With the winter season nearly upon us, the city of Aspen’s in-town busses are transitioning back to increased service levels, while in-season parking policies return.
Starting on Thanksgiving, which is Nov. 22, and running through April 14, the Castle-Maroon, Cemetery Lane, Hunter Creek and Mountain Valley routes will run from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., whereas they currently run from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m. for the off-season. The seasonal Crosstown and Galena Street shuttles will also begin service on Nov. 22.
Saturday paid parking resumes Dec. 1. Sundays and holidays remain free. Paid parking remains in effect Monday–Friday. Carpools of two or more adults may pick up a free carpool parking permit at the airport parking kiosk on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. Visit www.commuterconnect.net  for help with locating carpool partners. Drivers can also pay for parking via cell phone at www.paybyphone.com .
For more information on bus routes and schedules, call 970 925-8484.
The Aspen Skiing Co. is hosting two free concerts on the streets of downtown Aspen on back-to-back nights in late March.
As part of the 13th annual Spring Jam, MarchFourth Marching Band, a high-energy brass and rock outfit that got its start at a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, Ore., will take the outdoor stage at the corner of Cooper Avenue and Galena Street on Friday, March 29.
On Saturday, March 30, Grouplove will take the same stage to present their upbeat indie-pop rock to the ski town audience. Both shows will kick off at 8 p.m.
Spring Jam is a two-weekend-long series of events to mark what many consider to be the best time of year in Aspen. Still unannounced is the act that will play a free concert on March 22 in Snowmass. There are also competitions during that time frame, including the Fallen Friends Memorial at Aspen Highlands, the KickAspen Big Air, and Big Air Fridays in Snowmass.