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There’s a saying in this area that locals come for the winters but stay for the summers. Something about summer establishesSnowmass Village as a town that has a lot more to offer than just skiing. The mountain is open to hikers and bikers, but summer beckons you to explore beyond the ski area as well — to the Snowmass Club golf course, to the whitewater rapids of our nearby rivers, to Fanny Hill for a free Thursday night concert or to the rodeo grounds for some Wednesday night bronc busting, barrel racing and bull riding. We know you’ll learn quickly why summer draws people in.

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For the Family The rodeo provides a great time for all ages every Wednesday night this summer BY ROBIN SMITH Wrangle up your grandstand seats under the Wednesday night lights of the Snowmass Rodeo, a summertime Village tradition of 38 years that runs June 13 to Aug. 15. Gates at the rodeo grounds open at 5 p.m. to a bevy of ranching-centric activities and food that will satisfy

adults and children alike. Steer-head roping practice and the petting zoo are free to all kids; other options include a western-gear shop, mechanical bull riding, pony rides and a “bouncy house.” Head over to the chuckwagon area to hear Twirp Anderson singing while you chow down on the Hickory House’s famous barbecue dinner before the

show; the saloon offers up beverages all evening. With stirrup-mounted flags a-flyin’, the Grand Entry parade of cowboys and cowgirls charges into the arena at 7 p.m., kicking off an extravaganza of competitions. Bareback bronc riding is first, followed by team roping, the Continued on page 8...

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kids-only mutton bustin’ contest, saddle bronc riding and a second kids’ event, the calf scramble. Dally Ribbon Roping comes next, followed by barrel racing and the thrilling bull riding. New this year will be burro racing, a three-person team event open to any adults who sign up to push/pull/ ride on a recalcitrant burro to the hoots and hollers of the grandstands. Twirp leads a campfire sing-a-long and marshmallow roasting to wind up the colorful evening. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for 11- to 16-year-olds and free for the 10-and-under crowd. VIP seating is just that: $28 for a special section along with a souvenir stadium cushion. Contact the Snowmass Rodeo at 970-923-8898 or www.snowmassrodeo.org.

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In 2010, thousands of Ice Age fossils were found by a construction crew, prompting a new exhibit in Snowmass BY JANET URQUHART

Janet Urquhart Bones found at the Ziegler Reservoir dig site in 2011.

The discovery of Ice Age fossils at a reservoir just outside of Snowmass Village led to some frenzied digging in the fall of 2010 and again last spring and early summer. In seven weeks last year, crews unearthed more than 4,500 fossils and identified 20 different vertebrate animals at the site. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the repository of the fossils, but visitors to Snowmass Village can drop by the Snowmass

Ice Age Discovery Center on the Snowmass Mall for some insight into the resort’s prehistoric past. The center is open daily, June 1 to Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Ziegler Reservoir, site of all the digging, has been refilled with water and isn’t accessible to the public, but the co-leaders of the excavation have written an easy-to-read book, “Digging Snowmastodon: Discovering an Ice Continued on page 10...


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Age World in the Colorado Rockies� ($19.95), that includes plenty of photographs of the astounding discoveries. Look for it at area bookstores or visit www.diggingsnowmastodon. com to purchase a copy. Go to http://www. dmns.org/science/the-snowmastodon-project/ for more on the discoveries, which the museum has deemed one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made in Colorado and one that will change our understanding of alpine life during the Ice Age. The discoveries at Ziegler included bones from the American mastodon, giant bison, ground sloths, Columbian mammoths, deer, horse and an ancient camel. The museum estimates specimens from some 30 to 50 mastodons were recovered, making the Snowmass discovery one of the richest mastodon sites in the world. Meanwhile, a Tusk Force in Snowmass Village is charged with determining how the resort should celebrate its newfound, ancient history.

FREE KNOWLEDGE New this year from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is the Ice Age Discovery Hike, taking off from the Ice Age Discovery Center on the Snowmass Mall at 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays from June 19 to Labor Day. The hike, led by naturalist Jamie Cundiff, will end looking at the Ziegler Reservoir, where an excavation in 2010 unearthed thousands of Ice Age fossils. Cundiff has been trained by Kirk Johnson and Ian Miller of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and worked on the dig. She said she will cover the geologic history of Snowmass, how the lake was formed, how the bones got there and what all that says about what Snowmass used to look like.


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Summer golf open to members, guests BY JILL BEATHARD While a light snowpack and warm temperatures allowed the Snowmass Club to open nine holes on schedule May 5, odd early season weather patterns last winter caused enough damage that it was a while before the full course was open. “Because of the lack of snow cover and the freeze and thaw cycle we had in December, parts of our greens were damaged, so we’re trying to keep people off and let them recover,” Director of Golf Ken Everett said. Everett said patrons shouldn’t get the impression that the damage was very significant. Delays are common in the mountains, where most grasses do not grow naturally, and this delay was more about the long-term health of the course, Everett said. The driving range opened April 23, the earliest it’s opened since the redesign of the course in 2005.


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COURSE INFO: TYPE: Semi-private, 18 holes, par 72 GREEN FEES: Public, summer: 18 holes, $185. Twilight rate after 4 p.m. $110. Early season (through June 15) and late season (Sept. 10-Oct. 14): 18 holes, $125; twilight $75. TEE TIMES: One day in advance DRESS CODE: No jeans, collared shirt, no metal spikes. DESIGNER: Jim Engh TEE BOXES: Black, 7,008 yards; Blue, 6,559 yards; White, 6,126 yards; Gold, 5,471; Green, 4,736. PRACTICE: Driving range, chipping green and putting green. AMENITIES: Restaurant, bar, pro shop, tennis. DIRECTIONS: 0239 Snowmass Club Circle, Snowmass Village. Take Highway 82 to Brush Creek Road, and then go 2 miles to Highline Road. Turn left on Highline and take first right to the club.

