Category: Ski Resorts Aspen

Best Après Spots in Aspen

Best Après Spots in Aspen: “Après” is not just an after skiing activity, though it is the perfect way to end a day shredding it up on the slopes.”Après”  is de rigueur after a tiring hike or a float down the river. It’s great to find a welcoming spot to relax and laugh with friends while indulging in drinks and snacks.  The Little Nell – The “Nell” as locals call it is located at 675 E Durant Ave in the center of Aspen, Colorado. Its one of the best locations in Aspen, directly  below the gondola on Aspen Mountain. The Little ... Read more

Best Hotels – Aspen

1.- The Little Nell Sitting at the base of Aspen Mountain on the southern edge of town, The Little Nell offers luxury accommodation and prime service with on-site services such as a Ski Concierge team (who can secure everything from lift tickets to ski rentals) and an equipment storage center. Guests say that the hotel’s proximity to fresh tracks isn’t the only reason to stay there. The Little Nell’s two in-house restaurants — element 47 and Ajax Tavern — earn high praise for their food, and the hotel spa offers the best services for post-skiing relaxation. 2.- Hotel Jerome Located on Main Street, in ... Read more

Skiing in Aspen for Memorial Day Weekend

Skiing in Aspen is not over yet. Just when you thought it was time to put away your gear, there is one more opportunity to slide and play with friends over Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday (May 27th)marks the beginning of the summer season and Aspen Ski Co have riding and skiing in Aspen Mountain. With town green and the mountains white, it will be a classic Colorado multi-sport weekend.  They will offer 130 acres of terrain, spring conditions and even a few black runs (Summit, Blondie’s and maybe adventure skiing on Sunrise and Sunset).  Ajax Express will run from 10:00am to ... Read more

SNOW Ski Test Preview – Best New Skis 2017 – 2018

Ski Test Preview – Best New Skis 2017 – 2018 This March a group of top ski pros and ex ski racers gathered on Aspen Mountain to test the best new women’s skis and all mountain skis that are some of the best new skis 2017 – 2018 Season. The test was led by ex World Cup ski racer David Stapleton. Testers included Dairinn Bowers, Nick Hill, Joanie Valentine, Jill Doerkin, Megan Harvey, Georgie Bremner, Jared Ettllinger, Mike Shea, Trent Jones, PJ McGovern, Lindsi Bradbury, and Susan Kinstler. The group tested the skis on perfect groomed packed powder on Aspen ... Read more

Aspen Ski Company to acquire Mammoth Resorts

Aspen Ski Company’s second in command said Wednesday the deal to acquire Mammoth Resorts and Intrawest is a logical extension of a business strategy it has pursued for the past five winters. Aspen COO: “When this opportunity came up, it looked like a good one.” Aspen Ski Company Chief Executive Officer David Perry said it’s a growing trend in the travel and leisure industry to bundle experiences for people who want to gain new experiences and try new things. Skiing is no different, he said. “Our guests here at Aspen-Snowmass, we’ve learned they increasingly like to move around a little ... Read more

Aspen Synchro Skiing Championships

Photo courtesy of Harvey Mogenson By Carolina Vivo In March of 2017 Aspen hosted the International Ski Federation’s first World Cup Finals held outside of Europe since 1997. During the event, the top 25 male and female racers competed in the final event of the season. Spectators e from the five continents to watch and take part. The excitement of the World Cup finals is over, and yet Aspen Mountain will host another entertaining event that will take place before the season is over. Every beginning of April since 2003, the Aspen slope called North American becomes the venue for ... Read more

Food & Wine Aspen – Coppola Minis and Manis

Francis Ford Coppola Winery just launched a second sparkling wine to its Sofia label. Sofia Brut Rosé is perfect for summer and comes available in bottles and the mini 187 ml cans with straws. To celebrate the launch of its new Brut Rosé, named in honor of the award-winning director herself, during Food and Wine Aspen, the winery paired up with top Aspen Salon Tullio to pamper guests with blowouts, manicures, and makeup, preparing us girls for the selfie-filled weekend ahead.   The event, named Minis and Manis was the perfect mid-day treat and the best way to kick off Food and wine ... Read more

