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For the past 10 years, Alessandro Lindblad — better known as Alesso — has crafted his one-of-a-kind pop-infused electronic dance music for some of the world’s biggest crowds.

The X Games in Aspen, from the perspective of an over-aged local, is all about memories. Gone are the marquee names that started this whole pre-February frolic. Skiing stalwarts Jon Olsson, Tanner Hall and Simon Dumont have moved on to greener pastures. (Or white ones?) Dumont is taking his …

Started in 2007 by the former owner of Climbing Magazine, Julie Kennedy, 5Point Adventure Film Festival is dedicated to the kinds of short films that tell stories about amazing people and amazing places. The four-day flagship film festival takes place every spring in Carbondale, but the Aspe…

Morris Hogan is one of the rare breeds who was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and graduated from Aspen High School. Aside from studying at Colorado State University and sampling the pow in Telluride for a few seasons, Morris has always called Aspen home. If there is snow on the g…

Sure, where you ski is important, but where you après may even say more about you. Highlands and microbrews? Ajax and Sancerre? The options and combinations are endless. But it isn’t only about where you ski and what you drink, it’s also about what you wear. If you’re going to head to a see-…

The news hit me like a sack of ski boots. “Après is dead,” an unknown gravelly voice said, before an ominous silence overtook the line. It was still summer, but the words sucked the wind out of me like a midwinter knuckle landing. Could it be true? Was après in Aspen really a thing of the pa…

When Christy Mahon moved to Aspen in her early 20s, the concept of using skins, summiting a 14,000-foot-peak or skiing in the backcountry were all foreign to her. But by 2015 at the age of 39, Mahon was the first woman and part of the first crew to climb and ski the 100 highest peaks in Colo…

Design trends are always evolving, particularly in luxury-home markets like Aspen Snowmass. Affluent buyers hire the top architects and designers to achieve the most forward-looking designs. As we start a new decade, we’re likely to see new distinct design trends that will separate the 2020s…

If you could somehow take an EKG reading of our fair lady Aspen’s heart — an electrocardiogram amalgamation of all the data — like daily traffic counts, hotel occupancy reports, skier days and sales tax revenue, you’d see a sobering picture of somebody under chronic cardiac duress. Then, if …

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This week: Mountain Rescue Aspen’s winter workshop is more popular than ever, we check in on backcountry conditions, and the never ending project of building backcountry skills. And it’s gay ski week, we hear from some of the celebrity guests that are joining us on the slopes this weekend.…

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