The Aspen Golf Course opened this year on April 4. Everett said the Snowmass Club opens later every year because it is at higher elevation and gets less sun in its Brush Creek valley location. The Aspen course is also flatter, he said. Everett said the early arrival of warm weather and on-schedule opening don’t increase business revenue significantly because most visitors don’t start arriving until later in the summer. “We like to say summer kicks off the week of Food & Wine,” Everett said. However, he added, the weather the past two years has allowed the course to stay open until almost November, which does allow for more play by out-of-town guests. In addition to member play, tee times at the Snowmass Club Golf Course are open to the public after 1 p.m. For more information, call the pro shop at 970923-5700 or visit www.snowmassclub.com.

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Elk Camp lifts make it easy Snowmass lift-served biking network expands Now in their second season of summer operation, the Elk Camp Gondola and the Elk Camp chairlift bring the beauty of the mountain and the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness to all. Unlike the gondola in Aspen, the Snowmass lift allows transport of mountain bikes so riders can enjoy an easy trip uphill. After that, bikers can either take a downhill cruise or grunt up one of the trails in an expanding network on the ski slopes. One popular trail is the Snowmass Way trail (it’s called Adams Avenue in the winter). From there it’s possible to intersect with the cross-mountain trail and travel either east or west. To the east, the Tom Blake or

Government Trail can entice experienced riders. Those with fewer miles under their belt will want to ride Snowmass Way back to the Village. Start your day on the Snowmass Mall and walk down or ride the Skittles lift to the base area, where you’ll board the gondola. Or, begin in Base Village, where parking in the garage is free during the summer. Mountain bike rentals are centered at mall-area shops, with one operation in Base Village. Fanny Hill, the easy slope that abuts both the base area and the mall, is an appealing place for novices to practice their shifting, climbing and maneuvering skills before heading up the big hill. From the gondola, you get a great view of Mount Daly, Mount Sopris and most of the Roaring Fork Valley. But how about those sights from atop the Elk Camp chairlift? Spectacular seems the most appropriate word to describe the scene.


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Always check open and closure signs before venturing onto a trail, and heed any warnings about watershed or wildlife areas. TAKE A HIKE Once at the gondola summit, an option is to take a free guided hike with a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. The walks take off from that location at 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On weekends, catch the Elk Camp chairlift and head to the 11,325-foot summit for an ACES-guided tour to learn about our furry friends. Those free tours begin at 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Just as they do during winter, Aspen Skiing Co. has published a summer trail map that offers directions on where to go — uphill or downhill — on the mountain. For hikers, an easy route that beckons to those of all ages is the gentle Rabbit Run surrounding Rayburn’s Pond. Meander through the pines, enjoy the babbling brook and even toss in a fishing line if the mood strikes (Colorado fishing

license required). At day’s end, choose to descend the slope on either the Vista Trail — it cuts through some great terrain off the Funnel ski run — or ride the gondola back down to Base Village. On weekends when the chairlift is open, hike from the peak to the top of the gondola on the new Summit Trail. A 36-hole disc course zig-zags in and around the Funnel ski trail, over toward Naked Lady, around Adams Avenue and down to Base Village. It’s challenging enough to play host to a sanctioned disc golf tourney during July. Should you encounter any bumps on the road while exploring the mountain trails, look for one of the mountain rangers on site. All of that exercise certainly spawns an appetite. Bring your own picnic or pop into the Elk Camp Café, open daily for lunch. Savor some grilled treats straight from the outdoor barbecue or grab a salad and a cold beer from inside and enjoy the mellow music on the deck.

ELK CAMP GONDOLA AND CHAIRLIFT GONDOLA: Operates daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 through Sept. 3 (last ride down at 4:15 p.m.). ELK CAMP CHAIRLIFT: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last ride down 3:15 p.m.) Friday through Sunday and holidays from June 22 through Sept. 3. PRICES: Monday through Thursday — $21 for adults, $16 for seniors, $13 for youth (13-17), $8.50 for kids (4-12), free for kids 3 and younger. Friday through Sunday and holidays — $26 for adults, $20 for seniors, $16 for youth, $10.50 for kids, free for 3 and younger. (Weekend price includes access on Elk Camp quad chair.) Take your bike for an additional $10 ($9.50 for kids) for all day or $1 (not applicable for kids and youth) after 2 p.m. Skico Premier Passes are accepted. Numerous pricing plans are also offered. The Skittles lift, properly termed the Sky Cab Gondola, is a free connection between Base Village and the Snowmass Mall. It operates daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 23 through Sept. 3, as well as from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays from June 28 to Aug. 16. There’s no charge to take a bike on the Skittles. Call 970-925-1220 for more information.


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Down by the river

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Each company offers a specific niche that they feel is their stock in trade.

Aspen Whitewater boasts of its smaller trips which top out at four boats so “you’re with 20 of your best friends rather than 60 of them,” owner Jim Ingram said. The company also features an Eco Tour led by a specially trained naturalist from Jackson Hole’s acclaimed Teton Science School. While novelty is great, most guests prefer the regular river runs on the Arkansas, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. There’s no shortage of choices depending on your nerve and the river’s daily levels. For a lively whitewater adventure, consider the Slaughterhouse stretch of the Roaring Fork or Pine Creek/Numbers on the Arkansas. Though the Arkansas River trips are on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, which requires a trek over Independence Pass, in reality the drive time is about comparable to the trip downvalley to Glenwood Springs (where the Colorado River trips take place). Easiest to access and arguably a river that has it all, the Roaring Fork runs utilize the upper, middle and lower sections, depending upon the season. That and the Crystal River are most likely to have mellow floats at their disposal. In general, beginners and intermediates can handle class II and II/III rivers while class IV/V rated waterways are best left to the advanced rafters.

