Springtime Fun

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Skiing

Words from the wise on the best ways to maximize those long, sun-filled spring days.

03/19/2018 By Brook Sutton, Todd Hartley, and Cindy Hirschfeld

Slope Smarts

Must-Have Sun Protection for Spring Skiing

Aspen’s high altitude and plentiful sunshine make sunscreen and shades essential.

03/09/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Ski On

Our Run-by-Run Cheat Sheets to Great Spring Skiing

Whether you're looking for perfect slush bumps or caches of wintry powder, here's where to find them.

03/07/2018 By Brook Sutton

Spring Fever

Spring Parties That Are Fueled by Locals

As if the sun’s not enough, these grassroots traditions celebrate the season.

03/07/2018 By Brook Sutton

Celebrate Good Times

Closing-Day Parties at Aspen/Snowmass Send Out Ullr with a Bang

Nothing brings out Aspen's celebrated freak flag quite like a party on the final day of the season.

03/07/2018 By Brook Sutton

Cocktail Time

Aspen's Best Decks for Après Spring Skiing

End your ski day with the mountain version of a sunset cruise: a slopeside deck and a well-earned cocktail.

03/07/2018 By Brook Sutton

Slope Smarts

Our Mini Guides to Spring Skiing Essentials

From a playlist for the gondola ride and mixing the perfect cocktail to how to wear a bowl strap and private mountain party venues, we give you tips for the perfect spring day.

03/07/2018 By Brook Sutton Illustrations by Dana Parker

Upward Mobility

A Breakfast Club at Buttermilk and Dynafit Performance Rentals Satisfy Uphillers

The Aspen Skiing Company continues its outreach to skiers skinning up the mountain with new offerings this winter.

02/28/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Pass Wars

Alterra Mountain Company Reveals Details of Its New Ikon Pass

Where you can ski, and how much it'll cost you, with the industry's newest collective offering.

02/22/2018 By Barbara Platts

Early Bird Gets the Corn

How to Keep Your Ski Season Going After the Lifts Close

When the road up Independence Pass reopens in the spring, Aspen’s unofficial fifth ski area provides plenty of snow stoke.

02/18/2018 By Todd Hartley

Lay Waste to Waste

3 Crested Butte Women Create a Stylish Food Storage Solution

After much trial and error, including a silicone bowl that collapsed while holding soup, they’ve launched Zoetica, offering beautifully curated kits for shopping, travel, dining, and daily living.

02/18/2018 By Kristin Lummis

Power Aid

What It Takes to Win a Ski Mountaineering Race

A winning women's Power of Four duo break down their training regimen by the numbers.

02/18/2018 By Brook Sutton

Wild Women

Hut Trippin' 101 With Aspen Alpine Guides

Through its signature Leave the Boys Behind program, this gals-only adventure brings a new sense of empowerment.

02/15/2018 By Katie Shapiro

Steep Breathing

Take a Ride on the New Snowmass Mountain Coaster

The first element of the Lost Forest adventure park is officially open.

12/12/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Sojourner Afield

Into the Mystic and Magic of Iceland

This Nordic getaway was an incomparable trifecta of urban comfort, rugged exploration, and one memorable luxury retreat.

11/19/2017 By Katie Shapiro Photography by Craig Turpin

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: North Fork Lake Creek Trail

Big views and relative solitude await hikers on the east side of Independence Pass.

09/13/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Aspen Mountain

A gondola ride down makes this mountain ascent a more attainable outing than you might expect.

08/30/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Hang Ten

Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park Is Raging in Basalt

New play features for midvalley river runners have hidden benefits.

07/27/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Whitewater Wonders

Gear Closet: 6 Recommendations for the River

From standup paddleboarding to fly fishing, we've got your aquatic adventures covered.

07/26/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Aim High

Know Before You Go: A Complete Guide to Hiking 14ers Near Aspen

Amid a tragic season in the Elk Mountains, our comprehensive how-to on conquering these infamous, adrenaline-fueled adventures is required reading.

07/26/2017 By Todd Hartley Photography by Dan Bayer