Snowmass briefs: Wild Perspectives, Ullr Nights resume |

Snowmass briefs: Wild Perspectives, Ullr Nights resume

Bonfire, nighttime winter activities on tap at Elk Camp

A man dressed in viking garb holds up a flame at an Ullr Nights event at Snowmass Ski Area in 2019.
Kelsey Brunner/Snowmass Sun file photo

Town seeks applicants for Krabloonik Best Practices Review committee

The Town of Snowmass Village is accepting applications for qualified community members to serve on the Krabloonik Best Practices Review Committee.

The committee has six members — three selected by Krabloonik Dog Sledding and three by the town — who inspect and review Krabloonik to ensure the facility in Snowmass Village is following the best practices set out as a condition of Krabloonik’s lease.

Applicants can be a resident of the town of Snowmass Village or a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley with knowledge and experience in the care and treatment of dogs.

Application review begins Feb. 17. The application is available at

Ullr Nights resume at Elk Camp Friday

Snowmass Ski Area will again host Ullr Nights this season at Elk Camp with two events scheduled for Feb. 18 and 25 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Outdoor winter activities like tubing, snowbiking and riding the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster will be available, weather permitting. S’mores and hot chocolate will be available for purchase along with other a la carte food options. A bonfire and fire dancers also are part of the programming.

Activities passes will be $64 per person for participants of all ages; reservations are strongly encouraged and there is a 48-hour cancellation policy. For more information, visit

The Collective takes a step into the past this weekend

The Collective will embrace the history of the region with a film screening Friday and two performances on Sunday in Snowmass Base Village.

The Aspen Historical Society Retro Film Series continues Friday from 6-7 p.m. in The Collective Hall with the films “Big Week at Aspen” from 1964 and “Aspen Glow“ from 1969. Seating is first come, first served with a $10 suggested donation at the door.

Come Sunday, “Aspen Piano Man” David Dyer, who has performed in the valley for decades, will take the stage at The Collective from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dyer has played for Theatre Aspen, the Aspen Community Theatre and the bygone Crystal Palace, where he was a fixture for more than 25 years. Dyer often plays “well-known standards from the ’30s and ’40s, light jazz and popular music, as well as music from stage musicals and film,” according to an event announcement.

Then, Aspen Historical Society docent Alexander Hunter will perform from 6-7 p.m. as ski pioneer Fred Iselin in a Chautauqua-style “History on Stage” show. Iselin was a legendary ski instructor who served as the ski school director at Aspen and Aspen Highlands; he was inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame in 1989.

A $10 donation is suggested for the “History on Stage” performance.

ACES “Wild Perspectives” series returns to The Collective

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies “Wild Perspectives” speaker series is back at The Collective in Snowmass Base Village on select Tuesdays in February and March.

Author, photographer and adventurer Art Burrows kicked off the series with “Finding Peace In the Mountains: Disconnecting from Modern Life” on Feb. 15.

Additional presentations are scheduled for later this season. On Feb. 22, Arielle Shipe will share her experience hiking the 180-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. On March 8, Tyler Newton will share opportunities for “Fast and Light Day Hikes within Pitkin County.” On March 22, Alyssa Barsanti will share “trials, tribulations and wild times” from her first year operating Marigold Livestock Co.

The series is free and open to the public; a $10 donation is suggested. Registration is required at

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event is required for all attendees.