Snowmass-based rafting company taking trips on three area rivers

BY JILL BEATHARD With the low amount of snowmelt feeding rivers this year, some rafting companies got a slow start. But many, including Snowmass-based Blazing Adventures, started taking trips on the Colorado River, which had the best whitewater in the state at the time, according to rafting guide Ben Whitaker. “Because it’s dam-controlled they can release the water,” Whitaker said. “They get it to a decent flow, and they can maintain that flow.” Because it isn’t fed by snowmelt, the Colorado is also warmer. That combined with warm temperatures and companyprovided wetsuits made an early-season trip much more comfortable. Whitaker said in the summertime, temperatures on the Colorado can reach upwards of 100 degrees, so guests will jump in the river

for a swim. We took the Triple Shoshone, which starts at the Shoshone put-in off Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. The route goes over five rapids, all Class III on a scale of difficulty from I to V. The Triple Shoshone takes parties down the route for two more laps, but by going over some rapids backward and some in rotation, every lap is different. We also switched seats every time so we alternated who got the brunt of every splash. Guides at Blazing Adventures work to make all aspects of the trip entertaining. Whitaker shared his knowledge of the area, but he wasn’t afraid to give us a hard time if we fell for a trick or two. Director of Marketing Mar Naibi said the company is also offering its ducky, or inflatable kayak, trips on the Roaring Fork River this summer. Blazing Adventures also takes rafting trips on:


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• Roaring Fork: Upper Roaring Fork (Class III), Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III) and Lower Roaring Fork (Class II and III). Ducky, or inflatable kayak, trips available on the Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III). • Colorado River: Shoshone (Class III and IV) and Triple Shoshone (Class III). • Arkansas River: Browns Canyon (Class III and IV), Numbers (Class IV) and Pine Creek/Numbers (Class IV and V). Blazing Adventures has locations on the Snowmass Village Mall and the gondola plaza in Aspen. Call 970-923-4544 or 1-800-282-7238. Water levels vary on the rivers over the course of the summer, so call ahead to find out what trips Blazing Adventures or other companies are offering during your stay. The following are other companies offering water activities in the Roaring Fork Valley: ASPEN SEALS

www.aspenseals.com Aspen Seals is a mobile company that operates out of Aspen. 970618-4569 Rivers: • Roaring Fork: Toothache (Class II and III), Upper Woody (Class II and III) and Slaughterhouse (Class III-IV). • Arkansas River: Pine Creek (Class III-V), Numbers (Class IIIV), and Fractions and Frog Rock (Class II and III). ASPEN WHITEWATER RAFTING

II), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III) and Slaughterhouse Falls (Class IV). Ducky trips available near Basalt Mountain (Class II and III). • Arkansas River: Fractions (Class III), Browns (Class III), Numbers (Class IV) and Pine Creek/ Numbers (Class IV and V). • Colorado River: Shoshone (Class III). ELK MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS

www.elkmtnexpeditions.com 902 Highway 133, Carbondale. 970-456-6287 Rivers: • Crystal River: Avalanche (Class II and III) and Mount Sopris Scenic (Class II) • Roaring Fork River: Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III) and Lower Roaring Fork (Class II). • Colorado River: South Canyon (Class III+) BLUE SKY ADVENTURES

www.blueskyadventure.com 319 Sixth St. (Hotel Colorado), Glenwood Springs. 970-945-6605; 877-945-6605 Rivers: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class II through IV). GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING

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

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Rivers: • Roaring Fork: Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III), Cemetery (Class II and III), Eco-Trip (Class

Rivers: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class II and III), Upper Colorado (Class I and II), Shoshone 3-peat (Class III)

• Arkansas: Browns Canyon (Class III), Numbers (Class IV), Granite/Pine Creek/Numbers (Class IV and V) and Gore Canyon (Class V). ROCK GARDENS RAFTING

www.rockgardens.com 1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs (I-70 Exit 119 at No Name). 970-945-6737; 800958-6737 Rivers: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class III).

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www.upthacreek.com P.O. Box 3251 Glenwood Springs. 970-947-0030; 877-98-CREEK Rivers: • Colorado: South Canyon (Class III), Gore Canyon (Class V), Little Gore (Class III). • Roaring Fork: Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III), Middle Fork (Class III) and Lower Fork (Class III). • Crystal River: Avalanche Creek (Class III) and Crystal Flats (Class II).


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Skateboarding allowed Check out the huge skatepark in Snowmass Village BY BRADY HURLEY If you’ve come to Snowmass this summer hoping to get some skating in, you are in luck. The Roaring Fork Valley is rich in concrete terrain including skateparks designed and built by three of the foremost companies in the world.

