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Legends & Legacies: Jumping around Highlands
Legends & Legacies: Jumping around Highlands

March 21, 2019

“Jumping for joy at Aspen Highlands,” declared the Aspen Times on January 3, 1980. “It all began with Stein Eriksen in the early 1960s. Stein was director of skiing at Aspen Highlands and one of...


Always expanding at Aspen Highlands
Always expanding at Aspen Highlands

March 21, 2019

When Mac Smith took the reins of the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol as director in the 1978-79 season, it consisted of 380 acres. He and the patrol have pushed over the years to open four...





Mountain Mayhem: Keeping up with the Joneses
Mountain Mayhem: Keeping up with the Joneses

March 21, 2019

Since 1975, JonesTrading has been in the business of liquidity and trading blocks for institutional accounts. Owned and run by its traders, they pride themselves on having one of the lowest turnover rates in the...



Aspen’s classic cocktail party
Aspen’s classic cocktail party

March 14, 2019

Consider this weekend one big cocktail party for the Aspen community and all of its guests as the seventh annual Après Ski Cocktail Classic kicks off. It’s a four-day mostly free festival that runs from...



Mountain Mayhem: Snow Much Snow!
Mountain Mayhem: Snow Much Snow!

March 14, 2019

With more than 5 feet of new snow in seven days last week and the mountains continuing to be showered with powder, it’s been a winter of historic proportions. Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Snowzilla — whatever you’d...


What’s In Your … Stage Managers Bag
What’s In Your … Stage Managers Bag

March 14, 2019

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.” That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland — excerpt from “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie. If you’re searching for Neverland, look...


WineInk: Dirt in wine — When filthy is a good thing
WineInk: Dirt in wine — When filthy is a good thing

March 14, 2019

Last week my Rocky Mountain driveway and road were slammed with the snows of March that we alluded to in last week’s WineInk. I had noted that Santa Rosa, California, had received 5.66 inches of...


High Country: A PAX party at Ajax
High Country: A PAX party at Ajax

March 14, 2019

It is one of the best ski seasons ever, and last week during a bluebird break in between storms, I had one of the best ski days ever on Ajax thanks to PAX Labs. Joining...


Writing Switch: A game of Aspen Would You Rather
Writing Switch: A game of Aspen Would You Rather

March 13, 2019

We’re faced with difficult choices every day. Do I wait in the Silver Queen Gondola line for 45 minutes or hoof it over to Lift 1A and have oil sprayed in my face during the...


Salomon crafts ‘holy grail’ of alpine touring bindings
Salomon crafts ‘holy grail’ of alpine touring bindings

March 7, 2019

Salomon’s binding team has finally solved the puzzle of combining efficient uphill capability with true alpine performance. The new S/Lab SHIFT MNC Binding is the first binding that utilizes the touring efficiency of a free-heel...




WineInk: On Water and Wine
WineInk: On Water and Wine

March 7, 2019

“It’s nuking snow!” If you live in a ski town then you know that this entire winter season has seen tons of it. Especially lately, we have had wave after wave of warm, wet precipitation...