Top 5 Day Trips in Aspen

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Top 5 Day Trips
By Tess Weaver Strokes | June 23, 2016

1. Backpack to Snowmass Lake
If you backpack once this summer, make it to a location worth the hike. This 8-mile hike will feel even longer with a pack, but soaking in Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness’ largest (and perhaps...

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Top 5 Upcoming Events
By Brook Sutton | June 16, 2016

1. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, through Aug. 27

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has a season full of Aspen premieres and acclaimed visiting...

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Top 5 New Ways to Enjoy Wanderlust
By Misty Milioto | June 10, 2016

Wanderlust, the hugely popular yoga lifestyle event, returns to Aspen/Snowmass June 30-July 3 combining four days of yoga,...

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5 Town-to-Trail Essentials
By Allison Pattillo | June 6, 2016

1. Icebreaker Comet Long-Sleeve Half-Zip 

The wooly warmth of this soft half-zip is ideal for early mornings and cooler temperatures at the top of Ajax. Nylon...

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5 Summer Sippers
By Kelly J. Hayes | May 26, 2016

1. Loire Valley, 2012 Domaine Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang
“This is a fantastic example of sauvignon blanc from a legendary winemaking family. ‘Pur Sang’ translates to thoroughbred, and this pedigreed...

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Trail Tough
By Allison Pattillo | May 25, 2016

Mountain living means taking your workout to the trail—from powering up Smuggler Mountain to cruising along Government Trail, the local options are as inspiring as they are lung-burning. When it comes to challenging workouts, dialed gear makes the sweat...

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50 and Fabulous
By Sari Anne Tuschman | May 23, 2016

Anyone who has ever wandered among the rustic, meticulously restored buildings on the idyllic grounds of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center knows what a special place it is. Tucked away in Snowmass...

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Lake House
By Linda Hayes | May 23, 2016

Connecting with the past took on a whole new meaning for CCY Architects’ Rich Carr and John Schenck as the firm endeavored to rehabilitate a historic Victorian home in Aspen’s West End. “A big part of the design was finding appropriate solutions to...

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The Magic of Music
By Eleanor Shelton | May 23, 2016

Since Suzuki Method teacher Heidi Curatolo was 3 years old, she has been passionate about music. She may have inherited it from her mother, also a Suzuki Method teacher, but she is definitely passing it down to her students at the...

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Libational Pleasures
Barbara Platts | Photo by Shawn O’Connor | May 23, 2016

Summer in Aspen is often associated with food and wine, but cocktails are making an entrance thanks to a growing mixology scene. Restaurants are enhancing their libation lists for the warmer months of the year. ...

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Shopping Small
By Katie Shapiro | May 23, 2016

Aspen is known for its big-name luxury brands dotted along the cobblestone streets in the downtown shopping district. But before the likes of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Valentino and Prada came to town, it was the local shopkeepers that helped put Aspen on...

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Gallery Scene
By Eleanor Shelton | May 23, 2016

It’s quite possible that Aspen has more phenomenal art galleries per capita than any other town in the United States—or even the world for that matter. For art lovers, the situation is only getting better. Aspen welcomes Opera Gallery to the...

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