FLOAT ON

Preserving the Peace at North Star Nature Preserve

Threatened by overenthusiastic users, Aspen's North Star area benefits from greater outreach this summer.

08/02/2016 By Tess Weaver Strokes

PEOPLE

Conservation Calling: Meet the Wilderness Workshop's Newest Trailblazer

Rebecca Mirsky returns to her roots, reenergizing the beloved protector of local lands.

06/30/2016 By Katie Shapiro

Trail Marker

The Ying Yang on the Rim Trail Has a Bittersweet Origin

For locals who know the story behind the unique monument, it truly is a sacred spot.

05/01/2016 By Catherine Lutz

Biking

Inside Aspen Cycling Club's 18-Race Summer Season

The series gears up for summer with enhanced appeal for all levels and three new trails to try.

05/01/2016 By Tess Weaver Strokes Photography by Steve Kelly

Relax

Find Outdoor Bliss With Three Guided Hiking Experiences

Hiking is Aspen’s summer recreation of choice; increase the options with a guided trail experience.

05/01/2016

Make It Snow

4 On-Mountain Experiences Only Made Possible From Snowmaking

In the face of the wild card of climate change, the technology is one of Aspen Skiing Company's most vital tools.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

Where The Fun Begins

The Ultimate Guide to Skiing and Riding Buttermilk

Newbie-friendly grades mixed with experts-only grinds—and most everything in between—make this mountain magic for all ages.

11/01/2015 By Abigail Eagye

New Lift Line

Uplifted

A Snowmass realignment opens up new lines.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

Future Outlook

Powder Prognosis

El Niño, the Pacific Ocean weather engine that drives winter storms across the western United States, is revving up to be one of the most powerful in years. Three snow-forecasting experts weigh in on what that might mean locally.

11/01/2015 By Catherine Lutz

A Dog's Life

Meet the New Owners of Krabloonik

Since taking over from its embattled longtime proprietor, Danny and Gina Phillips are moving the dogsledding operation toward a kinder, gentler future.

11/01/2015 By Michael Miracle

At Altitude

The Thrills of Birding in Aspen

Here in the land of hard-core mountain sports, a more decorous outdoor endeavor is taking flight.

10/22/2015 By Michael Miracle

Breaking Trail

The Complete Guide to Aspen's Storied Ski History

For as long as folks have lived here, they have ascended the mountains and slid down, whether climbing on foot and skiing on barrel staves or riding the gondola and sporting the latest K2s.

02/01/2015 By Tim Cooney