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The Drop-In: The Snowmass Sessions (video)

December 12, 2018 — We’ve got a high-flying, rail-grinding takeover for you today on The Drop-In as Ben, Josh and Mitch take us around Snowmass and share how they like to spend their day snowboarding on the mountain.

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Woodbridge repairs complete, open to public

December 12, 2018 — The Woodbridge was re-certified for safety and opened to the public Dec. 6, one day before the project deadline. The project presented its share of challenges. Some minor cosmetic work and final improvements will continue through this week, and all construction equipment will be removed

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Anderson Ranch Arts Center taps Aspen Institute’s Peter Waanders as CEO

December 12, 2018 — Anderson Ranch Arts Center has hired Peter Waanders as its president and chief executive officer, the nonprofit announced Monday. Waanders comes to the Ranch from the Aspen Institute, where he has directed the Society of Fellows program since 2011. He will begin his tenure at

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Sweet Coloradough to debut CODough Bar at Snowmass Base Village

December 11, 2018 — The group behind arguably the Roaring Fork Valley's most popular doughnut shop, Sweet Coloradough, is bringing its baked goods to Base Village. CODough Bar by Sweet Coloradough, located on the patio next to The Collective just off the new ice rink, will serve a selection

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Letter: Thanks and enjoy the lights

December 11, 2018 — Six years ago the community of Snowmass Village came together to Light up the Night at Snowmass Chapel for the first time. Since then, annual sponsors have helped to light and maintain over 40 brilliantly lit trees. If you missed the annual tree-lighting ceremony Dec.

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Marolt: Traffic jammed on a carless street

December 11, 2018 — I traveled through Spain with my wife, my mother-in-law and my sister-in-law. No, that is not the first line of a joke. It is the true beginning of a paragraph in a recent chapter of my life. Everything probably would have been alright, if I

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History: Snowmass gets bold

December 11, 2018 — The Aspen Times on Dec. 21, 1972 captioned an early season clinic with "learning methods to teach the blind to ski recently were 24 ski instructors from the Aspen Ski School and the Aspen Highlands Ski School. The Blind Skiing Instructor Clinic was held in

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Photos: Sixth annual tree lighting at Snowmass Chapel

December 11, 2018 — The community gathered to watch the trees surrounding the Snowmass Chapel light up Dec. 8 as part of the sixth annual ceremony. The holiday spirit was in full force, with more than 40 sparkling trees, carols, hot cocoa and cookies and a special visit from

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Snowmass Fire Department Santa Christmas tour Sunday

December 11, 2018 — The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District welcomes all to visit with Santa and his helpers during its annual neighborhood tour Sunday from 5 and 8 p.m. See sidebar for specific neighborhood times. Snowmass fire marshal John Mele recalls the tradition starting sometime in the early '90s.

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‘Once again new’: As Base Village rises, Snowmass landscape, demographics signal full-circle change

December 11, 2018 — Whether carving down Fanny Hill with eyes fixed on the horizon, or approaching the sculpture-adorned roundabout at Brush Creek Road on a recent December day, it is clear that Snowmass is not your grandparents' village anymore. Snowmass Base Village will light up for its grand

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Snowmass Club sells for $18.5 million; sale includes 212 acres, golf course, two restaurants

December 6, 2018 — The Snowmass Club sold for $18.5 million on Thursday to ABA Hospitality, a real estate development firm that submitted its offer eight months ago. The 212-acre property — which includes the golf course and clubhouse, fitness facilities, two restaurants and tennis courts — has been

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History: Cabin fervor at Snowmass

December 5, 2018 — The Burlingame cabins, for which the lift was named, were located under the lift just over half way up (now the Lynn Britt Cabin) and were originally part of the summer homestead of Mr. and Mrs. Erickson and their children Algot, Lillian, Alice, Wally and

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Snowmass Fire settles into new $19 million station, merger with Basalt district nears complete

December 5, 2018 — This winter marks a new era for the 30 firefighters, captains and chiefs who make up the longstanding Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District. The first responders have moved into and are operating fully in their new, $19 million, 32,473-square-foot, state-of-the-art station, which opened its doors to

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Snowmass council continues convo of pot shop rules, local bizz operator expresses interest

December 5, 2018 — After another more than an hour-long discussion attempting to craft the rules for pot shops within Snowmass Village, Town Council landed in the same spot from where it started. The intent of the pot conversation at the meeting Monday was for council to decide if

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Gustafson: Can we endure an idle moment

December 4, 2018 — Twelve seconds, eight seconds, can I sustain your concentration longer than the average human attention span? Longer even than a goldfish? Beyond the din of external distractions I hear an inner voice constantly whispering, "Focus." But my phone pings, don't look. Inbox flashing, hold off.

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Marolt: The best part about skiing

December 4, 2018 — It's not the corduroy, I know that for sure. I like it in snow about as well as I like it in shirts with patches on the elbows. A visitor in the gondola asked me what I like best about skiing. It felt like penance

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Old Snowmass, Carbondale entrepreneurs pitch ski-related device on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

December 3, 2018 — Kyle Allen remembers the day he questioned whether skiing was worth the struggle of singlehandedly shepherding his three young daughters and all of their equipment to the slopes. "It was just such a hassle as a dad," Allen, a part-time Old Snowmass resident, recalled of

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Snowmass sees 3,000-4,000 skiers daily in first week, 874 acres open to date

November 27, 2018 — Snowmass Ski Area kicked off its season with more than 3,000 smiling skiers, 570 acres of terrain, 20 trails, sunshine and clear, bright blue skies. "It was really strong, and one of our better openings," Aspen Skiing Co. vice president of communications Jeff Hanle said

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Letter: Annual potluck a pillar of the Snowmass community

November 27, 2018 — In 2009, the town of Snowmass Village proclaimed the Community Thanksgiving Potluck be dedicated to John Bemis, who "took the initiative to revive the Snowmass Community Thanksgiving Potluck, growing it to the most successful in its history." What an awesome and unexpected honor. That was

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Marolt: Bloated ­having my cake and eating it too often

November 27, 2018 — Recreational skiing is a funny thing. I mean that in the most literal way possible. This is mittens and a pom-pom hat to those who would claim it as a lifestyle. You can lump snowboarding in here for this observation, too. We have to be

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