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Libations: Punching up Friends-giving

November 7, 2019

In my pre-Aspen life, I didn’t care much for Thanksgiving. My mom doesn’t really like turkey or leftovers, so growing up Thanksgiving was treated as a less important holiday where my family would typically go...


Gear Guide: New GORE-TEX for 2020

November 7, 2019

It’s a cold October day in Banff, and I’m 200 feet above a scree field on the side of a cliff. Today, I’m rock climbing to test a prototype jacket made with a soon-to-launch fabric...





How to eat like a pro for optimal winter performance

November 7, 2019

When it comes to eating, ski pioneer Kim Reichhelm lives a double life. In summer, the former U.S. Ski Team racer, two-time World Extreme Skiing champion and 30-year pro ski guide decamps to Baja California,...


Mountain Mayhem: All Hallow’s Eve

November 7, 2019

My favorite aspect of Halloween in Aspen is how the locals take ownership with enthusiastic participation from parents and kids of all ages. Leading up to the fall holiday this year were costume parties and...




Aspen History: One-way trip

November 7, 2019

“Ski Corporation grants special resident rates,” announced The Aspen Times on Nov. 8, 1951. “Aspen business people who have to snatch odd two-hour respites in their work for a run down the ski trails will...


A Fiery Event: Sonoma’s Kincade Fire

October 31, 2019

As I write this, the warnings are out in wine country once again. They call them “red flag” warnings and they are issued by the National Weather Service when conditions for dry brush, low humidity...



How to drink like a wizard this Halloween

October 31, 2019

There is a small part of my soul that is still waiting for an owl to come swooping down to my doorstep with an invitation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Nerdy and...



Writing Switch: Horrors from Hyman Avenue

October 31, 2019

Passing Away … Almost Ben: I don’t talk to God until I need him. Nobody talks to Death until they’re avoiding him. I curse them both as my wheels say f— it and skid through...


Lotus to headline a sold-out Belly Up Aspen on Halloween

October 31, 2019

Lotus has earned a massive following over the years with audacious, ambitious live shows that push the envelope of its instrumental jamtronica sound. In Aspen in recent winters, its multi-night runs at Belly Up have...



Aspen History: Aspen’s Catholic School

October 31, 2019

“The Benedictine sisters of Chicago have undertaken the guidance of St. Mary’s school,” announced the Aspen Daily Leader on Aug. 21, 1892. “(The school) will open September 5, and will be pleased to enroll upon...



Mountain Mayhem: A very merry wedding

October 25, 2019

Laura Teresa Sudmeier and Daniel Dean Kapustka were married on Friday, Sept. 20, on a glorious fall afternoon in Aspen. The bride and groom were born and bred in the valley — Laura graduated from...