Crank It Up

Summer's Hot Mountain Biking Gear and Apparel

Hit the trail with a super-lightweight helmet, photochromic sunglasses, a hydration fanny pack, and more.

06/06/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Courtesy Images

shot in the dark?

Hunter S. Thompson Lives on in a New Exhibit

The Aspen Historical Society's new exhibit surveys the gonzo journalist's wild campaign for local sheriff.

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dining Debuts

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

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

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Backstory

Snowmass Village Revamps Its Iconic Entrance Sign

A cherished welcoming tradition gets an update.

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

community table

From Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner Mohsin Hamid to Sunlight's Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers, Our Fantasy Guest List

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

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Matty Newton

Dream Big

A Peek at Five of Aspen's Most Exclusive Homes

When amenities like a private labyrinth, indoor bowling alley, and private ski lift are on the wish list

06/04/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Gear Box

Tecnica Introduces the First Heat-Moldable Hiking Boot

The Forge goes from box to custom fit in 20 minutes.

06/01/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Midcentury Redux

Swiss Clothier Akris Opens Shop in Aspen

The new boutique pays homage to a father of modern design, Alexander Girard.

06/01/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Ride On

5 New Biking Trails at Snowmass

A two-wheeled adrenaline rush is yours for the taking on these new routes.

06/01/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dear Readers

Look Below the Surface of Aspen's Top Attractions

Advice from our editor-in-chief about maximizing your summer season

05/30/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Sky High

Snowmass Opens an On-Mountain Adventure Park

A zipline canopy tour, climbing wall, ropes course, and alpine coaster are set among the trees.

05/23/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Scout Trail

Easily accessed from Glenwood Springs, this hillside hike has bird's-eye views of the canyon and a breathtaking finish.

05/16/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

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