss large gatherings, the pandemic has made us refocus how we spend time and energy and renewed the desire to give back.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

No Lift Ticket, No Problem

8 Off-Slope Ways to Play in the Snow

With Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice karting, dogsledding, and more, the Roaring Fork Valley offers a wealth of wintry outdoor adventures.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

New Views

An Alfresco Gallery for Our Times

A large exhibit at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and a new Aspen installation bring contemporary sculpture outdoors.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dear Readers

The Pandemic Has Given Us an Oasis of Calm

Without the frenzy of summer events, this quieter summer allows us to take a breather and focus on the outdoors.

07/16/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

rescue remedy

A Skin Care Must: Antedotum's New Face Oil

The Aspen-based company offers a CBD-enhanced tonic for high-altitude hydration.

07/10/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Community Table

From Red Cross Heroes Karen and Tom Nern to SheLift Founder Sarah Herron, our Fantasy Guest List

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

07/02/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Jen Gillette

Virtual Reality

Tune into Aspen's Summer Arts Season

Music, theater, art exhibits, lectures—find a mix of live and online programming.

07/01/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Chapman Lake Trail

This short hike in the upper Fryingpan Valley has a big payoff.

06/24/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

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

Popular during a pandemic

What Are We Drinking While Sheltered at Home?

Jugs of wine, Modelo beer, and high-end tequila are all popular right now from Aspen to Carbondale.

04/29/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

dine at home

Where to Get Delivery, Takeout, or Curbside Pickup in the Midvalley Right Now

Our comprehensive guide to what Basalt and Carbondale restaurants are offering during the pandemic.

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

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

These Tables are Made for Dancing

The Snow Lodge Amps up Gondola Plaza

Montauk’s party central for A-listers opens for the winter in Aspen.

02/25/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld