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

A Phone Call Away

The Other Side of Paradise

When bluebird skies turn dark, the Aspen Hope Center shines a life-saving light for those in crisis.

02/18/2018 By Amanda Rae Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Wrapper’s Delight

Behind the Big Wrap Counter with Barbara (Babs) Menendez

What’s it really like to run one of Aspen’s most popular lunch spots?

02/15/2018 By Tom Passavant

Call & Response

Twin Peaks: A Q&A with Aspen Natives Mike and Steve Marolt

The identical twins have pioneered climbing and skiing on some of the world’s highest peaks. This spring, they’ll be inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

02/15/2018 By Catherine Lutz

Design Story

Introducing O2 Aspen 2.0

From supersize fries to toned thighs—a former McDonald’s becomes a serene wellness oasis.

02/12/2018 By Katie Shapiro

Pearl Party

Paying Tribute to Piñons: An Aspen Institution Celebrates 30 Years

What’s the secret sauce to drawing devoted diners amid a challenging restaurant climate all these years?

02/10/2018 By Amanda Faison

Just for kicks

This New Carbondale-based Business is Reinventing Shoe Shopping

Husband-and-wife duo Mike and Angilina Taylor created 5028, which combines the elements of Kickstarter and the craze for artisan goods.

11/19/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Media Mogul

Sojourner Salutes: Walter Isaacson

Leaving a legacy of community building at the Aspen Institute.

11/18/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Sharing is Caring

Sojourner Salutes: Mirte Mallory

Enriching the Roaring Fork Valley culturally, physically, and environmentally.

11/18/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Call & Response

A Q&A with Architect Richard Lai

A half century after planting the seed for Aspen’s groundbreaking pedestrian mall, the recently returned resident considers his place in local history.

05/24/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Posh Pool

Summer Issue Fashion Feature: Suit Up

A Rocky Mountain summer is colorfully awash in swimwear and sweaters.

05/24/2017 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

See & Hear

Linda Lafferty and Andy Stone Go Head to Head With New Releases

Married for 30 years, these two local novelists play a game of 'he wrote, she wrote.'

02/21/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Call & Response

Talking All Things World Cup With Its 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

Homecoming King

Say Shalom (Again) to Shlomo's Slopeside Deli

A favorite place from Aspen’s past is reinvented near the gondola.

02/17/2017 By Alison Margo

Call & Response

A Q&A with Activist Paula Nirschel

This Aspen-based inspired thinker enables access to higher education and, eventually, medical care to women in Afghanistan.

02/15/2017 By Brook Sutton

Nature’s Calling

5Point Film Festival Finds Its Perfect Match in Meaghan Lynch

With a new executive director at the helm, one of the country’s premier outdoor film fests is kicking 2017 into high gear.

01/17/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Call & Response

A Q&A with Polar Conservationist Denise Landau

Ski pro in winter, world-renowned environmentalist and expedition leader in summer, this Aspenite knows how to play it cool.

11/27/2016 By Brook Sutton

People

Sojourner Salutes 2016

An annual Holiday Issue tradition since the beginning, Aspen Sojourner honors individuals whose noteworthy contributions make Aspen, and the Roaring Fork Valley, a better community.

11/27/2016 By Amanda Rae, Katie Shapiro, and Sarah Chase Shaw

Indie Spirit

Dispatches from the Fall Film Festival Circuit, Part One

Our new resident film columnists, Laura Thielen and George Eldred, share their picks from Telluride and Toronto.

09/29/2016 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Fashion

That '70s Show

Spring back in time with a sexy retro vibe.

02/01/2016 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Edited by Fashion Editing by Shelly Safir Marolt