Best Hiking in Aspen – Smuggler

By Caitlin DeGraff Best Hiking in Aspen I’m not going to lie. At times I prefer the gym more than taking a run and indulging in nature.  The gym is efficient and easy to access. We all have those days when it’s more convenient just to hop on the treadmill, without distractions and just run. Although when a beautiful day arrives in Aspen, Colorado, I ditch the treadmill  and walk up to experience some of the best hiking in Aspen – Smuggler Mountain Trail. I have lived in Aspen for around ten years and now that summer is here with perfect ... Read more

Andy Warhol Loved Aspen

Story by SHINAN GOVANI  For Andy Warhol, a man for whom the Who’s Who was just an extension of business hours, it would only make sense that some social climbing took place, inevitably, at high altitudes. “Andy loved Aspen,” a trophy wife circa the first moon landing was saying recently as she leaned back on her leather chair inside the exalted lounge of The Little Nell hotel. She knew him then. In remembering Andy Warhol — one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and certainly America’s most famous celebrity in that realm — the tableau usually shifts to New York City: Andy with Bianca and ... Read more

Pokémon GO: An Aspen Quest for Pikachu

Quest for Pikachu – it’s common knowledge that going for an adventure completely unplugged is beautiful and serene. However, we can enjoy the splendors and wildlife of the great outdoors and can now incorporate the thrill of the hunt with our friends in artificial reality, Pokémon. In 1998 many of us recognized the Japanese pocket monster phenomenon when the hit cartoon captivated young boys and girls every weekend across the nation. The card game soon followed with kids carting zipper binders full of their favorite cards and prepared to test the new strategies swirling through their heads. Personally, I didn’t ... Read more

Meet the Winemaker of Sofia Coppola’s Sparkling Rose

Meet the Winemaker of Sofia Coppola’s Sparkling Rose Food and Wine in Aspen, CO is the center of the universe for both food and wine and the top producers and best chefs are all in attendance. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery took over Salon Tullio in Aspen inviting VIPs and Who’s Who in the Food and Wine World to sample Sofia Coppola’s Sparkling Rose. Not only is the wine one of the best you can sip in the summer, but it comes in a fabulous pink mini can with a matching pink straw. We caught up with the winemaker  Tondi ... Read more

Après Ski Cocktail – Nello Alpine Aspen

Home of the GREEN 007 Martini Nello Alpine Aspen, recently opened in December 2015. Nello Alpine sits at the base of Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado offers guests ski-in-ski-out access, ideal for après ski. Restaurateur and chef Nello Balan is well known for Nello in New York, Nello St. Tropez, and Nello Summertimes in Southampton. The highlight on the cocktail menu is the Green 007, made with grapefruit vodka, Cointreau, pear juice, cucumber, basil, and served in a martini glass with a slice of cucumber garnish. Spring is the perfect time to finish your ski day with a Green 007 ... Read more

Dr. Soren White – New York Comes to Aspen

Dr. Soren White – New York Comes to Aspen Montly Aspen is the perfect destination for outdoor activities, shopping, fine dining, and pampering. It’s also one of the few places you can get world class cosmetic beauty treatments. Currently, Dr. Soren White is coming to Aspen from the Upper East Side montly. Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. White received a B.S. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and an M.D from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. As Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in New York, he instructed residents in ... Read more

Dancing Bear Aspen to Open Mountainside Residences

Dancing Bear Aspen is putting the finishing touches on the final phase of their charming, yet sophisticated, alpine residences. In the heart of the central core of Aspen, just a few steps from the Aspen Mountain Gondola, Dancing Bear offers owners a year-round home away from home with with 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath residences available for fractional ownership. Not only is Dancing Bear Aspen in an amazing location, it is packed with state of the art amenities. One of the cool new architectural features is an underground corridor to go from one building to the other, why go outside in the cold ... Read more

Winter Fashion Style Tips By Giselle – Magasin Aspen

Winter Fashion Style Tips  How great is it when you see someone with a strong sense of fashion wearing a scarf that looks so chic and effortless? Yet you go home and spend hours trying to tie the scarf just right around your neck only to feel self conscious and lacking in that European flair. Giselle is the owner of Magasin Aspen, one of the top jewelry and accessory stores in Aspen, in the Hyman Street Mall is here to show you just how to achieve this stylish look effortlessly.