Snowmass is the latest addition. Almost four years ago, Dreamland Skateparks completed a 10,000square-foot concrete park at the rodeo grounds at the entrance to Snowmass Village. It has three main elements. In addition to a flow area with the obligatory Burnside bank wall and a variety of small hips that launch into or off of the decks, there are rails and ledges. The vert bowl is 10 feet at its deepest, incorporates three hips and an escalated shallow-end wall coming in at about 6 feet deep. All of this is topped off with Tedder’s pool coping handmade in Oregon. Last, but not least, is the backyard-style pool with a quicktransitioned 4-foot shallow end and 8-foot deep end in the approximate


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shape of a peanut. This pool is also topped with pool coping. The skatepark is located between the rodeo grounds and the Snowmass Recreation Center and is landscaped with thick grass and flowering trees that provide a bit of shade. Bathrooms and water are available for free. For a fee, showers and pools are available for the traveling skater. Parking is available in the recreation center lot. Skateboarding lessons are offered by Camp Aspen/Snowmass, which is run by Aspen Skiing Co. Another outlet for lessons is Radio Boardshop in Aspen. Skating the park is a good place to eavesdrop on the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, held across the street.

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Keeping up appearances

Snowmass Village offers recreation facilities to help you stay in shape

SNOWMASS VILLAGE RECREATION CENTER RATES • Daily drop-in rates:

BY JILL BEATHARD

Adults 18 and older — $15

Vacation is a time to relax, but you don’t want all the hard work you’ve been doing in the gym to go to waste. Keep up with your workout at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center, whose membership is open to residents and visitors of all ages. Long-term membership options are available for four months or one year, and the center also offers daily drop-in rates and 20-visit punch cards. Some hotels have rec center punch cards that they offer to guests to use, according to Lindsey Wilkinson at the rec center. Amenities include a fitness room, a gymnasium, a climbing wall and bouldering cave, saltwater pools, a skate park, and tennis, sand volleyball and outdoor basketball courts, according to the center’s website. Fitness classes are available for an additional fee. Lockers are available for three-month and sixmonth periods. The rec center also offers a summer camp for kids ages 5 to 14, with activities including indoor rock climbing, swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, tennis, volleyball and field trips, according to the center’s website. The camp is offered Monday through Friday from June 6 to August 24. “Summer Camp has a couple of registration options to best

Youth 2 through 17 — $10 • 20-visit punch cards: Adults $220 Youth $160 • Four-month membership: Adults — $415 Youth — $320 Family (Two adults and two children) — $650 • One-year membership: Adults — $600 Youth — $475 Family — $1,120 • Fitness classes:

suit our customer,” said Sarah Alderson, recreation program specialist. “We have kids that register for the entire summer, some that are twice a week and some tourists that just drop in for a couple days.” GET OUTSIDE Although most of the amenities are only available to members or paying guests, the outdoor volleyball, basketball and tennis courts are open daily to the public on a first-come first-serve basis, according to Wilkinson. Private and group lessons are available in tennis. Call 970-922-2240 or visit

www.snowmassrecreation.com for schedule and rates. The tennis courts at the Snowmass Club also are available to the public from noon to 4 p.m. at $40 an hour, but guests of the Hayden Lodge, Capitol Peak Lodge, Villas and Residences at the Snowmass Club have access to the club’s indoor and outdoor courts. Tennis Director Gayle Godwin said nonmembers may participate in instructional programs, leagues and private lessons on a space-available basis by invitation. The outdoor pro shop stays open through the third weekend of September.

Drop-in fee — $15

Snowmass Village Recreation Center hours Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday — 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Snowmass Village: Keeping it clean Snowmass Village businesses, residents and guests encourage everyone to work hard to keep the natural environment free from pollution and trash, as well as pushing recycling programs throughout the Village. In 2010, the town completed its first-ever Carbon Footprint Report, giving it a concrete, scientific baseline in which to begin making small and large changes to reduce our carbon footprint. The quick and dirty numbers are: the town of Snowmass Village emitted 310,856 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2009. That’s 163 tons per person. The national average is 26 per person. Town staff, the Environmental Advisory Committee and Council is currently examining ways to reduce our impact on the environment. In 2009, the Snowmass Village Town Council adopted a new environmental sustainability plan intended to bring ecological awareness into all aspects of town governance. The plan, a year in the making, was created with the help of

the Rocky Mountain Institute and Snowmass residents. In the coming weeks a sustainability advisory committee will be created to help guide and implement this plan. To become involved in that, please contact Town Hall at 970-923-3777.

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Music fans looking for the full range of sounds — old and new, familiar and foreign, rocking and mellow, from New Orleans and L.A., Chicago and Colorado — will have it all delivered to them this summer on Fanny Hill. The lineup of acts for the long-running, much-loved Snowmass Free Concert Series has been announced, and it features the usual array of genres. All concerts in the series begin at 6:15 p.m. on Fanny Hill, and admission is free.

JUNE 28: Firefall Firefall, the Boulder-based soft-rock group whose biggest hits, “You Are the Woman” and “Just Remember I Love You,” dates back to the mid-’70s. The band is still led by singer-guitarist Jock Bartley, a former member of Gram Parsons’ group, the Fallen Angels. Firefall got its start in the ’70s by playing shows in Aspen.

JULY 5: Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band follows on July 5. The Indiana-based trio, which plays an aggressive, punk-fueled take on folk-blues, has performed at the Bonnaroo Festival, and played a five-night stand last summer at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

JULY 12: Monophonics Monophonics, a San Francisco group that mixes old soul with psychedelic jams, makes its local debut July 12.


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JULY 19: Quick and Easy Boys The Quick and Easy Boys, an r&b band whose sound is influenced by the contemporary soul group TV on the Radio, makes its first area appearance on July 19.

JULY 26: Pure Prairie League

Pure Prairie League, the country-rock band that traces its roots back to Ohio in the late ‘60s, returns to Fanny Hill July 26. The group, which has featured lead singers Vince Gill and Craig Fuller, had its biggest hit with 1972’s “Amie.”

AUGUST 2: Honey Island Swamp Band

The Honey Island Swamp Band, a roots-rock quintet from New Orleans, makes its area debut on Aug. 2.

