Time Capsule

A Timeline of Aspen Ski History

Follow these milestones to track 75 years of lift-served skiing on Aspen Mountain, and impress your fellow skiers on the gondola.

12/21/2021

At Altitude

Uphill Skiers Now Charged a Fee at Aspen Snowmass Resorts

After years of free access, skinners and hikers must now pay to ascend Aspen, Buttermilk, Snowmass, and Highlands before the trip down.

12/21/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

At Altitude

U.S. Ski Team Icon Spider Sabich's Legacy Revived

A new documentary celebrates one of the country’s best skiers—and a onetime Aspenite—after a long-overdue selection to the sport’s hall of fame.

12/21/2021 By Todd Hartley

At Altitude

3 Great Ways to Have a Perfect Women-Only Ski Day

Women's ski clinics, like these options in and around Aspen, can provide great camaraderie as you amp up your on-mountain skills.

12/21/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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

Crowd Pleaser

Snowmass Ski Area Has It All

The valley’s biggest mountain is a diverse playground for all abilities.

12/23/2020 By Todd Hartley

The Standard Bearer

Making the Most of Aspen Mountain Takes Some Know-How

Savvy trail finding delivers big results at the town’s original ski area.

12/23/2020 By Catherine Lutz

Milk It

Buttermilk Belies Its Beginner Rep and X Games Alter Ego with Wide-Ranging Terrain

Discover kids’ tree trails, terrain parks for all skill levels, and lots of powder.

12/23/2020 By Abby Eagye

Earn Your Turns

Tackle Aspen Highlands’ Flagship Terrain

Hiking to the top of Highland Bowl is just the half of it—here’s what to consider when skiing down.

12/23/2020 By Tim Mutrie

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

Photo Essay

Skiing into an Apocalypse

A 100-mile backcountry ski tour is supposed to be life altering. What happens when the whole world changes while you’re away from it? Follow photographer Tim Romano's epic journey from Aspen to Vail at the onset of the pandemic.

04/29/2020 Photography by Tim Romano Edited by Ted Katauskas

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

Slope Savvy

Where Should We Ski Today?

Best powder stashes? On-mountain après spots? Places to get bragging rights? Make the most of your time on the slopes with our local insight.

02/27/2020 By Catherine Lutz Photography by Matt Power

Your Perfect Day

Three Ski Tours Around Aspen

Explore the wilder side of local mountains while earning your turns.

02/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin

No's a no-no

The Year of Yes

What happens when a non-athlete moves to the Roaring Fork Valley and never turns down an invitation?

02/20/2020 By Katherine Roberts

Call & Response

A Q&A with Forecasters Cory Gates and Ryan Boudreau

The founders of AspenWeather.net dish on predicting snowfall, why the tropics matter, and what bear activity may mean.

02/20/2020 By As told to Catherine Lutz

Kick and Glide

Aspen’s Silverboom Ski Race Celebrates Gold

For 50 years, this Nordic event has brought together skinny-ski enthusiasts. 

02/20/2020 By Catherine Lutz

Leading Edge

6 Ski Gear Picks You Should Know About This Winter

From an innovative new ski boot to an eco-friendly jacket, these are the pieces that perform.

12/11/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld

throwback ticket prices

Ski Aspen Snowmass for $59 with Your Pass from Any Other Resort

SkiCo's new Passapalooza makes the weekend of December 13–15 a steal.

10/18/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Ski Bum

Want to Ski for a Living? Apply Now.

Ski.com is hiring a mountain enthusiast to travel the world for a dream job of epic proportions.

09/05/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff