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Aspen’s bruin population shares the town every summer. Pg. 51

Dining Galore

Find a new robust dining guide in this summer’s edition. Pg. 72

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Summer 2013

Dear Guest

Gunilla R. Asher General Manager Jill Beathard Editor

Aspen is not just a place — it’s an idea. What we call the Aspen Idea has been passed down to us from Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke, who came here after World War II and decided Aspen should be a place where the mind, body and spirit could be cultivated and thrive. The subsequent birth of institutions such as the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Music Festival and School — both still in existence today — and, of course, the ski companies helped secure the future of that idea in modern Aspen. The following pages can help you navigate through everything Aspen has to offer. Get outside and be active; cultivate your mind through art, music and learning; rejuvenate your spirit at a quiet alpine lake or a spa. We hope Aspen brings you as much joy as it does us.

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BODY biking Page 8 Hiking Page 10 fishing Page 14 rafting Page 18 golf Page 22 kids Page 28

mind and SPirit music Page 34 art Page 38 Spas Page 40 grocery shopping Page 42 history Page 44

in every issue Locals’ Choice Page 48 Cover Story: Bears Page 51 Down Highway 82 Page 57 Calendar of events Page 62 Dining in Aspen Page 72 4

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Summer at the Wheeler Presented by the Wheeler and Sheridan Arts Foundation

19 nationally recognized plein air artists gather in Aspen to spend a week capturing the light, color and unique character of our uniquely beautiful town and environs. A two-day Art Exhibition and Sale will be held on July 12 and 13 displaying the completed works of flower-filled meadows, majestic mountains and colorful downtown scenery. Artists typically paint 10 or more pieces, culminating in almost 200 works to view and purchase from over the course of the sale.


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The 4Th AnnuAl ASPen PleIn AIR

The Event Takes Place On The Mill Street Mall And Various Locations Around Town

MounTAIn SuMMIT: MounTAIn fIlM In ASPen Now in its fifth year, the festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with brilliant film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries with their creative teams and subjects, plus talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today. Mark your calendars to be front and center at the Wheeler for August 22 - 25, 2013.

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2013 bAlcony ReModel PRojecT Come September 3, 2013, the Wheeler Opera House and City of Aspen teams will embark on a project sure to cheer the hearts (and knees) of many when we close for 107 days to completely remodel our 1889-vintage balcony. Long cited as the greatest impediment to the public's enjoying a great show at the Wheeler, the cramped and cluttered 137-seat balcony area will be totally upgraded with comfortable and spacious seating, better sightlines, and increased safety for our patrons.


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On fat tires or skinny… biking is the way to go by Jill Beathard

In case you haven’t noticed yet, cycling has become a pretty big deal in Aspen. From the extensive trail system in the area to the USA Pro Challenge in August to the new bike sharing program, the sport has pervaded every aspect of summer in Aspen.


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Mountain biking If you’re into taking a bike up the hill, most area ski shops rent bikes in the summertime. For a long trek with an easy grade, try the Rio Grande Trail that runs the course of the Roaring Fork Valley. Nineteen miles will get you from Aspen to Emma, but you can also cut out for lunch at the Woody Creek Tavern. Hop on one of the bike-friendly buses to get back to town. For the more adventurous souls, last year Aspen Skiing Co. added roughly 5 miles of trails on Snowmass ski area. The freeride, downhill Valhalla Trail, starting at the top of Elk Camp Gondola, features twists and turns, jumps and bridges sure to keep the most talented riders on their toes. Add the

Vapor Trail by riding the Elk Camp chairlift for an even longer ride. Visit www. to check prices and purchase lift tickets. Other popular trails include the Rim Trail, also in Snowmass, and the Owl Creek Trail, another easy ride. Getting around town You might think mountain biking is a bit much for you, but what with the difficulty of parking in Aspen and the bike-friendliness of the town, cycling can be a great way just to get around. WE-cycle is a bike-sharing program that debuted just in time for this summer. The goal is to provide bikes for residents and visitors for quick, point-to-point trips, such as riding to Smuggler

OPPOSITE PAGE TOP A competitor in last year’s Master of the Mass race rips across the Wall, a feature of the Valhalla Trail on Snowmass. BOTTOM Dressed as a penguin, Aspenite Trenton Allan chases a pack of riders as they climb Independence Pass during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge last year. THIS PAGE Boulder cyclist Tom Danielson holds off a late push to win the third stage of the USA Pro Challenge last year, which kicked off in Gunnison and ended on Main Street in Aspen.





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Mountain for a hike or getting to the Benedict Music Tent. For a one-day pass, which will cost $7, each trip of 30 minutes or less involves no additional charge. Bikes can be taken from one station and deposited at another or returned to the same station where the trip began. There are also three-day, seven-day and season passes if you’re in town for a while. The pros like it too Now in its third year, the USA Pro Challenge cycling competition, arguably America’s toughest stage race, has chosen Aspen for its first two stages. The 2013 event will start with a

66-mile circuit race between Aspen and Snowmass Village on Aug. 19. Stage 2, on Aug. 20, will take riders from Aspen to Breckenridge via Independence Pass, Buena Vista, Fairplay, Alma and Hoosier Pass. Other stages will pass through Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail, Loveland, Fort Collins, and the event will finish with a circuit race in Denver on Aug. 25. Most of the pros and their supporters are staying in hotels in Snowmass. If you’re lucky enough to be in town in August — or if you’re thinking about it now — parties and celebrations will surround the event throughout the week.

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Miles of Happy Trails by in aspen staff

Hundreds of miles of trails are available to hikers within the White River National Forest. We’re recommending just a few of our favorite day and overnight hikes where you’ll get the most out of your wilderness experience. In the Roaring Fork Valley, we are fortunate to have access to six of the eight major wilderness areas of the White River National Forest.

ABOVE You might run into owls and other wildlife when hiking in the Aspen area.


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Each area offers a vast selection of hikes and mountain bike rides with varying degrees of difficulty, not to mention plenty of sweeping wildflower fields and stunning alpine lakes. Get out there and explore — just don’t forget your sturdy shoes, rain gear, adequate water and snacks. For information on many more hikes and bikes, including maps, visit one of the two White River National Forest ranger offices in Aspen (806 W. Hallam St., 970-9253445) and Carbondale (620 Main St., 970-963-2266). Hundreds of miles of trails are available to hikers within the White River National Forest. We’re recommending just a few of our favorite day and overnight hikes where you’ll get the most out of your

wilderness experience. In the Roaring Fork Valley, we are fortunate to have access to six of the eight major wilderness areas of the White River National Forest. Each area offers a vast selection of hikes and mountain bike rides with varying degrees of difficulty, not to mention plenty of sweeping wildflower fields and stunning alpine lakes. Get out there and explore — just don’t forget your sturdy shoes, rain gear, adequate water and snacks. For information on many more hikes and bikes, including maps, visit one of the two White River National Forest ranger offices in Aspen (806 W. Hallam St., 970-9253445) and Carbondale (620 Main St., 970-963-2266).

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Aspen American Lake 6.4 This strenuous-yet-

popular hike leads through groves of aspen and pine trees to a high-mountain lake. Drive west on Highway 82 from Aspen, then turn onto Castle Creek Road from the roundabout. Drive 10 miles up the Castle Creek Valley until you see the Elk Mountain Lodge, a large log structure, on the left. The trailhead and parking are on the right. The trail starts steep, switching back and forth for about 1.5 miles before reaching a spruce stand where it levels out. Continue hiking to a large meadow divided by aspen trees. The trail then rejoins the forest and rises more gently. About a half-mile before the lake, the trail crosses areas of rockslides. The lake, at 11,365 feet, is just beyond the second slide. The trailhead for Cathedral Lake, a 5.6-mile round trip, is also nearby. miles round trip

Crater Lake 3.6 This popular trail miles starts at Maroon Lake round trip and leads to the base of the Maroon Bells. To encounter fewer people, hike it early or late in the day. The trail starts at Maroon Lake, which can be accessed by catching the bus at the base of Aspen Highlands. Traverse the meadow to the far end of Maroon Lake, then pick up the Maroon-Snowmass Trail to the right. You’ll face a steady climb through aspen trees up to the lake. Dogs are not allowed within 100 feet of Crater Lake. 12

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Conundrum Creek Trail 17 This moderate trail is miles used most frequently round trip by backpackers seeking out the warm waters of the Conundrum Hot Springs, a set of natural pools at 11,200 feet. Many day hikers use it to access some pretty meadows and bridged stream crossings. The views of mountains and wildflowers are superb. To get to the trailhead, drive west from Aspen on Highway 82 to the roundabout. Turn onto Castle Creek Road and go five miles to Conundrum Road. Make a right and continue for 1.1 miles to the trailhead. If the parking lot is full, backtrack to an overflow lot on Castle Creek Road; don’t park on Conundrum Road. Hunter Creek Valley — 6 This is the gateway to miles Aspen’s backyard round trip — Hunter Creek Valley. Visitors and locals go for the beauty and the feeling of being a world away from town. To get there from town, walk or drive north on Mill Street, bear left onto Red Mountain Road after crossing the bridge over the Roaring Fork River, then take the next

right onto Lone Pine Road. Trail access is behind the Hunter Creek Condos (look for the sign). Descend some steps to a shaded path that follows Hunter Creek, climbing steadily to the Benedict Bridge, which crosses Hunter Creek. It’s then a somewhat steep and rocky uphill until the Forest Service boundary sign and the meadows of Hunter Creek Valley, which stretch out around you. Hike into the meadow past the Forest Service sign, staying left at junctures. You’ll soon spot a side trail to the left, which descends to the 10th Mountain Bridge across Hunter Creek. After you cross the bridge, you’ll see the remains of several old cabins in a meadow. Follow the trail past these structures, paralleling Hunter Creek. After a mile or so, look for a small footbridge on the right; cross Hunter Creek again and hike back down the other side of it. You’ll wind up on the main trail again and can retrace your steps back to Aspen. For a longer hike or bike ride, follow the signs to Smuggler Mountain and descend that way.

Lost Man Loop 8.8 This semi-loop hike miles passes three great round trip mountain lakes. If you don’t like to climb a lot at 11,000 feet, start at the upper trailhead (at the last bend in the road before the pass). Also, be aware that the trail does not make a true loop — there is a gap of four miles along Highway 82, so you’ll need to set up a car shuttle. To reach the lower trailhead, drive 14 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82 to the parking area directly across from Lost Man Campground. From the upper trailhead, take the right fork shortly after the parking area. About one-third of a mile ahead, the trail crosses the Roaring Fork River, where it begins to climb. Independence Lake, the first one you’ll come to, is surrounded by a flowercarpeted area with lots of marsh marigolds. From the lake to the top of the saddle, it’s a steep climb. From the top, you’ll be able to see Lost Man Lake below. This can be a good turnaround point if you want a shorter hike. The drop to Lost Man Lake is steep. Cairns mark the trail, which descends into a


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easy access. The trail gains only 300 feet in elevation, following the mountainside contour and topping off on the bench where the lake sits. Follow Frying Pan Road for about 28 miles from Basalt, past Ruedi Reservoir, Meredith and Thomasville. Turn right on Forest Road 504 at Norrie. Drive across the river and climb the road’s rough switchbacks for about three miles. Take the left fork, continue for one mile and take the right fork to the trailhead on the left side of the road (about a half-mile).


marshy, muddy valley floor. About two miles from the lake, you’ll come to a junction with the South Fork Trail. Go left to stay on the Lost Man Trail. At the seven-mile mark, the trail crosses a creek, and Lost Man Reservoir is about a mile farther ahead. Beyond the reservoir, the trail splits. Stay straight and cross the wooden bridge to reach the lower parking area.

Rim Trail 15 Mountain bikers miles revere this trail, but round trip it’s also a good alternative for a half-day hike. Start behind the Mountain View condos in Snowmass Village and begin the steep climb up the single-track trails full of switchbacks. This challenging route, some of which is through aspen groves, continues for several miles over to the Horse Ranch trail, above the Snowmass Rodeo grounds.

Snowmass Village Basalt Ditch Trail Arbaney Kittle Trail

This trail, which has no incline of which to speak, is perfect for the entire family. About 1.7 miles one way (the natural turnabout point is the bench offering killer views of Mount Daly), the Ditch Trail starts from the Divide parking lot in Snowmass Village.


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This is a favorite for local mountain bikers as well as hikers. Be warned: The first mile of this trail is tough. Then it flattens out — but not much. The reward is a great view from the top. The trail runs along a ridge before ending at Sloane Peak; from there you can miles round trip

either turn around or, especially if you’re on two wheels, hook into one of several trails and Forest Service roads that will eventually bring you to the small town of Lenado. Pick up a map for reference, or you could wander around for days. The trailhead can be accessed by foot or bike off the Basalt-Old Snowmass Trail along Highway 82 (behind the Roaring Fork Club). It’s also accessible by car: Drive east from Basalt on Highway 82 and take a left at Bishop Drive (you’ll see a house that looks like a windmill). Bear left and go up the hill through the Holland Hills subdivision; stay left again when the road turns to dirt.

Thomas Lakes/ Mount Sopris 7 This trail is well miles maintained, but it round trip does get heavily used. The two namesake lakes, at the base of Mount Sopris, are about one-quarter mile apart, with lots of designated camping. The hike is beautiful, lined with wildflowers and scenic overlooks. Follow the directions in the Hay Park description below to reach the trailhead. Those bound to summit 12,953-foot Mount Sopris often camp overnight at Thomas Lakes before climbing the peak. OPPOSITE PAGE The viewing platform on the Rim Trail. THIS PAGE Joe Keefe, of Vail, hikes along Maroon Lake on his way to Crater Lake, at the base of the Maroon Bells.

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Into The Swarm by Kirk Webb

One of the toughest mayfly hatches to fish is only found on the Fryingpan River The Fryingpan River in Basalt is legendary for its profuse, complex mayfly hatches and discriminating, large trout that test the skills of the world’s best anglers and fly tiers. Getting an education here is commonly referred to as going to “Fly Fishing Grad School.” It’s a classic, small, western tailwater that is sheer nirvana for dry fly fishers the world over, producing rewards 14

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of trout over 10 pounds. The 14-mile, Gold Medaldesignated stretch of river below Ruedi Reservoir houses every conceivable water type imaginable: long sexy glides, deep pools, roily pocket water, and everything in between. Brown and rainbow trout compromise the majority of the anglers catch on both rivers, though both brook trout and Colorado River

serratella According to longtime Fryingpan fishing guru Roy Palm, the Fryingpan serratella is a hybridized insect. What that hybridization might be or consist of is unknown, but it probably happened 10 million years ago, says Roy. Roy notes that these insects are limited to the Fryingpan due to the fact that they can’t fly and deposit eggs elsewhere. Entomologist George Edmunds of the University of Utah was working diligently on classifying this insect years ago, though he has since passed away. Edmunds was so enamored with this insect that he continued to study it well into his eighties. Though many subspecies of serratellas exist, no one has been able to pinpoint this exact species. Some anglers continue to believe that it’s not an entirely new insect but rather just an adaptation.

