Aspen native bladesmith wins $10K as ‘Forged in Fire’ champion

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Whether it’s accessing ski terrain in the backcountry, traveling to a hut, traversing a mountain range or climbing Ajax, I appreciate the efficient, low-impact, natural motion of skinning. But when it comes to Highland Bowl, I always bootpack. I don’t have a good reason why I like to double-…

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…

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…

Aspen has served as a creative hub for artists ever since Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke envisioned a community built upon the idea of stimulating the mind, body and spirit. There is a special energy in the Roaring Fork Valley that has attracted and inspired countless artists of all types. Whe…

A Lamborghini Huracán EVO is put through its paces on a snow-covered racetrack near Woody Creek on Saturday morning at the Lamborghini Esperienza Academia Neve, a winter driving course for Lamborghini owners taught by official Lamborghini instructors. 

An original fashionista, Audrey Irene Lipton, 83, passed away …

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This week: How to regulate short term rental businesses in Aspen, Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gets hammered for comments made in 2015 at the Aspen Institute, the city aims to meet their 2020 climate goals while one columnist makes the case for rational environmentalism, and it is…

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