AUGUST 9: Van Ghost

Van Ghost, a jam-rock group from Chicago, is set for Aug. 9; the group features singer-trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick, who collaborates frequently with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio.

AUGUST 16: Chali 2NA

The series closes Aug. 16 with Chali 2Na, a California rapper who has been a founding member of hip-hop group Jurassic 5 and the eclectic multi-cultural group Ozomatli.


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Working on the ranch Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers workshops, artist lectures BY JILL BEATHARD Winter might be prime season for some ski town industries, but with more than 150 workshops, artist lectures, weekly auctionettes and other fundraisers, summer is a whirl of activity at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village. The workshops, which are the center’s core business, are offered for all skill levels. Some are more advanced and require participants to submit a portfolio for faculty to determine if they’re eligible, but others are geared toward people with no prior experience. “There’s this myth that’s out there that you have to be an established artist to go to Anderson Ranch, but you have to just have an interest,” said Nancy Wilhelms, the center’s director of marketing and communications.

The workshop Reduction Woodcut: transforming landscape from Aug. 27 through 31 is open to all skill levels. The workshop involves mostly hands-on learning in the studio carving and printing a woodblock.

Woodblocks can be made at home without a press, said printmaking studio coordinator Elizabeth Ferrill, but workshop students will use the center’s presses to print images they can take home at the end of the week. “The teacher is very patient and kind, giving step-by-step instruction in all of the aspects of learning to make a reductive woodcut print,” Ferrill said. “Students also get time outside to work from nature, which is the best inspiration.” Jean Gumpper, a visiting associate professor at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, will lead the workshop. The center also offers workshops for kids ages 4 through 17. From June 25 to 29, children can participate in designing a float for Aspen’s Fourth of July parade. Anderson

Ranch has won “Best Children’s Float” for the past two years. Registration in workshops is filling up quickly, and some programs are already full. Students can register and view the summer workshop catalog online at www. andersonranch.org. All workshops for adults meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the dates scheduled. Times for children’s and teen programs vary, but most are also Monday through Friday. SUMMER EVENTS The ranch will begin a featured artists lecture series June 21, an annual summer program that brings internationally recognized artists to the campus to speak and present their work. Most of the presentations


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FEATURED ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES:

June 21 — Sanford Biggers, 12:30 p.m. July 5 — Enrique Martínez Celaya, 12:30 p.m. July 12 — Barry X Ball, 12:30 p.m. July 19 — Kara Walker, 5 p.m. July 26 — James Casebere, 12:30 p.m. August 2 — Rashid Johnson, 12:30 p.m. August 7 — Tom Sachs, 5 p.m. August 9 — Nick Cave, 12:30 p.m. August 23 — Jessica Stockholder, 12:30 p.m. All lectures take place in Schermer Meeting Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 970-923-3181 to reserve a seat.

Other Roaring Fork Valley arts centers offering summer classes and exhibitions: • Red Brick Center for the Arts 110 E. Hallam St., Aspen 970-920-5700 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays • Wyly Community Art Center 99 Midland Avenue, Basalt 970-927-4123 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays • Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities 520 S. Third St., Carbondale 970-963-1680 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays • Aspen Art Museum 590 N. Mill St., Aspen 970-925-8050 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays • Glenwood Center for the Arts 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs 970-945-2414 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. weekends

are at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Schermer Meeting Hall. The series is free and open to the public, but because of past popularity, reservations are required. Call 970-923-3181 for more information and to register. This summer the center is also offering the opportunity to purchase works of art at its Lunchtime Auctionettes on every other Friday, starting June 8. The events are free and open to the public, with a barbecue lunch at 11:45 a.m. for $10. The auction pieces are donated by visiting artists, center faculty, staff and students. “We have so much here that’s open to the public,” Wilhelms said. Anderson Ranch’s largest fundraiser, the 32nd

annual art auction, is also in the summer. The silent and live auctions on Aug. 11 offer more than 250 pieces of selected art donated by faculty, featured artists or others who have a connection to the center. More than 400 people attended last year’s auction, according to Wilhelms. The silent auction begins at 11:30 a.m., and the event continues with a live auction at 2 p.m. Those who can’t make it to any events can still view the galleries or take a self-guided tour of the campus, which consists of barns and houses transferred from former ranches in the Snowmass Village area. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and located at 5263 Owl Creek Rd.


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CALENDAR of events 06/03 – 08/31 ANDERSON RANCH LECTURE SERIES Leading international names in contemporary art will visit Aspen this summer to participate in Anderson Ranch Art Center’s 2nd Featured Artist Lecture Series. The Featured Artist Lectures are free and open to the public. Please visit their website for further information and a complete listing of speakers. Location: Anderson Ranch Snowmass Village Phone: 970 923 3181 Website: www.andersonranch.org 06/13 – 08/15 SNOWMASS RODEO Celebrating its 39th season, the Snowmass Rodeo is the oldest continuously running community rodeo in Colorado. Authentic western fun for the whole family includes cowboys and cowgirls showing their daring skills in bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and bronco riding. Lil’ buckaroos can compete in the calf scramble and in mutton bustin’. Shop for western merchandise while the kids explore the petting zoo, take a pony ride and ride the mechanical bull. Enjoy the best ribs and BBQ chicken in the West provided by Aspen’s famous Hickory House. Full bar also available. Enjoy a campfire cowboy sing-along and marshmallow roast to complete a perfect Colorado evening. Days: Every Wednesday Location: Snowmass Village Rodeo Grounds