ABOVE Photo credit Kirk Webb; Serratella mayfly Image courtesy of George Edmunds

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cutthroat trout are also present in lesser numbers. Between the more famous summer mayfly hatches of green drakes and pale morning duns, there lies a confusing, mysterious hatch of serratella mayflies. The serratellas on the Fryingpan are an adaptation that is unique to the river. Upon inspection they appear to be a baetis, a blue wing olive, species of sorts. They are tiny in size and generally range in hook sizes from No. 20s to No. 26s (less than an eighth of an inch long). Much like a baetis, they have a dark brownish-olive body with short, dun-colored wings. They hold their egg sack between their never upright, backswept wings and scurry in a frenzy along the river’s surface trying to pump and 16

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dislodge their egg sack. As legend has it, upon construction of Ruedi Reservoir and Dam, these insects had to either adapt or become extinct. With the cold river temperatures created by the bottom release reservoir, these insects found numerous ways to survive and adapt to the new conditions. One was to become asexual, another flightless, and yet another being how they deposit their egg sack. Why these insects adapted in such differing ways is beyond anyone. Numerous anglers have stumbled across these unique insects and thought to have discovered a new insect species. Rumors are told of these anglers trying to name this “new” insect after themselves; for example, serratella kirkwebbis. Though durations and

times of this hatch vary from year to year, we typically see them hatch from July through September, during the afternoon hours of noon to 3 p.m. The dog days of August are often the best time to encounter these insects. Fishing through a serratella hatch baffles many anglers, including those who are “well-versed” in the ways of the trout. These insects carry somewhat of a cult-like following. Those who chase this hatch are widely regarded as outcasts in the fly-fishing community, much like how

fly line. I cannot reiterate the importance of this method enough, especially when the fish are in undefined feeding lanes. When they are in defined feeding lines though, most of us find that placing your fly directly in front of the fish is the best method. Favorite serratella fly patterns are about as elusive as their real-life counterparts. A very small collection of patterns have been amassed, and Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt is perhaps the only fly shop in the country to carry specific Fryingpan serratella

The 14-mile, Gold Medal-designated stretch of river below Ruedi Reservoir houses every conceivable water type imaginable: long sexy glides, deep pools, roily pocket water, and everything in between. the salmonfly hatch and its flywielding roadies used to be. This small following of Fryingpan serratella anglers has developed techniques and flies that are crucial if not mandatory for success. First and foremost, fish the beginning and tail end of the hatches when the overall numbers of insects are less and fish can become more focused and feed in more defined lanes. When fishing dry fly imitations, it’s important to keep in mind that these mayflies scurry wildly along on the water’s surface. Thus, skating your patterns is often needed to induce takes. I personally prefer casting up and across from the fish, throwing in a downstream mend then continuously shaking my rod tip laterally in short bursts while simultaneously stripping in

imitations. Otherwise, secretive patterns are passed down from one generation of serratella anglers to the next. Many are enamored by the infamous, flightless serratella of the Fryingpan River, and many more have been beaten down and downright dumbfounded by this hatch and want to improve their odds out on the river. I hope that this helps shed some insight to the complexities of what I and many others consider the toughest hatch. It is truly a spectacle to behold and fish through. It’s damn hard, but extremely rewarding. Kirk Webb is a guide at the Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt. The staff at Taylor Creek also provides a weekly fly-fishing report to The Aspen Times called “On the fly.”

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Rip it up on the rivers by in aspen staff

Whether you’re looking for a heart-in-your-throat adrenaline rush or just a scenic float, an assortment of local outfitters offer a variety of rafting adventures on nearby rivers. The rollicking Class III Shoshone rapids through Glenwood Canyon — the valley’s most popular section of whitewater — is perfect for first-timers looking for a little excitement. For experienced, fit paddlers, a number of guiding outfits offer Class IV and V trips on the Pine Creek and Numbers sections of the Arkansas River. (The fainthearted need not apply.) There’s also the Roaring Fork River, which offers both the mild (Class II Lower 18

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Fork) and the wild (Class IV Slaughterhouse). Rafting outfitters provide all the amenities required for safe river running and can even arrange for a picnic lunch after the trip is complete. The rafting season for most river sections begins in May and runs through late August and early September. Water levels vary on the rivers over the course of the summer, so call ahead to find out what trips companies are offering during your stay.

ABOVE Rafters hitting the Slaughterhouse rapids on the Roaring Fork River last summer. Photo credit Blazing Adventures/Courtesy photos

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We offer a range of personalized, fun and safe whitewater adventures, from MiLD to wiLD. Raft and inflatable kayak (Ducky) trips on the Roaring Fork, Arkansas and Colorado Rivers. Owned and operated by a professional staff with more than 20 years of experience on local rivers. 520 E. Durant Avenue, Aspen CO 816111 (Inside Hamilton Sports)

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rafting rafting Following is a list of some nearby guiding outfits and the various trips they offer in the Roaring Fork Valley: Aspen Seals Aspen Seals is a mobile company that operates out of Aspen. 970-618-4569 Rivers: • Roaring Fork: Toothache (Class II and III), Upper Woody (Class II and III) and Slaughterhouse (Class III-IV). • Arkansas River: Pine Creek (Class III-V), Numbers (Class III-V), and Fractions and Frog Rock (Class II and III).

Aspen Whitewater Rafting 520 Durant Ave., Aspen. 970-920-3511; 1-866-377-4837 Rivers: • Roaring Fork: Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III), Cemetery (Class II and III), Eco-Trip (Class II), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III) and Slaughterhouse Falls (Class IV). Ducky trips available near Basalt Mountain (Class II and III). • Arkansas River: Fractions (Class III), Browns (Class III), Numbers (Class IV) and Pine Creek/ Numbers (Class IV and V). • Colorado River: Shoshone (Class III).


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Elk Mountain Expeditions Locations on the Gondola Plaza in Aspen and the Snowmass Village Mall. 970-923-4544; 1-800-282-7238 Rivers: Roaring Fork: Upper Roaring Fork (Class III), Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III) and Lower Roaring Fork (Class II and III). Ducky, or inflatable kayak, trips available on the Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III). • Colorado River: Shoshone (Class III and IV) and Triple Shoshone (Class III). • Arkansas River: Browns Canyon (Class III and IV), Numbers (Class IV) and Pine Creek/Numbers (Class IV and V). 902 Highway 133, Carbondale. 970-456-6287 Rivers: • Crystal River: Avalanche (Class II and III) and Mount Sopris Scenic (Class II) • Roaring Fork River: Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III) and Lower Roaring Fork (Class II). • Colorado River: South Canyon (Class III+)

Blue Sky Adventures 319 Sixth St. (Hotel Colorado), Glenwood Springs. 970-945-6605; 1-877-945-6605 Rivers: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class II through IV).

Glenwood Canyon Rafting www.raftingglenwoodsprings. com 2610 Gilstrap Court, Glenwood Springs. 970-384-0445; 877-3840445 Rivers: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class III).

KIWI ADVENTURE KO 970-948-4818 Rivers: • Roaring Fork River: Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Toothache (Class III), MiddleUpper Roaring Fork (Class II-III) • Arkansas River: Pine Creek/ Numbers (Class IV-V), Fractions (Class III), Browns (Class III) • Colorado River: Gore Canyon (Class V)

Lakota Guides P.O. Box 4175, Vail, 970-845-RAFT (7238) Rivers: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class II and III), Upper Colorado (Class I and II), Shoshone 3-peat (Class III) • Arkansas: Browns Canyon (Class III), Numbers (Class IV), Granite/ Pine Creek/Numbers (Class IV and V) and Gore Canyon (Class V).

Rock Gardens Rafting 1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs (I-70 Exit 119 at No Name). 1-800-958-6737 Rivers: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class III)

Up Tha Creek Expeditions Inside the Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop in Glenwood Springs. 970-947-0030; 877-98-CREEK Rivers: • Colorado: South Canyon (Class III), Gore Canyon (Class V), Little Gore (Class III). • Roaring Fork: Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III), Middle Fork (Class III) and Lower Fork (Class III). • Crystal River: Avalanche Creek (Class III) and Crystal Flats (Class II).



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High-altitude golf: The ball really does travel farther by in aspen staff

If it weren’t for the mountains and the whole skiing thing, the Roaring Fork Valley might be best known as a golfing mecca. Seven courses line the valley floor from Carbondale to Aspen, including two private signature Jack Nicklaus courses in the midvalley and one of the most beautiful municipal courses in the state, the Aspen Golf Club. At 7,136 yards, it is also one of the longest in the state. Being that this is golf, in and around Aspen, no less, it comes as no surprise that a round of 18 at a local course can be an expensive proposition — even on the public courses. As for a round at the immaculate Roaring Fork Club at Basalt — the second of the two Nicklaus courses — don’t even bother calling to reserve a tee time unless you know a member or you’re a Basalt resident. For the average Joe Duffer, however, there are still places in the valley where you can swing a wood without putting a divot in your wallet. The par-3, nine-hole Ranch at Roaring Fork in Carbondale is a great spot to squeeze in a round, even between other activities. And $19 for a round means you’re paying about two bucks a hole. 22

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Aspen Glen Club | 970-704-1988 0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale This private Jack Nicklaus course is one of the most scenic in the valley, with Mount Sopris in the backdrop and the Roaring Fork River running through its 18-hole layout. The signature 18th hole features the only natural island green in the state. Wide-open fairways and expansive greens provide incentive for taking risks. The course is typically not crowded and kept in immaculate condition. Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72 Green fees: Accompanied guests, $135; Unaccompanied, $240 (plus cart fee of $25) Tee Times: Seven days in advance, from 7:30 a.m. Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required. Designer: Nicklaus/Nicklaus II Tee boxes: Gold, 7,455 yards; Blue, 6,830 yards; White, 6,181 yards; Green, 5,342 yards Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens. Amenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage carts. Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 12 miles toward Aspen. Club is on the right.

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GOLFgolf Aspen Golf Club | 970-429-1949 39551 Highway 82, Aspen A former cow pasture that makes up for its lack of elevation changes with water on nearly every hole, this championship course is one of the longest municipals in the state, topping out at 7,136 yards. One of the more difficult courses in the valley with the multiple water hazards, trees and other hazards is also one of the most enjoyable to walk. It offers views of Pyramid Peak, Mount Hayden and Independence Pass, and can get crowded during the summer high season. Type: Public, 18 holes, par 71 Green fees: $147.50; $95 after 3 p.m. Includes cart and small bucket of range balls. Oct. 1 through Closing Day, $59 with cart. Junior rate is $45 without a cart. Cart fees: $21 per person for 18 holes; $16 per person for 9 holes. Tee times: More than 5 days in advance book online; within 5 days call the pro shop. Dress code: Collared shirts, no metal spikes. Designer: Frank Hummel Tee boxes: Gold, 7,136; Blue, 6,432 yards; White, 5,579; Red, 5,222. Practice: Driving range, chipping area, practice bunker. Amenities: Restaurant, bar, snack bar. Directions: One mile west of downtown Aspen on Highway 82.

Maroon Creek Club 10 Club Circle Road, Aspen | 970-920-4080 Opened in 1995, this private, challenging Tom Fazio course features two-tiered greens and sloping fairways and sits alongside the banks of the Maroon Creek at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. An assortment of creeks and ponds come into play on 12 holes, and the first four holes play over a former working ranch bordered by native sagebrush. The remaining 14 holes snake through alpine meadows, climb up a canyon wall and play alongside Maroon Creek and a ravine. The signature par-3, 196-yard seventh hole requires an elevated tee shot to a well-sloped green protected by a creek on the left. Gorgeous flowers speckle the course during the high season. Type: Private, 18 holes, par 70 Green Fees: By member invitation only. Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7:30 a.m. Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and golf slacks or shorts required. Designer: Tom Fazio Tee boxes: Black, 7,110 yards; Gold, 6,802 yards; Blue, 6,323 yards; Green, 5,802 yards; Red, 5,111 yards. Practice: Driving range, chipping green, practice bunker, pro shop. Amenities: Restaurant, bar, snack bar. Directions: Located just across from Buttermilk Ski Area on Highway 82. Course will close Aug. 12 for renovation. Driving range will remain open. 24

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The Ranch at Roaring Fork 14913 Hwy 82, Carbondale | 970-963-4410 This public par-3, 9-hole “executive” course is the exception to the high-end, high-priced courses that permeate the valley, and is ideal for squeezing in a short round after work or another activity. The course features open fairways, some water features and is well maintained. It’s also a great place for beginners and kids. Green fees: $20, $17 for seniors, $15 for juniors (14 and younger). Juniors $10 if accompanying a paying adult. Tee times: First come, first served Dress code: Soft spikes, smooth-soled shoes Designer: Unknown Tee boxes: Red, 1,018 yards; White, 1,108 yards Practice: Putting green Amenities: Concession area Directions: Off Highway 82 between mile markers 14 and 15

River Valley Ranch Club | 970-963-3625 303 River Valley Ranch Dr., Carbondale Designed by Jay Moorish, this gently sloping, open course on the banks of the Crystal River was cut from farmland and offers spectacular views of Mount Sopris from every hole. The 18-hole course has a number of unique, challenging holes, including eight that feature water hazards. Play is typically uncrowded, and the course is walkable. Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72 Green fees: Offseason rates for nonresidents are $70 before 3 p.m., $50 after 3 p.m. Summer rates (June 1 – Sept. 30) for nonresidents are $90 before 3 p.m., $65 after 3 p.m. Tee times: Two weeks in advance, from 7 a.m. Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required. Designer: Jay Moorish Tee Boxes: Black, 7,348 yards; Blue, 6,600 yards; White, 5,964; Red, 5,168 yards Directions: Turn on Highway 133 off Highway 82. After two miles, turn right on River Valley Ranch Drive and go 1/4 mile to the clubhouse on the right.



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Roaring Fork Club

Snowmass Club | 970-927-9100 100 Arbaney Ranch Road, Basalt | 970-923-5700 0239 Snowmass Club Circle, Snowmass Village

A Nicklaus signature course that runs along both sides of the Roaring Fork River in a parkland setting and features tight, memorable holes, tricky greens, acres of wildflowers and plenty of water stocked with massive trout. The course’s signature hole is the par-4 sixth, where you have to hit over the river to reach the green.

Redesigned in 2003, Jim Engh’s 7,008-yard course features an undulating landscape with seven different grasses. The melange creates a unique setting characterized as an “Irish links course with mountain flair.” The course was voted the sixth-best “New Upscale Public Course” by Golf Digest in 2004 and the No. 16 “Resort Course in North America” by Condé Nast Traveler in 2004.

Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72 Green fees: Invitation only Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required. Designer: Jack Nicklaus Tee boxes: Black, 7,111 yards; White, 6,567 yards; Sage, 6,003; Rose, 5,004. Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens, bunkers. Amenities: Restaurant, pro shop, pool, tennis. Directions: One mile south of Basalt on Highway 82.


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Type: Semi-private, 18 holes, par 72 Green fees: Public, summer: 18 holes, $185. Twilight rate after 4 p.m. $110. Early season (through June 15) and late season (Sept. 10-Oct. 14): 18 holes, $125; twilight $75. Tee times: One day in advance Dress code: No jeans, collared shirt, no metal spikes. Designer: Jim Engh Tee boxes: Black, 7,008 yards; Blue, 6,559 yards; White, 6,126 yards; Gold, 5,471; Green, 4,736. Practice: Driving range, chipping green and putting green. Amenities: Restaurant, bar, pro shop, tennis. Directions: Take Highway 82 to Brush Creek Road, and then go 2 miles to Highline Road. Turn left on Highline and take first right to the club.

