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Dear Guest

WINTER 2012-2013 GUNILLA R. ASHER Co-Manager/ Advertising Director

Welcome to aSpen! Whether this is your first time to our valley or the hundredth, we hope you enjoy your stay. This winter in Aspen, many of your old favorites are back: X Games, the free concert series, skiing, snowshoeing and spas. However, if you’re returning to town you’ll also notice some changes. The Hotel Jerome recently underwent a complete renovation just before this season, as did the Westin – formerly the Silvertree — and Wildwood in Snowmass. New restaurants and retailers have also cropped up this year, and the Aspen Skiing Co. has expanded its terrain on the Snowmass ski area. Within these pages, you will find suggestions on how to explore the great outdoors as well as discover everything that our local towns have to offer, from fine art to dining and more. We hope this guide will be useful during your stay, and that you and yours find – or re-discover – what makes Aspen so special. Relax, be safe, and enjoy your stay, Jill Beathard Editor

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Ski Resorts

Aspen Mountain, with its famous blackdiamond terrain, has kept us on the map since

Winter Season dates: November 22, 2012 - April 14, 2013

1947. Inbounds you’ll get a variety of glades,

Base elevation: 7,945 ft./2,422 m

bumps and steeps. For an out-of-bounds

Summit elevation: 11,212 ft./3,418 m

experience, Aspen Mountain Powder Tours will

Vertical rise: 3,267 ft./996 m

hook you up with fresh tracks on the backside.

Terrain: 675 acres/273 hectares

While the mountain hasn’t changed much, you’ll

Number of trails: 76

appreciate the gondola, great views and food at

Miles/km of trails: 64 miles/103 km

the Sundeck at the summit and Ajax Tavern at

Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km

the base, where

Types of trails: easiest: 0%, more difficult: 48%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 26%

the après rivals the skiing and snowboarding.

Lifts: 8: 6 primary – 1 gondola (14minute ride), 1 high-speed quad, 1 high-speed double, 1 quad, 2 doubles; 2 secondary – 1 quad (Little Nell), 1 double (Bell Mountain) Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. except FIS lift which closes at 3:45 p.m. Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop/ D&E Women across the street from the Silver Queen Gondola On-Mountain Restaurants: 4: Sundeck, Bonnie’s, Ajax Tavern, Element 47 at The Little Nell

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Ski Resorts


Buttermilk Ski Resort is the smallest in the Aspen/Snowmass family, offering a range from

Winter Season dates: December 15, 2012 - April 7, 2013

greens to blues to blacks. Located close to Aspen

Vertical rise: 2,030 ft

Airport, it’s literally a hop, skip and a jump from the

Terrain: 470 acres

runway to the base area. Speaking of jumping, every

Number of trails: 44

year the Winter X Games take over Buttermilk in

Miles/km of trails: 21 miles

late January and bring the world’s top winter sports

Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km

athletes to compete. This year, the X Games will take

Types of trails: easiest: 0%, more difficult: 48%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 26%

place from Jan. 24-28.

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Lifts: 9 Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. Rental/Retail: There is one retail and one rental shop at the base. On-Mountain Restaurants: None


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Ski ReSoRtS

WitH BreAtHtAkinG 360-DeGree vieWs of the Maroon Bells and an abundance of expert terrain as well as groomed cruisers, it’s no wonder Aspen

BaSe elevation: 8,040 ft./2,451 m.

Highlands has been the locals’ favorite for over 50

Summit elevation: 11,675 ft./3,559 m. (top of Highland Bowl 12,392 ft.)

years. Hike the 12,392 feet to the summit of Highland Bowl for the ultimate inbounds backcountry rush. Or take the Deep Temerity lift to access the recently-added 237 skiable acres. It all adds up to some of the most challenging big-mountain terrain in North America.



SeaSon dateS: December 8, 2012 - April 21, 2013

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vertical riSe: 3,635 ft./1,108 m. terrain: 1,028 acres/416 hectares numBer of trailS: 118 mileS/km of trailS: 84 miles/135 km longeSt run: 3.5 miles/5.6 km typeS of trailS: easiest: 18%, more difficult: 30%, most difficult: 16%, expert: 36% liftS: 5: 3 high-speed quads, 2 triples lift hourS: All lifts open at 9 am and close at 3:30 pm rental/retail: Four-Mountain Sports at the base of the mountain on-mountain reStaurantS: 2 total: Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Merry-Go-Round


Ski Resorts


At 4,406 vertical feet,

Snowmass has the most in the country. And with 3,332 acres of terrain, 94 trails, 21 chairlifts and access to your choice of cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes, you’ll have to come back for more. Grab seconds at our restaurants too; on-mountain at the new Elk Camp or Sam’s Smokehouse at the top of the Village Express chair, or in Snowmass Base Village at Sneaky’s Tavern adjacent to the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center.

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Winter Season dates: November 22, 2012 - April 14, 2013 Base elevation: 8,104 ft./2,473 m Summit elevation: 12,510 ft./3,813 m Vertical rise: 4,406 ft./1,343 m Terrain: 3,332 acres/1,448 hectares Number of trails: 94 Miles/km of trails: 150 miles/241 km Longest run: 5.3 miles/8.5 km Types of trails: easiest: 6%, more difficult: 47%, most difficult: 17%, expert: 30% Parks and pipes: 3 terrain parks (Snowmass Park, Makaha and Lowdown), 1 22-foot superpipe and 1 beginner pipe Lifts: 21 Total: 19 primary: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 high-speed six-passenger lift, 1 six-passenger pulse gondola, 7 high-speed quads, 2 quads, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts (including surface lifts); 2 secondary: 2 platter pulls Lift hours: The Sky Cab opens at 8 am; Cirque lift opens at 10 am; Village Express and Sam’s Knob lifts open at 8:30 a.m.; all other lifts open at 9 am. Most lifts close at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports/D&E on the Snowmass Village Mall, Four-Mountain Sports at Two Creeks, Four-Mountain Sports Snowmass Base Village, Beginner’s Magic at the top of the Elk Camp gondola and Four-Mountain Kids at the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center; multiple others in town On-Mountain Restaurants: 9 total: Elk Camp (New for the 20122013 season!), Sneaky’s Tavern, Sam’s Smokehouse, Up 4 Pizza, Two Creeks Cafe, Lynn Britt Cabin, Burlingame Cabin (snowcat dinner rides), Ullrhof and Gwyn’s High Alpine.

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Where to find ski and snowboard rentals

hOw TO GeT There Ski rental locations are in the following six spots

aspen Aspen/Snowmass Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop, 520 E. Durant. Located across from the gondola in the Ajax Mountain Building.

aspen snowmass four-mounTain sporTs offers free ski and snowboard overnighT sTorage and Transfer To any of The four mounTains. Now matter where guests are in Aspen/Snowmass, finding six Aspen/Snowmass Four-Mountain Sports locations is easy for pick-up or drop-off. The stores offer one-stop shopping for rental, accessories, logo gear, lift tickets and ski/snowboard school and are situated at the base of all four mountains. When renting from Four-Mountain Sports, take advantage of free ski and snowboard overnight storage and transfer, provided by Aspen/Snowmass Skier Services, to any of the four mountains. Choose to ski or ride a different mountain the next day, and equipment will be waiting slopeside. fOr The kids: If you’re in Snowmass and hoping to take the children skiing or snowboarding, try Beginner’s Magic Rental Shop. The kids can take lessons there and can pick up rental gear from the Beginner’s Magic location in the Base Village at Snowmass.


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aspen hiGhlands Aspen/Snowmass Four-Mountain Sports. Located in Highlands Center at the Base of the mountain.

BuTTermilk Aspen/Snowmass Four-Mountain Sports. Located at base of the mountain in the Bumps Building.

snOwmass Aspen/Snowmass Four-Mountain Sports. Located at Two Creeks base and Base Village. Beginner’s Magic rentals at the top of Elk Camp Gondola or at Four-Mountain Kids at the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center.

snOwmass VillaGe mall Aspen/Snowmass Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop, Snowmass Village Mall. Located in the heart of the mall across from the Stew Pot restaurant.

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The Shrines: unique, mystical, and hidden By daVid wOOd

everyone knows abouT The greaT skiing and riding we have in aspen/snowmass. buT noT everyone knows abouT someThing else we have ThaT no oTher ski area has: The mysTical shrines hidden in The Trees on all four of our ski mounTains. pole pines hide sanctuaries dedicated to musicians, locals, buckaroos, soiled doves, toys and cartoon characters. “The shrines of Aspen Mountain set it apart from virtually all other ski areas. They add mystique, culture and local flavor to a mountain that’s already rich with mining and skiing lore,” the Aspen Times wrote.


locals have been ducking into their favorite hiding spots on the mountain and nailing pictures, license plates, wind chimes and other paraphernalia to tree trunks in honor of their heroes. The trees and lodge


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Many of the Shrines are dedicated to musicians or have a musical connection: Shrines to The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Garcia (started by ski instructor Paul Wade in the winter of 199596), Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffet, John Denver (his

shrine on Aspen Mountain was started by Maddy Lieb and Lisa Bolerjack in 1997), Liberace (no longer in existence), Stevie Ray Vaughan (no longer in existence), and Michael Houser of the band Widespread Panic. Others have a sports theme: Auto racing (Dale Earnhardt, no longer in existence), football (Denver Broncos and New England Patriots), baseball, (Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees), golf (The Golf Shrine [most recently visited in March 2011 by the former Ambassador to Denmark], Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones), hockey, and bowling.

Many shrines are to locals, or persons with a local in The laTe connection: Adam Dennis (one of the most recent shrines, created in April 2011), Chris THE ELVIS PRESLEY Polk, Christian Daniel SHRINE ON ASPEN Streuli, Christine E. MOUNTAIN WAS Hardy, Chuck Severy/ MOST LIKELY THE Todd Olson (one shrine FIRST SHRINE to both men), Eric Smith,


Hunter S. Thompson, John Nicoletta, Kiera Elizabeth Tongish (no longer in existence), Nicholas Blake Davidson, Raoul Wille, Robert D. Kesselring (“Señor Kess”), Steve Butts, Suzie W., and Tom Cole. “Visit the shrines on Aspen Mountain! Can you find the John Denver shrine hidden in the trees? You won’t find them on any trail map, but hidden in the trees are tributes to Elvis, Marilyn, Jerry and other deceased luminaries. Ask a patroller or local to point them out … [or] … Ask a

mountain ambassador for a tour or take off on your own and explore the glades of Aspen Mountain in search of the infamous shrines. Elvis, Jerry Garcia, Marilyn Monroe and Jimi Hendrix, are merely a few among others who are immortalized in these hidden gems tucked in the trees,” totes the Aspen Skiing Company website. The Elvis Presley Shrine on Aspen Mountain was most likely the first shrine, created in the late 1970’s. A plaque in one of the Silver Queen gondola cars at Aspen

states that “Elvis Presley Boulevard started out with a street sign from Memphis that was nailed to a tree on a traverse. Fans soon began adding Elvis paraphernalia to the tree—pictures, Mardi Gras beads, a Tennessee license plate and more. The King’s birthday (January 8) is celebrated at the shrine each year.” After the Elvis Presley Shrine was created, more shrines started to appear on Aspen Mountain, and then they spread to the other three mountains. There are no maps showing shrine locations. When visitors ask, the local custom and protocol is to only give general hints. The shrines of Aspen/Snowmass are special. Find them, look at them, enjoy them, and take your photographs. But please respect them and those to whom they are dedicated, and leave them as you found them. Now get out and ski/ride this season and see how many of them you can find.

daVid wOOd David Wood (AspenShrines@ is the author of the best-selling book about the Aspen shrines, Sanctuaries in the Snow—The Shrines and Memorials of Aspen/ Snowmass. He donates all of his profits from book sales to charity, The Roaring Fork Valley Scholarship Fund. The book can be purchased in Snowmass Village at Snowmass Sports, the Stew Pot, Sundance Liquor and Gifts, and the Village Market, as well as at various locations in Aspen. a publication of the aspen times



Backcountry basics you’ve seen The movies — The pros ouT There skiing down impossible chuTes well inTo The backcounTry. helicopTers give Them a ride, and iT all seems so efforTless as They fall gracefully down Their lines. Yet, venturing into the backcountry does not have to be that adventurous. A snowshoe hike out Richmond Ridge could be as calm and serene as a morning cup of coffee. What might surprise you, however, is that the dangers are close to being the same. There are some basic lessons one should know before going into the backcountry. Here are a few tips to think about, whether this is your first time out of bounds, or your 100th.




• COmmuniCaTe When going into the backcountry, always alert someone to your plans. Include a time when you will check-in with them. • neVer GO alOne Oftentimes, a partner will be your best chance at a rescue should an avalanche slide, or an injury would prevent you from rescuing yourself.

• BrinG supplies Actually, bring enough for a day, even if you just plan on being gone an hour. An extra layer, food, water are the basics. A shovel, probe and beacon are also recommended. If you plan on skiing, then don’t leave any of these pieces at home. • CheCk wiTh eXperTs Talk to a ski patroller when you’re in bounds. While their jobs are to create safety inbounds, they are very familiar with snow conditions and will alert you if it is too dangerous. Also, check in with the Colorado 20

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aBOuT The CaiC The purpose of the CAIC is to minimize the economic and human impact of snow avalanches on recreation, tourism, commerce, industry and the citizens of Colorado. Since 1950 avalanches have killed more people in Colorado than any other natural hazard, and in the United States, Colorado accounts for one-third of all avalanche deaths. With a staff of 15 avalanche professionals, they achieve their purpose through a dual mission of forecasting and public education.

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Avalanche Information Center at https://avalanche.state. for updated conditions and alerts. • always Be On Guard Perhaps the best advice is to never assume you are safe in an area that is uncontrolled. Prepare for the worst, and then go have a lot of fun.

RED BRICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS visit our gallery | just a few blocks from the Gondola | admission is free

photo: willis pember Come visit a piece of Aspen’s history, and support local art! The old Aspen High School _ built in 1941with the DEDFDÀEHUVFUROOVQDWDOLHODF\ original bricks of the DRC Brown house from 1888 _ is now home to our large gallery with new local artists’ exhibitions each month. Meet the artists and enjoy beverages and apps at our Opening Receptions every 1st Thursday,RUÀQGVRPHRIRXU15 artists in residence creating in their studios. 20% of gallery sales supports the Red Brick, so consider purchasing a piece...and take home a piece of Aspen, knowing that you are supporting the local arts scene. Housed at the Center, DVZHOODUHPDQ\RIRXUWRZQ¡VFXOWXUDOQRQSURÀWV/RRNIRURXUORFDODUWLVWV¡ SKRWR SDLQWLQJVVKHOO\VDÀUPDUROW list at aspenart.orgDQGMRLQRXUHPDLOOLVWWREHQRWLÀHGRIXSFRPLQJJDOOHU\ exhibitions and events.

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fun for KiDs

Aspen has a lot to offer kids and families, beyond just skiing. Here are some ideas of things to do with your kids: ICE SKATING

The LEWIS ICE ARENA inside the Aspen Recreation Center is open regularly for public skating; call ahead at 970-544-4100 to check the schedule. There’s also a small rink associated with CP Burger in Aspen. In Snowmass, RAYBURN’S POND on the ski area is now open on Friday nights, or, if you have your own skates, try out the rink at SNOWMASS TOWN PARK for free.


The most popular hill is the WHOA, NELLY! behind the Aspen Recreation Center. The Meadows area on Snowmass will also be open for sledding on Friday nights this season.


You can still play at the park in the winter. WAGNER PARK, PARK YELLOW BRICK, BRICK TRIANGLE PARK and HERRON PARK in Aspen all have playgrounds. Do that and a cup of hot chocolate somewhere and you’ve killed a whole afternoon!


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THE ASPEN CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES offers lots of fun and educational activities for kids, especially around the holidays. A free daily ski tour leaves the Wapiti Wildlife Center on Snowmass every day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Check the calendar of events starting on page 64 or visit www. for more.

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SKI SCHOOL is available for kids of all ages and abilities, starting at 2 years old. THE ASPEN SKIING CO. also provides child care during ski hours at the TREEHOUSE KIDS’ ADVENTURE CENTER in Snowmass Base Village. The Treehouse also has activities for kids of all ages. To reserve child care at Treehouse, call 970-923-1227. For information about ski school, visit


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DisCoVer Aspen/ snowMAss’s CrossCountry networK on sKis or snowshoes

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Cross-country and Snowshoe Trails in Aspen & Snowmass The alpine offerings of Aspen/Snowmass are so plentiful that sometimes visitors forget to explore the miles and miles of groomed nordic trails that we like to refer to as our “fifth mountain. What makes our nordic skiing special is that you can access the groomed trails just about from anywhere and access is free. Well, free from having to buy a trail pass, as most nordic areas around the world require. Many of these trails are equally suitable for snowshoeing. The following pages list our top 10 favorite trails in the area for crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing, as well as suggestions for backcountry trips.


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1 Owl Creek

Owl Creek is a 9-mile intermediate crosscountry, snowshoeing trail, with most of the trail being good for beginning with occasional hills that add some difficulty. This scenic trail connects Aspen and Snowmass Village, hugging the south side of the Roaring Fork and Owl Creek valleys. Most skiers use this trail as a casual tour with a lunch break and light touring gear. The easiest and most popular stretch of trail runs from the West Buttermilk Road to the Snowmass Cross-Country Center. How to get there: Snowmass Village — Snowmass Village Trail or Snowmass Cross-Country Center. Follow signs. West Buttermilk Road — Drive through the main Buttermilk parking lot from Highway 82 to West Buttermilk Road at the far right corner of the lot. The Owl Creek Trail crosses 1.4 miles up the road, by a small parking area on the right. Tiehack — Experienced skiers can ski from the base of Tiehack up along the right side of the alpine trail to the Oregon Trail toward and across Main Buttermilk. Aspen Golf Course — Access Tiehack though the James E. Moore Trail and new Tiehack Nordic Bridge.

2 The Terminator

The Terminator is an advanced 3-mile loop that winds around the Two Creeks development. It is an exciting trail for advanced cross-country skiers. The loop also can be used to access the Owl Creek Trail, which is an intermediate trail.. How to get there: Snowmass Village — Snowmass Village Trail or Snowmass Cross-Country Center. Follow signs.

3 James E. Moore Trail

The James E. Moore Trail is a 2-mile beginner trail. It’s a short loop and connecting trail to the high school, Iselin and Owl Creek trails. The loop is a favorite because of its winding hills. The trail and loop wind through open sage areas that are home to deer, fox and other wildlife. How to get there: Take the roundabout pedestrian underpass. Or, from the parking lot at the Aspen Golf Course, cross under Highway 82 on foot and go 200 feet to the left (east). Free bus service is available.

4 Aspen Golf Course and Cross Country Center The Aspen Cross-Country Center is at the Aspen Golf Course, 1 mile west of Aspen off Highway 82. This made the list because it offers ski lessons, tours, a retail shop,

rentals, a lounge, lockers, snacks and videos. It also offers beginner trails, free bus service and easy access to other trails. How to get there: Free bus service is available.

5 Bernese BOuleVard

Bernese Boulevard is a great trail for dog owners and their furry friends because it is located on the Aspen Golf Course and is a scenic route around the perimeter. It’s a 2-mile route. How to get there: Free bus service.

6 nOrTh sTar naTure preserVe lOOp

The Benedict Trail is an intermediate trail 1.5 miles from Ute Avenue to North Star Nature Preserve. This section of trail serves as a connection from the east end of Aspen to the preserve. It is narrow, winding and mostly in the trees. However, a small portion of this trail is subject to avalanche danger. How to get there: Follow Ute Avenue to the Ute Trail parking lot, then up a public access 100 yards to where the trail crosses. Free bus service also is available.

9 marOOn Creek Trails

If you’re looking for a light, easy trail that’s a little over a mile, try the North Star Nature Preserve Loop. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are one of the few uses permitted on this flat, open meadow property close to the Roaring Fork River. How to get there: Go 1.5 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82 and look for the small parking area on the right.

7 riO Grande Trail

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The Rio Grande Trail is a popular walking, skiing and snowshoeing trail that leads you up to 20 miles one way from Aspen to Basalt. The trail is mostly flat that meanders through the quiet woods and open sage areas. Because this trail is easy, marked and not groomed, it offers the opportunity to have an adventure in a more primitive setting. How to get there: The eastern end starts behind the Aspen Post Office. Free bus service is available.

The Maroon Creek Trails are accessed from the Tiehack Nordic Bridge or from the Buttermilk base area. Adventurers also can reach these trails from the Aspen Golf Course via Maroon Creek Trail. The scenic section of track can sometimes be short of snow and has steep turns and terrain. It is for advanced skiers only. How to get there: Pick up the tracks beyond the Panda Peak lift at the Buttermilk base area.

10 VillaGe way

Village Way is an access route between Snowmass Village and the Snowmass Club Golf Course tracks. The trail is fairly steep, making the route somewhat challenging in either direction. This is an intermediate trail, and dogs are allowed, so it’s a nice trail for pet owners. How to get there: From Snowmass Village, reach the bottom of the Assay Hill Lift.

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nOrdiC Tips Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail system offers 60 kilometers of free groomed cross-country trails in the area. Find maps at the Aspen or Snowmass nordic center, located on their respective town golf courses.

snOwmass CrOss-COunTry CenTer offers lessons and ski and snowshoe rentals and is open daily. Call 970-923-5700.

The aspen CrOss-COunTry CenTer offers nice, flat trails for novices and also offers rentals and lessons. Call 970-925-2145.

ashCrOfT ski TOurinG is located about 11 miles south of Aspen via Castle Creek Road. A true escape, the private enterprise charges a trail fee of $15 per day for adults; $10 for half a day. Kids under 12 and seniors 65 to 69 pay $10. Seniors 70 and over pay $5 per day. Call 970-925-1044.

BaCkCOunTry TOur If you’re considering heading into the backcountry, think about hiring an experienced guide. Aspen Expeditions has years of experience under its belt. Call 970-925-7625; Or Aspen Alpine Guides: Call 970-925-6618;

starting dec. 10, naturalists from the aspen center for environmental studies will be leading daily snowshoe and ski tours, offering knowledge on topics such as mountain ecology, wildlife, and avalanches. ASPEN MOUNTAIN AND SNOWMASS SNOWSHOE TOURS: •10 a.m. and 1 p.m., meet at top of respective gondola • $61 for adults, $46 for youth anwd seniors, $39 for children. • Purchase tickets at any lift ticket office

• Includes lunch at Pine Creek Cookhouse, snowshoe rental, and trail pass

ASHCROFT SNOWSHOE TOURS: •10:30 a.m., meet at Ashcroft Ski Touring Center • $100; reservations required

Call (970) 925-5756

SNOWMASS SKI TOUR: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily, meet at Wapiti Wildlife Center at top of Elk Camp lift- Free

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snowCAt tours

Untracked stashes imagine unTracked sTashes of snow on The backside of aspen mounTain. fresh Track guaranTeed. no lifT lines, no crowds, JusT The exhilaraTion of skiing some of The finesT powder snow in a specTacular seTTing. It’s just two guides and a driver who lead a 12-person snowcat group, selecting terrain according to daily snow conditions and the group’s experience. Snowboards also are welcome. This is what can be found through Powder Tours, a guided snowcat tour to some of the best skiing in the country. The tours meet at 8:15 a.m. in the lower level of the Silver Queen Gondola Building at the base of Aspen Mountain. After a short ride to the summit, groups are given an orientation with guides before heading out for backcountry skiing and riding. A hearty lunch is served in a cozy woodstove-heated cabin set in the heart of the picturesque Elk Mountains. Tips: There is space on the snowcat for extra items, such as cameras, hats, gloves and goggles. Tours are dependent on snow and weather conditions. Make sure and call ahead to book a tour. infO: 970-920-0720

snOwCaT dinners Looking for something different to do for dinner in Snowmass Village? Ride up the mountain on a snowcat and enjoy fine dining in one of Aspen/Snowmass’s onmountain restaurants.

The lynn BriTT CaBin snOwCaT dinner offers guests a ride to this rustic yet elegant cabin for a four-course meal of western mountain cuisine and live entertainment. Rides are available Tuesday and Thursday nights and pick up in Base Village outside Sneaky’s Tavern. Cost is $95 for adults, $55 for children ages 3-11 and free for children 2 and under.

BurlinGame CaBin is an authentic western cabin, offering views of Mount Daly. Dinners are served family-style with live entertainment. Rides are available Tuesday evenings and meet at the slopeside end of the Snowmass Village Mall. Cost is $75 for adults and $29 for children ages 3-11.

ClOud nine alpine BisTrO offers snowcat dinners on Thursday evenings. Rides leave the base of Aspen Highlands at 6 p.m. Reservations are required for all events above. Call 970-923-8715.


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WOOD RUN $5,900,000

CASTLE CREEK $2,990,000

OWL CREEK HOMES $3,600,000

STARWOOD $2,995,000


M AU R E E N S TA P L E T O N 970.948.9331

THE PINES $8,995,000

OWL CREEK HOMES $4,000,000


hut trips

Head for the backcountry on a hut trip If you’re looking for a great backcountry tour with friends and family and you’re looking for a place to stay overnight, take a backcountry guided hut trip tour with the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association.


