Voting open for annual ‘Best of’ contest

Staff report

We have had an incredible response for The Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun “Best Of…” nominations, and online voting begins Monday for your favorite people, places and things around our towns.

Who is the Best Volunteer? The Best Doctor? Where is the Best Margarita in Snowmass? The Best Workout Class in Aspen?

You tell us! We have more than 100 categories for the 2019 edition of “Best of Aspen & Snowmass.”

Last season, more than 42,000 votes were cast. If you think you’re the best, your business is the best, your friend is the best — make sure to vote for them.

To ensure we have a fair competition, the “Best Of …” competition is split into two phases, nomination and voting.

Only the top 10 most nominated people and businesses made it on the official voting ballot for “Best of Aspen and Snowmass.” Over the weekend our staff tallied the more than 9,000 nominations and pared them to the top 10 or less for each category.

Visit to select your favorites in Aspen and Snowmass. Voting runs through Sept. 23.

Keep a look out for a “Best of Aspen and Snowmass” special publication coming in October.

Vote early, vote often.


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