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What’s in Your … Snowmass Souvenir Bag

December 17, 2018 — With this week being all about Snowmass, we figured we'd take a peak at what the folks at Sundance Liquor & Gifts — opened in 1979 and locally owned by Barbara and Steve Wickes — recommend putting in your Snowmass Village schwag bag. BUY LOCAL:

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Mountain Mayhem: Gingerbread Workshops

December 13, 2018 — For more than 40 years, the Buddy Program has been serving youth in the Roaring Fork Valley community, empowering them through mentoring experiences in order to achieve their full potential. One of the most engaging experiences all year for Buddies is the Gingerbread House Workshop

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High Country: Hello, Beboe

December 13, 2018 — For a cannabis company The New York Times coined as "the Hermès of Marijuana," it makes perfect sense for its first wave of interstate expansion to land in Aspen. Launched in Los Angeles in 2017, Beboe has since set the standard for what luxury cannabis

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Gunner’s Libations: In the Limelight

December 13, 2018 — You know you’ve met a true mixologist when a salad inspires a cocktail. "It was just so good," says Carrie Williams, food and beverage manager at the new Limelight Hotel Snowmass, "I knew I could re-create the flavors in a drink." The salad sounds ordinary

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Wine Ink: From vine to table and what happens in the middle

December 13, 2018 — It's a Monday afternoon in mid-November. A quiet time in most ski resorts, just a few weeks before the lifts begin to roll and the tourists arrive for skiing, dining and, of course, drinking. In a large ballroom in the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, tables

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Food Matters: Pro tips for assembling a holiday cheese platter

December 13, 2018 — Edgar “Eddie” Wettstein is an artist in his element. It's a Thursday morning at Murray's Cheese counter within City Market in Aspen, and Wettstein has just hand-delivered a couple of cheese platters to customer Danielle Kimbro for an office holiday party. We marvel at the

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Legends & Legacies: Snowmass scene

December 13, 2018 — "Snowmass Mall is where to be on Tuesday night," announced the Aspen Flyer in 1981. "Every Tuesday night is a special night on the mall at Snowmass Resort. The shops stay open until 9 p.m. and offer weekly specials. The restaurants often drop their cover

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Pomoca climbing skins cured the glop that ailed me

December 13, 2018 — I had to get rid of my old climbing skins late last winter because they were turning my skis into flypaper. I lived in fear of sticking to the snow rather than gliding down it. The folks at Cripple Creek Backcountry in Carbondale gave a

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Snowmass ‘once again new’ with Base Village opening

December 13, 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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Book review: ‘The Three Secret Cities’

December 13, 2018 — The story in "The Three Secret Cities" by Matthew Reilly picks up from the previous novel, "The Four Legendary Kingdoms," and though Jack West Jr. emerged victorious from the Great Games, he's created chaos from that surprise victory. West has exposed a secret world and

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After Carnegie Hall ‘Messiah’ performance, Aspen Choral Society returns for three local concerts

December 13, 2018 — Ascending the risers for a dress rehearsal of Handel's "Messiah" over Thanksgiving weekend, Paul Dankers kept his eyes down. He focused on following the singer in front of him, not tripping up the steps and holding on to his binder of sheet music. But then

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Writing Switch: For whom the bell tolls? It tolls for he

December 6, 2018 — Weddings are usually pretty predictable. Guys rent suits for practically the price it would cost to purchase them (granted, most of the cost goes toward cleaning after various liquids, foods and bodily fluids stain the garments). Gals spend hundreds on dresses and complain about only

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Wine Ink: The Twelve Days of Christmas at Meadowood

December 6, 2018 — It's the most wonderful time of the year. And for wine lovers there may be no better place to spend the holidays than the Napa Valley. More specifically, at Meadowood, the ultra-luxe, wine-centric destination resort that is perhaps the most authentic representation of all that

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Through thick and thin, Aspen Mountain snowmaking crew plays key role getting ski area open

December 6, 2018 — The past two ski seasons started as polar opposites in Aspen, but any way you slice it, the snowmaking crew play a key role in getting skiers and riders on their boards. In 2017-18, the season started with one ribbon of man-made snow top-to-bottom on

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Book Review: ‘Hazards of Time Travel’

December 6, 2018 — In Joyce Carol Oates' future America, history and free thought are off-limits. Thus, high school senior Adriane Strohl is arrested for treasonous speech when it's revealed that her valedictory address is comprised of questions that her classmates haven't the nerve to ask. While the curious

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Mountain Mayhem: Flamingo Gala for AEF

December 6, 2018 — Last Friday, Nov. 30, Aspen Education Foundation (AEF) presented its wildly successful fundraiser, Flamingo, at The St. Regis Aspen, welcoming board members, parents, staff and members of the community for a gala event. The sold-out evening, themed as a Western chic affair, started with a

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TRY IT: Garmin Handheld GPS Update

December 6, 2018 — Garmin has long led in the handheld GPS category. This month, the brand announced two new units with improved imagery and connectivity in the wilds. They start at $400 and include a standard feature set with altimeter, barometer and compass plus upgrades for 2018. Called

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From horses to hemp: ‘America’s Most Trusted Horseman’ John Lyons eyes his second calling

December 6, 2018 — After a long and successful career on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the sunset and sell his 70-acre Parachute ranch for the next generation to take the reins. Known

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Gunner’s Libations: Old school, new twist

December 6, 2018 — Have you ever wondered why an Old Fashion is called, well, an Old Fashion? The story is quite simple: Way back when bartenders began mixing up new cocktails with signature twists, purists would demand a drink the "old-fashion way." Fair enough. But for The Little

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Food Matters: A mocktail pairing dinner serves a sober message

December 6, 2018 — Pizza and beer. Sushi and sake. Steak and cabernet. Caviar and Champagne. Ribs and whiskey. Oysters and martinis. Chocolate cake and Irish coffee. Chef Chris Randall will pass on all of these classic pairings—he got sober in 2009, two years before moving to the Roaring

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