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This will be an experience unlike any other, and the association will outfit you and prepare you for an adventure with no experience necessary because the guides are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association and trained to take you to the huts that are located in the White River National Forest. Take in spectacular views of the surrounding Aspen area and experience an aspect of Aspen not seen by many. The 10th Mountain manages a system of 29 backcountry huts in the Rocky Mountains, connected by 350 miles of suggested routes. These include a variety of huts, ranging from cabins within a few miles of a trailhead to backcountry shelters that are many miles from any other signs of civilization. The association offers opportunities for backcountry skiing and snowshoeing during the winter and mountain biking and hiking during the summer all while staying in safe, comfortable shelter (the huts).


aspen area Trailheads

whaT yOu need TO knOw: The 10th Mountain Division Association | 1280 Ute Ave, Suite 2 | Aspen, Co 81611 970-925-5775

| hunTer Creek Trailhead |

| upper hunTer Creek Trailhead |

Elevation: 8,380 feet 10th Mountain Map: Smuggler Mountain USGS Map: Aspen

Elevation: 8,400 feet 10th Mountain Map: Smuggler Mountain USGS Map: Aspen

To reach the Hunter Creek Trailhead, start in the town of Aspen. Follow Main Street in Aspen to Mill Street (the stoplight near the center of town, next to the Hotel Jerome). Turn north on Mill Street and drive a short distance down a hill, then across a bridge over the Roaring Fork River, about .25 miles. Bear left after the bridge and follow Red Mountain Road 1.2 miles to its second switchback. Just before the switchback, turn right and downhill on Hunter Creek Road. Drive .5 miles on Hunter Creek Road, then take a hard left on an unpaved driveway that leads up past a water tank 300 feet to a parking area. The actual trailhead is farther up the mountain but this is the parking lot.

For the Upper Hunter Creek parking area, follow Hunter Creek Road up Red Mountain and go northeast through the stone pillars continuing up Red Mountain Road for 0.6 mile to a threeway intersection. Take a very hard turn and continue 0.1 mile through two sharp switchbacks. This is private property. Please respect the homeowners. Do not enter private, marked driveways or cross the bridge.

How to get there: The simplest method is to walk back down the driveway to Hunter Creek Road, turn left through two stone gate posts marked “Private,� and follow the paved Hunter Creek Road .25mile around a hairpin switchback to the well-signed Hunter Creek Trailhead on the right side of the road.

| lenadO Trailhead | Elevation: 8,640 feet 10th Mountain Map: Smuggler Mountain USGS Map: Aspen Lenado Trailhead is at an intersection 8 miles west of Aspen. It is located .8 mile west of the turn-off to Snowmass Village/Snowmass ski area. Travel north on Smith Way for .5 mile, cross the Roaring Fork River and continue to a three-way intersection. Turn left (north) at Upper River Road (County Road 17) and travel north for 1.5 miles to the sharp turn right (east) onto the Woody Creek Road, County Road 18. Go 8.4 miles through Lenado to the marked 10th Mountain winter hut parking area on the right. A sign and a chain with a lock marks the parking area. The combination for the lock on the chain is the same as the hut combination.

| Off The BeaTen paTh | The Grand Traverse, a 40-mile backcountry ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen, will take place for the 16th year on March 29. Local, national and international athletes race in teams of two and ski the route overnight in this extreme endurance competition. For more information, visit

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A Big Deal on Snow snowmobiling Tours Take guesTs To some of The mosT scenic views in The world. some of The mosT accessible snowmobile Terrain in wesTern colorado is righT in aspen and snowmass’s backyards. aspen’s big open meadows and Technical big-mounTain riding will delighT beginner and advanced riders alike.

snOwmOBile TOurs T-laZy-7 snOwmOBiles offers snowmobile tours to the world-famous Maroon Bells.

Three tours are offered and average between two and four hours. The Maroon Bells tour will take you to Maroon Lake on a two-hour ride, with hot refreshments served at the base of one of the most photographed locations in the world. Tours begin at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. T-Lazy-7 Snowmobiles also offers the Klondike Lunch Tour, a three-hour ride that takes you through the Maroon Creek Valley with views of 14,000-foot peaks all around. Travel to the Klondike cabin, where a gourmet lunch of hamburgers from ranch-raised, grass-fed beef will be served. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. infO: 970-925-4614

wesTern adVenTures offers snowmobile tours from

Lenado, north of Aspen, to Kobey Park, one of Colorado’s most scenic areas. Kobey Park has panoramic views of all four ski areas, the Maroon Bells, Pyramid, Capital, Daly and Sopris peaks. Tours travel on miles of groomed trails with open parks available for some free ride time. Daily rentals are also available. infO: 970-923-3337


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With convenient locations at the base of all four mountains, Four-Mountain Sports is the only rental shop offering FREE storage and overnight equipment transfer. Visit one of our EIGHT locations: ASPEN: 970-920-2337 SNOWMASS VILLAGE: 970-923-2337 ASPEN HIGHLANDS: 970-544-3013 BUTTERMILK: 970-920-0980

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fly fishing

Fishing During the quieter winter months, several rivers offer high-quality fishing entirely unique to this region. In fact, when the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission declared the 13 miles of the Roaring Fork River between Basalt and Carbondale as “Gold Medal Water,” that created the longest continuous section of Gold Medal Water in the state at 42 miles. The Roaring Fork and Colorado River systems offer everything from small water to big water, but we recommend checking with local guides first to enhance your fishing.

Fly Shops Crystal Fly Shop, in the Carbondale City Market Plaza, offers regular guide trips and a number of options for gear. info: 970-963-5741; Roaring Fork Anglers, with shops in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, offers everything from guided trips to a wide range of equipment. info: 800-781-8120;

Aspen Outfitting Company holds exclusive leases on the area’s largest selection of private water. Guides will share their intimate knowledge of these streams to provide a memorable fly-fishing experience. info: 970-925-3406;

Taylor Creek Fly Shop, located less than 30 minutes


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from Aspen on the banks of the Fryingpan River in Basalt, is western Colorado’s oldest and most prestigious flyfishing specialty store, worldwide sport fishing travel and guide service. info: 970-927-4374;

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come fish with us this winter! no crowds • take a day off skiing • hungry fish


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courteSy the ASPen hiStoricAl Society


BeFore the FirSt mining ProSPectorS arrived in the Roaring Fork Valley in 1879 Pre-1879 the area had been used by and was home to the Ute Indians for more than 800 years. Though our knowledge of how the Utes lived during those centuries is limited their respect for the land remains a central tenet of their lives and beliefs.


Ute Indian summer camps are located throughout the Roaring Fork Valley; Ute Springs, near present day Glory Hole Park, near the Gondola at Ute and Original Streets, may have been a campsite. Colorado becomes a state in 1876. Custer and his troops are massacred at the Little Big Horn. Ute uprising at the White River Agency Ute Reservation, to be known as “The Meeker Massacre.”


in 1936 the FirSt glimmer oF hoPe for Aspen’s recovery arrived in the form of a 1893-1936 relatively new winter sport that would take advantage of the area’s abundant, light snow and dramatic terrain: skiing. The new potential “boom” would be put on hold with the onset of WWII a few years later.



with the end oF the wAr a fresh new outlook for Aspen emerged with the arrival in 1945 of Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke. The prominent Chicago couple brought vision, culture, a love for the outdoors and financial backing with them and infused modern Aspen with the idea that this was a place where mind, body and spirit could flourish.



modern ASPen is built around the historic Aspen. In 1962, the city paved 16 downtown blocks and the first condominium was built. By 1963, all the streets were paved. Snowmass Ski Area opened in 1967 with 5 chairlifts, and lift tickets were $6.50. In the 80s, the Wheeler Opera House opened, and by the 90s, Aspen Skiing Company had more than 3,000 employees and 4,700 acres of skiable terrain.



MINING BOOM 1879-1893

in 1879 the FirSt ProSPectorS arrived in what would soon become Aspen and determined the area contained large deposits of silver ore. For the next 14 years Aspen’s fortunes rose as it eventually produced 1/6th of the nation’s and 1/16th of the world’s silver.

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On the mall just steps from the slopes! Newly remodeled and better than ever ASPen reAcheS A PeAk PoPulAtion of THE 10,000 to 16,000. Congress repeals the Sherman Silver Act, demonetizing silver. 1893-1936 Following the Silver Panic, Aspen begins a long downward slide. Women’s Suff rage in Colorado is enacted by popular vote.


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Cashmere Suits/Sportscoats Dress Shirts Sweaters Shoes Denim Accessories

Shopping shopping is no small paRt of what makes aspen the woRld-Renowned ResoRt town that it is. fRom designeR names to unique, locally made goods, fRom quality spoRts equipment to that toothbRush you foRgot — find it all heRe.

Forget your goggleS At home? wAnt to go ShoPPing But don’t wAnt to BreAk the BAnk? don’t worry: there Are PlAceS to ShoP And SAve money here.

Consignment stores often house hidden treasures. Look for discounted designer jeans or little-used kids’ ski clothes in the many that exist up and down the valley, including in Aspen. You can also support a good cause by shopping at the THRIFT SHOP OF ASPEN or HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S RESTORE in Glenwood Springs. Try secondhand or outlet stores, such as REPLAY SPORTS in Aspen and the ASPEN SPORTS OUTLET in Snowmass Village, to get a good deal on equipment and winter clothing.

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Winter Gear

BlAck diAmond virAgo Ski gloveS Price: $109.00 need to know: Weight (pair, size M): 250 g, Temperature Range:

SAlomon xt SoFtShell JAcket Price: $120 need to know: Men’s and Women’s, Smart Skin, Stitchless technology

-21/4 °C, -5/25 °F, Woven nylon, abrasion-resistant shell, 100 g fleece palm-side insulation, 200 g Thermolite back-of-hand insulation

ScArPA mAeStrAle Price $599.00 need to know: 40-degree range of cuff motion, Power srap, Asymmetric tongue, Vibram Mistral sole, Flex index: 100, Weight: 6 pounds, 12 ounces

ortovox 3+ AvAlAnche BeAcon Price: $349.00 need to know: Maximum range: Up to 40 meters, Search strip width: Up to 40 meters, 5-year warranty, Update compatible, Precision testing

hot items foR cold weatheR These are some items local retailers are recommending this season for winter activities. Find them at sporting goods stores throughout the Valley.


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Hair Cuts

Blow Dry



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Color treatments spray tan

Call for appointment • monday thru saturday 112 south mill aspen • queenbaspen.Com


Luxury Aspen

men’S / women’S Adze JAcket Price: $139 need to know: Polartec Windbloc polyester shell, 22.5 ounces, Made in Nicaragua, Handwarmer pockets; one internal chest pocket

PAtAgoniA women’S PelAge JAcket Price: $ 149 need to know: Made in Thailand, Hip length, Hidden front zipper and snap closure, 26.8 ounces

fine JewelRy; fuR; designeR clothing, luggage, shoes, coats, boots and bags — it’s all Right heRe in aspen. Shops range from internationally recognizable fashion icons to a diverse selection of locally owned boutiques. The Aspen Chamber & Resort Association’s website has a page devoted to shopping that breaks stores down by category so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. But taking a leisurely stroll through downtown Aspen might be more fun, and most high-end stores are congregated on or near the pedestrian malls. 48

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private sessions available on request. all props provided all levels welcome! aura soma readings available by appointment

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69 HERRON HOLLOW ON PITKIN GREEN Stunning five bedroom, five and two half bath home that is situated in Pitkin Green on Red Mountain, capturing amazing views of Aspen, Highlands and Buttermilk mountains; a truly idyllic setting. This newly renovated mountain home is great for enjoying on your own as well as for entertaining, with its beautifully manicured lawn, wrap around decks and a one of a kind gentlemen’s billiard room. Co-listed with Wendalin Whitman

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Treat yourself to a day at the spa Reward yourself for a long week of skiing with a day at the spa. The Aspen area is home to many businesses that offer services from facials to full body massages. Some, especially downvalley, draw on the hot spring water naturally flowing in this part of the Rockies. Ask your concierge if your lodging place has a spa or a partnership with one, and feel good about the price you pay too. 50

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Art in Aspen looking for art galleries? pick up aRt in aspen at local Racks, galleRies and businesses to find infoRmation about local galleRies, aRt events and moRe about the aRt community.


December 14 - February 18

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quintenz & comPAny Fine ArtS ICE by conservation photographer Daniel Beltra. Reception for the artist: Dec. 14 6-8 p.m. 5 percent of the sales proceeds of Daniel’s show would go to ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies).

December 15 - January 4

Ann korologoS gAllery Winter Welcome! Holiday Show featuring contemporary Western artists: Carol Anthony, Eva Cellini, Julie T. Chapman, Cheri Christensen, Nora Feller, Heather Foster, Gordon Gund, Tom C. Korologos, Charlie Lasansky, Tomas Lasansky, Dan Namingha, Janet Nelson, Joel Ostlind, Thomas Paquette, Colin Poole, Kathryn Rabinow, Elizabeth Sandia, Lloyd Schermer, Nathan Solano, Jill Soukup, Gregory Stocks, Andy Taylor, Marie Wise, Ann White, Simon Winegar, Michael Wisner, Dinah Worman, Dan Young, and Rod Zullo. Opening Reception Saturday, Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m.