Phone: 970-923-8898 Website: www.snowmassvillage.com 06/15-06/17 FOOD & WINE CLASSIC IN ASPEN The nation’s premiere culinary event. Celebrity chefs and wine experts from across the country showcase their passion for food, wine and entertaining. Go to the website for a full schedule of events and package pricing. Location: Aspen Phone: 877-900-WINE Website: www.foodandwine.com/classic 06/15 MUSIC AND LOBSTERFEST Location: Carbondale Phone: 970-704-4144 Website: N/A 06/14-06/17 STRAWBERRY DAYS FESTIVAL Strawberry Days has been entertaining generations for more than 100 years. The festival features a Family Fest area with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids; an arts and crafts fair and food court; an old-fashioned carnival; a parade down Main Street and a full entertainment lineup. Of course, we’ll still serve free strawberries and ice cream on Saturday, just like we’ve been doing for the past century. For more information, please visit the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. Location:

Sayre Park, Glenwood Springs Phone: 970-945-6589. Website: www.strawberrydaysfestival.com

Location: See website Phone: 970-920-4996 Website: www.jazzaspensnowmass.org

06/17-06/22 THE 36TH ANNUAL ASPEN SUMMER WORDS WRITING RETREAT AND LITERARY FESTIVAL The 2012 festival will celebrate literature of Latin America and the Caribbean, and features lectures, readings, panel discussions and the opportunity to meet with agents and editors. Festival authors include Daniel Alarcón, Edwidge Danticat, Francisco Goldman, and Alma Guillermoprieto, among others. The retreat offers workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poet Erin Belieu; fiction writers Derek Green, Scott Lasser, Benjamin Percy, Mona Simpson and Luis Alberto Urrea; and creative nonfiction writers Laura Fraser and William Loizeaux. Location: Aspen Application Deadline: April 15 Phone: 970-925-3122 Website: www.aspenwriters.org

06/27 – 07/03 ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL Entering its eighth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. Location: Please see the website for events Phone: (970) 544-7926 Website: www.aifestival.com

06/22 – 07/07 JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS JUNE FESTIVAL The JAS June Festival, a two week event, will include four nights of headline concerts from world-class musicians at the Benedict Music Tent ( June 22-24 and July 7), an expanded JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Nell Series, and nightly Lawn Party at the Benedict Music Tent ( June 22-24).

06/28 – 08/16 SNOWMASS FREE THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Bring a blanket or low lawn chair and a picnic basket of finger foods for the ultimate al fresco experience. Beer and wine are available for purchase at inexpensive prices; grilled foods are also offered. A Family Fun Zone entertains kids with anything from a bouncy house to face painting, juggling and more. A memorable evening for all whether you want to chill or dance up a storm all night. 06/28 - Firefall (Boulder) – Country Rock 07/05 - Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Indiana) – Country Stomp


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07/12 - Monophonics (San Francisco) – Psychedelic Soul 07/19 - Quick and Easy Boys (Portland, OR) – Funky R&B, Garage Pop w/ a pinch of honky-tonk 07/26 - Pure Prairie League (Waverly, OH) – Classic Country Rock 08/02 - Honey Island Swamp Band (New Orleans) – Roadhouse Rock n Roll 08/09 - Van Ghost (Chicago) – Alternative 08/16 - Chali2na (Los Angeles) – Hip Hop Day: Every Thursday Location: Snowmass - Fanny Hill Phone: 800-SNOWMASS (800-766-9627) 06/30 SNOWMASS HALF AND HALF CHARITY RUN One of the most beautiful courses in Colorado! Half path/half alpine mountain trail. Loop course starts/finishes near Base Village, Snowmass. Follow scenic Brush and Owl Creek paths as well as the Tom Blake Trail (single tract alpine mountain trail with shallow stream crossing). There are steep climbs and sharp descents at altitude, but runners/walkers will be rewarded with spectacular views from far above the Town of Snowmass. USATF certified. Free ¼-mile kids’ fun run as well. Proceeds to benefit Aspen Homeless Shelter and Hospice of the Valley. Location: Snowmass Base Village Phone: 970-309-4384 Website: www.snowmassmtnchallenge.com 07/01 SUMMER OF MUSIC IN CARBONDALE Chuck Prophet Chuck Prophet shapes his restless career with inimitable subtle flair -- a vivid parade of razor-edged one-liners camouflaged in a slackjawed drawl; songs about heartbreak and everyman heroism drenched in twisted lines of rude telecaster. Legendary producer and musician Jim Dickinson (The Rolling Stones, The Replacements, Big Star, Bob Dylan) was once asked how this kid could pull off the stuff he did. Dickinson simply replied, “What do you expect from somebody who got his cherry popped at the funny farm when he was fourteen?” Chuck will be here with a great band backing him up and lots of insight. Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website: www.chuckprophet.com

07/04 FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC AND FAMILY ART ACTIVITY Join us after Aspen’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade—featuring the AAM’s seventh annual float project by a contemporary artist—for a free picnic and family art activity on museum grounds. Free BBQ from Hickory House and beer provided by New Belgium Brewing will be on hand for you to enjoy. This year’s AAM float is designed by Los Angeles-based artist Mungo Thomson, who is known for his humorous, conceptually driven work. Location: Aspen Art Museum Phone: 970.925.8050 Website: http://aspenartmuseum.org 07/08 SUMMER OF MUSIC IN CARBONDALE: HAUNTED WINDCHIMES The Haunted Windchimes sound draws from traditional folk and

American roots music. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited pickin’, it lies in a nowhere land between distinct styles — it’s not quite bluegrass or blues or country. Still, there are elements of all those in songs. However, it’s the vocal harmonies that really set them apart. The sound is often moody and melancholy, but it is always deeply affecting. The Haunted Windchimes are a band on their way up, so we are really excited to welcome them to Carbondale! Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website: www.hauntedwindchimes.com 07/06 – 07/15 ASPEN ANTIQUES AND FINE ARTS FAIR AAFAF will celebrate its 10th annual show with an anniversary preview party Friday, July 6, followed by a nine-day public exhibit July 7th-15th at the

Aspen Ice Garden. Come join us during the best week of the year! The small mountain town is electric with fun events, outstanding weather and full of the world’s elite collectors and art connoisseurs. Admission is free to the public. Location: Ice Garden in downtown Aspen Phone: 970-710-1192 Website: www.aspenartfairs.com 07/14 KOMEN ASPEN RACE FOR THE CURE Participate in the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Aspen Race for the Cure and show everyone whose life you are running for. Are you running for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running for your own life? Or are you running for the future? No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life! All funds from the


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Komen Race for the Cure go to research, education, screening and treatment programs. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds stay local within Pitkin, Eagle & Garfield counties. The remaining 25 percent goes to research to find the cures! We want 2,000 participants at the 2012 Race, so start recruiting your team now! We plan to raise $75,000 with this event, and we need your help to reach our goal! Location: Rio Grande Park Phone: 970.920.0250 Website: www.komenaspen.org 07/15 SUMMER OF MUSIC IN CARBONDALE: BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS Since forming in 1988, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have emerged as one of the world’s most respected practitioners of American roots music, western swing, rockabilly, and traditional country—playing it like they invented it. “I think of us as just a rock and roll band, a rock and roll band that’s letting the roots show,” says bandleader Big Sandy. Whether they’re playing the Grand Ole Opry, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, or simply climbing out of a bus after rolling into town, these guys are bringing us some great old-time rock and roll. Big Sandy

does many tunes in Spanish as well. Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website: www.bigsandy.net 07/19 – 07/21 SNOWMASS CULINARY & ARTS FESTIVAL The Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival brings foodies, wine connoisseurs, and art lovers alike together in a premiere visual and delectable feast. It features celebrity chefs, a juried art exhibit with regionally and nationally recognized artists, food and presentation expert panels, and a Palette of Pairings featuring specialty foods with wines and spirits, all set in the scenic mountain splendor of Snowmass Village. Extend your stay and set out to explore easy or extreme hiking and biking trails, take in a free and festive Thursday night concert on the Hill, and visit world-renowned Aspen and its cultural delights right next door. Location: Snowmass Village Mall Phone: N/A Website: www.snowmassculinaryandarts.com 07/20 – 07/22 ROARING FORK VALLEY PARADE OF HOMES AND HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Spend the weekend in Snowmass and Aspen at the Roaring Fork Valley Parade of Homes and free Home & Garden Show. Tour some of the finest private homes in the Roaring Fork Valley. Offering general tours, champagne brunch tours or exclusive Food and Wine Tours complete with celebrity chef. Discover the hottest new products, trends and ideas in home and garden design at the free Home and Garden Show in Snowmass’ open air mall. Enter to win a hot air balloon ride or bring your family to the Snowmass Discovery Center. Raffle for hot air balloon ride. Location: Snowmass Village Mall Phone: 970-328-2205 Website: N/A 07/22 SUMMER OF MUSIC IN CARBONDALE: SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a nine-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow) whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of eight men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While

each of the Birds are capable of lighting up the stage with jaw-dropping displays of musicianship, it’s clear they’re focused on delivering the band’s infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band’s live show is explosive. Sister Sparrow is playing big festivals like Bonaroo, Telluride Jazz Festival and New Belgium’s Tour De Fat. Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website: www.sistersparrow.com 07/24 2012 ANNUAL ARTIST TRIBUTE & BENEFIT HONORING RITA BRITT Save the date and reserve your place! For more information, contact the office of the Red Brick Council for the Arts. Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Phone: 970-429-2777 Website: www.aspenart.org 07/25 – 07/28 ASPEN SECURITY FORUM To answer critical questions about homeland security and counterterrorism, the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program, in partnership with The New York Times and CNN, presents the third annual


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Aspen Security Forum. The Forum starts on Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. and ends on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Location: The Aspen Institute Phone: N/A Website: www.aspensecurityforum.org 07/28 SNOWMASS AUTOMOBILI EXOTICA The Second Annual event is presented by 3ZERO3 Motorsport. Catch the road rally from Denver to Snowmass via Independence Pass. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - free Motorsports expo to open on Mall. Open until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Merchandise Tables : 3ZERO3 4:30 p.m.: free Position Lamborghini and other selected vehicles at The Viceroy for viewing . 6:30-TBD : Dinner at The Viceroy. Only paid participants have access to the specials. 8 p.m.: free Saturday evening party at The Viceroy, poolside. Location: Snowmass Mall & Base Village Phone: N/A Website: http://www.3zero3motorsports.com/ blog/2011/05/13/the-2nd-annualsnowmass-automobili-exotica/ 07/28 – 07/29 ASPEN ARTS FESTIVAL The Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to, once again, join Howard Alan Events in hosting the 10th Annual Aspen Arts Festival, July 28 and 29. Wagner Park will come to life with the bold, vibrant and whimsical art of the country’s leading artists. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand designed earrings to $50,000 metal life-size sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public. Location: Wagner Park Phone: 970-925-1940 Website: www.artfestival.com 07/30 – 07/31 VINCE GILL AND AMY GRANT GOLF CLASSIC Join Grammy Award winning hosts Vince Gill & Amy Grant, PGA Pro Fred Funk and special guest Edwin McCain in “following through” for Challenge Aspen at the 9th Annual Vince Gill & Amy Grant Golf Classic. Location: St. Regis & Aspen Golf Club Phone: 970-923-0578 Website: www.challengeaspen.org

