Ski towns are fragile ecosystems under normal circumstances. Local life-forms are continuously endangered by a seasonal influx of hundreds of thousands of foreign organisms they also rely on for survival. The situation is even more fraught during a viral pandemic, when visitors not only thre…

We’ve all heard the stories: Celebrities demanding private boutique-hopping; secret Belly Up bashes featuring big-name musicians; corporate X Games takeovers with major chefs and hush-hush DJ sets. What’s more? Little Nell suites booked solely for pampered Pomeranians. Though Aspen has long …

City neighborhoods give people some sense of identity. While Aspen doesn’t have a lot of neighborhoods with year-round residents, where one chooses to hike offers some insight as to who they are. We’ve compiled some personalities by dirt path so you know what to expect before embarking on yo…

Surrounded by four world-class ski areas with high-speed chairlifts whisking us to thousands of acres of terrain, most Aspenites get the majority of their winter fill by skiing, snowboarding and skinning within the boundaries of Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. But beyond the…

The roundabout is much better experienced via the wooden footbridges spanning its perimeter, and parking in downtown Aspen is more pleasant when it’s free at a bike rack. That’s no secret and is part of what makes the warm-weather months in Aspen so great, when the preferable method of trans…

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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…

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