December 18

AnderSon rAnch holidAy oPen houSe & live Auction Free Community Event 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Refreshments Served; Children’s Ornament Decorating 4:30 – 5:30; Artwork Store 5-7 p.m.; Solo Exhibition – Laura Scandrett 5-7 p.m.; Live Auction 7 p.m.; Holiday Dinner at Ranch Café $18 7:30 p.m.; (Dinner RSVP by Dec. 14th to 923.3181)

December 27 - 28

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JanuaRy January 3

ASPen grove Fine ArtS Dean Bowlby

January 23 - February 20

Ann korologoS gAllery Abstract Artists: Michael Kessler, Lloyd Schermer, Kathryn Rabinow, Sandra Lee Kaplan, Michael Wisner and special guest. Opening reception Wednesday, Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m.

January 25

ASPen grove Fine ArtS Robert Hagan



February 8 - 9

ASPen grove Fine ArtS Vicente Romero

February 20 - April 15

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February 22

ASPen grove Fine ArtS James Scoppetone


March 1 - 2

ASPen grove Fine ArtS Britten

March 4 - April 4

Ann korologoS gAllery Current Works: Andy Taylor. Featuring the Roaring Fork Valley’s own Andy Taylor. Opening Reception Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m.

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An exceptionally designed and decorated three bedroom, three and one half bath townhouse that provides a perfect setting with lovely views. This quiet end unit has recently been remodeled, with AC, wide plank hardwood floors, Italian plaster walls, surround sound with iPod docking systems and flat screen TV’s. Just a short walk to all that Aspen has to offer, including restaurants, theater and the Music Tent.


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Music What to listen to this winter in Aspen by Stewart Oksenhorn a member of Fleet Foxes. Tillman says too much is made of his FF connection — he only appeared, playing drums and singing, on one of the band’s albums, and toured with them for a short while. (Of course, Fleet Foxes have only two albums, and the one Tillman

Academy Screenings

Dec. 25-Jan. 1, Wheeler

Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings series has been around for two decades. But this year, with Harris Hall unavailable, the series moves to the Wheeler, for a cozier room and a more convenient location. (The docket of screenings is also shortened slightly, and the series is condensed from its customary two weeks to one.) No matter the venue, the Academy Screenings delivers something fresh out of the box: Films considered Oscar contenders, many of them special presentations, shown here weeks before they are widely released. Among the films to be shown this year are “Amour,” German director Michael Haneke’s French language story of 54

elderly love that earned top honors in Cannes; “Hyde Park on Hudson,” starring Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt during an affair with his cousin (Laura Linney); and “Silver Linings Playbook,” David O. Russell’s comic drama of an oddball Philadelphia family. The full program of approximately 16 titles will be announced Dec. 3. Father John Misty

Jan. 4, Belly Up

Joshua Tillman is part of the same Seattle freak-folk scene that gave us Fleet Foxes — in fact, Tillman has been

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fuzzy, otherworldly, reeking of the woods of the Pacific Northwest. It’s among the bestreviewed albums of the year. Bella Betts & the Little Stars Jan. 12, Wheeler When Aspen native Bella Betts left town, she was a little kid with a big interest in folk music. Betts, now a Boulder resident, is all grown up — 12, in fact, and on the petite side. But her musical abilities have sprouted enormously over the last few years, enough that Bella and her mandolin have made appearances with Chris Thile, Amos Lee and Sarah Jarosz. Her concert at the Wheeler — a free event on the Saturday night of Wintersköl — features her backing band, the Little Stars, and songs from her forthcoming debut album, tentatively titled “Lights Around a Curve.” Marco Benevento

Jan. 18, PAC3, Carbondale

contributed to was last year’s sensational “Helplessness Blues.”) Sure enough, Tillman has something else worthwhile to trumpet. His solo debut “Fear Fun,” released under the name Father John Misty, exists on a similar plane as Fleet Foxes — folky, dreamy,

Keyboardist Marco Benevento has played in the valley before, as a member of avant-groove combo Garage a Trois and of the Benevento/Russo Duo. But this is his first appearance under his own name (and as a jam guy, he should by all rights have performed here a whole bunch of times). Through a series of solo albums, including the new “TigerFace,” the 35year-old Benevento has carved a new niche built out of rock rhythms, improvisational jazz and electro sounds. Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, both part of royal

music families, have performed in the valley before. But not together. They team up in the Royal Southern Brotherhood, making its local debut Feb. 7 at PAC3. gil ShAhAm Feb. 5, Wheeler Yes, violinist Gil Shaham studied at the Aspen Music School, practically grew up in Aspen, and returns to perform most every summer. But this year the Aspen Music Festival’s Winter Music series moves to the Wheeler, and fans will get to see Shaham, and accompanist Akira Eguchi on piano, in a different setting. Shaham, well-versed in local traditions, should be able to make the most of the new venue. Also performing in the series are two more acts familiar to Aspen audiences: the Boulderbased Takács Quartet (Feb. 28), and pianist Conrad Tao (March 16), a former student in Aspen who gave one of the highlight performances here last summer. ASPen SAntA Fe BAllet

Feb. 15-16 and March 16

The program for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s local show is newish: “Last,” commissioned by the ASFB from Alejandro Cerrudo, had its premiere last summer; “Return to a Strange Land,” by Jiri Kylián, is new to Aspen; and Trey McIntyre’s “Like a Samba” hasn’t been seen here since 2005. The really novel part is the absence of Seth DelGrasso, a founding member of the company who retired from the stage recently. These will be the first Aspen performances in ASFB’s 17 years without DelGrasso. The ASFB’s annual “Nutcracker” (Dec. 15-16) will again feature Norbert de la Cruz in the role of the Jester. De la Cruz broke out big-time as a choreographer this year

with the Aspen performances of his “Square None.” “the muSic iS you: A triBute to John denver”

due for release in February

The years have not been particularly kind to John Denver, either his music or his persona. All that could change with a tribute album featuring some truly hip musicians — Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Brett Dennen, Lucinda Williams and more — covering Denver’s songs. Truly enticing: rockers My Morning Jacket’s version of “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Admit it, you can’t wait. core PArty March 29-30,

downtown Aspen

The Skico’s annual early spring street throw-down gets a little wilder this year. Or at least longer — this year’s CORE Party runs two nights. March Fourth Marching Band, the costumed, stilt-walking troupe from Oregon, should thrive in the outdoor setting on March 29; the next night, it’s Grouplove, an indie rock quintet from New York. Pedrito mArtinez

March 29-30, JAS Café Downstairs@the Nell

A New Yorker piece on Havana-born, New Yorkbased percussionist and singer Pedrito Martinez last spring got me thinking, “Man, this is a guy I’ve got to see.” (”If anyone can move Afro-Cuban music into greater visibility, it’s Martinez,” the article stated.) I put Martinez’s weekly gig at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan on my wish list, but now I don’t have to travel east to see him (though I still reserve the right to do so). Martinez’s fourpiece group closes Jazz Aspen’s winter jazz series with two fiery nights in the cozy spot known as the JAS Café. a publication of the aspen times


Grocery Stores Don’t forget to bring your own bag Last spring, ordinances banning the distribution of plastic bags at grocery stores went into effect in Aspen and Carbondale. The ordinance also requires the stores charge a 20-cent fee for paper bags. When shopping at City Market locations in Carbondale and Aspen or Clark’s Market in Aspen, use a reusable bag in order to avoid paying the fee. You can get bags by: 1. Purchasing them at the store 2. Borrowing them from a “bag bank” at the Pitkin County Library, Aspen Recreation Center, Aspen Club and various locations throughout the city. 3. Ask the front desk at your hotel if the property offers reusable bags to guests.


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Locals' Choice

The Aspen Times Locals’ Choice 2012 contest wrapped up in May, with hundreds of locals weighing in online to vote on their favorites from the region. Here were the winners: Best People Attorney John LaSalle Tom Todd Bartender Scotty Gibson at L’Hostaria Ian at Escobar Fishing Guide Dale Ratliff Scotty Nichols Golf Professional Alden Richards David DiMartino Female Realtor BJ Adams Alexandra Erickson Male Realtor Galen Bright Doug Nehasil Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Martin Dr. Dennis Cirillo Ski Instructor Mark Rolfes Josh Mondry

Best Outside Bike Ride Rio Grande Trail Maroon Bells Hike Hunter Creek Trail Smuggler Mountain River Roaring Fork River Frying Pan River Ski Mountain Snowmass Ski Area Aspen Mountain

Ski Run Highlands Bowl (Aspen Highlands) Ruthie’s (Aspen Mountain)

Best Food Bar Finbarr’s Eric’s Breakfast Poppycock’s Tie: Main Street Café / Hickory House Burger CP Burger Ajax Tavern Coffee Peach’s Ink! Family Boogie’s Diner Little Annie’s Eating House Lunch Big Wrap Peach’s On-Mountain Restaurant Bonnie’s (Aspen Mountain) Gwyn ‘s High Alpine (Snowmass) Outdoor Dining Ajax Tavern Pacifica Pizza New York Pizza Taster’s Sandwich Shop The Grateful Deli Johnny McGuire’s

Sushi Matsuhisa Kenichi

Music Venue Belly Up Aspen Music Tent

Best Nightclub Belly Up Aspen Escobar

Elegant Dinner Three-way tie: Pinons The Little Nell Cache Cache

Secondhand Store Susie’s Aspen Thrift Shop

Place to Aprés Ski Ajax Tavern Sky Hotel 39 degrees

Ski Shop Pomeroy Sports D&E

Real Estate Company BJ Adams Mason & Morse

Best Luxuries

Rafting Company Blazing Adventures Aspen Whitewater

Best Inside Art Gallery Aspen Art Gallery Baldwin Gallery Bike Shop Ajax Bike & Sport Aspen Velo Florist Mountain Flowers Sashae Fly Shop Taylor Creek Tie: Frying Pan Anglers / Aspen Fly Fishing

Fitness Class Tie: Pure Barre / Aspen Club and Spa Hair Wash and Style – aka Blow Out Queen B Salon Tullio Haircut Lather Tie: Queen B / Salon Tullio

Place to See a Celebrity The Little Nell The Silver Queen Gondola Place for Dessert Paradise Bakery Creperie du Village

Manicure Kim’s Spa Remede Spa

Place to Get a Smoothie Big Wrap Peach’s

Jewelry Store Harmony Scott Meridian Jewelers

Massage Remede Spa The Aspen Club and Spa

Summer Event Food & Wine Jazz Aspen Snowmass Music Festival

Liquor Store The Grog Shop Of Grape & Grain

Place to Get Botox Dr. Ken Marks Dr. Jason Martin

Winter Event Winter X Games Winterskol

Men’s Clothing Pitkin County Dry Goods Ralph Lauren

BESt Miscellaneous

Hotel The Little Nell Hotel Jerome

Women’s Clothing Pitkin County Dry Goods Valley Girl Boutique

Place to People Watch Ajax Tavern Gondola plaza Place to Walk a Dog Rio Grand trail Smuggler Mountain a publication of the aspen times


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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. From 1883 to 1918, the Midland Railroad brought passengers and freight to the Roaring Fork Valley through Basalt via Hagerman Pass. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rugged pass, and the terrain rides were often plagued with rockslides, snowdrifts, derailments and coal shortages. Today, in the historic downtown district, fine restaurants and locally owned shops await â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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 Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to ceramic arts) and Thunder River Theater Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new state-of-theart, black-box theater.

QUICK FACT For the outdoorsy set, Carbondale is a great place to start a Mount Sopris backcountry expedition, don cross-country skis for a tour of the Spring Gulch Nordic trail system or make the journey farther up the Crystal River Valley to explore the adventures that await in Redstone, Marble or beyond.

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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 over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails and offers one of the best music scenes in the state. Snowmass Village is one of the few resorts in the U.S. to offer plentiful mountain boarding terrain, and it is the second largest ski mountain in Colorado that offers nearly 150 miles of trails. Snowmass also has the longest lift-served vertical rise in the U.S. and was the first in the country to have a lift operated solely by clean, renewable wind power. The mountain is flanked by charming boutiques, restaurants and accommodations.

QUICK FACT 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. That work means this winter, guests can drop skiers off at the Arrival Center next to the Base Village parking garage. And on the mountain, the Aspen Skiing Co. has added 230 acres of terrain to the west of Long Shot and constructed a new restaurant at the top of Elk Camp Gondola.


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Calendar of events DECEMBER

6-24 Letters to Santa For last-minute

Christmas wishes, children can drop off their letters to Santa in his personal mailbox located in the Snowmass Mall. Selected letters are published in the local newspaper, the Snowmass Sun.

13 - Jan 20 Aspen Art Museum: Block, Pilar, Slab, Beam BLOCK, PILLAR, SLAB, BEAM brings together four artists from across Latin America who explore the evocative potential of found objects and the basic elements of the built environment. Featuring Jorge Méndez Blake, Alexandre da Cunha, Amalia Pica, and Gabriel Sierra. Info: 970-925-8050;

13- Feb 03 Aspen Art Museum: Morgan Fisher For his AAM exhibition, Fisher has conceived of a new body of work to be created and installed in relation to architectural plans for the AAM’s future home. Info: 970-925-8050;

14 -15 JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell: Tierney Sutton Three consecutive Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal. Spellbinding vocalist with longtime brilliant trio who jointly re-invent classics across generations of composers. Info: 970-920-4996;

15-16 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents: The Nutcracker 12/15 - 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; 12/16 - 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Info: 970-925-7175;

15 Opening Day at Buttermilk 15-16 Power of Four Mountain Battle

At Aspen/Snowmass we are lucky enough to have four incredible mountains; what better way to show them off than to host an event that challenges skiers and snowboarders alike to cover as much ground as possible over a single weekend? We are taking the popular Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls competition and expanding it to cover all four mountains. Info:

15-16 USPA World Snow Polo Championship World-class polo players will 64

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be competing for the title at the 11th Annual USPA World Snow Polo Championship. Info: 970-566-0818;

16 Aspen Cup Races Series: Ski for the Pass 7K classic. 10 a.m. start. End of Highway 82 at the winter closure gate on Independence Pass. Racing and touring class. Benefit for Independence Pass Foundation. Info:

18 Anderson Ranch Holiday Open

House and Live Auction. For a complete list of activities visit or call 970-923-3181.

18-21 Holiday Story Hour Gather

‘round to hear stories of holiday cheer with professional storytellers. In partnership with Spellbinders, each day will celebrate a different theme, such as Christmas, Hanukkah and non-denominational holiday festivities. Ideal for children ages 3-6. Info: 970-925-3721;

21-24 Santa’s Village and Christmas Music The North Pole comes to the Snowmass Mall and Base Village when Santa’s magical village opens to hear the last-minute request of good girls and boys. Free photos with Santa are offered daily throughout the week. Enjoy free holiday kids entertainment on Dec. 21 and 22 from 2 to 4 p.m., and by What the Dickens Carolers on Dec. 23 and 24 also from 2 to 4 p.m.

20-31 12 Days of Aspen Over the

holidays, Aspen is transformed into a Winter Wonderland. During the 12 Days of Aspen, downtown Aspen comes alive with everything from free ice skating and carriage rides to concerts and carolers. Santa joins in the celebration, as do his reindeer Comet and Vixen! To top it all off, join us in celebrating New Year’s Eve with a fireworks extravaganza over Aspen Mountain. Info: 970-925-1940;

26 ACES APRES: Holiday Open House

(part of 12 Days of Aspen). Join us at Hallam Lake in the heart of Aspen to enjoy ACES during the holidays! Our Boxing Day open house will include: guided snowshoe tours

around the preserve, hot chocolate, mulled cider, wine, snacks and more! Don’t miss the early evening “air show” of waterfowl coming to spend the night at Hallam Lake, explore the center, learn about ACES and enjoy the warmth of a small bonfire, the pleasure of good company and the beautiful setting of Hallam Lake! Info: 970-925-5756;

26-Jan 01 Aspen Film Academy Screenings A favorite Aspen holiday tradition for more than two decades. As Oscar nomination campaigns ramp up and films vie for the ultimate prize, this unique film series gives voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the opportunity to screen likely Oscar contenders while visiting Aspen. Info: 970-925-6882;

27 Torchlight Parade with Fireworks

Whether you’re a viewer or participant, the annual free Torchlight Parade down Snowmass’ slopes looks magnificently luminous. Adults and kids ages 8 and up are invited to be part of the trail of lights down Fanny Hill led by none other than Santa himself, who is the official Torchlight Parade escort. For more information, stop by Guest Services Information Desk in the Ticket Pavilion on the Snowmass Mall or call 970-923-0560.

27 Best of the Fest Best of the Fest, the top four comedians from the Aspen Laff Festival. Info:;

28 Aspen Art Museum: Freestyle Winter Benefit This no-holds-barred, fashion-forward event benefitting the AAM features champagne, caviar, amazing oneof-a-kind auction items, a fashion show, and it sells out every time. Info: 970-925-8050;

31 New Years Eve Celebration at the Wheeler Opera House. Info:


6 Aspen Cup Races Series: AXCC/Moore Loop 10K Skate. 3K Kiddie Skate after main

from Klaus Obermeyer. Kick off Winterskol by celebrating the past. Info: 970-925-3721;

event. Info: aspenxc.html.

10-12 Anderson Ranch Wintersculpt

10 Aspen Art Museum: I Don’t Get It

I Don’t Get It looks at contemporary art in a fun, informal and often humorous way and encourages no-questions-barred conversations about current exhibitions with other community members and Aspen Art Museum curators. Info: 970-925-8050;

10-13 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. Today the four-day celebration features on-mountain activities, live music, a canine fashion show, WinterFest, fireworks and much more. Info: 970-920-7146; http://www.aspenchamber. org/calendar-of-events/annual-special-events/ winterskol/.

10 Aspen History 101 Aspen State Teachers

College presents a crash course in the stories and characters that made Aspen the town it is today. From the rough-and-tumble miners to the cosmopolitan culture established during the ‘50s, this entertaining performance features local actors and a guest appearance

An annual snow sculpture competition for local artists in downtown Aspen — a crowd favorite during Aspen’s WinterSköl. Create an 8’ square snow sculpture in 48 hours and compete to win prize money. Info: 970-923-3181;

10-13 Theatre Aspen presents: The Drowsy Chaperone Theatre Aspen School presents the Winter Teen Conservatory production of the hilarious Broadway musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone,” playing Jan. 10 through 13 at the Aspen School District Theatre. Info: 970-920-5770;

11 Anderson Ranch Kidsculpt ARAC

Wintersculpt hosts a snow sculpture event for children from the Roaring Fork Valley middle schools. Downtown Aspen, Mill Street mall. Info: 970-923-3181;

11 ACES: Winter Ecology Explore Hunter

Creek in the winter with Jim Kravitz, director of naturalist programs at ACES. We will start our day at Hallam Lake with an introduction focusing on winter weather and local geography. Then we head out on a snowshoe adventure up Hunter Creek to investigate the

stories of animal and plant survival in winter. In the field we will concentrate on winter tracking, basic snowpack study, and animal and plant survival strategies. Info: 970-925-5756;

12 Aspen Art Museum Public Program

A conversation with the 2012-2013 lift-ticket artist David Shrigley and AAM CEO and Director, Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson. A selection of Shrigley’s short films will be screened following the conversation. Info: 970-925-8050;

12 Skijoring with your Dog Popular

in Scandinavian countries and pockets of the United States, skijoring is a sport that combines nordic skiing and dog sledding. This introduction will be led by Louisa Morrissey, a certified pet dog trainer (CPDTKA), a past president of the Colorado Cross Country Ski Association, and a PSIA certified level 4 ski instructor. She and her dogs have been featured on the Weather Channel, Channel 2 Fox news, Channel 31 Fox news, Channel 7 news in Denver as well as in the Summit Daily News, the Crystal Valley Echo, and the Denver Post. This clinic will cover basic equipment, techniques to encourage your dog to pull, and how to skijor safely and responsibly on the trail. Info: 970-927-1771;

Weekly Events Sing-a-long and S’mores by the Fire A cozy fire, yummy s’mores and guitar-strummin cowboy bring friends and families together during this fun, apres ski activity. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Mondays and Wednesdays. Info: 970-922-2233 Kids Crafts For families with children three years and older. The hour ensures your child will head home with a special, handmade arts and crafts souvenir. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info: 970-922-2233 Storytelling at the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center Gather at the SIADC to hear some of the tallest tales in the West recounted by master storytellers. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 970-922-2233 Snowmass Chapel Worship Services The chapel, located off of Owl Creek Road, hosts a nondenominational service at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. St. Mary’s Catholic Church offers mass at Snowmass Chapel seasonally; call 970-925-7339 for mass schedule. A short on-mountain

worship service is offered every Sunday at noon beginning Jan. 6 outside of Gwyn’s High Alpine restaurant. For more information contact Snowmass Chapel at 970-300-1200. ACES: Potbelly Perspective Slide Show & Lecture Series This series features Aspen locals or visitors with exciting accounts of world travel and adventure. Hear stories and see pictures about fascinating adventure destinations. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through March 27. Info: 970-925-5756; ACES: Naturalist Night Lecture Series ACES, Wilderness Workshop and the Roaring Fork Audubon invite you to a lecture series featuring wildlife experts and ecologists to explore and share topics of the natural world through slideshows and discussion. Hot drinks and cookies will warm up these winter evenings. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10 through March 28. Info: 970-925-5756; Find information about daily ACES snowshoe and ski tours on page 29.

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13 Aspen Art Museum: Free Family Workshop Offered on select Sundays, AAM Family Workshops encourage children and adult teams to look, share, and create together. Families with children of all ages are welcome to explore the museum’s current exhibitions and participate in hands-on art projects. Admission is free and preregistration encouraged. Info: 970-925-8050;

13-20 Gay Ski Week Aspen Gay Ski Week

is a weeklong LGBTQ winter event held in January each year. We have plenty to do for everyone … even if you don’t ski or board. We have daily skiing/boarding on one of the four mountains in the area with guides for all abilities. We also have daily après-ski parties, dinners, comedy, film, boutique and art walk, nightly parties, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, yoga and spa days … and much much more. Info:

15 Anderson Ranch Presents: Visiting Critic’s Lecture — Karl Burkheimer, sculptor, of Portland, Ore. Lecture followed by dinner at the Ranch Café. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info: 970-923-3181;

21 Anderson Ranch Presents: Visiting Critic’s Lecture — Teresa Booth Brown, painter, of Boulder. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Lecture followed by dinner at the Ranch Café. Info: 970-923-3181;

22 - Mar 5 The Aspen Institute In this

eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today, as outlined in the 2013 Foreign Policy Association briefing book. Info: 970-544-7914;

24-27 Espn Winter X-games 17 Winter X

Games returns to Aspen Jan, 24-27. Be there as more than 200 of the world’s best athletes in skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling throw down in four action-packed days of competition for the most coveted medals in action sports. Winter X Games is completely free to the public so don’t miss your chance to witness legends and Olympians including Shaun White, Gretchen Bleiler, Lindsey Jacobellis and others live at Buttermilk Mountain. Info:

26 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Presents: River North Dance Chicago A Windy City original, River North Chicago Dance 66

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Company returns to Aspen this January. River North Dance Chicago is an electrifying fusion of modern, jazz, Latin and popular dance whose tremendous popularity has catapulted them from a local Chicago dance “group” to the status of one of the country’s most dynamic, nationally recognized professional companies. Info: 970-920-5770 or 866-449-0464;

far (including the occasional vacationer) to show off what they’ve been practicing all week. Athletes will showcase the newest and most progressive tricks around off of the 40-foot jump on upper Fanny Hill. Info:

28-30 Highlands Bowl Slopestyle The

Colorado Freeride Championships are taking a sabbatical in 2013. In its place Aspen will host an invite-only, big mountain slopestyle competition on Highland Bowl. Info:

30- Feb 27 The Aspen Institute Great Books Join us for this year’s exploration of the Great Books. Each year community members come together to engage in lively and rigorous dialogue using excerpts from the Great Books. Aspen Institute senior moderator Pete Thigpen will moderate this year’s series. Info: 970-544-7914; aspeninstitute. org/aspenevents.

31 Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met: Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore. Info:


1 Joe Lovano — US Five Hailed by the

New York Times as ’one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself for some three decades as a prescient and path finding force in the arena of creative music. Info: 970-920-5770;

Feb 5-26 Time Travel Tuesdays Tuesday nights will offer a selection of historically themed events, ranging from speakers and living history to movies and more. Info: 970-925-3721;

8-Mar 29 Bud Light Big Air Fridays The

always entertaining Friday afternoon show is entering its 11th year at Snowmass. Big Air Fridays attract competitors from near and

9 AVSC Supertour Classic Race Aspen

High School Tracks. Start TBD, 5/10k classic, individual start. Info:

10 Owl Creek Chase The Owl Creek Chase has been one of Colorado’s largest and most premier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging course from Snowmass Village to Aspen presents the very best that Colorado skiing has to offer; tough climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and excellent snow conditions. Info:

12 Anderson Ranch Presents: Artistsin-Residence Slideshow Lecture followed by dinner at the Ranch Café. Info: 970-923-3181;

14-Apr 21 Aspen Art Museum: Katherine Sonntag Berlin-based photographer Sonntag creates complex arrangements of quotidian objects that encourage viewers to question how and what we see. Info: 970-925-8050;

14 - Apr 21 Aspen Art Museum: Monika Sosnowska Polish sculptor Monika Sosnowska takes up specific forms and space and manipulates them into disorienting and fascinating new configurations. Sosnowska’s AAM exhibition will consist of a newly commissioned body of work. Info: 970-925-8050;

15-16 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet For 17 years, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s distinctive style has earned glowing reviews and enthusiastic audience receptions around the globe. Info: 970-920-5770;

15 Shawn Colvin In an era when female

singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Info: 970-9520-5770;

ever find yourself stressed by conflicting goals and beliefs? Are you ever caught between your ideals and what is practical or convenient? Have you ever had to choose among community and self, rules and revolt, convention and creativity? “Restless Minds: Art, Ethics, Freedom” begins with your own pre-session, written statement of what it means to be or have a “restless mind.” Then, over three half days, we draw on the group’s statements and film, fiction, poetry, music, science, and philosophy to explore how people of all ages — children, teens, and adults — build their multiple aims into productive, happy lives. Info: 970-544-7914;

17 Aspen Art Museum: Create Your Own Lift Ticket Take a creative ski break! Respond to your day on the mountain by designing your very own lift ticket inspired by the artwork of 2012-13 lift-ticket artist David Shrigley. Everyone is invited, supplies are provided, and events are free. Info:

17 Aspen Cup Races Series: Ski for the Pass Ashcroft 15K Classic. 10 a.m. start. 3K Kiddie Classic after main event. Ashcroft Ski Touring Center. Info: aspenxc.html.

16-18 Aspen Art Museum: David Muller’s “Three Day Weekend” Artist Dave Muller brings his popular “Three Day Weekend” event to Aspen/Snowmass over Presidents’ Day weekend. Check the AAM’s website for event details and locations. Info: 970-925-8050;

16 Jerry Jeff Walker He’s back! Aspen’s

newest part-time resident declares his citizenship by coming back to town, and bringing his band with him. His first Wheeler performance in three years, this is the one Jerry Jeff fans have been waiting for, as the voice and sass behind such songs as “Up Against The Wall,” “Desperados Waiting For A Train,” and the legendary “Mr Bojangles” are fleshed out with his troupe of sidemen. Info: 970-920-5770;

16-18 The Aspen Institute: Teen Socrates Seminar As a teen, do you

19 Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met: Verdi’s Otello. Info:

21-23 Aspen Laff Festival After 13

years as the featured site for the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and three years as the co-producer and home of the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the Wheeler is now stepping up to present its own unique fourday comedy experience, where comics really get to do what comics do best: everything funny. Info:

21-24 Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open. Mark your calendars for the 2013 Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open! Formerly the Aspen/Snowmass Open, this year’s competition will feature skiers showcasing their talents on the slopestyle course and superpipe from ESPN X Games Aspen. Info:

23 Skijoring with your Dog This clinic

will cover basic equipment, techniques to encourage your dog to pull, and how to skijor safely and responsibly on the trail. Info: 970-927-1771;

23 Theatre Aspen’s Annual Costume Gala Join Theatre Aspen for the nonprofit’s 30th anniversary season fundraiser. The evening will feature dinner, DJ, silent and live auctions, games and dancing — and of course, over-the-top costumes. The event raises funds for the organization’s awardwinning summer repertory theatre and extensive year-round education program. Info:

24 Aspen Film Annual Oscar Party

Celebrate Oscar gold and fête the movies in true Hollywood style to benefit Aspen Film. This annual fundraising gala brings the red carpet glamour straight from LA to Aspen’s famed Caribou Club. The evening includes red carpet arrivals, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, dancing and live broadcast of the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Info:

26 Anderson Ranch Presents: Visiting Critic’s Lecture — Gail Kendall, ceramic arts, Lincoln, Neb. Lecture followed by dinner at the Ranch Café. Info: 970-923-3181;


2 Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race With approximately 12,000 feet of vertical gain over 25 miles, including summiting the Aspen Highlands Bowl, this race is the perfect opportunity to experience all four Aspen/Snowmass ski areas like never before. Grab a teammate and get ready to ski, hike and skin Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. Info:

3 The Temptations The history of The

Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. Catch them in a very rare small-hall concert this winter season. Info: 970-920-5770;

5 Anderson Ranch Presents: Locale: Works by John Lloyd, Jason Schneider and Josh Smith Refreshments served. Info: 970-923-3181;

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20-24 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival Produced by Songwriter Hall of Fame member John Oates and the Wheeler Opera House, the 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival is the nation’s most intimate musical weekend, as it creates the shortest distance between the artists who write the songs and the fans who want to hear them in their purest, most real form. Info: 970-920-5770;

7 Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met: Verdi’s un Ballo in Maschera. Info:

8 Satisfaction — The Stones Tribute Band Info: 970-920-5770;

9 Aspen Art Museum: Create Your Own Lift Ticket Info: 14 Aspen Art Museum: I Don’t Get It

Do you ever have difficulty understanding how to look at contemporary art or worry about why you don’t “get it?” I Don’t Get It looks at contemporary art in a fun, informal and often humorous way and encourages no-questions-barred conversations about current exhibitions with other community members and Aspen Art Museum curators. Info:

14 Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met: Berlioz’s Les Troyens. Info: 970-920-5770;

16 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet — Encore!

Info: 970-920-5770;

19 Anderson Ranch Presents: Monothon Auction and Dinner Enjoy a fantastic evening of fun with door prizes, printmaking, demonstrations, dinner and auction of more than 20 original printed works of art by Roaring Fork Valley and nationally known artists. Proceeds benefit ARAC programs. Info: 970-923-3181;


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20-24 Nastar National Championships Avid skiers from approximately 45 states, ranging in age from 3 to 90, will converge on the world-class resort to compete for national titles in various divisions. Info:; n

21-31 Bud Light Spring Jam The 13th

annual Bud Light Spring Jam, the premier spring festival in the Rocky Mountains, will bring two weekends of competitions, downtown concerts and parties to Aspen/ Snowmass. Info:

23 KickAspen Big Air In the 14th Annual

KickAspen Big Air Invitational, the best regional ski and snowboard athletes will compete under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain. Come watch the action and listen to the sounds of DJ Naka G. Info:

29-30 Elk Mountain 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 sub-zero temperatures, racers traverse Colorado’s spectacular Elk Mountains. Info:

30 Fallen Friends Memorial Event

The fifth annual Fallen Friends is a memorial event that unites skiers and snowboarders from all disciplines to celebrate the mountain lifestyle that binds all of us in honor and remembrance of our fallen friends. All proceeds benefit the AVSC scholarship funds. Info:


7 Closing Day at Buttermilk Mountain 9-14 22nd Annual Aspen Shortsfest

Recognized as one of the world’s “50 Leading Film Festivals” by IndieWIRE, Aspen Shortsfest is one of the world’s premier international short film and video showcases for the trend-setting art form: the short. This Oscar-qualifying international competition offers a lively, thought-provoking, and humorous selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary — all at 40 minutes or less. Info: 970-920-5770;

9 Anderson Ranch Presents: Spring Open House Free community event where

23-31 Terrain Park Boot Camp This is the

perfect opportunity to learn rails, boxes and jumps from professional coaches and athletes. Info:

the public is invited to tour the campus and open studios of our spring resident artists and staff. For a complete list of events visit or call 970-923-3181.

26 Anderson Ranch Presents: Visiting Critic’s Lecture — Judy Guralnick,

14 Closing Day: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass Ski Areas

painting, of Aspen. Lecture followed by dinner at the Ranch Café. Info: 970-923-3181;

14 Schneetag Schneetag is the German

28 Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met: Wagner’s Parsifal. Info:

29-30 CORE Party CORE Party has been

the most anticipated outdoor concert of the season. Two days of free concerts in downtown Aspen. Mark your calendars and get ready for back-to-back days of great live music. Info:

word for “snow day.” Put simply, it translates as “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves.” Info:

18-20 Theatre Aspen School Spring Youth Production Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Performed at the Wheeler Opera House (four performances). Info:

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CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA 16 Chandon Brut, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Fragoli Wild Strawberry Liqueur, White Peach Purée IPA SMASH 12 Aspen Brewery IPA, Hendrick’s Gin, Aperol, Grapefruit Juice, Jalapeño -Lime Syrup, Basil SWEET & SPICY 14 Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Jalapeño, Red Bell Pepper, Lime Juice, Agave ASPEN SLUSH 13 Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Grand Marnier 100th Ann., Apricot Purée, Lemon Juice, Regan’s Orange Bitters, Sage

GRILLED CHEESE & TOMATO SOUP 13 House Made Tomato Soup, White Cheddar & Artisanal Wheat Bread Grilled Cheese 39 DEGREES BURGER 15 Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus Beef, Onion, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo SHEPHERD’S PIE 16 Colorado Braised Lamb Shank, Sautéed Onion, Garlic, Carrots, Mushrooms, Eggplant & Zucchini, Topped with Mashed Potatoes

EDEN MOJITO 14 10 Cane Rum, Grand Marnier, Strawberry Purée, Mint, Lime Juice, Soda Water

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SKY BAR CHEESE 12 House-Made Cheese Spread, Assorted Olives, Cornichons, Salami, Seeded Flatbread, Crostini

MISO BROILED SALMON 24 Skuna Bay Salmon, Rice Noodles, Sautéed Rapini, Toasted Garlic, Pickled Ginger Vinaigrette


709 E. Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO

Dining in Aspen

ashcroft Pine Creek Cookhouse Select menu items tikka masala panicotta Fried Rice Crouton and Cilantro Micro-Greens pine creek smoked trout melt Aged White Cheddar, Fresh Baked Cracked Wheat Bread, Kale Farro Salad and Horseradish Cream north american buffalo tenderloin Aged White Cheddar Grits, Blackened Green Beans and Smoked Cherry Sauce granny smith apple strudel Candied Pistachio Anglaise WILD-MUSHROOM SPINACH CREPES GOURMET SANDWICHES SIGNATURE CAESAR SALAD FAMOUS HOMEADE SOUPS

Located at the end of

Castle Creek Road, at the base of majestic Elk Mountain, the Pine Creek Cookhouse is the premier Aspen dining experience, reached in the wintertime by cross country skis, snowshoes, or horse-drawn sleigh. The Pine Creek Cookhouse is a spectacular log lodge that delights diners with unique “mountain gourmet” fare. Star Peak Cabin is a private, luxury, five-bedroom cabin and is available for an adventurous backcountry experience. One of Aspen’s favorite experiences for locals and visitors alike, guests leave their cars at the historic ghost town of Ashcroft to cross-country ski, snowshoe, or ride the horse-drawn sleigh to the Cookhouse. The Ashcroft Ski Area has more than 35 kilometers of groomed cross-country and snow shoe trails.

LOcation Castle Creek Road Aspen, CO 970.925.1044 HOURS: Serving lunch daily noon to 2:00 p.m. and dinner nightly arrival time 6:30 p.m. to ski or sleigh to the Cookhouse

For lunch, the high peak vistas of the Elk Mountains are awe-inspiring. As the views take your breath away indulge yourself in our menu choosing from specialties such as wildmushroom spinach crepes, gourmet sandwiches, legendary house-smoked rainbow trout, our signature Caesar salad, and famous homemade soups. On Aspen starry winter nights you can take a guided ski or snowshoe adventure by miner’s light or a romantic sleigh ride to the Pine Creek Cookhouse. Awaiting you at the end of the trail is a glowing fire to warm your fingers and toes. Then treat yourself with a delectable selection of warm drinks, fine wines, and a four course meal featuring North American buffalo, elk, rainbow trout, Alaskan salmon, and vegetarian delights.

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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


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

aUtHentic, FReSH and FLaVORFUL LOcatiOn 300 Puppy smith st aspen, Co 970.925.2527 HOURS: Mon-Thu, sun 11am - 9:30pm Fri-sat 11am - 10pm dine-in,Carry out and FrEE delivery Full Catering for all sized Parties


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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.

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

Dining in Aspen

Elk Camp Select menu items gourmet pizzas rotisserie chicken plates & sandwiches Healthy salad bar dessert kid’s menu bar Diners will be able to take their pick of organic, market-fresh menu items that are mindfully sourced when available, such as fresh salads, roasted chicken or pork loin served on a French baguette sandwich, or wild mushroom pizza with fontina cheese and white truffle oil. There will also be a wide selection of comfort food and health conscious items to please every member of the family.

Elk Camp at Snowmass is

transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland. Guests and locals alike are encouraged to light up the night with friends and family while enjoying old-fashioned winter outdoor activities: • Ullr’s Ghost Ship • Viking Sledding Hill • S’mores and Hot Chocolate by the Bonfire • Ice Skating on Rayburn’s Pond • Live Music • À la Carte Culinary Celebration • Indoor Kid’s Activities and Entertainment

LOcation Snowmass Mountain 970.923.1227 ULLR NIGHTS: Every Friday Night Dec. 28 - Mar. 29 5:30 - 9:30 pm, $10 adults/$5 children & season passholders elkcamp

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eLlina Located in the heart of

downtown Aspen Colorado, Aspen’s hottest dining spot fills with glasses clinking in anticipation of a fantastic meal. This is Ellina. We would like to invite you to a genuinely unique experience. Named for the region of Valtellina in northern Italy, Ellina has quickly become the “talk of the town” in Aspen. Our wine cellar is filled with one of the best selections for variety and value in Aspen. Wine Spectator magazine has agreed, awarding the restaurant the Award of Excellence in 2010 and 2011 and the Best of Award of Excellence in 2012. Executive Chef Miguel Diaz and his team bring exciting new dimensions to locally sourced ingredients and take great pride in our ‘farm to table’ concept. Our menus offer exquisitely prepared seafood, locally sourced beef, lamb and pork and house made pastas and breads. We carefully select our produce from the best of what our farmer purveyors have to offer. And, don’t forget dessert. With a selection of house made sweet specialties, it’s the perfect end to the perfect meal.

location 430 E Hyman Ave Aspen, CO 81611 970.925.2976 Hours: 5:30pm- close 7 days a week Reservations accepted Confirmed reservations can be made on our website Price Range: $30-$40


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SELECT MENU ITEMS Seared Mediterranean Octopus

Risotto forma, sherry pan sauce, micro arugula

Calamari Friti Roasted garlic, sweet chili sauce

Braised Artichoke Heart Bruschetta Organic poached egg, shaved truffles, creamy parmagiano


Large prawns, cannellini beans, tomato basil concasse

Oven Roasted Rabbit Parsley crusted potato cake, baby carrots, garlic white wine sauce

New York Steak

Creamy sweet potato mash, asparagus, barolo wine sauce

Alaskan Halibut

broccollini, saffron risotto, oyster mushrooms

Oven Roasted Tomato Soup parmesan crouton basil oil

Creamy Mushroom Soup truffle oil


House made noodles, ricotta, spinach and bolognese

Spinach and Ricotta gnocchi braised oxtail and pecorino chesse

Double Cut Pork Chop asparagus, roasted sweet potato and corn relish, blood orange demi

Roasted Organic Chicken Breast fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pan jus

Colorado Lamb Rack butternut squash rissotto, pencil asparagus, port wine sauce, mint

Ahi and Crab Terrine water cress, basil and tangerine vinaigrette

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Finbarr’s irish pub & kitchen Finbarr’s Irish Pub & Kitchen, owned by Irishman and Aspen local, Denis Finbarr O’Donovan, brings a distinctive experience combining a vibrant Irish pub atmosphere with exceptional food offerings. Finbarr’s menu spans the spectrum from classic dishes to indulgences. Feast on brown sugar brined Double Thick Pork Chop with warm fingerling potato, brussels sprouts and apple salad or the Almond Crusted Chicken Schnitzel with pan seared herbed spaitzle, arugala salad and lemon beurre blanc. Lovers of pub fare will find Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers & Mash. Chef Joe Flamer, cooking with the freshest ingredients and a creative spin, elevates the standards above and beyond the ordinary. Looking for the place to have a drink in Aspen? Look no further than Finbarr’s. Nine beers are on tap, including pub staples Guinness and Smithwick’s, as well as a rotating beer-of-the-moment tap. Two state of the art wine cabinets stocked with a diverse collection and a creative cocktail list round out the selection for thirsty patrons. Affordable dining and bar menus as well as cozy surroundings make Finbarr’s the place to settle in for drinks and eats for apres-ski, dinner and dessert. Sports enthusiasts will gravitate toward the eight oversized TVs in the bar. The atmosphere is also an elevated take on the Irish pub. The elegant, inviting spaces comprised of warm wood, aged brick, coppertopped tables and leather seating extend from the dining room to the lounge and 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.

location 415 E Hyman Ave 970.925.2719 Hours: Open daily 3:30pm to late Football season Saturday open at 10am Sunday open at 11am Walk ins only, No reservations


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SELECT MENU ITEMS Guinness Cheddar Fondue with soft pretzel Baked Artichoke, Spinach, Chorizo and Ricotta Dip with fresh fried corn tortilla chips

Green Curry Mussels

Mussels, mirin, sake with pan seared green onion rice cake

Fish & Chips

Beer battered cod bites, curry dipping sauce

Almond Crusted Chicken Schnitzel

Pan seared herbed spaetzle, wilted arugula salad, lemon beurre blanc

Kale, Pear and Quinoa Salad

Shaved kale, pear, walnuts, quinoa and maytag bleu cheese crumble with port & date vinaigrette

Classic Old Fashioned Ruben Sandwich Jewish style rye, gruyere, swiss & thousand island dressing

House Stuffed Bangers & Mash

Caramelized onion gravy with crispy onion crown

Pan Seared Center Cut Sirloin Steak

Hormone free center cut sirloin, sweet potato and butternut squash hash, sun dried cranberry chimichurri

La Plancha Seared Hake

Scampi, lime and white wine nage, goat cheese grits, grilled scallions and asparagus

Whiskey and Molasses Slow raised Lamb Shank Slow Braised lamb, horseradish whipped potatoes, black pepper coated fried onion slivers

Corned Beef & Cabbage Carrots, onions, potatoes and house mustard

House made veggie burger Sprout salad, fried green tomato, roasted pepper aioli

Mushroom, pea and barley skillet

A savory medley of vegetables & barley

Warm brownie sundae

Vanilla ice cream, double chocolate stout hot fudge with housemade toasted marshmallow topping

Guinness pot of chocolate Guinness chocolate pudding with short bread cookies

Irish Coffee

Coffee & Jameson

Shepherd’s Pie

House ground lamb with herb gravy & vegetables and topped with mashed potatoes

Toulouse-Style Pheasant Cassoulet

Sage seared pheasant breast, stew of white bean cassoulet, dates and country sausage

The Mortimer Burger

House ground hormone free 1/2 lb. burger with your choice of toppings: american, swiss, cheddar, bacon, sautéed onions & mushrooms

Nutty Irishman

Coffee, Frangelico & Baileys

The Gunner

Coffee, Baileys, Jameson & Kahlua

Michael Collins Toddy Michael Collins whiskey, sugar, lemon & hot water Featuring extensive Scotch and Whiskey menu.

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WINTER HOURS MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM - 4PM SATURDAY 11AM - 4PM 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 Shared Warm raclette, roasted pear preserves, speck, garlic croustades Trio of fries, duck fat fried, three seasonings-three sauces

Appetizers BBQ shrimp, pencil cob cheese grits, smoked pork belly, green onion Ricotta stuffed meatball, mascarpone polenta, sunday gravy, parmesan

Entrees Braised colorado lamb shank, cranberry, chipotle, sweet potato mash, roasted roots, mint Horseradish crusted ruby red trout, roasted cauliflower, spinach, pears, hazelnuts, lemon-caper brown butter Bone-in pork loin, dried plums, gnocchi, long beans, green peppercorns

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

LOcation 330 East Main Street Aspen, CO 970.925.1245 HOURS: Breakfast 7-11:30am Lunch 11:30-2:30pm Dinner 6-9:30pm J-Bar 11:30-11pm 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. a publication of the aspen times


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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


GRILLED BBQ CHICKEN BREAST TWO BONELESS, SKINLESS BREASTS ............$1299 BBQ CHICKEN (1/2 CHICKEN).................................$1299 HICKORY SMOKED PORK SHOULDER ..........$1299 HICKORY SMOKED BEEF BRISKET..................... $1499






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)



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



DEUX.......................................................$400 Serves 2-3 MOMMA..............................................$600 Serves 3-4 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



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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, crab cakes, seafood, pork 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

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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Restaurant of the Year award, Jimmy’s list was rated the best in the country. The energy at Jimmy’s is what really draws a crowd; the restaurant and bar are always lively with a mix of interesting people. In the summer, enjoy the second level covered patio for an unforgettable dining experience. It’s the only place in town to experience the steamy rhythms of salsa and tango every Saturday at 11pm, a long standing tradition that attracts professionals and amateurs alike.

FIRST Jimmy’s Famous

New England

Crab Cake

17 Jumbo Lump Blue Crab, Jicama & Cabbage Slaw





Soup Melted Gruyere, Crouton

Poblano Pepper 14 Oaxacan String Cheese, Fresh Epazote, Salsa Roja BUFFALO Short Ribs

16 Braising Sauce, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Brussels Sprout

Ahi Tuna Tartare

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

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Clam Chowder 10


Black Truffle, Sherry, Tarragon


Arugula & Baby Beet Salad

12 Apple, Celery, Whipped Goat Cheese, Vanilla Hazelnut Dressing

Classic Caesar

9 1/2

Romaine Lettuce Leaves, Garlic Crouton



9 Chopped Romaine, Bacon, Tomato, Chipotle Ranch Dressing


Chef’s Cut


MP Grilled Caesar Salad, New Potato Confit, Crispy Onions

34 White Bean Cassoulet, Roasted Root Vegetables, Gremolata

American Style Kobe Beef

Lamb Shank

Milagro Ranch

Duck Breast & Leg 32 Spiced Red Wine Sauce, Fig Polenta, Glazed Root Vegetables

Grass Fed Beef

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


Double Chop

46 Red Wine Glaze, Roasted Celery Root, Potato Puree

Filet Mignon 35 Shell Steak 37

Cowboy Rib-Eye ON THE BONE 46


36 Red Curry, Sauteed Napa Cabbage, New Potato Confit

Rocky Mountain Trout

29 Hazelnut & Butter Sauce, Green Beans, Wild Rice

Jumbo Lump Blue

Crab Cakes 36 Remoulade, Jasmine Rice, Jicama & Cabbage Slaw * This is a sampling of our menu. Menu and pricing subject to change.

Dining in Aspen


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 winter 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, “off 84

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

course” the dynamite shrimp or the black cod misozuke, char siu Colorado lamb. Chef Eddy’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 hoisin, brown sugar, sesame sauce


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

il Mulino Lunch Rucola & Prosciutto Pizze Mozzarella & prosciutto with arugula Insalata di Tonno Imported blue fin tuna over chopped romaine with Italian dressing Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Tomato basil sauce with fresh mozzarella Tagliata di Manzo Sliced steak with potato torta and arugula salad

They say food always tastes

better in the mountains, but it’s also true that the mountains are what inspired the hearty, rustic food that is our legacy and epitomizes our menus worldwide. In Aspen, where a cosmopolitan spirit can thrive even in the remoteness of this old mining town, so can the passion for food. Despite the lack of oxygen at 8,000 feet above sea level, the vibrant flavors and exemplary service that are an Il Mulino New York tradition live onward and upward at the base of Aspen Mountain. Even with its remote location, Aspen is known for its worldrenowned culinary scene. Here, the standard for fine dining rivals any major city and is further intensified by the walking distance proximity of over 80 restaurants and bars and a jet-setting clientele that knows and expects the best. Il Mulino New York’s Aspen outpost 86

Dinner Langostina Jumbo prawns; with risotto or sautéed spinach

LOcation Base of Aspen Mountain 501 East Dean Street Aspen, Co

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Rack of Lamb Rack of lamb with a Dijon mustard glaze, lightly breaded in a Barolo wine sauce


Price Range $28 plus

brings the long-celebrated fare of Italian rustic cuisine with fresh, quality ingredients, from seafood to handmade pasta, to the Rockies. Carrying on the same top-notch standard for service and cuisine that they’ve built their reputation on for over 25 years, Il Mulino New York’s Aspen location, just steps away from the gondola, will surely top the rest.

English Dover Sole Fresh English Dover sole Ravioli ai Porcini Champagne truffle cream sauce

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.

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. a publication of the aspen times


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la palapa

LOcated two blocks from the Gondola in

the heart of downtown Aspen you’ll discover La Palapa, Aspen’s newest authentic Mexican restaurant. Their menu has all the classic Mexican dishes but they have become famous for their sizzling steak fajitas. The lingering aroma will leave your mouth-watering. To really experience the taste of Mexico you should start with a fresh ceviche, seafood cocktail, or made to order guacamole. Or one could order an authentic dish; the Molcajete de Mariscos, a steaming hot seafood stew served in a lava rock bowl, overflowing with crab legs, shrimp, octopus and more. Or try something completely different, the Piña Rellena, a grilled half pineapple stuffed with seafood in a creamy sauce. And of course no Mexican meal would be complete without a Margarita made with fresh squeezed lime juice or an ice cold Dos Equis from the tap.


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LOcatiOn 308 hunter street aspen, Co 970.544.8479 HOURS: lunch 11am-4pm happy hour 4-6pm dinner 4-10pm pRice RanGe: $10-$20

SELECT MENU ITEMS fried avocado

Served with Ranchero dipping sauce

palapa stuffed oysters

Oysters on the half shell topped with our Shrimp Aguachil and fresh avocado. Red or Green

jalapeÑo poppers

Bacon-wrapped, stuffed with shrimp, cream cheese

palapa caesar salad

Crispy Romaine lettuce, fresh croutons served with a chipotle lime Caesar dressing

ceviche de pescado

Lime-marinated Mahi with cucumber, tomato and onion, topped with fresh avocado

siete mares

Our seven seas coctel has Shrimp, Oysters, Octopus, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, Crab legs and Red Snapper in a hot seafood broth


Steak or Chicken with marinated onions and peppers on a sizzling iron skillet, served with tomato, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole

molcajete de mariscosa

sizzling hot lava-rock bowl with Shrimp, Octopus, Calamari, Scallops, Clams, Mussels and Crab legs in a thick roasted-tomato based sauce

molcajete de mole

A sizzling hot lava-rock bowl with Short Rib, Chorizo, Chicken and Steak in our own Mole sauce

filete la palapa

Grilled Red Snapper with a queso steak sauce served with rice and salad

authentic meXican tacos Three homemade corn tortillas with onions, fresh cilantro, salsa verde, shredded cabbage and your choice of meat


carne asada a la diabla

Served with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and your choice of meat

flautas plate

Three cheese enchiladas with a red or green sauce

Marinated Skirt Steak topped with Shrimp sautéed in a spicy Diabla sauce

Rolled corn tortilla stuffed with Chicken. Served with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and our own salsa verde with rice and beans


Two homemade tamales with Chicken or Carnitas served with rice, beans, spicy sour cream and guacamole

bistec ranchero

Steak cooked with peppers, onions, and tomatoes with a house sauce. Served with rice, beans, sour cream and guacamole

piÑa rellena

Grilled pineapple stuffed with sautéed seafood in a cream sauce, served with rice and salad



Crispy burrito with your choice of meat enchilada sauce, salsa, guacamole sour cream

chile relleno

Roasted Poblano pepper stuffed with a blend of cheese

jalapeÑo margarita

Cazadores, Grand Marnier, fresh squeezed sour, and fresh jalapeño infused lime juice


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The largest selection of Draft Beer in Snowmass! Take out & Delivery Available 5-10pm Nightly Located in Snowmass Village across from the Westin

923-3576 Appetizers Vegetarian Spring Rolls (2) ......... $6.95 Egg Rolls (2) ............................. $6.95 Chicken Pot Stickers (6) ............ $7.95 Crab Rangoon (6) ..................... $7.95 Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps ..... $10.95 (Your Choice Chicken or Beef) *Atomic Shrimp ...................... $10.95 Coconut Shrimp (5) ................... $9.95

Mongolian Beef ...................... $20.95 Stir Fried Beef with Green and Yellow Onions Served with Crispy Rice Noodles

Moo Goo Gai Pan...................... $20.95 Sliced Chicken & Mushrooms in a Mild White Sauce

Happy Family ........................... $25.95 Everything Under The Sun in a Mild Brown Sauce

*Kung Pao Chicken or Beef ....... $20.95 Roasted Peanuts and Vegetables in a Spicy Brown Sauce


Cashew Shrimp ........................ $24.95

(Served Family Style with White or Brown Rice)

Peking Duck ............................ $55.95 Boneless Duck & Crisped Skin Served with Chinese Pancakes, Hoisin Sauce & Scallions

Shiitake Mushroom Duck ........ $27.95 One Half Boneless Duck With Shiitake Mushrooms

*Dragon Shrimp ...................... $21.95 Crisped Shrimp in a Sweet & Spicy Sauce Served on a Bed of Broccoli

Walnut Shrimp ......................... $21.95 Crisped Shrimp Served on Steamed Vegetables in a Mild Sweet Sauce

*Peking Shrimp ....................... $21.95 Tempura Fried Shrimp in a Spicy Sweet Sauce served on a Bed of Crisped Lettuce

*Thai Basil Chicken ................. $20.95 Sliced Chicken Breast Stir Fried with Fresh Thai Basil and Thai Peppers with Broccoli

Hunan Beef ............................. $20.95 Tender beef in a Mild brown sauce with Bamboo Shoots, Straw Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts and Vegetables

*Shrimp Pad Thai ................... $21.95 *Chicken Pad Thai ................... $20.95 Traditional Thai Flat Rice Noodle Stir Fried with Vegetables, in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

Shrimp and Scallops ................ $25.95

Shrimp Stir Fried with Roasted Cashews in a Mild White Sauce

Sweet And Sour Chicken or Pork .. $17.95 *Szechuan Beef or Chicken ...... $17.95 Mu-shi Vegetable ...................... $16.95 (Cabbage, Mushrooms, Scallions, Carrots, & Egg Stir Fried & Served with Chinese Pancakes & Hoisin)

With Chicken, Beef Or Pork ....... $18.95 With Shrimp Or Combination .... $20.95 Lau Mein Vegetable .................. $13.95 ( Soft Chinese Egg Noodle Stir fried with Vegetables)

With Chicken, Beef Or Pork ....... $15.95 With Shrimp Or Combination .... $17.95 Fried Rice Vegetable ................... $8.95 With Chicken, Beef Or Pork ...... $10.95 With Shrimp Or Combination .... $12.95


(Two Pieces per order)

Tuna (Maguro) ........................... $8.25 Yellowtail (Hamachi) ................. $8.25 Octopus (Tako).......................... $7.25 Sweet Egg (Tamago) .................. $5.50 Fresh Water Eel (Unagi).............. $7.25 Fresh Salmon (Nama Sake) ........ $8.25 Salmon Roe (Ikura) .................... $7.75 Shrimp (Ebi) .............................. $7.25 California Sushi Plate................ $19.95

Shrimp and Scallops Served with Corn in a Mild White Sauce

1 Shrimp, 1 Tuna, 1 Salmon, 1 Yellowtail, California Roll

*Orange Chicken Or Beef ....... $20.95


Crisped Chicken Or Beef with Diced Scallions, Red Chilies and Orange Zest

*Thai Curry Chicken ............... $20.95 Sliced Chicken Breast, Potatoes, and Vegetables with Coconut And Curry Flavor

Sesame Chicken Or Beef .......... $20.95 Crisped Chicken or Beef Served in a Sesame Sauce

Tuna (Maguro ........................... $19.95 Fresh Yellowtail (Hamachi) ....... $19.95 Fresh Salmon (Nama Sake) ...... $17.75 Octopus (Tako)......................... $15.75 Mountain Dragon Plate ............ $27.50 3 Tuna, 3 Salmon, 3 Yellowtail, 3 Octopus, 3 Shrimp, Sweet Egg

Sushi Rolls

(Six Pieces per Order -Available as Hand rolls)

Tuna Roll (Tekka Maki) .............. $8.25 Hot & Spicy Salmon Roll............. $8.95 Yellowtail Roll (Negi Hama) ........ $8.25 Eel Roll (Unagi Maki) ................... $7.95 Salmon Roll................................ $8.25 California Roll ............................ $7.95 Cucumber Roll (Kappa Maki) ...... $5.50 AAC Roll ..................................... $6.95 Lobster Roll.............................. $13.75 Blackened Tuna Roll ................... $9.95 Philadelphia Roll......................... $8.95 Smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado

Chef’s Specialty Rolls Mountain Dragon Roll .............. $17.95 Shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado, topped with unagi and eel sauce

Spider Roll .............................. $15.95 Soft shell crab, crabmeat, kaiware, cucumber, avocado, masago

Tempura Roll ............................. $8.95 Shrimp tempura, ,cucumber

Snowmass Roll ........................ $15.95 Shrimp, octopus, salmon, crabmeat, kaiware, cucumber, tobiko

Godzilla .................................. $15.95 Crabmeat, yellowtail, tobiko, avocado and unagi

Crazyhorse .............................. $15.95 Salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado, and tobiko

Caterpillar ............................... $15.95 Unagi, cucumber topped with avocado, and unagi sauce

Rainbow Roll ........................... $15.95 Crabmeat, avocado, cucumber topped with tuna, salmon, yellowtail and shrimp

Cherry Blossom ....................... $21.55 Avocado, cucumber ,and salmon topped with tuna and tuna sashimi

Orange Blossom ...................... $20.55 Avocado, cucumber , and tuna topped with salmon and salmon sashimi

King Roll ................................. $15.95 California roll wrapped w/ tuna & avocado

Queen Roll .............................. $15.95 California roll wrapped w/ salmon and avocado

* Hot & Spicy

Vegetarian Menu Available.

Complimentary Appetizers with Drink Specials at Après Ski Big Screen TV’s - Pool Tables - Foosball - Darts

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


Prices and Menu items subject to change

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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 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. SMOOTHIES Strawberry, Banana & Blueberry 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

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,

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

grab a fruit smoothie fortified with 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.

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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. The Prime Rib special is served traditionally, but if you miss that, you can certainly catch the Shaved Prime Rib sandwiches after skiing. 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


Buffalo & Black Bean Chili

Flatiorn Steak

Red Onion Special Grind 1/2 Lb. CAB Burger

Sour Cream & Cheddar $5 cup / $7 bowl

Baked Onion Soup

Brioche Crouton & Swiss Cheese $7

Skirt Steak Salad

Mixed Lettuces, Marinated Skirt Steak, Chopped Tomatoes, Crispy Onions $16

Brown Sugar & Lime Marinated with ‘Red Onion’ House Made Steak Sauce $24.92

Wild Mushroom Ravioli spinach, roasted garlic & sage, parmesan cheese $17.50


Black Bean Burger

Tomatilla Sauce and Your Choice of Cheese Bacon, Sauteed Mushrooms, Grilled Onions ($1 each) $9.50

Philly Cheese Steak

Grilled Ruby Red Trout & Red Pepper Aioli

Shaved C.A.B. Ribeye, Swiss, Onions, Peppers, Shrooms $14.50

Panko Crusted Green TomatoesMixed Greens, Domestic FetaBalsamic Vinaigrette on the Side $10

Panko Crusted Pork Schnitzel

Warm Apple Bacon Dressing on a Kaiser Roll (or BBQ Style) $13.50

Sesame Chicken Salad

Green Chili Mac & cheese

Fried Green Tomatoes

Mixed Lettuces, Pulled ChickenBell Pepper, Carrots, Cilantro, WontonsTossed in Sesame Vinaigrette $13

wilted greens, cumin vinaigrette $18.92

with lemons and capers $18.92

add pulled pork for $5 $9.50

Pan-Seared Cajun Spiced Salmon with tomato basil caper relish $21.92

Pulled Pork & Cheddar

Smoked Turkey and Bacon

Sprouts, Cranberry Pepper Jelly, Multigrain Bread $11.50

Cajun Spiced Mahi Mahi Mango & Bell Pepper Salsa on a Kaiser Roll $13.92

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taster’s specialty pizzas big daddy Pepperoni Sausage, Meatballs Salami & Canadian Bacon sheer bliss White Pizza with Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Garlic & Ricotta poWder pie White pizza with spinach feta and Sundried Tomatoes


taSteR’S piZZa is

the local’s choice for lunch and dinner. We have a wide selection of mouth-watering pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Taster’s has been rated the best place for local eats by Transworld Snowboarding and Freeskier magazine. Taster’s is open at 11:00 am seven days a week. We deliver anywhere in Snowmass Village starting at 5pm and deliver anywhere in Aspen all day! We carry gluten-free and whole wheat pizza crust. We have a family friendly dine-in environment and serve beer and wine. From 3pm to 6pm we feature the best happy hour in Snowmass, with pints starting at $1.50.

LOcatiOn aspen 455 rio Grande Pl aspen, Co 970-925-1952 snowmass 16 Kearns road, suite 116a snowmass Center snowmass, Co 970-923-5250 HOURS: lunch 11am apres ski 3-6pm dinner 5pm pRice RanGe: $10-$20 94

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taster’s choice Greens, Roasters Red Peppers, Cucumber, Dried Cranberries, Gorgonzola & Chicken Breast spinach salad Spinach, Fresh Tomatoes, Candied Walnuts, choice of Feta or Gorgonzola

pasta pesto chicken With Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Artichoke taster’s shrimp With Garlic, Basil, Scallions & Tomatoes in white Wine & Olive oil


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


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


Ellina 970-925-2976 430 East Hyman Avenue 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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39 Degrees 709 E. Durant Avenue 970-925-6760









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La Palapa 970-544-8479 308 South Hunter Street Little Annie’s Eating House 970-925-1098 517 Hyman Avenue


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


Taster’s 970-925-1952 455 Rio Grande Place



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Poppycocks 970-925-1245 665 East Cooper Avenue








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

Zane’s Tavern 970-544-9263 308 South Hunter Street Suite 2





Kenichi 970-920-2212 533 East Hopkins Avenue



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









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Winter In Aspen  

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

Winter In Aspen  

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


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