Shape of Things

5 Race Types and 4 Turn Sizes That Define the Competition

Before you hit the stands, brush up on your downhill vocabulary.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Wax On

Gear Closet: Race-Stock Skis Are Like No Skis You've (Likely) Ever Been On

These athletes compete on pure speed machines.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Go for the Gold

The Official Aspen Sojourner Guide to the 2017 FIS World Cup Finals

The who, where, when, and how to watch—plus all of the parties and concerts in between.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Datebook

The Complete 2017 FIS World Cup Schedule

When and where to catch all of the action, concerts, parties, and awards.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Contender's Circle

The Top 10 FIS World Cup Racers to Put on Your Radar

Our picks for whom to keep an eye on during the four main events: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Prep School

How a World-Class Race Course is Constructed

“The course is a sheet of ice, just like the racers like it.”

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Spectator Sport

The 3 Best Places to Watch the World Cup from Aspen Mountain Manager Peter King

Those racers go by in a flash, so map out your viewing plan beforehand.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Finals Reckoning

Looking Back on Aspen's Storied Ski Racing History

The FIS Ski World Cup Finals, one of ski racing’s premier events, lands local for the first time ever this March.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

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

Sojourner Afield

Kick-Start Your Heart at Kicking Horse

Why this below-the-radar ski resort in British Columbia should be on your skiing bucket list.

02/15/2017 By Todd Hartley

Grommet Guide

Where to Find Dedicated Kids' Trails Across All Four Mountains

We round up our favorite secret stashes for the younger set.

02/15/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Midday Dreaming

5 Ski-Day Lunches to Linger Over

When you need to rest those legs, here's where to refuel gourmet-style.

02/15/2017 By Mitzi-Jill Rapkin

Bucket List

How to Ski All 4 Aspen Snowmass Mountains in One Day

Two longtime locals share their plan of attack for the tall task.

02/15/2017 By Mike Monroney

Powder Days

Slideshow: It’s Apparently Also #Japanuary in Colorado

An epic winter storm cycle has dropped 40 inches on Aspen Snowmass in the last seven days.

01/10/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Sojourner Afield

Sunlight Mountain Resort Celebrates Golden Anniversary Season

In the shadow of its higher-profile neighbors, Glenwood Springs' mighty mountain has offered skiing for the 99 percent for the past 50 years.

11/27/2016 By Tess Weaver Strokes

LIFT LINE

Telluride and Revelstoke in with Aspen Snowmass on Mountain Collective Pass

The 2016/2017 season includes two days at 14 partner destinations, which now spans four continents.

08/09/2016 By Katie Shapiro

Pipe Dreams

Just a Kid from Aspen Highlands: A Q&A With Freeskier Alex Ferreira

Looking back on our interview from 2016 after this native took second place at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and is now headed to his first Olympic Games.

02/01/2016 By Tess Weaver Strokes

At Altitude

A Ski God's Sendoff

Underneath the polished veneer, Stein Eriksen led the good life with gusto during his tenure in Aspen.

02/01/2016 By Jay Cowan

Crowd Pleaser

The Ultimate Guide to Skiing and Riding Snowmass (Plus, Where to Eat, Drink, and Play)

Why does the massive mountain attract more visitors than any other Aspen ski area? Because it offers something for everyone.

11/01/2013 By Todd Hartley and Cindy Hirschfeld