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North Star Nature Preserve, Herron Park and the John Denver Sanctuary all have sandy spots along the Roaring Fork River where you can take buckets and shovels or a picnic.

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The Aspen Recreation Center on Maroon Creek Road offers amenities for activities such as swimming, ice skating, tennis and skateboarding at an affordable price. Visit www. for more information.


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Mind and Spirit


LEFT Jon Cleary. BELOW Grace Potter. Photos by Stewart Oksenhorn

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Aspen became a top-of-the-hill skiing destination in 1946, with the installation of Lift 1, and solidified its status with hosting the FIS World Championships in 1950, the opening of Snowmass Village in 1967, and the building of the Silver Queen gondola in 1986. Aspen’s place as a music mecca is nearly as old, and almost as illustrious. Classical musicians have been flocking to Aspen since 1949’s Goethe Bicentennial celebration, which also marked the birth of the Aspen Music Festival. And the musical foundation has kept spreading, with the launch of Jazz Aspen Snowmass in 1991 and the opening of Belly Up in 2005. Do you doubt that music is on par with skiing in the upper Roaring Fork Valley? Before you answer, look at a selection of concerts scheduled for this summer.


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The Fabulous Thunderbirds Wheeler Opera House June 13

The Fabulous Thunderbirds helped put Austin, Texas on the national map as a music hotspot, with the early hits “Wrap It Up” and “Tuff Enough.” The group, with singer and harmonica player Kim Wilson, are still at it; earlier this year they released the album “On the Verge.”

Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival Benedict Music Tent June 21-23

Jazz Aspen Snowmass has never allowed itself to be limited by the “jazz” in its name, and this year’s June Festival is heavy on roots rock. Headliners are Southern California folk-rock icon Jackson Browne, the bluesy duo of guitarist Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, and the soul-rock ensemble the Tedeschi

Trucks Band. The festival tacks on another date, July 6, with the worldly, sophisticated Pink Martini. And for those who do look for jazz in a jazz festival, look to the JAS Café series at the Little Nell hotel. The series includes the duo of Raul Midón & Karyn Allison (June 26), New Orleans pianist Jon Cleary (June 28-29), Cuba’s Wil Campa y Su Gran Union (July 5), African guitarist Vieux Farka Touré (Aug. 7) and vocalist Nicole Henry (Aug. 9-10).

Snowmass Summer of Free Music

Fanny Hill, Snowmass Village starting JUne 20

For two-plus decades, Aspenites have dutifully trekked to Snowmass Village each Thursday evening for free concerts on picturesque Fanny Hill, where they are rewarded with a tour through musical styles. This year’s lineup includes the Chicago blues-rock of the Freddy Jones Band (June 20); the up-andcoming British folk-rockers the Dunwells (June 27); zydeco star CJ Chenier (July 5); New Orleans rockers the Revivalists (July 11); Colorado acoustic quintet Mountain Standard Time (July 18); California-bred, Caribbean-inspired singer J Boog (July 25); Louisiana blues standout Tab Benoit (Aug. 1); soulman Nigel Hall (Aug. 8); and groove keyboardist Robert Walter and his 20th Congress (Aug. 15).

The Rock and Roll Academy is a hands-on, learn by doing, modern music school whose mission is to develop young people’s character through a FUN, team based approach. Founded in 2003, the RRA has served over 2,000 students.

Aspen Music Festival Various locations JUne 21

The Aspen Music Festival’s 64th annual season brings classical music — opera, orchestral concerts, chamber music and more — to various venues every day for eight weeks. Those looking for something outside the strict classical lanes can check out Night (July 16, Harris Hall), a collaboration between pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt; and the recital by the adventurous Aspen Percussion Ensemble, (July 29, Harris Hall), an annual event that benefits from unusual programming and an audience willing to take the ride.

Alpha Blondy Belly Up JUne 27 A revered singer from Africa’s Ivory Coast, Alpha Blondy takes seriously the reggae tradition of addressing social issues, singing about apartheid and political leaders like Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin. But he also puts humor and heavy riddims in his music.

Lukas Nelson & Power of the Real Belly Up JULY 1

Twenty-four-year-old Lukas Nelson is the full package — a ripping guitarist, excellent songwriter and charismatic onstage presence. And if that weren’t enough, he could fall back on his name: his dad is Willie.

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Music RIGHT Michael Franti. Photo by Stewart Oksenhorn

Todd Rundgren Belly Up JULY 3 Todd Rundgren, who created the enduring pop hits “Hello It’s Me” and “Bang the Drum All Day,” released a new album, “State,” earlier this year; his date here is billed as “An Official State Visit.” The show kicks off a summer-long stretch of Belly Up shows featuring acts from olden days: Scottish band Big Country, on its reunion tour (July 10); Kenny Loggins, of the soft-rock duo Loggins & Messina, playing with his country-leaning Blue Sky Riders (July 18); prolific songwriter John Hiatt (July 23); the Motor City Madman, guitarist Ted Nugent (July 24); blues-rock guitar great Johnny Winter (July 30); singer Pat Benatar, with her husband and guitarist, Neil Giraldo (Aug. 3); and bluesman Robert Cray (Aug. 20).

Dirty Dozen Brass Band Belly Up JULY 9

Leon RusselL PAC3, Carbondale Aug 16

New Orleans sends out a lot of groups as the emissaries of the city’s brass band tradition. None do it better, though, than the Dirty Dozen, who have been making New Orleans street music since 1977.

Devoted music fans won’t mind at all driving to Carbondale, where PAC3, a converted school gymnasium, has become a soulful venue attracting numerous big names. The latest rock star to find ‘Bonedale is Leon Russell, the revered pianist whose credits include the hit song “Tight Rope,” a prominent spot on Joe Cocker’s legendary Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, and the 2010 album “The Union,” a collaboration with Elton John.

Son Volt Belly Up JULY 17 The Americana genre more or less started with the band Uncle Tupelo and its two lead singers, Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy. The latter went on to explore edgier rock ‘n’ roll in Wilco, while Farrar formed Son Volt and stuck closer to the roots. The band’s new album, “Honky Tonk,” is another hit of acoustic guitars and oldschool melodies.

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

Also at PAC3: swing masters Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks (June 21) and Texas rockers Cody Canada & the Departed (July 3).

Michael Franti & Spearhead Belly Up Aug 19 Be prepared to dance and jump, be enlightened and uplifted. The universally appealing Michael Franti engages the heart, the head and the feet with his mix of soul, reggae, rock and rap.

Carbondale Mountain Fair JULY 28

This band from upstate New York has one foot in the old-school funk of the Meters and another in the new groove tradition of Galactic. And it’s got one asset that is unique: Sister Sparrow herself, singer Arleigh Kincheloe, a superb voice and a charming presence.


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Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival Snowmass Town Park AUG 30-SEPT 1

This year’s Labor Day Festival makes a noticeable ‘pop’ sound. Gone are the jam bands and aging rockers; in are radio-friendly acts including Journey, Jason Mraz and Train, and countryish acts Keith Urban and Little Big Town. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals will throw rock into the mix, with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros adding their take on freak folk.


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ASPEN GROVE FINE ARTS James Scoppettone, an American Impressionist and Aspen favorite. Reception with artist, 2-6 p.m. July 12 - July 22

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“James Jensen, Vibrant Abstract Expressionism,” topped with French lacquer. A dynamic show and artist. Reception with artist, 2-8 p.m.

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Ann Korologos Gallery Character Studies August 8 - September 8

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ASPEN GROVE FINE ARTS Bob Rohm, nationally acclaimed oil painter, impressionist Aspen landscapes. Reception with artist 2- 6 p.m. September 13 - October 10

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Celebrating history, today Aspen Historical Society celebrates 50 years by Christine Benedetti


ifty years ago, a group of concerned citizens worried about losing the “old Aspen.” As historic buildings began to crumble and eccentric characters started to pass, the posse — which included Ramona Markalunas, Herbert Bayer and Fred Glidden — decided to do something about it: They formed the Aspen Historical Society. Today, the society operates out of the Wheeler/Stallard Museum in Aspen’s serene West End. The Victorian mansion was built by Jerome B. Wheeler, who is also credited with constructing the Hotel Jerome and Wheeler Opera House. In addition, the society manages the Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum at the entrance to Aspen and the ghost towns of Independence


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and Ashcroft. Education classes, adult programs and a menu of tours offer many ways for the community to get involved. The society’s archive staff collects and manages more than 30,000 photographs, objects, written records and newspaper collections. It’s come a long way since 1963, and this year the community is celebrating. To commemorate, the Aspen Historical Society is making several departures from its regular programming by presenting a travelling Smithsonian Institution exhibit and hosting an inaugural four-day Chautauqua. The Smithsonian exhibit, “Journey Stories,” explores the paths and migrations that people took as they settled America. It’s not just about

OPPOSITE PAGE Along with her husband, Chicago industrialist Walter Paepcke, Elizabeth was integral in transforming Aspen from a mining town to a resort area. The Paepckes helped open the International Design Conference in Aspen, the Aspen Music Festival and the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. THIS PAGE: ABOVE The Wheeler/Stallard Museum, circa 1975. The Aspen Historical Society moved into the house in 1968. Photo credit Aspen Historical Society/ Special to In Aspen LEFT Austrian-American Bauhaus-trained designer, painter and visionary Herbert Bayer came to Aspen at the request of Walter Paepcke and helped him create the Aspen Institute.

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History how and why people moved west, but the stories they carried with them when they did. While the majority of the exhibit focuses on the national narrative, it also showcases the Aspen chapter. Interactive parts will allow visitors to share their own story — where they came from and how they got here. “Journey Stories” will make five other stops in Colorado, but its premiere is in Aspen from June 4 to July 11 at the Aspen Fire Station. Even though the society is presenting the pop-up exhibit downtown, there’s still a lot happening at its West End grounds. In mid-July, big white tents will be erected for Chautauqua Aspen, featuring keynote speakers, children’s workshop, adult activities, brown-bag lunches, sunset film screenings and character presentations.


n the early 1900s, small rural towns throughout the West welcomed the arrival of trains delivering Chautauqua to them during the summer. Cosmopolitan culture met the countryside, and vaudeville acts and evening lectures filled the warm days. The historical society is resurrecting the favorite pastime to celebrate the culture of Aspen. Moderated by Patricia Limerick, the director for the Center for the American West at the University of Colorado, this week will engage, inspire and entertain audiences. Scheduled keynote speakers include Gov. John Hickenlooper, author Ted


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Conover and a “Second City improv” style evening of comedic entertainment. Best part? Everything is open to the public at no cost, expect for the evening speaker series. “In many ways, Chautauqua was the precursor to what became the Aspen Idea,” said Georgia Hanson, the society’s executive director. “It’s a collective appreciation for mind, body and spirit, and we’re going to invite the community to indulge in that from sunrise to sunset.” Ultimately, Chautauqua is a condensed version of

the Society’s year-round programming: thoughtprovoking conversations, historical perspective and a dash of irreverence to prove that history is fun and interesting. Stop by during a special event, or on any given day this summer, to share your story and hear those from previous journeys. Visit for a complete schedule. Christine Benedetti is the marketing and development manager for the Aspen Historical Society.

The Aspen Times Locals’ Choice 2013 contest wrapped up in May, with hundreds of locals weighing in online to vote on their favorites from the region. Here were the winners:

Outdoor Dining Ajax Tavern Pacifica

Best People Attorney Matt Ferguson 3 way tie: Ben Genshaft, Curt Sanders & Ted Gardenswartz Bartender Scottie Gibson Erin “Erock” Harris Fishing Guide Scott Nichols Chris Lemmons

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Pizza New York Pizza Taster’s Sandwich Shop Grateful Deli The Big Wrap Sushi Matsuhisa Kenichi Elegant Dinner Pinons Cache Cache

Men’s Clothing Pitkin County Dry Goods Ute Mountaineer Women’s Clothing Pitkin County Dry Goods Valley Girl Boutique Music Venue Belly Up Aspen Music Tent Secondhand Store Susie’s Aspen Thrift Shop Ski & Board Shop Hamilton Sports tie: Four Mountain Sports/Incline Ski & Board Shop

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Male Realtor Mark Lewis Bubba Eggelston

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Florist Mountain Flowers Sashae

Plastic Surgeon Dr Martin Dr. Cirillo

Coffee Peach’s Ink! Coffee

Ski Instructor Aidan Wynn tie: Billy Boyd & John Philips

Family Brunelleschi’s Hickory House

Fly Shop Taylor Creek tie: Aspen Flyfishing & Aspen Outfitters

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Best Outside Bike Ride Maroon Bells Rio Grande Trail Hike Smuggler Mountain Hunter Creek Loop 48

Lunch The Big Wrap Peach’s On-Mountain Restaurant Bonnie’s Gwyn’s High Alpine

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BESt Miscellaneous Place to People Watch Ajax Tavern Any mall in town Place to Walk a Dog Rio Grand trail Smuggler Mountain Nightclub Belly Up Aspen Escobar Place to Aprés Ski Sky Hotel/39 degrees Ajax Tavern Real Estate Company BJ Adams Aspen Sales & Rentals Rafting Company Blazing Adventures Aspen Whitewater Place to See a Celebrity 3 way tie: Ajax Tavern, The Little Nell, & Caribou Club Place for Dessert Paradise Bakery Creperie du Village

Hotel Hotel Jerome The Little Nell

Manicure Kim’s Spa Ultimate Spa

Place to Get a Smoothie Big Wrap Peach’s

Jewelry Store Harmony Scott Elliott Yeary

Massage Remede Spa The Aspen Club and Spa

Summer Event Food & Wine Jazz Aspen Snowmass Music Festival

Place to Get Botox Dr. Martin All Valley Women’s Care

Winter Event Winter X Games Winterskol

Liquor Store The Grog Shop Of Grape & Grain



Light Up the Night at Elk Camp Join friends and family for an evening adventure at altitude with live music, outdoor activities and an á la carte culinary celebration. Valhalla Nights are currently scheduled for the following Fridays: July 12 & 19; August 2, 16, 23 & 30. Dates are subject to change.

Summer at Elk Camp Hungry for lunch? Elk Camp restaurant will be open daily from 10:15 am - 3:45 pm for lunch with a view! Visit from June 22 - September 2 and weekends in September.

Camp Aspen/Snowmass • Fun, dynamic camp for kids and teens! • Activities include mountainboarding, camping, mountain biking, paintball, Rocket Camp and more! • Monday – Friday, June 3 – August 30, 2013

Gondola & Chairlift Rides Ride the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain or the Elk Camp Gondola and chairlift on Snowmass and enjoy beautiful vistas. • Silver Queen Gondola: Daily, June 15 - September 2 Weekends through October 6 • Elk Camp Gondola and chairlift: Daily, June 22 - September 2 Weekends through September 29

Bike Snowmass • Over 50 miles of terrain including gentle roads to challenging single track. • Downhill clinics , guided and private mountain bike adventures available for all levels.

Four-Mountain Sports Downhill, mountain, road, cruiser/path and kid’s bike rentals. New this year: stand up paddleboard rentals (available at the Aspen location only). Snowmass Village Mall 970-923-2337 Snowmass Base Village 970-923-0430 Aspen- 520 E. Durant 970-920-2337 Aspen Highlands 970-544-3013


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The bears of summer

Bears, humans share the land in Aspen by Rick Carroll

“Huge mama bear up above house on our hillside here in downtown Redstone, last summer, guarding her little cub. We pounded pots and pans and wanted her to go away from our yard, but she just stood there and looked at us like we were crazy. Not budging. After about ten minutes she nonchalantly wandered off.” — Nancy Grider Chromy


here’s something for everybody when it comes to summer attractions in the Aspen-Snowmass area. Festivals, scenery, music, arts, lectures, hot springs, worldclass dining and outdoor activities are a mere sampling of what can be enjoyed in just a weekend or a multimonth stay in the high country. For visitors, this is your time off to embrace the community’s hallmark trait. It’s called the Aspen Idea, encompassing the mind, body and spirit. But there’s a group of local residents who have a totally different concept of the Aspen Idea. They’re the black bears, and their notion of the Aspen Idea is tracking down food for themselves and their offspring. And


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they’re willing to do just about anything to achieve their mission. Dumpsters, homes, apartments, restaurants, vehicles and businesses. No matter how cozy the confines, nothing is off-limits for a hungry black bear. “If a tourist or secondhome owner sees a bear, they should not be surprised, and they shouldn’t act surprised,” says Kevin Wright, district manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Just the other day a lady in Snowmass Village all of the sudden saw a bear walking down the street. That’s not unusual. We live in their habitat, and we place our homes in their habitat.” Bill Dinsmoor, owner of the popular Main Street Bakery & Café in Aspen, knows that all too well. His restaurant, which offers both indoor and patio dining, has been the recipient of more than a few furry guests over the years. “We’ve had female bears who’d go up the tree (on the outdoor patio) with their cubs and it became a Disney attraction,” Dinsmoor says. “Then they’d come down, in the

middle of breakfast or lunch, and sometimes hang around. The customers think they’re paid bears.” Recognizing the extent of the Aspen area’s bear problem, authorities crafted a citywide ordinance that requires all residences and homes to use bear-resistant containers. The ordinance took effect in June 2010. It has helped deter the problem, but Wright said some people remain ignorant to the ordinance or simply don’t comply. Tourists and residents alike, upon seeing a bear in a tree or even in someone’s front lawn, have been known to clamor for photos of the hungry bruins. Gawking is common, but Wright suggests that if you want a photo, snap it and leave. Lingering and gawking only draws more attention and bigger crowds. Dinsmoor noted that oftentimes Aspen visitors treat the bears as if they are an attraction, which they’re not. “Ninety percent of the tourists are totally clueless about bears,” Dinsmoor says, and “they want to feed and pet them.”

Bear encounters If you happen to encounter a bear out in the wild, heed these suggestions. • Stay calm. Walk away, speak softly and try not to show fear.

“While living on Hyman Mall several years ago, a mama bear and her cubs moved in for the week, living in the trees and foraging on what they could find in the mall area. This went on for several days right outside our door until the fire department and wildlife teams shot her with a tranquilizer dart and failed to catch her when she fell out of the tree. We never learned how badly she was injured in this incident.” — Michael Faas

Not to be confused with grizzly bears, which don’t live in Colorado, black bears often change colors to cinnamon or brown; sows typically weigh up to 175 pounds, while adult males can tip the scales at more than 450 pounds. Attacks on humans are quite rare, but Wright stresses that anything is possible. “Bears can be unpredictable,” he said. “You don’t want to turn run

from a bear if you have a confrontation with a bear. Just back away slowly and make yourself known.” There are a reported 900,000 black bears in North America, and from 1891 to 2010, 63 people were killed by the animals, according to a study published in the Journal of Wildlife and Management. Of those fatalities, most of them happened in Canada and Alaska, the study said.

• Stop. Give the bear an escape route. Do not make direct eye contact with the bear as he may perceive this as a threat.
 At Difficult Campground, located off of Highway 82 about four miles east of Aspen, human encounters with bears have been an issue for the past three summers. On one instance, a bear sat on tent, while people were inside of it, and ate serviceberries from a bush overhanging it, according to the office of the White River National Forest. Naturally shy, the black bears that visit Aspen have become accustomed to seeing human beings. Last summer was a busy one for wildlife officials. Of the 1,040 bear calls field by the Aspen Police Department, nearly 800 came during the months of July, August and September. The high volume of calls was due mainly to drought conditions and a lack of natural food sources. With their food supply depleted last summer, many black bears, which typically feed on oak brush, serviceberries and chokeberries, left the

• Step off the trail on the downhill side and slowly leave the area.
 • Although it is not common for a mother with cubs to attack, it is a possibility. Move away slowly from the cub. The mother may make alarming gestures such as kicking dirt, snorting, popping her jaws, or making a “false charge” (stopping short before reaching you). However, if a bear does attack you, fight back. Black bears have been driven away when people have fought back with rocks, sticks, binoculars, and even their bare hands.
 • Contrary to popular myths, bears can run fast (up to 35 mph), and can easily outrun a person up or downhill. They are also agile tree-climbers. SOURCE: Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office

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“I had last season’s mom and three cubs in the backyard every night for a week. I got within six feet of the runt of the litter.” — Gram Slaton

B e B e a r Awa r e

By following these simple guidelines, you’ll drastically lower your chances of encountering a bear. • Secure your trash. • Remove birdfeeders. • Keep grills clean. • Keep pet food indoors. • Keep garage doors closed. • Secure windows and doors. • Be responsible about trash and bird feeders. • Don’t leave food or trash inside your vehicle. • Pick fruit before it ripens, and clean up fallen fruit. SOURCE: Aspen Police Department


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mountain forests for Aspen and Snowmass, where food was in ample supply. And before hibernating, they were busy foraging for food, often as much as 20,000 calories before winter approaches. Dinsmoor doesn’t play down the impact of bears on Aspen. While they are a sight to behold, especially for those who have not seen them out of captivity, they also can impose significant problems. Bears stress the resources of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and local law enforcement, whose officials are busy responding to bear calls. It’s not uncommon for police to shut down a downtown Aspen street in the summer because a mama bear and her cubs have sought refuge in a tree. As a result, the retailers on the cordoned streets lose business. It’s an unfortunate truth that’s not lost on Dinsmoor. “It’s terrible for town, terrible for business and terrible for bears,” he says.

It’s a problem for bruins in Colorado because are allowed two strikes before they are killed. A first-time nuisance bear will be given an ear tag and is relocated by Parks and Wildlife. Should the bear return to the same place that spurred its first strike, that’s a second strike, which means the bear will be euthanized. In 2012, 20 bears were euthanized in Aspen because of the two-strike rule. “I’m tired of being the executioner,” Wright said. Wright stressed that humans need to do their part to deter the bears from making the Aspen area their permanent residence. “People who are coming here or are staying here need to learn how to co-exist with bears,” he said. “People think that we can just remove the bears and they’ll live happily ever after. They come back.”

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Basalt Western heritage Basalt is about 20 miles downvalley from Aspen, sitting at the confluence of the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers. With its charming 100-year-old buildings and new structures adding vibrancy to the downtown, Basalt still maintains a connection to its 19th-century roots. Today, in the historic downtown district, fine restaurants and locally owned shops await — perfect for a day trip from Aspen or an evening outing.

quick fact In the growing El Jebel area, the Willits Town Center is bringing an urban feel to the midvalley, with upscale shops, excellent restaurants and more. Whole Foods also opened a location there this summer.


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Fresh haven for art, recreation lovers Carbondale has been the buzz of the Roaring Fork Valley in recent years. Stroll its historic downtown district, where an ongoing renaissance has brought new life to the town with chic shops, great restaurants and a fresh crew of locals. The historic Dinkel Building, named for a Carbondale founder, is located on Main Street and is the center of downtown activity including the beloved Crystal Theater. Aided by the active Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, Carbondale also is a growing arts center, with numerous galleries, the Carbondale Clay Center (the Roaring Fork Valley’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to ceramic arts) and Thunder River Theater Company’s new state-of-the-art, black-box theater.

quick fact Carbondale is a whirl of activity during the warm summer months. Check out Mountain Fair, an annual arts and entertainment festival at Sopris Park, on July 26-28, or check out First Friday festivities the first Friday of every month.

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Still growing Snowmass Village is steeped in ranching history, tucked high in the Brush Creek Valley. It resides within 25 square miles, has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails and offers one of the best music scenes in the state. The mountain is flanked by charming boutiques, restaurants and accommodations. Some big changes have been happening in Snowmass Village, including the addition of a Westin resort in the former Silvertree Hotel and some construction in Base Village. The Aspen Skiing Co. also added about 5 miles of singletrack to the summer trail system on Snowmass ski area.

quick fact The Snowmass Rodeo takes place every Wednesday in the arena at Town Park. A short ride on the free RFTA bus will drop you off right in front of the action. Enjoy dinner, music, rodeo events including bronco and bull riding, and even a calf scramble and mutton bustin’ for the kids.


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7-8 | The Snowmass Mammoth Fest presented by the Chili Pepper and Brew Festival. SBG Productions (founder of Telluride Blues and Brews) along with Snowmass Tourism present the 10th anniversary of this Colorado Music Festival. Chili, brews, and music all in its new location at the Snowmass Village soccer fields. Camping available. Info: www. 8 | The Bobby Mason Alive Concert. A year ago, Bobby had open heart surgery. Then an infection spread through his body and his doctors were afraid he wouldn’t make it through the night. But Bobby’s always beaten long odds, and in celebration the Wheeler is hosting “The Bobby Mason Alive Concert.” It’s a celebration for everyone, and features Bobby plus an amazing band. Info: 970-920-5770 or www. 8 | Red Brick Center for the Arts: Experimental Drawing with Michael McConnell. Ages 9-16. Through a series of individual and collaborative drawing exercises, participants will explore new ways of thinking, seeing, and creating works of art. Reservations required. Info: 8-9 | Aspen Eco Fest. Come to the fourth annual eco event with more than 100 street vendors and demonstrations free to the public. Shop and enjoy everything handmade, remade, natural, organic, up cycled...or energy efficient. Eco Film Fest and Trashion show at the Wheeler Opera House! Info: 970-948-7423 or visit


9 | Aspen Art Museum: Free family workshop. Workshops encourage children and adult teams to look, share, and create together. Offered on select Sundays, families with children of all ages are welcome to drop in and explore current exhibitions and participate in handson art projects. 3:30-5 pm. Info: 970-925-8050, www.aspenartmuseum. org 13 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Trevor Paglen. Free to the public, but reservations are required. Info: 970-923-3181. Info: www.andersonranch. org. 13 | The Fabulous Thunderbirds. For more than 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American blues and rock band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. This is the Wheeler’s last concert attraction before closing next fall to remodel the theatre, and we couldn’t be going out with a bigger bang. Info: 14 | Anderson Ranch Lunchtime Auctionette. Barbecue and auction. Info: www.

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14-16 | Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. One of the nation’s most prestigious epicurean events. Culinary stars show their passion for food, wine and entertaining. More than 300 Vintners pour premium wines complimented by specialty foods from around the world. Join leading chefs including Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, Bobby Flay and noted wine authorities for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events. 16-21 | Aspen Writers’ Foundation: 37th Annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival. Hailed as one of the nation’s “Top Ten Literary Gatherings” by USA Today, this six-day celebration of words, stories, and ideas consists of a morning writing retreat, afternoon literary festival events, and one-on-one professional consultations with agents and editors. This year’s festival will celebrate the literary riches of

China. From author readings and behind-the-book panel discussions, be a part of a sojourn that celebrates the literary arts with authors Deborah Fallows, James Fallows, Yiyun Li, Sandra Tsing Loh, and Lisa See. Info: 970925-3122 or www.aspenwriters. org. 17 | ACES: Picnic on the Preserve | Annual Membership Dinner. CelebrateACES’ 45th anniversary at the annual membership “Picnic on the Preserve.” Head down to Hallam Lake to enjoy drinks, dinner, and live music with ACES’ members and staff. This year’s musical act is The Family Trade, a sixpiece folk orchestra fronted by poet-songwriter Brian Laidlaw. Bring nonmember friends and encourage them to join ACES. 5:30 p.m. at Hallam Lake, 100 Puppy Smith Street behind the post office in Aspen. Info: www.

Ongoing events Monday-Saturday | ACES: Eagles, Hawks & Owls. Learn about eagles, hawks, and owls in this close-up encounter with our resident, non-releasable birds of prey. This one-hour program for all ages starts at 3 p.m. at Hallam Lake. June 17 through Sept. 3. 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Info: www.

19 | ACES: Evening birding at Hallam Lake: One. Ducks and geese on the water, swallows wheeling overhead, evening at Hallam Lake is a great time to observe bird activity at this haven for riparian wildlife. Join a two-hour outing geared towards birders of all levels. Learn about native birds while watching them forage, get ready to roost, and wrap up their day. This class is perfect for birders who dread getting up at the crack of dawn because, luckily, plenty of birds are active at Hallam Lake at dusk. Bring binoculars and quiet observation skills. Info: 19 | Red Brick Center for the Arts: Color Workshop: Painting and Interior Design with Lynn Waldorf. Lynn will facilitate a hands-on exploration of how painters use color combinations Reservations required. Info: www.

Tuesday-Saturday | History Coach. A guided tour of historic downtown Aspen in a unique electric vehicle, complete with a visit to both the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum. 12:15 and 2:30 p.m. Starts at Wheeler Opera House, corner of Mill St. and Hyman Ave. $25/adult, $20/ senior, children 12 and under free. Info: Tuesday-Saturday | West End Walking Tour. A beautiful stroll through Aspen’s Victorian West End with a focus on history and architecture; learn littleknown facts about the homes themselves and the people who lived in them. 10:30 a.m. Starts at Wheeler/Stallard Museum. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 12 and under free. Info: www. Tuesday | Hotel Jerome History Tour. Aspen’s iconic Hotel Jerome has been at the center of Aspen life since the doors opened in 1889. 1:30 p.m. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 12 and under free. Info: www.

Tuesday | Aspen Historical Society: Time Travel Tuesdays. Valley Fine Art presents Time Travel Tuesdays. Tuesday nights will offer a selection of historically themed events, ranging from speakers and living history to movies and more. Info: 970-9253721 or Wednesday | Snowmass Rodeo. The Snowmass Rodeo is celebrating 40 years this summer. Watch saddle bronc and bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and more. Children can participate in the calf scramble and mutton busting. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or something from the full bar. Vendors offer a variety of shopping and entertainment as well. June 12 through Aug. 28. Info: www. Thursday | Snowmass Thursday Night Concert Series. Thursdays all summer long. Performers include The Dunwells, Freddy Jones Band, Nigel Hall and Mountain Standard Time. For a complete schedule, visit www. Friday | Aspen by Bike Tour. A pleasant tour by bicycle that brings in Aspen’s Victorian West End, loops through the grounds of the Aspen Institute and winds through town to the original Lift One. 10:30 a.m. Starts at Wheeler/ Stallard Museum. $15/adult, $12/ senior, children 12 and under free.

