on the run

Rickey Gates Is Running’s Renaissance Man

The Aspen native shares his epic journey across the country through photos and essays in a compelling new book.

07/02/2020 By Allison Pattillo

Perfect Getaway

Alternatives to Aspen's Most Popular Spots

Leave the throngs behind with one of these scenic stand-ins to our most-loved places.

07/02/2020 By Catherine Lutz

Wheel Deal

Why the Roaring Fork Valley Is Considered Colorado's Top Cycling Spot

New trails, a huge bike park addition, and the start of a pro stage race highlight this summer.

07/02/2020 By Allison Pattillo

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Chapman Lake Trail

This short hike in the upper Fryingpan Valley has a big payoff.

06/24/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

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

Gear of the Week

Honey Stinger Organic Cracker Bar

Fuel your workout—or your work at home—with this tasty and satisfying snack.

04/22/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

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

roam if you want to

This New Exoskeleton Lets Skiers with Chronic Leg Discomfort Lighten Up

Demo the Roam Elevate robotic system at Snowmass.

02/20/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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

Gear of the Week

Oros Orion Parka

A low-profile, space-age insulation keeps you warm and comfortable.

02/12/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Gear of the Week

Crescent Moon EVA Foam Snowshoes

These innovative lightweight ’shoes make the sport a whole lot more fun.

02/05/2020 By Allison Pattillo

Your Perfect Day 

Snowboarding Aspen's Four Mountains

Is the forecast your focus? Here’s where to ride, when.

01/09/2020 By Heather Hendricks

Aspen Extreme

Where to Splurge in Aspen

From a $30,000-a-night celeb estate rental or a day of heli-skiing to a private snowcat outing and over-the-top après, here’s how to live extra large in Fat ...

12/17/2019 By Daliah Singer

Exclusive Access

14 Ways to Get Top-Notch Pampering in Aspen

Private clubs, private jet service, platinum spa treatments, and more.

12/16/2019 By Daliah Singer

High Life

15 Exclusive Ways to Enjoy Aspen's Mountain Lifestyle

Distill your own whiskey, book a private day of snowcat skiing, or luxuriate in nature; it's all here, ranked from effortless to adrenaline-pumping.

12/16/2019 By Daliah Singer

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

Sojourner Afield

Round out Your Aspen Vacay with an Overnight in Denver

Three new hotels to explore in one of the country's buzziest cities, plus airport advice from seasoned travelers.

12/05/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Sweat Equity

How The North Face’s New Game-Changing Fabric Took Shape in Highland Bowl

FutureLight is being touted as the ultimate waterproof-breathable tech for outdoorsy folk.

12/04/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld