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

Nature at its Best

Magic Moments

Over the course of a year, nature produces many masterpieces. Some last for days; others are gone almost as quickly as they arrive.

07/01/2015 Edited by Catherine Lutz Photography by Daniel Bayer

Colorado Snowpack

Liquid Gold

Colorado isn’t in a water crisis as grave as California’s, but continued growth, drier conditions, and multiple other states’ rights to Colorado snowpack means the factors are present.

05/01/2015 By Justin Patrick

Runners love Aspen

The Long Run

Hard-core runners frequent the Roaring Fork Valley in such numbers that Aspen Alpine Guides had to add a third installment of its Hut Run Hut outings for 2015.

05/01/2015 By Erik Hesselman

Call & Response

An Epic Ride with Charlie Tarver

Talking Aspen cycling’s past and present, and the color pink.

05/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle

Conservation Call

How an Army of Local Volunteers Helps the Overstretched Forest Service Make Trail

Access to able bodies is essential to environmental nonprofits’ role in public-land management.

05/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle Photography by Daniel Bayer

Rescue Mission

Mission Accomplished

After years of making do in a converted Pan Abode, Mountain Rescue Aspen moved into a headquarters fit for its life-saving operations.

02/01/2015 By Julie Comins

Elevation Revelation

The 8,000 Foot Club

Aspen’s elevation puts it in a rarefied-air coterie that includes six continents and 140 million people.

02/01/2015 By Daniel Shaw

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

No Place like Home

Three Bum Tour

When a dedicated Aspen skier recruits her father and son for a two-week sampling of North America’s most legendary ski areas, she makes a pleasant discovery: there’s no place like home.

02/01/2015 By Lara Whitley

Ski Country

Aspen Mountain: The Essential Guide

Brush up on our town's first ski area before the 2016-17 season opens on Thanksgiving Day (fingers crossed).

11/01/2014 By Catherine Lutz

All Creatures

Fauna Finder

The Aspen area teems with critters of all types. Some are ever-present; others are seldom seen.

07/01/2014 By Tim Mutrie

Small Pleasures

Sweet Park, Small Package

Copeland Twining Pioneer Park proves small can indeed be beautiful.

07/01/2014 By Logan Garrison

Daily Essentials

What’s in Your Bag, Karen Schroyer?

Though Karen Schroyer’s job as a U.S. Forest Service district ranger requires ample administrative duties, it also brings a more agreeable sort of office time.

05/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Plan your Outing

Take a Hike!

We would never encourage someone to hike while perusing an iPad. But spending some time on a tablet to select your hike beforehand?

05/01/2014 By Michael Miracle

Poetic Protection

Call of the Wild

The fifty-year-old Wilderness Act, which sanctified Aspen’s backyard, will be fêted this summer.

05/01/2014 By Tim Mutrie

Nature's Essentials

Little Rivers

The foot-wide ditches streaming water through Aspen’s West End, including the rivulets on the grounds of the Benedict Music Tent and Aspen Meadows, are among the wonderful aesthetic treats of summer.

05/01/2014 By Michael Miracle