Saturday | ACES: Family Saturdays at Hallam Lake. While in Aspen make sure that your family discovers Hallam Lake. This 25-acre wetlands preserve has been home to native plants, wild animals, and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies for more than 40 years. Come visit us for some fun nature-inspired activities including pond dipping, nature craft of the day, scavenger hunt, afternoon story, or bird of prey program. Pick one activity or do them all and make a day out of it. June 15 through Aug. 31. Info: 970-925-5756 or www. Saturday | Classical Music at the top of Aspen Mountain. Students of the Aspen Music Festival & School perform a repertoire of their own choosing. Bring a picnic or a lawn chair and enjoy the free performances (with the purchase of a gondola ticket), located just a short walk out Richmond Ridge from the top of the gondola. Performances begin at 1 p.m. July 6 through Aug. 31. Info: www. Sunday | Bluegrass Sundays at the top of Aspen Mountain. The free (with the purchase of a gondola ticket), open-air concerts are held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays just outside the Sundeck. June 16 through Sept. 1. Info:

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20 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Willie Cole. Public welcome. Info: www. 20 | AAM Architecture Lecture Series: Lecture with Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners at the Limelight Hotel. Info: www. 06/21-08/17 | Theatre Aspen: “Les Miserables.” Epic and uplifting, Les Miserables won eight Tony Awards and thrilled audiences all over the world; its powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made it a popular masterpiece. Info: 970925-9313 or www.theatreaspen. org. 21-23 | Kick my Snowmass. A national kickball tournament. Info: 06/21-07/06 | Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival. The JAS June Festival includes four nights of headline concerts from world-class musicians at the beautiful Benedict Music Tent in downtown Aspen, along with weekly JAS Café Downstairs @ The Nell jazz performances, free concerts and other events. Past performers have included Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Tony Bennett, and many more. Info: 970-920-4996 or www. 06/26-07/02 | Aspen Institute Aspen Ideas Festival 2013. The Ideas Festival enters its ninth year of dialogue and conversation with leading thinkers from around the globe. Info: 970-544-7960 or www. 26 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Raul Midon. “A free man beyond any category,” (Huffington Post) best describes the unique musician that is blind singer/songwriter/guitarist Raul Midon. His singular timeless soul/ pop/jazz sound garnered him 64

a standing ovation during his television debut on Letterman. With three major label records under his belt Midon’s specialness has been recognized by music lovers and musicians all over the world. Info: 970-920-4996 or www. 27 | Aspen Music Festival and School Opening Concert. Mei Ann Chen conducts Philip Glass’ multimedia sensation Icarus at the Edge of Time. Also on the program: Conrad Tao plays Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Info: 970-925-9042 or www. 28 | Anderson Ranch Lunchtime Auctionette. Barbecue and auction. Info: www. 28 - 29 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: John Cleary. Jon Cleary is a triple threat - with a salty-sweet voice, masterful piano skills, and a knack for coupling infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances a career performing

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with his band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen and Bonnie Raitt, recording with both groups, and composing songs for various artists. His live shows are an explosive funk party, mixing old school soul with the rhythms of New Orleans. Info: 970-920-4996 or 29 | Aspen Backcountry Marathon. Utilizing the amazing trails that surround Aspen, this full marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails. The diversity and elevation gain will challenge even the well trained athlete. The race is open to individuals and relay teams. Info: 970-429-2093 or www.


2 | Aspen Art Museum: Artist Lecture with Rachel Feinstein. Info: 4 | Old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors

come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, live music, picnics, a kids carnival, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain. 4 | Aspen Art Museum Fourth of July Picnic. The AAM partners with a renowned contemporary artist to produce a float for Aspen’s Fourth of July Parade. The AAM’s popular annual postparade pic¬nic takes place on the museum grounds. Info: 970-925-8050 or www. 4 | Boogie’s Buddy Race. Boogie’s Diner is the proud sponsor of this annual race tradition, which benefits the Buddy Program. This is a great way to kick off Fourth of July while also supporting local youth through mentoring. Info: 970-9252130 or 5 | ACES: Raptor Fair at Hallam Lake. Info

5 | Anderson Ranch Featured Artist Lecture: Redcliffe Bailey. Open to the public. Info: www. 5 | Buddy Program Bash for the Buddies. The Buddy Program’s annual fundraiser supports mentoring and experiential programs for over 650 local youth in the Roaring Fork Valley! Considered the “Party of the Summer,” the evening is a local favorite, featuring cocktails, dinner, Silent and Live Auctions, and dancing into the night. Info: 970920-2130 or www.buddyprogram. org. 5 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Wil Campa y su Gran Union. In 2005 former Maraca member Wil Campa formed what is today one of the most exciting groups of talented musicians and performers to come out of Cuba in decades:

Wil Campa Y su Gran Union. The internationally acclaimed Cuban 13-pieces orchestra has been touring Europe and Canada since its inception and entered the US in the summer of 2010. Wil’s music is influenced by the styles of the 40s and the 70s eras, thus creating his own style by mixing the rhythms of both generations, the “Son.” Info: 970-920-4996 or www. 7/5-8/15 | Theatre Aspen: “Fully Committed.” “Fully Committed” is rapid-fire funny without being slapstick or blunt-object obvious, via an inventive one-man conceit that evokes 36 characterizations. Info: 970-925-9313 or www. 6 | Aspen Institute Socrates Dinner. Join us for this dinner and discussion, with featured speaker Sal Kahn, to benefit the Socrates Program for young leaders.

Info: 970-544-7925 or www. 07/06-08/24 | Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: 2013 Summer Dance. Aspen Sant Fe Ballet presents its Summer Dance Series. Featuring the world renowned Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, as well as MOMIX, Complexions, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Babtoto Yetu, dance takes center-stage in Aspen this summer. Info: 970-9257175 or www.aspensantafeballet. com. 5-14 | Aspen Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair. Enjoy to finest array of Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts under one roof. This ten day show is from 30 exhibitors from around the world. Info: 970704-1333 or www.aspenartfairs. com.

8-12 | Aspen Historical Society presents: Chautauqua. The Aspen Historical Society presents four days of entertainment, thoughtful discussion and celebration of past and present during Chautauqua. Info: www. 11 | Red Brick Resident Artists Art Gallery opening reception. Info: 11 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Angel Otero. Open to the public. Info: www. 12 | Anderson Ranch lunchtime auctionette. Info: www. 12 | Aspen Historical Society 50th Birthday Block Party. A fun-filled street party to celebrate the Aspen Historical Society’s 50th birthday. Live music, barbecue,

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drinks and entertainment. Info: 12 | Red Brick Center for the Arts: Acrylic Transfers with Cecilia Anthony. It would be helpful but not necessary for participants to bring a prepped canvas. Bring photocopies of images you want to transfer. Black and white works best. All other materials provided. Reservations required. Info: 12-13 | Aspen Plein Air. Nineteen nationally recognized plein air artists gather in Aspen to spend a week capturing the light, color and unique character of our uniquely beautiful town and environs. A two-day art exhibition and sale will be on July 12 and 13 displaying the completed works of flower-filled meadows, majestic mountains and colorful downtown scenery. Artists typically paint 10 or more pieces, culminating in almost 200 works to view and purchase from over the course of the sale. Presented by the Wheeler and Sheridan Arts Foundation. Info: 970-920-5770 or 13 | Komen’s Race for theCure. 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Aspen Race for the Cure. Run or walk a mile, 5K or 10K. Info: www. 13 & 15 | Aspen Music Festival and School: Bernstein’s Candide. Aspen Opera Theater Center presents Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta, which is pure fun. A divine comedy that ultimately asks “How should we live?” Info: 970-925-9042 13 | Dancing for Dogs and Cats: Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter’s annual benefit. Enjoy dinner, disco, silent and live auctions and more on a private ranch under the Colorado stars. Email or call us for more information, ticket pricing and to


reserve your seat. Info: 970-9271771 or 07/12-08/17 | Theatre Aspen: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” A day in the life of Charlie Brown. This musical is a day made up of little moments, featuring Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the gang from “Peanuts.” For all ages. Info: 970-925-9313 or www. 12-14 | Master of the Mass. When it comes to mountain bike races, the Master of the Mass is a beast of an event. Join in on this four-stage, three-day mountain biking race in Snowmass. The Enduro Mountain Bike Race demands that riders conquer a variety of terrain including chainless downhill, cross-country, downhill and super-downhill stages. The ultimate challenge — all racers must ride on one bike for all four disciplines. Info: www. 15 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a post-screening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970925-7010 or www.aspeninstitute. org; 17-18 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Tony Desare. Singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of New York’s hottest young singer/ pianists. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh ad at the same time blends seamlessly with

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the Great American Songbook. Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Tom Waits to one of his inventive original songs with ease. Info: 970-920-4996 or www.

23 | Aspen Art Museum: Artist lecture by Anne Collier. Info:

17-20 | Aspen Institute: Aspen Security Forum. The forum will bring together top-level government officials, industry leaders, and leading thinkers to answer critical questions about America’s preparedness for terrorism. Info: 970-544-7960 or

25 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Marina Abramovic. Info: www.

19 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Bill Viola 2013 National Artist Honoree. Info: 19-20 | Deaf Camp Picnic. After a 15-plus year hiatus, the event that John Denver put on the map is back. All proceeds benefit the wonderful Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This year’s event, featuring Billy Dean and headlined by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, will surely be a highlight of the summer. Info: 800-snowmass or www. 20 | Anderson Ranch annual recognition dinner. Awards dinner honoring contributions to the arts. Gala event with live and silent art auction. Info: 970-9233181 or 20 | Aspen Valley Marathon/ Half Marathon/ 5k Race. Aspen Valley Marathon follows the historic Rio Grande Trail downvalley from Aspen to Basalt and passes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. (Top ‘Boston Qualifying’ event, Half Marathon, and 5K also available.) Info: 970-319-9435 or www.

24 | AAM Architecture Lecture Series: Lecture with Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture. Info:

25-28 | Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Presented by Spalding & Misty May Treanor Dream in Gold Junior’s Volleyball Clinic. Grab your teammate and sign up for this new mountain tournament. Courts will be located throughout the village. There will be plenty of spectating opportunities including the Beach Finals on the sand court in Base Village, aka Centre Court. Info: 26-28 | Fourth Annual Automobili Exotica. Catch some of your favorite cars coming from Denver to Snowmass over 12,000-foot Independence Pass. Then come to the show on the Snowmass Mall on July 27 and enjoy the party surrounded by exotic cars in the evening at one of Snowmass’ hotels. Info: 27 | ACES Annual Mushroom Fair. Join expert mycologists at Hallam Lake to learn all about local edible and inedible fungi. Info: 970-925-5756 or www. 27-28 | Aspen Arts Festival. Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the 11th annual Aspen Arts Festival. The Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal

creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry and mixed media. 29 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a post-screening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970925-7010 or www.aspeninstitute. org/ 29-30 | 10th annual Vince Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic. Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and PGA Pro Fred Funk host an intimate dinner, concert, and a day on the links with PGA and NAGA players to benefit Challenge Aspen. Info: 970-923-0578 or www.

30 | Anderson Ranch Live Auction opening reception. Info: 30 | Aspen Art Museum artist lecture with Nate Lowman. Info: 30 | Red Brick Arts Tribute. This annual event honors a local individual who promotes the arts to a high level of excellence. 30-31 | Aspen Institute: Aspen Leaders Forum. The Leadership in Action Series offers public interviews, panels and discussions on a variety of current topics highlighting extraordinary leaders at the Aspen Leaders Action Forum. Info: 970-544-7960 or www.aspenleadersactionforum. org.

Salon Terra is the latest addition to the booming Willits area. This AVEDA concept salon provides clients with the full spa experience, providing hair, nail, waxing and facial services. AVEDA supplies the most natural products available in the beauty industry and Salon Terra is proud to carry their entire line! Staffed by creative, innovative, AVEDA trained professionals, Salon Terra is a step above the rest.

7/31-8/04 | First annual Roof of the Rockies Jeep Jamboree. Jeepers unite in Snowmass and then head out to the trails to explore one of the most beautiful regions in the country. From beginner to advanced trails, this Jamboree has it all. Space is limited so sign up now. Info: www.


1 | Aspen Art Museum: Preview Crush at the Baldwin Gallery. Info: 1 | Aspen Music Festival and School Guitar Ensemble Recital at Anderson Ranch. Info: www. 1 | Red Brick Center for the Arts: Clay, Paintings, and Drawings Art Gallery opening reception. Info:

1-4 | Art Aspen. International fine-art fair with modern and contemporary art. Artwork from 300 notable artists from 35 renowned galleries will be represented and available for viewing and purchase. Info: 631283-5505 or 2 | Aspen Art Museum: Artcrush Summer Benefit. Prominent artists, art collectors, curators, gallery owners, celebrities, and philanthropists from around the world gather in Aspen every year during the first week in August to celebrate ArtCrush, the Aspen Art Museum’s annual summer benefit. Info: 970-925-8050 or www. 3 | Power of Four Mountain Bike Race. This race’s unique course will require participants to conquer pieces of Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands. A mix of terrain

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covering more than 10,000 feet of climbing will make the race an absolute epic. Info: 970-925-1220 or 3 | Aspen Historical Society’s Traditional Ice Cream Social. This summer tradition is a can’tmiss on a hot summer day: a combination of socializing, ice cream and history. Info: 970-9253721 or 3 | Aspen Institute 20th Annual Summer Celebration. Join a conversation and gala dinner. Honorees to be announced. Info: 970-544-7925 or summercelebration. 3 | Summer Celebration Gala Aspen Institute. Please join supporters of the Aspen Institute for their Annual Summer Celebration dinner to be held at the Aspen Meadows. Honored speakers to be announced. Info: 970-925-7010 or www.

s 4 | Power of Four Run. The newest challenge in the series gives runners their chance to scurry across a challenging course of more than 30 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing. Info: 970-9251220 or www.aspensnowmass. com 5 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a post-screening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970925-7010 or 8 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Xaviera Simmons. Info: 10 | Fourth annual Culinary and Arts Festival. The Snowmass



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Culinary & Arts Festival brings foodies, wine connoisseurs, and art lovers alike together in a premiere visual and delectable feast. It features celebrity chefs, a juried art exhibit with regionally and nationally recognized artists, food & presentation expert panels, and a Palette of Pairings featuring specialty foods with wines & spirits, all set in the scenic mountain splendor of Snowmass Village. Info: www. 10 | Anderson Ranch Annual Art Auction and Picnic. Twohundred and fifty works of art offered in silent and live auctions. Join art lovers and community for a gourmet picnic lunch, music and art. Info: 970-923-3181 or 10 | Aspen Rotary Club Ducky Derby. A full-day family festival and rubber-duck river race, including food and games. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits,

youth groups, scholarships and Rotary International projects. 970925-1940 or 11 | Aspen Art Museum: Free Family Workshop. Workshops encourage children and adult teams to look, share, and create together. Offered on select Sundays, families with children of all ages are welcome to drop in and explore current exhibitions and participate in hands-on art projects. 3:30-5 p.m. Info: 970-9258050, 11 | Aspen Science Center Science Festival and Street Fair. A free nonstop program of interactive science exhibits, experiments, games and shows designed to entertain and inspire, including onstage performances demonstrating scientific concepts plus many interactive exhibits around the park. Info: www.

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12 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a post-screening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970925-7010 or www.aspeninstitute. org; 13 | ACES: Understanding our Living Planet. Gaia Theory is the scientific idea of Earth as a single, living system that has a metabolism, moderates climate, and regulates ocean salinity. The term “Gaia” was suggested by William Golding (author of “Lord of the Flies”) more than 40 years ago, celebrating the fact that science was rediscovering what our ancestors knew at a deeper, mythic level — that Earth is alive and that we are part of a seamless continuum of that life. Info: 970925-5756 or www.aspennature. org.

15 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Diana Thater. Info: 15 | Aspen Art Museum: All art has always been contemporary. Lecture with Aden Kumler — medieval art. Info:

Info: 970-429-8175 or www. 16 | Anderson Ranch lunchtime auctionette. Info: www.

15-18 | American Renewable Energy Day. The 10th anniversary AREDAY Summit, Film Fest and Expo: “Advanced Energy & Stranded Assets: Transition to a Sustainable Climate & Economy.” Featuring: Ted Turner, Sally Ranney, Lester Brown, Sylvia Earle, Amory Lovins, Wesley Clark and other leaders in renewable and sustainable energy. Info: 970-9489929 or

17 | Aspen Ride for the Cure. Ride the Rockies in support of Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness and research in western Colorado. Choose your challenge: century, metric century and 30-mile routes available. Join Team Komen and we will provide you with all of the coaching, training, travel opportunities and fundraising support necessary to have a truly life-changing experience. Fundraising required. Info: 970-920-0250 or www.

15-31 | Shakespeare In the Park. The Hudson Reed Ensemble presents its free “Shakespeare in the Park” series at Galena Plaza. This summer’s production will be “Romeo and Juliet.”

17-18 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Roberta Gambarini & Trio. Celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world’s greatest musicians, Roberta

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Winter is coming... Know you’re visiting Aspen again this winter? Here are some season highlights to look forward to: Jan. 9-12, 2014 | Wintersköl Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four day celebration features onmountain activities, Soupsköl, a canine fashion show, winterfest, fireworks, and much more. Info: Jan. 23-26, 2014 | ESPN Winter X Games Top winter sports athletes from around the world compete annually in the Aspen Winter X Games on Buttermilk Mountain. Info: Jan. 12-19, 2014 | Gay Ski Week Aspen Gay Ski Week is a weeklong LGBTQ winter event held in January each year. The events include daily skiing or snowboarding with guides for all abilities, après-ski parties, dinners, comedy, film, boutique and art walk, nightly parties, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, yoga and spa days. Info: March 28, 2014 | Elk Mountains Grand Traverse The Grand Traverse is an extraordinary 40-mile backcountry ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen. Starting at midnight from Crested Butte, often in subzero temperatures, racers traverse Colorado’s spectacular Elk Mountains. Info: www. Feb. 20-22, 2014 | Aspen Laff Festival The Aspen Laff Festival is the stand-up comedy festival that focuses on finding the fastest, funniest, and brainiest comedians out there. The first three festivals featured such comics as Christopher Titus, Colin Quinn, Jake Johannson and the legendary David Brenner. Info: www.

concert presentation some of the repertoire’s most powerful operatic moments with two of the opera world’s brightest new stars. Info: 970-925-9042 or www.

with their creative teams and subjects, plus talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today. Info: 970-925-5770 or www.

19-20 | USA Pro Cycling Challenge. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure — more than two miles in elevation. One of the largest cycling events in United States history, the 2013 race will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery. Official start — Aspen / Snowmass circuit race. Stage 2 start — Aspen to Breckenridge. Info: www.

24 | Chalk It Up. This chalk art competition is a one-of-a-kind sidewalk art event. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to put their creative juices to the test by creating a unique chalk art drawing that come alive on the sidewalks of the Snowmass Village Mall and Base Village. Prizes of $500 are awarded for the open category for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third place and for the People’s Choice Award. Kids 12 and under can win a $50 savings bond. A palette of free chalk is provided to each artist. Info: www.snowmassvillage. com

21 | ACES: Evening birding at Hallam Lake: Three. Ducks and geese on the water, swallows wheeling overhead, evening at Hallam Lake is a great time to the observe bird activity at this haven for riparian wildlife. Join in on a two-hour outing geared towards birders of all levels. Learn about native birds while watching them forage, get ready to roost, and wrap up their day. Info: 970-9255756 or

26 | AAM Architecture Lecture Series: Lecture with Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. Info: www.

22 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Petah Coyne. Info: 22-25 | MountainSummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen. Now in its fourth year, MountainSummit: Mountainfilm In Aspen is a unique collaboration between Mountainfilm In Telluride — long acknowledged as the leading film festival for adventuring and advocacy — and the Wheeler Opera House. The festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with brilliant film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries 70

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8/29-9/02 | 41st annual Motherlode Volleyball Classic. Eighteen different divisions of play at seven sites see 700 teams from all over the country square off. Admission is free, and food and beverage concessions and music are on site. Info: www. 30 | Anderson Ranch lunchtime auctionette. Info: www. 8/30-9/01 | Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival. Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ largest event with crowds in excess of 10,000 a day. The festival includes three performance stages, shopping, eclectic food, beverage vendors, a kid’s corner and more. This year’s performers include Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, Train and Journey. At Snowmass Town Park. Info: 970-920-4996 or www.











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ranch chip nachos waffle-cut potato ranch chips, bacon, white cheddar fondue, salsa verde, tomatoes, scallions

woody creek mule woody creek distillers vodka, fever-tree ginger beer, lime juice

roasted pablano chili & goat cheese quesadilla seasonal roasted fruit compote, crispy prosciutto, micro arugula, aged balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil

ipa smash aspen brewery ipa, hendrick’s gin, aperol, grapefruit juice, habenero- lime syrup, basil

hoisen bbq chicken lettuce wraps local ground chicken breast, bibb lettuce, cucumber, cilantro, bean sprouts chipotle shrimp tacos grilled shrimp, cabbage slaw, tomato, chipotle mayo, pineapple salsa, avocado purée, crispy corn tortillas tuna wonton tacos ahi tuna tartare & sushi rice, avocado & cilantro purée, sweet soy, tobiko mayo, crispy wonton taco shells

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520 grill Sample menu Southwest Mixed Greens crisp seasonal lettuces tossed with charred corn, roasted pepper medley, tomatoes, red onions, jicama, avacado, citrus vinaigrette Artichoke Chicken sandwich grilled chicken breast on a warm pita piled high with roasted red pepper medley, mixed greens and avacado

Troy and Wheaton,

two Aspen locals with a strong feeling for how Aspen eats opened 520 Grill in the heart of downtown in 2010 with the goal of providing healthy, affordable eats in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. If you’re in the mood for a burger, according to many locals, 520 serves up the best in town with options that include all natural beef, bison or organic turkey burger. Try the B & B option with bacon mixed in the burger. Add a side of hand cut fries or house made potato chips. If you’re treading on the lighter side, try one of the four handcrafted salads, like the “kale and quinoa,” and enjoy it local style topped with your choice of beef, chicken, sushi grade tuna, or fresh grilled vegetables. Other delicious choices include Baja style taco and Pita Sandwiches with chicken or pulled pork. We even offer a gluten free option. For those who don’t do meat, but desiring some more than a salad, 74

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try the Veg Head, a sumptuous offering featuring marinated & grilled portabella and grilled vegetables topped with an avocado and served on warm pita bread with a side of mixed greens. It’s out of this world. Or ty the House-Made Veggie Burger. 520 is a small, funky place where you can enjoy local Colorado micro-brews, domestic beers, or a glass of wine while celebrating a day of fun summer activities. Whatever your mood for food, You will come away from your 520 dining experienced satisfied and impressed the generous portions and will likely want to come back and try the many other items. And if you’ve got the kids in tow, there’s a classic kid’s menu with choices ranging from hamburgers , hot dogs, corn dogs, quesadillas. Each kid’s meal includes fries and a drink. Eat in, take out or if you’re on the run call ahead and we’ll get it ready for you.

Pig Out sandwich pulled pork slow roasted in out house sauce, piled high on an egg bun with house slaw bison burger served on toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese and house sauce Rolladillas rolled flour tortilla taco stuffed with grilled sirloin steak, melted cheese and spicy 520 sauce Kids menu quesadillias, burger and fries Vegan and gluten free options available

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bangkok happy bowl Lunch & Dinner Pad Thai Bowl Most popular thai noodle dish featuring stir-fried thin rice noodle with egg, bean sprouts, garlic, chive and crunchy peanuts Green Curry Bowl The Classic thai curry with select vegetables and thai basil, served over house rice

Soup wild pumpkin soup Homemade thai style organic pumpkin soup Tom Yum shrimp Traditional thai spicy and sour soup with mushrooms and herbs with a dash of roasted chili

specialties Royal duck curry Tasty roasted duck curry ed with lychee, pineapple, tomato, bellpepper and basil coco salmon Grilled wild salmon fillet cooked in spicy red curry sauce with steamed baby spinach and thai basil

located next to Clark’s

Market, the Bangkok Happy Bowl has quickly become a huge favorite for locals and visitors alike. This authentic Thai bistro offers several original and award winning signature recipes by Chef Paula Rungsawang. For the past two decades, Rungsawang has earned international acclaim for her Thai recipes in Australia.  She came to the U.S. in the early 2000’s and with partner Kirk Coult have opened several successful restaurants in California and Colorado, including the Wild Bangkok Bar and Grill which won the “2012 Top of the Town” award for best Thai restaurant in Denver.  Coult and Rungsawang have been regular visitors to the Aspen community for years and saw a need for an unassuming, come as you are Thai bistro that could

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offer a quaint setting for dine in and convenient access for take-out service. Their challenge was finding the ideal location.  However, as soon as they heard about the space next to Clark’s they jumped at the chance and opened in February 2012. The menu changes seasonally with winter dishes like Pumpkin Curry with Lamb; and of course, there’s the classic Pad Thai with your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu.  Each of Rungsawang’s recipe offers you a choice of mild, spicy or what the traditional Thai way (what Rungsawang fondly calls Paula hot).  The BHB offers a full bar. Dine in or Take Out. Parking is free.  Free delivery service is available anywhere in the Aspen core and in Snowmass Village for large orders. 

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A late afternoon jeep ride to a secluded mountain log cabin takes you back to the frontier days of Colorado. Fill the rest of the daylight hours amidst the magnificence of Snowmass Mountain. You will be treated to a hearty country-style dinner, served around a roaring campfire as the sun sets over towering pines. Finish with s’mores and live musical entertainment! A true Rocky Mountain experience!

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finbarr’s irish pub & kitchen Kale, pear, walnut & quinoa salad shaved kale, maytag blue cheese crumble with port & date dressing The Mortimer burger house ground hormone free 1/2 lb. burger with your choice of toppings: american, swiss, cheddar, bacon, sautéed onions & mushrooms Holy mole pork bites crispy pork pieces, flour tortilla fries; Lime, cilantro and mole dipping cream Tomato chorizo mussels white wine, tomato and chorizo; oregano grilled batard Curried fish tacos beer battered fish bites, summer slaw; curry lime cream Heirloom spinach and frisee salad warm whole grain mustard and agave vinaigrette; red onion, lardons of bacon, black pepper candied almonds La plancha seared Scottish salmon kale and quinoa stir-fry, crisp sesame rice cake Almond crusted chicken schnitzel pan seared herbed spaetzle, wilted arugula salad, lemon beurre blanc

Finbarr’s Irish Pub & Kitchen, owned by Irishman

and Aspen local Denis Finbarr O’Donovan offers a distinctive experience combining a vibrant Irish pub atmosphere and exceptional food, a true Aspen locals’ favorite gathering place. Lovers of pub fare will find the classics: Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers & Mash, but chef Joe Flamer, cooking with the freshest ingredients, elevates them beyond the standard. Our menu extends beyond the ordinary pub fare and encompasses a wide range of offerings- there is something for everyone here. Looking for a place to dine outside? Finbarr’s Patio on Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall is the best place in Aspen to meet for food and drinks and experience the vibrancy of outdoor Aspen in the sunny summertime. Thirsty? Look no further than Finbarr’s. nine beers are on tap, including Irish pub staples

location 415 E Hyman Ave 970.925.2719

Hours: Open daily 5pm to late

Lunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: open at 11:30am

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Guinness and Smithwick’s, as well as a rotating ‘beer-of-the-moment’ tap. Two state of the art wine cabinets are stocked with a diverse collection and a creative cocktail menu round out the selection. An affordable dining menu and cozy surroundings make Finbarr’s a place to settle in for drinks and eats for lunch, happy hour, dinner and dessert. Sports enthusiasts will gravitate toward the eight oversize TVs in the bar. The atmosphere is also an elevated take on the Irish pub: warm wood beams, aged brick, stained glass windows and coppertopped tables. Elegant and inviting spaces extend from the dining room to the lounge and into the pub; the kids’ menu lets families know they’re welcome to join in the fun. Finbarr’s is the place to go in Aspen to experience the spirit and character of a traditional Irish neighborhood pub with the high culinary standards of a gastropub. a publication of the aspen times


Dining in Aspen

hickory house THIS IS OUR STORY and we’re stickin’ to it! Our restaurants are family-owned and operated. We are here every day, looking after our food, our staff and our guests, making sure everything is the way it should be. Since 1988, we have worked at crafting our Baby Back Ribs, Barbeque Sauces and other recipes. In that time, we’ve won dozens of national and international rib cook-off competition awards. Several years ago we introduced our fare to the Hickory House Restaurants in Aspen and Parker, where we have achieved success beyond our dreams. We serve the most affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner in town. Dine in, take out, we deliver and we cater. We also ship our award winning sauces all over the country. In addition to our award winning ribs, our menu offers chicken dinners, smokes meats, huge salads, sandwiches and out of this world side dishes.

location 730 W. Main Street Aspen 970.925.2313 Hours: Breakfast & Lunch 8am-2:30pm Dinner 7 days a week, 5-9pm Price Range: Lunch $0-$15 Dinner $10-$25 Find us on facebook @HickoryHouseAspen


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While we are well known nationally for our ribs and sauce, we serve up a mean, affordable breakfast as well. From giant pancakes, traditional egg dishes and biscuits and gravy to granola and fruit, we have something for everyone. We have a full bar with 10 seats and a tv and 3 more Hi-Def tv’s in the dining rooms for sports. Family-friendly, down-home great food! If you don’t believe us, just ask Madeline Albright or Oprah. Oprah raved about our ribs on her show . In combination, the offerings on our menus have proven to be the “Best in Colorado”. We hope you agree, and we thank you for your support.






…A Few Highlights OUR SPECIALTY

BABY BACK RIBS - ONE FULL RACK..................................$1899 BABY BACK RIBS - 1-1/2 RACKS............................................ $2499 BABY BACK RIBS - TWO FULL RACKS ............................$3099 SERVED WITH CHOICE OF POTATO, bAKED bEANS, COLE SLAW & TOASTED GARLIC bREAD







BABY BACK RIBS • FULL RACK .................................. $1800 SMOKED PORK, SMOKED BEEF & CHICKEN BREAST COMBO (Boneless) .....................$1499 SERVED WITH GARDEN or CAESAR SALAD MICHELOB ULTRA (LOW-CARb bEER) .............................$350


GIANT SMOKED PORK OR SMOKED BEEF SANDWICH ON TOASTED GARLIC BREAD OR ROLL PORK ........................................................................................................... $1149 BEEF ............................................................................................................$1349 WITH POTATO CHOICE & COLE SLAW


A • HALF RACK & 1/2 CHICKEN................................... $1799 (bONE-IN bREAST & LEG)

B • FULL RACK & 1/4 CHICKEN...........................................$2199 (bONE-IN bREAST OR LEG OR bONELESS bREAST) SERVED WITH POTATO, bAKED bEANS, COLE SLAW & GARLIC TOAST


(3 BONELESS, DEEP FRIED FILLETS) ............ $1799



DEUX........................................................$400 Serves 2-3 Serves 3-4 MOMMA ..............................................$600 MOTHERLODE.............................$800 Serves 5 or more A LITTLE SPICY AND A LITTLE CRUNCHY!


GRILLED OR FRIED CHICKEN BREAST SALAD ............................................................................... $1199 GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD .................... $1199



Visit us in Parker, CO too! Prices subject to change without a publication notice. of the aspen times


SuMMEr hourS oPEN EvErY dAY 10AM - 6PM BIG SALADS GREEK Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, feta, kalamata olive, banana pepper and homemade garlic parmesan dressing


GARDEN Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, croutons and choice of dressing ANTIPASTO SALAD Genoa salami, provolone, romaine, tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, banana pepper, kalamata olive and homemade garlic parmesan dressing

(grilled on focaccia bread)

MEXACALI CHICKEN Grilled chicken breast, bacon, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, cheddar and mayonnaise

DARKSTAR Roast beef, provolone, red onion, Dijon mustard and horseradish mayonnaise

CASEY JONES Turkey, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing

SMOKESTACK Grilled chicken breast, hot wing sauce, bacon, jalapeno, lettuce and blue cheese dressing

233 EAS T MAI N · ASPE N, C OLORADO FREE DELI VER Y! · (970) 925-6647

CHEF Ham, turkey, swiss, cheddar, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber and choice of dressing CAESAR Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing

COBB Turkey, bacon, egg, avocado, romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion and blue cheese dressing

ADD: Grilled chicken breast, Tuna salad, Curry chicken salad, Avocado or Egg DRESSINGS: Ranch · Blue Cheese · Caesar · 1000 Island · Italian · Garlic Parmesan · Balsamic Vinaigrette · Oil & Vinegar

SCARLETFIRE Choice of ham or turkey, provolone, chipotle mayo, tomato, roasted red pepper and red onion STELLA BLEU Grilled chicken, ham, swiss, dijonaise, lettuce and tomato

MAGIC MUSHROOM Marinated portobello mushrooms, provolone, tomato, roasted red pepper and pesto CASSIDY Fresh mozzarella, tomato, kalamata olive and pesto

SPECIALTY SANDWICHES GARCIA Turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, sprouts, mayonnaise and choice of cheese on a sub roll

ALLIGATOR Grilled chicken breast, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise on a sub roll

BERTHA Ham, salami, capicola, provolone, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, red onion, mayonnaise and oil & vinegar on a sub roll

FRANKLIN’S TOWER Ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise double stacked on toasted white or wheat bread

SHAKEDOWN Turkey, provolone, roasted red pepper, red onion, pesto and mayonnaise on a sub roll

ALTHEA Turkey, swiss, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion and honey mustard on a sub roll

SLIPKNOT Pastrami, swiss, homemade coleslaw, tomato and Dijon mustard on a sub roll

MINGLEWOOD Curry chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana pepper, mayonnaise, oil & vinegar and choice of cheese on a sub roll

TERRAPIN Turkey, salami, swiss, artichoke hearts, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, mayonnaise and Italian dressing on a sub roll

EDDY OUT Avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, red onion, sprouts, mayonnaise, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper and choice of cheese on a sub roll

233 EAST MAIN · ASPEN · (970) 925-6647 CAll AhEAd for fASTEr SErvICE · frEE dElIvErY! Home of the Cosmic Charlie

Dining in Aspen

hotel jerome small plates Tuscan Kale Chips Lemon, Chili, Sea Salt Beet Carpaccio Warm Goat Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette Tuna “Tacos” Crab Croquettes, Melon Salsa, Avocado Purée, Two Sauces Barley Risotto Diver Scallops, Mushrooms, Carrot Puree, Pea Tendrils

Hotel Jerome, a

landmark Aspen hotel is renowned for its relaxed elegance, gracious hospitality and authentic mountain spirit. Located in the heart of town, it features luxurious accommodations, a variety of dining options and the modern amenities of a world-class, luxury boutique hotel. In August of 2012, the hotel underwent a comprehensive remodel. The iconic Jerome emerged in Mid-December as refreshed and revitalized while retaining its historic integrity and identity as “Aspen’s gathering place.” New casual chic is embraced in this renewal of Classic American. Prospect, the hotel’s re-envisioned fine dining restaurant, is an elegant yet comfortable bistro. Prospect merges classic and contemporary design and offers

large plates Mustard Crusted Ruby Trout, Orzo, Tomato, Basil, Spinach, Lemon-Brown Butter

LOcation 330 East Main Street Aspen, CO 920-1000 888-206-5535 HOURS: Breakfast 7-11:00am Lunch 11:30-2:00pm Dinner 6-10:00pm J-Bar 11:30am-11pm PRICE RANGE: Breakfast $10-20 Lunch $10-20 Dinner $25-$40 hoteljerome.

distinctly American Cuisine. The new lobby Living Room is a settle–in kind of room. The cozy space invites guests and locals alike to meet, relax and linger over shared plates and handcrafted cocktails from a new fireside bar. The J-Bar, Aspen’s favorite watering hole since 1889, serves up Aspen’s best burger and cold beer in a casual, friendly atmosphere. If you haven’t been to the Jerome, you haven’t been to Aspen.

Smoked Heritage Berkshire Pork Porter House Pencil Cob Grits, “Coleslaw” Roast Jidori Chicken Quinoa, Roasted Grapes, Almonds, Arugula Dry Aged Prime Beef Ribeye Crispy Onion Salad, Gold Potato Purée, Bordelaise a publication of the aspen times


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jimmy’s restaurant For the past 16 years, Jimmy’s has

been Aspen’s neighborhood restaurant and bar, the kind of comfortable restaurant where you can dine again and again. Ask any local, and you will hear that Jimmy’s is an “Aspen Institution.” The menu has something for everyone, from the fresh-squeezed margaritas and the locally-priced bar menu to the highest quality steaks, famous crab cakes, fresh seafood, and poultry. And you can always find comfort-food specialties like meatloaf and mac & cheese. The menu is designed to feature the finest in American cuisine without being pretentious, served in an energetic atmosphere, says proprietor (and local) Jimmy Yeager. To accomplish this goal, Jimmy’s uses the best possible local ingredients and is completely high fructose corn syrup free. If you share Jimmy’s passion for cocktails, choose from a creative list of classics and contemporaries made with freshly-squeezed juices. The spirits menu features the finest selection of tequila and mezcal in Aspen along with an extensive collection of local and specialty liquors. Winner of the nationally recognized Santé Magazine 2004 Spirits Hospitality Restaurant of the Year location 205 S. Mill St. Aspen (970) 925-6020 Hours: Bar open at 4:30 Dining Room Service at 5:30 Saturday Night Salsa at 11pm Price Range: $30-$40


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award, Jimmy’s list was rated the best in the country, and in 2012 Jimmy’s was recognized as one of the Top 50 Bars in the nation by Food & Wine magazine. The energy at Jimmy’s is what really draws a crowd; the bar is nearly always jam-packed and the dining room lively with activity and a mix of interesting people. The welcoming staff provides the best in top-notch hospitality. Jimmy’s is “home” for a large community of locals and tourists alike. In the summer, enjoy the second level covered patio for an unforgettable dining experience. Jimmy’s is also the only place in town to experience the steamy rhythms of salsa and tango every Saturday night at 11, a long standing tradition that attracts professionals and amateurs alike.

FIRST Jimmy’s Famous

Roasted Corn &

Crab Cake


Jumbo Lump Blue Crab, Jicama & Cabbage Slaw


CHOPS 18 LUMP CRAB Flatbread


White Wine Garlic Broth or Spicy Tomato Broth

Ahi Tuna Tartare

Soy Yuzu Dressing, Sliced Avocado, Nori Rice Crackers Spiral Cucumber & Charred Watermelon Salad

With Jumbo Lump Blue Crab 12

Gazpacho with Feta


With Jumbo Lump Blue Crab 12

Heirloom Tomato & BURRATA SALAD

Artichokes, Roasted Bell Peppers, Basil Pesto, Mozzarella


Jalapeño Soup 8

12 14

Lobster Mac & Cheese 18 Black Truffle, Sherry, Tarragon


Arugula, Olive Purée, Basil, Aged Balsamic

Classic Caesar Romaine Lettuce Leaves, Garlic Crouton

9 1/2


Chopped Romaine, Bacon, Tomato, Chipotle Ranch Dressing


Chef’s Cut American Style Kobe Beef Grilled Caesar Salad, New Potato Confit, Crispy Onions


Six oz. Cut, Salsa Verde, Raw Kale & Vegetable Salad

Lamb Rack


Tomato Ragu, Basil Mashed Potatoes, Baby Squash

Milagro Ranch

Grass Fed Beef



SLOW ROASTED Pork Tenderloin 46

Guanciale Crusted, White Bean Purée, Grilled Peaches, Mustard

Filet Mignon 35 Shell Steak 37

Cowboy Rib-Eye ON THE BONE 46

Organic Salmon 32 Basil Glaze, Quinoa & Artichoke Ragu, Cucumber Salad



Sweet Pea Purée, Saffron & Corn Emulsion, Fried Grits, Parmesan

Rocky Mountain Trout


Stuffed with Spinach, Watercress Emulsion, Grilled Asparagus

Jumbo Lump Blue

Crab Cakes Remoulade, Jasmine Rice, Jicama & Cabbage Slaw


Dining in Aspen

justice snow’s Select menu items Burratta, Baby Tomatoes, Pistachio Mostarda, Crispy Proscuitto, “Fino’s” Ciabatta Boston Lettuce, Creamy House-made Tofu Vinaigrette, Shiitakes, Daikon Radish, Rice Cracker Roasted Heirloom Carrots, House-made Tofu, White Miso, Local Greens, EVOO Grilled Day Boat Scallops, Olathe Sweet Corn Puree, Spanish ChorizoOrange Emulsion, Charred Corn Relish, Patatas Bravas Grilled Hangar Steak, Red Bliss Potatoes, Bacon Braised Collards, Blue Cheese Fondue, Demi Roasted Halibut, English Pea Perogis, Red Beet-Basil Glacage, Crème Fraiche, Crispy Chiogga, Beets, Local Greens


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What are the ingredients for a must-see Aspen experience? Combine a landmark location in the historic Wheeler Opera House with inspired cuisine and an authentic, yet whimsical atmosphere. Mix it together the way our talented bartenders do and you’ve got Justice Snow’s, a one-of-a-kind Aspen restaurant and bar. Chef Jonathan Leichliter’s menu is full of fresh, inventive dishes that focus on locally sourced ingredients. Our special tasting dinners feature Chef ’s expertise in crafting dishes that complement the complex flavors of wines and beers. The bar serves up handcrafted cocktails made with rare spirits, fresh components, and limitless creativity under the direction of renowned ‘cocktail mechanic’ Joshua-Peter Smith. While we have the most extensive cocktail menu west of the Mississippi, our

LOcation Historic Wheeler Opera House 328 East Hyman Ave. Aspen, CO 81611

Price Range Lunch $14 plus Dinner $22 plus

Reservations 970 429-8192

incredible bar staff welcomes the opportunity to custom-craft drinks to suit our guests’ personal tastes. The atmosphere at Justice Snow’s is both modern and vintage, and features fun, unexpected details and antique elements hidden throughout. Under the care of proprietress Michele Kiley, Justice Snow’s serves lunch, dinner and libations daily, 11am-2am, plus weekend brunch on Saturdays & Sundays until 3pm. Come experience the hip and historic atmosphere of Justice Snow’s and see why it’s become Aspen’s best-loved gathering place.

Authentic Mexican Recipes


- including Ceviche de Pescado Molcajete de Maricosa Carne Asada la Diabla Sizzling Faijitas Bistec Ranchero

Try our signature drinks too! Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita and House Sangria

Catch ALL the Sports Action Two GREAT locations Aspen AnD Snowmass Both newly Remodelled!

Open Daily from 11am to 2am

8 Hi Def Big Screen TV’s Best Philly Cheese Steak and Wings in Town Daily Specials Great Après Ski & Late Night Kitchen Open until Midnight

Snowmass 10 Village Square, Snowmass Village (970) 923-3515

Aspen 308 S Hunter St. Aspen 970-544-9263

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Kenichi, Family Style. Creating an incredible, uniquely flavorful, meal with family and friends who have become your family, is the why Kenichi strives to be the best! 2013 is Kenichi’s 22nd summer in Aspen serving world class sushi and contemporary Asian cuisine. Master sushi chef Kiyomi Sano brings over 30 years of experience behind the sushi bar. Sit at the sushi bar and get to know this talented, approachable, and very entertaining sensei, then let him create a truly unique dining experience. Start with a few specialty sashimi dishes, the roasted almond tuna with spicy cumin miso sauce, the striped bass ceviche with pineapple vinaigrette, or ask about Kiyomi’s new spicy raspberry sauce creation. Complementing the full sushi bar and creating his own unique edible art is Executive Chef Edward Schmidt whose passion for great food and beautiful places has kept his culinary inspiration evolving for over a decade here in Colorado. Kitchen favorites include: gyu tenda filet mignon and tiger prawns with sweet shrimp mirin butter dashi potatos, aragawa style akaushi ribeye charcoal grilled Japanese mustard oak smoked welsh sea salt, Japanese eggplant dengaku, “of course” the 86

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LOcation 533 E Hopkins Ave Aspen 970.920.2212 HOURS: Open 7 days a week 5pm to close Reservations Recommended

dynamite shrimp or the black cod misozuke, char siu Colorado lamb. Chef Schmidt’s nightly specials span the best of contemporary Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese flavors, view the full menu at Kenichi’s private tatami room seats 12 to 14. This room is a great place to host a special occasion, family gathering, or spice up a Friday night. Kenichi offers gluten free and vegan menus, as well as, off-site catering, add a sushi bar station to spice up any event. Kenichi is a small family restaurant. We invite you to be our guest at the restaurant and join our small, growing family. kanpai!

SELECT MENU ITEMS appetizers Black Cod Misozuke

Marinated in miso for 72 hrs & roasted


Char Siu Colorado Lamb

Yellowtail Serrano

100% pure akaushi cattle, descendants of Mt Aso revered Akaushi herds

Tuna, Salmon and Yellowtail tartare, spicy teriyaki sauce, fried wontons

Ishiyaki – hot rock

Stone seared at 1000 degrees Shitake, escolar, scallop, akaushi “Kobe Style” Beef. Chef’s selection

Yellowtail Collar

Broiled with soy mirin reduction

Akaushi “Kobe Style” beef tartar

Charred gari, baked wontons

Serrano pepper, basil vinaigrette

Kenichi Special

Snow crab, tuna, cucumber, avocado, inside out, topped with smelt eggs


Snow crab, cucumber, avocado, inside out, topped with tuna, yellowtail, salmon, shrimp


Broken arrow ranch wild boar pot stickers, pan seared with dried cherry Nimono

Shiitake Negimaki

Grilled beef, shiitake & scallion, roll sweet garlic-unagi reduction


Cajun seared Hawaiian ahi avocado, whole grain mustard

Akaushi beef carpaccio

Sambal pickled onion, brown butter, tentsuyu, oak smoked Welsh sea salt


Nigiri, sashimi, sushi:Tartare Trio

roasted almond tuna with spicy cumin miso sauce


Avocado, green beans, honey garlic, soy reduction, crispy shallots

striped bass ceviche with pineapple vinaigrette.

Rack with Roasted Sweet Onion, Charred Orange and Asparagus.

Akaushi “Kobe Style” Beef

Kenichi Teriyakis

Served with stir-fried vegetables, crispy skin red bird chicken breast, Harris Ranch natural flat iron steak. Wild sockeye salmon

Asian BBQ Wild Salmon

Grilled king salmon with wok fried greens and Japanese mustard emulsion

Cowboy Steak

Grilled Bone-in Ribeye steak, Caramelized Shallot Teriyaki sauce, Dashi Potatoes

Sesame crusted yellowfin tuna

Buckwheat soba noodles, asian greens, ginger curry vinaigrette

Cedar grilled organic salmon

Honshimeji mushrooms, foie grasbutter, baby bok choy

Dining in Aspen

Little annie’s eating house THE FAVORITES Annies Hamburger 1/2 lb. of chopped sirloin charbroiled any way you like it, served on an onion roll. BBQ Pork Ribs By popular demand, our famous nighttime BBQ ribs served in the daylight, lunchtime portion Gyros Lamb and beef on fresh pita bread with tomatoes, onions and tszatziki sauce with a wedge of spinach pie. Reuben Wonderful, hot & gooey! Lean corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese grilled on dark rye bread with Thousand Island dressing. Veg-Head Lasagna Fresh pasta layered with spinach, zucchini,mushrooms, ricotta and provolone. Baked and served with plenty of marinara sauce. Comes with a tossed salad.


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As one of Aspen’s longest operating and most popular restaurants, serving Aspen’s best burgers since 1972, the atmosphere is casual and homey with a flavor of the Old West. In the mood for comfort food? Little Annie’s serves some of the tastiest barbecued beef ribs this side of the Continental divide. Fresh blackened salmon, fresh grilled ahi fillets served with tropical salsas, pasta dishes, and a host of healthy salad choices are always available for lighter fare. All are served professionally and graciously by Little Annie’s highly knowledgeable and skilled wait staff. Daily entree specials both lunch and dinner, daily drink specials, and freshly made soups complement our regular delicious fare. Little Annie’s food is consistently delicious and hearty, the portions are generous, and the wine list includes a selection of

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS LOcation 517 E. Hyman Ave. Aspen, Co 970.925.1098 Hours Lunch 11:30am to 5pm Dinner 5pm to 10pm Price Range $10-$20

popular and moderately priced offerings. No visit to Aspen is complete without stopping for lunch or dinner at Little Annie’s Eating House, where kids are always welcome and have their own menu. Please visit for complete menus, merchandise, gift cards, and directions. No reservations taken—just come as you are! Little Annie’s is one of Aspen’s favorite local watering holes. There are five TV’s in the bar for watching sports events.

Appetizers Vegetarian Spring Rolls • Egg Rolls • Chicken Pot Stickers Crab Rangoon • Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps • Atomic Shrimp Coconut Parmesan Shrimp

Entrees Peking Duck • Shiitake Mushroom Duck • Dragon Shrimp • Walnut Shrimp • Peking Shrimp • Hunan Beef • Shrimp Pad Thai • Chicken Pad Thai • Shrimp and Scallops Thai Curry Chicken • Sesame Chicken Or Beef • Mongolian Beef Moo Goo Gai Pan • Happy Family Kung Pao Chicken or Beef Cashew Shrimp • Mu-shi Chicken • Lau Mein Vegetable • Fried Rice Vegetable

Sushi Sashimi Sushi Rolls Chef’s Specialty Rolls Mountain Dragon Roll • Spider Roll • Tempura Roll • Snowmass Roll Aspen Roll • Godzilla Crazyhorse Cherry Blossom Orange Blossom King Roll Queen Roll • House Roll • Green Worm

Vegetarian Menu Available

Big Screen TV

The Grill on the Deck The Best Views in Snowmass Village Great Patio

Great Flowers

Great Food Open from 11 a.m. Full Menu until 8 p.m. on Free Concert Nights


Across from the Hotel Wildwood on Elbert Lane

Pool Tables Foosball - Darts The largest selection of Draft Beer in Snowmass!

Located in Snowmass Village

on Elbert Lane, across from the New Westin Hotel

923-3576 Sorry We Cannot Accommodate Separate Checks. An Automatic 18% Gratuity will Be Added To Parties Of Six Or Larger.

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PoppyCocks cafe Eggs Benedict Poached eggs on English muffin with Canadian Bacon smothered with fresh homemade Hollandaise Sauce . Served with Country Potatoes, Fruit, or Tomato Old Fashioned Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes These cakes are moist inside like hot oatmeal and are a “have to try” item

Poppycocks has been serving up healthy, hearty breakfasts and lunches in Aspen for nearly 40 years. Just steps from the gondola, it’s the perfect spot to fuel up before a day on the slopes or to take a break for lunch. Start the day with Poppycocks’ famous oatmeal or corn griddle pancakes, so popular the restaurant started selling the mix. Or fill up with specialty crêpes or French toast grilled, not fried, to make it healthier. The Eggs Benedict’s hollandaise sauce is concocted daily from scratch, as is the addictive green chili that tops Poppycocks’ Huevos Rancheros. Fresh veggie salsa rounds out the Avocado eggs, poached and served with cheese on an English muffin. Or you can build your own omelet to have it just the way you like. On the lighter side, grab a fruit smoothie fortified with


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Huevos Rancheros Eggs, refried beans on a corn tortilla, smothered with homemade pork chili verde or vegetable salsa, served with country potatoes, green salad and sour cream.

LOcation 665 E Cooper Ave In the Aspen Square Aspen 970.925.1245 HOURS: 7am - 2:30pm Mon - Sat 7am - 2pm Sun Breakfast is served all day Lunch begins at 11am PRICE RANGE: $10

SMOOTHIES Strawberry, Banana & Blueberry

protein powder or eggs. For lunch, grab a fresh salad or sandwich, hot or cold menu items are available to go. Or try a beef chili so superb that Texans come calling just to sample it.

Grilled Turkey Grilled turkey, Canadian bacon and jalapeno jelly, cheddar cheese Spinach Salad Spinach, gruyère cheese and pine nuts tossed with balsamic dressing, topped with avocado

Only two blocks from bike path! • Best Patio Dining in Carbondale!

ely Outstanding pizz t u l o s a” -Local Restaurant Review “ab Award Winning Food and Service 801 Main Court Carbondale, CO

This Main Street restaurant is four-time winner “Best Carbondale Restaurant” and a genuine local’s favorite. A popular gathering spot for friends and families to enjoy everything from a pint of Fat Tire Ale on the patio to a hearty meal in the dining room and live music Saturday nights. So step in and enjoy award-winning pizza, fresh pastas, fine ales, and legendary friendly service.

Full Bar • Huge Dining Room • Carry Out Parking

Open 7 days a week 11am-10pm (open until 11pm Memorial Day-Labor Day)

970-704-9400 Menu Sa Mpler Spinart Dip

Spinach & artichoke hearts blended into a creamy parmesan dip & served warm with seasoned foccacia bread & veggies.

Pear and Walnut Salad

Mixed greens, carmelized onion, sliced pear, roasted walnuts, goat cheese, kalmata olives and balsamic vinaigrette.

Pasta Saltica

Penne tossed with sundried tomato pest, balsamic onions and arugula. Topped with fresh basil, feta and broiled salmon.

Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Crispy breaded chicken breast topped with provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion & pesto mayo.

Caramel Apple Bake

Housemade cinnamon apple compote topped with sugar cookie dough and baked golden brown then topped with vanilla ice cream.

Gluten Free Pizzas!


Professional Affordable


call or visit for details



Mondays All you can eat Pasta Marinara for $4.49 Includes e Tuesdays Take it easy!... $2.75 Easy Street Wheat Pints soup or ntrée, s and bev alad (4-Close) erage Wednesdays It’s Hump Day!...$2.75 Fat Tire Pints and $3.75 Cosmo’s (4-Close) Thursdays 8” 1 Topping Pizza $4.99 ALL DAY! Fridays Join us for Friday Afternoon Club 4 -6 $2.99 pints, cocktails, wine & “snackatizers” Saturdays Early Bird Halfsies: half price apps until 5pm Limit 2, dine in only, Summer Concert Series... LIVE MUSIC 7PM on our outdoor stage! Sundays Glass of wine for $1 with any pasta (Select from our $5.25 wines)

Fresh Homemad e Soups

White Way

Chicken, bacon, sliced plum tomato, fresh mushroom, smoked provolone & homemade alfredo sauce.

Italian Stallion Stuffed Pizza

Serious portions of pepperoni, italian sausage, salami, meatballs, Canadian bacon, onion & extra mozzarella inside a double crusted pizza

Mean Green

Housemade-pesto sauce, fresh spinach, sliced roma tomato, artichoke & fresh garlic.


TV’s in every room!

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The Red Onion The Red Onion just got BETTER!

NEW ownership and a NEW Executive Chef we will provide an experience you are sure to enjoy. Our historic bar and restaurant was established in 1892 and has been a traditional gathering place for food and drink since Aspen’s mining days. Today we maintain the classic “Old Colorado” ambiance while serving excellent food and drink options for the entire family. Diners will find a delicious menu that is designed to offer something for everyone – Lunch and Dinner. Looking for bar food? The Classics awaits you at The Red Onion; Sliders, Salads, Fries and our famous “Onion” soup are served nightly. The historic bar offers many brews on tap, wines by the glass and is famous for a wide selection of hard to find Whiskeys. The Red Onion also boasts having the most square footage of televisions in Aspen. Be sure to check out the lively bar scene during game days and key televised events where you will find food & drink specials. Happy hour runs daily from 3pm 6pm. The hand made Red Onion Burger is the best in town. Lunch specialties also include a great selection of Salads and items like the Philly Cheese Steak and Tequila Lime chicken sandwich. Dinner entrees include favorite items created with the old Red Onion in mind: Roasted Organic Half Chicken, Grilled Ruby Red Trout and Brown Sugar & Lime Marinated Flatiron Steak. People continue to fill the Red Onion for great Food, Drink and entertainment. At night you will often find live music, Open Mic-Night or even Beer-Pong. One thing is for certain – you will always have a good time! This is one of the oldest staples Aspen has to offer and one not to miss. The Red Onion is back to the glory days of old. Come join us.

location 420 East Cooper Ave Aspen, Co 970.925.9955 Hours: Open at 11am Happy hour is daily from 3-6 and 10-midnight Price Range: Lunch $10-$20 Dinner $15-$25 Lunch and Big Plates are both available all day, every day


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Big Plates

chicken tortilla soup

panko crusted pork schnitzel

cheddar cheese and pico de gallo, cup or bowl $5/$7

baked onion soup with swiss cheese $7

‘red onion’ house salad

mixed lettuces, apple smoked bacon, chopped tomatoes, radishes, carrots, crispy tortilla strips, chili-lime ranch $8

skirt steak salad

mixed lettuces, marinated skirt steak, crumbled blue cheese, chopped tomatoes, crispy onions, blue cheese dressing $15

sesame chicken salad

mixed lettuces, roasted chicken, bell pepper, carrots, cilantro, crispy wontons, sesame vinaigrette, $13

cobb salad

lemon caper sauce $20

marinated angus natural flatiron steak red onion demi $25

roasted organic half chicken

cranberry pepper jelly and pan gravy $21

pan-seared wild salmon


angus natural half pound burger kaiser roll $12.50

ribeye cheese steak

shaved angus rib eye, swiss cheese, onions, peppers, schrooms $14.50

pulled pork and cheddar warm apple bacon dressing (also available bbq style) $13.50

tequila-lime chicken breast

roasted corn puree $24

mixed greens, cilantro lime aioli $12.50

double cut, spice brined pork chop

cajun spiced mahi mahi

peach compote $22

grilled ahi tostada ginger mango salad, jalapeno mango coulis $28

mango salsa $14

grilled portabella sub roasted pepper and feta cheese, mixed greens, balsamic vin $11

mixed lettuces, roasted chicken, crispy bacon, chopped egg, avocado, crumbled blue cheese $14

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39 Degrees 709 E. Durant Avenue 970-925-6760


520 Grill 970-925-9788 520 Cooper Avenue


Bangkok Happy Bowl 970-925-2527 300 Puppy Smith Street #204


Blazing Adventures 970-923-4544 Snowmass Village


Elk Camp Restaurant 970-923-0450 On Mountain restaurant Snowmass Mountain


Finbarr’s 970-925-2719 415 East Hyman Avenue


Grateful Deli 970-925-6647 233 East Main Street


Hickory House 970-925-2313 730 West Main Street


Hotel Jerome 970-920-1000 330 East Main Street hoteljerome.



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Kenichi 970-920-2212 533 East Hopkins Avenue


La Palapa 970-544-8479 308 South Hunter Street


Little Annie’s Eating House 970-925-1098 517 Hyman Avenue


Mountain Dragon 970-923-3576 Across from the Snowmass Conference Center Snowmass Village


Poppycocks 970-925-1245 665 East Cooper Avenue


The Red Onion 970-925-9955 420 East Cooper Avenue


White House Pizza Main Court Carbondale, CO


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Justice Snow’s 970-429-8192 328 East Hyman Avenue





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Jimmy’s Restaurant 970-925-6020 205 South Mill Street

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summer in aspen // 2013

Whitewater Rafting Hiking Tours Jeeping Tours Mountain Biking Sunset Dinners Hot Air Ballooning Horseback Rides Group Services & Events Rock Climbing Fishing

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Summer In Aspen  

The Summer 2013 edition. This magazine features everything the summer visitor should know about Aspen, Snowmass Village , Basalt and Willits...