Mountain Mayhem: Scenes from offseason |

Mountain Mayhem: Scenes from offseason

Janette Whitcomb with the City of Aspen and Estelle and Mike Albert with Design Workshop.

With the pace a bit more relaxed from high season, fall is all about spending quality time with friends (at social gatherings, for example) and even foes (say at sporting events).

From April through October, the City of Aspen hosts Green Drinks, a networking event presented by alternating partner organizations each month. The city sponsors free food and the host business provides free drinks. Design Workshop wound down the season with the last Green Drinks gathering at their Main Street office on Oct. 12 amidst their landscape architects, staff and community members, with food from Bamboo Bear.

On weekends in October, Aspen Junior Hockey hosted its 23rd Annual Fall Faceoff Tournament — a three-week event drawing teams from all over Colorado and beyond for games around the clock at the Aspen Ice Garden and Lewis Arena at the Aspen Rec Center.

This fall, head west to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for cave tours, thrill rides, kids’ activities and more. Set atop Iron Mountain, Glenwood Caverns’ claim to fame includes its vast views of the entire Roaring Fork Valley and the highest elevation roller coaster in the country. Take advantage of great rates through Oct. 30 as part of their Mountain Fall Festival. Then on Nov. 11, Winter on the Mountain begins with lights and Nov. 19 is an all-day Kick-Off with Santa. Visit for details.

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