08/02 – 08/05 ART ASPEN ArtAspen will ignite visitors’ passion for possession as they meander through the two aisles, discovering rare museum caliber treasures while exploring new developments in contemporary art. It’s the perfect setting for art collectors, dealers, curators, art journalists and art enthusiasts to come together. And it’s located in the center of town, three short blocks from Wagner Park on West Hyman and First Street, virtually at the base of spectacular Aspen Mountain. Location: Aspen Ice Garden Phone: 631-283-5505 Website: www.art-aspen.com

08/03 – 08/05 BLAST THE MASS The prestigious Mountain States Cup Series brings the 9th Annual Blast the Mass to Snowmass. Drawing more than 1,000 top regional competitors, Blast the Mass launches bikers through extreme downhill and Super-D terrain for regional champion titles. Movies, music, demonstrations and awesome viewing locations make this a thrilling experience for friends and family, as well as participants. Location: Snowmass Ski Mountain Phone: N/A Website: http://www.racemsc.com/ schedule/blastthemass.html

08/04 THE ASPEN INSTITUTE 19TH ANNUAL SUMMER CELEBRATION This annual benefit gala will honor Dick Costello, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter; Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google; and Padmasree Warrior, Senior Vice President, Engineering, and Chief Technology Officer, Cisco. Dinner Chairs are Jerry and Gina Murdock. A public forum featuring the awardees will be followed by a reception and dinner where they will receive their awards. Location: The Aspen Institute Phone: 970-544-7925 Website: www.aspeninstitute.org


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08/20 – 08/26 USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE For seven consecutive days 135 of the world’s top athletes will race across 518 miles through the majestic Rockies. The second annual race in Colorado will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery, including cities such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs. Location: Colorado Phone: 719-322-7022 Website: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com 08/23 – 08/26 MOUNTAINSUMMIT: MOUNTAINFILM IN ASPEN MountainSummit: Mountainfilm In Aspen is a unique collaboration between Mountainfilm In Telluride — long acknowledged as the leading film festival for adventuring and advocacy — and the Wheeler Opera House. The festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with brilliant film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries with their creative teams and subjects, plus talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today. Location: Wheeler Opera House Phone: 970-920-5770 Website: www.wheeleroperahouse.com 08/25 CHALK IT UP Snowmass is calling out to all creative types to come and Chalk it Up! This chalk art competition is a one-of-akind sidewalk art event. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to put their creative juices to the test by creating a unique chalk art drawing that come alive on the sidewalks of the mall and base village. Prizes of $500 are awarded for the open category for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third place and for the People’s Choice Award. Kids 12 and under can win a $50 savings bond. A palette of free chalk is provided to each artist. Location: Snowmass Village Mall and Base Village Phone: N/A Website: http://www.snowmassvillage.com/ play/events/calendar.html?year=2012 &month=08&day=25&id=56 8/26 ASPEN BACKCOUNTRY MARATHON Utilizing the amazing trails that

surround Aspen, this full marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails. The diversity and elevation gain will challenge even the well trained athlete. The race will be open to individuals. While the route has spectacular views of the Elk Mountain range and the city of Aspen below, the ascents and descents will keep everyone challenged. Location: Aspen Phone: 970-429-2093 Website: www.aspenbackcountrymarathon.com for complete details! 08/26 10TH FESTIVAL LAS AMÉRICAS The event celebrates the richness of culture and traditions of the American continent. The Festival is organized by Club Rotario Roaring Fork and serves as a fundraiser for educational projects throughout the area. The day will include cultural, artistic and

recreational activities for the whole family, plus a great variety of food styles representing flavors from the Chilean coast to the Rockies. Live entertainment will feature Mexican northern music, salsa music, and a full Mariachi band. Location: Carbondale Phone: N/A Website: www.carbondale.com/events 08/31 – 09/02 THE JAZZ ASPEN/SNOWMASS LABOR DAY FESTIVAL The JAS Labor Day Festival, which takes place in Snowmass Village, is one of Colorado’s premiere music extravaganzas. This vibrant festival is renowned for its unparalleled combination of world-class music and stunning mountain vistas. In addition to the headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going featuring a mix of established bands and emerging artists. The JAS

Village area at the Labor Day Festival includes an extensive selection of food and beverage vendors, crafts, kids corner and more. Location: Baseball Park, Snowmass Phone: 970-920-4996 Website: http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/ 08/30 – 09/05 THE 39TH ANNUAL MOTHERLODE VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC In an unprecedented move, Colorado’s premiere beach volleyball tournament, Aspen’s MotherLode Volleyball Classic, has invited the best of beach volleyball’s up-and-coming stars to compete at the annual Labor Day volley fest. For more information, please go to the website. Location: Downtown Aspen Phone: N/A Website: www.motherlodevolleyball.com


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Enclave Condominium $1,050,000 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,104 sq ft Incredible ski-in, ski-out access

Country Club Townhome $980,000 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,210 sq ft Located on the golf course

Interlude Condominium $795,000 2 bedrooms, 2 full, 1 half baths, 931 sq ft Incredible location and ski access

Interlude Condominium $595,000 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 924 sq ft Located between the Mall and Base Village

Ridge Run Duplex $925,000 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,765 sq ft Newly remodeled, spectacular views

Willows Condominium $699,000 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 894 sq ft Steps to skiing, top floor corner location

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