Mountain Mayhem: Celebrating Spring |

Mountain Mayhem: Celebrating Spring

CU grads Janine Troutman and Kristen Kenny at the Aspen Buffs ski day on Aspen Mountain.

Rounding up social and community events from the past few weeks, it’s been a spring chock full of celebrations.

Related and Aspen Magazine hosted a fabulous party on March 23 at the Viceroy Snowmass, welcoming owners, guests and friends for a deluxe evening of drinks, dinner and dancing. The Viceroy ballroom was decked to the nines with specialty cocktails bars, raw bars, passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts, along with lounge seating and high-top tables for dining and a dance floor to get down to the sounds of DJ Vice (no relation to the property, but a great brand fit!). The urban theme threaded through the party highlighting new Related properties in New York such as 70 Vestry in Tribeca and 520 West 28th in West Chelsea, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, and Hudson Yards on the West Side of Manhattan and in Chicago such as One Bennet Park.

Aspen Film celebrated its 25th annual Shortsfest this spring from April 5 to 10 with comedies, dramas, documentaries, animated films, and student shorts among the submissions. Aspen Shortsfest is recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in North America and both the jury (comprised of critic/programmer David Ansen, critic/writer Lisa Kennedy, and producer Danielle Renfrew Behrens) and audience chose the winners for a variety of categories, providing career distinctions and prize money to the selected filmmakers. Visit for news and membership opportunities.

Aspen Buffs is the official alumni association for The University of Colorado who live in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Buffs hosted a spring ski day on April 8 on Aspen Mountain with home base at Buckhorn Cabin, hoisting a CU flag in the snow and serving up beers, burgers, brats and more. The next Aspen Buffs gathering will be this summer. To join the list and learn more, visit

Last Friday, Aspen Sojourner editor-in-chief and freelance writer Cindy Hirschfeld marked a milestone birthday with a party at Woody Creek Community Center. Orchestrated by her husband Todd Hartley, also a writer who pens a column in The Aspen Times, the evening was a great success with friends of all ages in attendance and Todd’s witty limericks recited before blowing out the birthday candles.

Contact May with insights, invites or info:

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.