Aspen Kitchen's executive chef Matthew O'Neill. Photo Courtesy of Dillon Burke.
Between the fresh powder blanketing the slopes and the sparkle of the celebrity sightings, it's easy to see why Aspen is the place to be on New Year's Eve. Throw in the James Bond-themed opening festivities for Aspen Kitchen and you have a recipe for a NYE to remember.
December 18 2015, 10:30 AM
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For veterans returning home from active duty, the invisible pains of war, from PTSD to depression, can be just as difficult to heal as physical wounds. Challenge Aspen—a nonprofit that creates cultural and recreational opportunities for those with physical and mental struggles—addresses the need...
Kebler Pass may host the planet's largest living organism.
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As Pac-12 football archrivals University of Colorado and University of Utah prepare to compete on Saturday, November 28 in Salt Lake City, a less-publicized competition is also taking place between the two states. The result of this contest has even more at stake—the right to brag that the winner...
November 13 2015, 10:25 AM
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On a bright and unseasonably warm March day, Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Company’s vice president of sustainability, and I trudge up the boot path to Highland Peak. Once we reach the 12,392-foot summit, we click into our bindings and ski down Highland Bowl, a 40-plus-degree pitch that drops 2,500...
The Maroon Bells, considered Colorado's most-photographed mountains, have also been called "The Deadly Bells" due to their precariously soft mudstone. —Photo by Sarah Boyum
The breathtaking view of the Maroon Bells, the twin claret-colored peaks whose dramatic, snow-capped profiles are reflected in the glistening waters of a peaceful alpine lake, is widely considered Colorado’s most-photographed scene. And it's easy to see why.
Maroon and North Maroon peaks,...
October 9 2015, 12:45 PM
I got bit by the backpacking bug earlier this summer when a friend invited me on a Fourth of July trip up to Conundrum Hot Springs in Aspen, I splurged and bought Osprey's newest pack, the Aura AG 50, in "rainforest green," and I was determined to use it before the cooler days of fall rolled in....
September 4 2015, 9:00 AM
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Independence Pass Ale, Aspen Brewing Company, Aspen
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
ABV: 7 percent
Hop Meter (1–10): 9
Malt Meter (1–10): 4
Reviewed: August 2015
Colorado brewers deserve plenty of praise for crafting clever beer names. So we must give...
August 14 2015, 2:00 PM
Glenwood Canyon bike path; Courtesy of Shutterstock
Let the good times roll with some of our favorite road rides across the state. As the last days of summer melt away, if you don’t find the time now, when will you?
Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail
This popular paved trail follows the Colorado River through stunning Glenwood Canyon between...
August 6 2015, 2:40 PM