Let's Ride

Equine Etiquette 101: Top Tips for the Trails

Plus four area outfitting companies to take you into the high country.

08/06/2016 By Allison Pattillo

BOOT CAMP

Three Experts on How to Find the Perfect Fit for the Trail

From insoles to shims, it's time to pay equal attention to your hiking boots.

08/02/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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

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

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

Spring Flings

4 Excuses to Stick Around for Mud Season

Ah, spring: when snowmelt swells in direct proportion to Aspen’s mass exodus.

04/13/2016 By Amanda Rae With Katie Shapiro

Throwback

Gear Closet: Camping Classics

Pack up for a weekend outdoors with these vintage-vibed picks.

02/01/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld

At Altitude

Get After It

Need reasons to keep your boots on long after the lifts close? We're here to help.

02/01/2016 By Laurel Miller

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

Pipe Dreams

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

This 22-year-old native will hit the SuperPipe this weekend for his 6th consecutive X Games.

02/01/2016 By Tess Weaver Strokes

Bike Trails for All

Pedaling Paradise

How much of a cycling Shangri-la is the Roaring Fork Valley? Enough of one that it delivers primo rides to three distinct disciplines of bikers.

01/12/2016 By Beth Brandon Arenella, Abigail Eagye, and Alison Margo

Make It Snow

Four 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

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

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

New Lift Line

Uplifted

A Snowmass realignment opens up new lines.

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

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

Mountain Goat Climber

The Bleat Goes On

I finally found the perfect hiking partner. He is capable and confident in the mountains, doesn’t talk too much, and is nice to look at. He even smells good. He is a mountain goat.

07/01/2015 By Karin Teague