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Rodeo celebrates 40 years PG 10 What’s with all the flowers? PG 20 Calendar of events PG 22

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

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

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

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

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

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From The Editor Biking Rodeo Music Kids Art Portraits Of Hope Calendar





The Snowmass Rodeo, which has been operating on the grounds in Town Park since 1973, still takes place every Wednesday. See more on page 10.





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anniversary season of the Snowmass Rodeo, there are a lot of exciting things happening this season. In addition, some generous people from the nonprofit Portraits of Hope have transformed local fire trucks into works of art, many painted by local students and young hospital patients. Whether your interests lie in the outdoors or the arts and culture, we hope this guide will help you find what gets your heart beating. Cheers,

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Hit the trail on two wheels Two decades of trail-building have given rise to an extensive, interconnected network of cycling terrain in and around Snowmass Village. It started with the relocation of the Rim Trail, according to The Aspen Times, and in the past four or five years has boomed. The development of Sky Mountain Park, a joint effort by Pitkin County, Snowmass Village and Aspen, also added to the available terrain, and last year Aspen Skiing Co. added five miles of trails on the Snowmass ski area. Hence, if you want to go mountain biking during your stay, look no further for any skill level and type of terrain.

Some popular trails around Snowmass: • Valhalla Trail — The freeride, downhill Valhalla Trail, starting at the top of Elk Camp Gondola, features twists and turns, jumps and bridges sure to keep the most talented riders on their toes. Add the Vapor Trail by riding the Elk Camp chairlift for an even longer ride. Visit to check prices and purchase lift tickets.

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• Rim Trail — Enter this trail at the southern end near Mountain View Apartments and ride up to the mosaic platform looking toward Mount Daly. The trail then follows the ridge between Old Snowmass and the Village. Park a car at the other end or use the Village Shuttle to get back. • Sky Mountain Park — This 2,500-acre collection of open space parcels offers miles of trails, with two new ones planned for construction this summer. The gem of the park is the Skyline Ridge Trail, which runs along the ridge separating the Owl Creek and Brush Creek valleys. Access the park via Viewline Trail or Radar Road. • Owl Creek Trail — This easy, less-than-5-mile trail winds up at Buttermilk ski area, connecting Snowmass to Aspen over some hills. Passing through aspen groves and open meadows, most people begin this ride on the Aspen end. • Government Trail — This is a longer, more difficult connection to Aspen that passes through some beautiful landscape. The singletrack trail is 12 miles long, usually ridden west to east. Access it from either of two points on the Ditch Trail.

Aspen Times file Boulder cyclist Tom Danielson holds off a late push to win the third stage of the USA Pro Challenge last year, which kicked off in Gunnison and ended on Main Street in Aspen.

All pro Snowmass Village is sharing in the excitement of the USA Pro Challenge this year. The third annual cycling competition has chosen Aspen for its first two stages, starting with a 66-mile circuit race between Aspen and Snowmass Village. The route will take riders over Owl Creek and Brush Creek roads, so there will be plenty of opportunity for spectating. In addition, many teams and their crews are staying in Snowmass hotels. If you’re lucky enough to be in town in August — or if you’re thinking about it now — parties and celebrations will surround the event throughout the week.

Other events: Master of the Mass – July 12- 14 When it comes to mountain bike races, the Master of the Mass is a beast of an event. In this four-stage, three-day mountain biking race, riders conquer a variety of terrain including chainless downhill, cross-country, downhill and super-downhill stages — all on the same bike. Info: Power of Four Mountain Bike Race — Aug. 3 This race’s unique course requires participants to conquer pieces of Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands Info: 970-925-1220 or

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For 40 years, the Snowmass Rodeo has been keeping western heritage alive and well in a weekly event that’s fun for the whole family. The rodeo, every Wednesday at Town Park, features bull and bronco riding, barrel racing, roping, and mutton busting and a calf scramble for kids. Last year the rodeo also started an event called burro racing, in which teams of three push and pull a burro from one end of the arena to the other. Most of the competitors in the main events are professional cowboys and cowgirls. Dinner will be offered this year by Conundrum Catering, and a full bar will be available. Former longtime local Twirp Andersen still returns to Snowmass Village every week to perform songs during dinner and around the campfire. S’mores after the events wrap up are a highlight on a nice night. Rodeo organizers are well aware that this is a family event. Pony rides are back this year in addition to the other kids activities. The biggest selling point for lots of parents is the free admission for children under 10. For Jim Snyder, rodeo manager, who’s been involved for 14 years, the rodeo is all about preserving western heritage. “Most of these people who show up, they’ve never seen a rodeo before,” Snyder said. “They’re blown away.”

Tickets $20 for adults $15 Youth 11-15 Free children 10 and under Dinner $18 – Barbecue dinner $9 – Express Pacakge $5 – Kids’ Meal Every Wednesday from June 12 to Aug. 28 5-7 p.m.: Pre-rodeo activities, including shopping, dinner, mechanical bull rides, petting zoo and roping for kids 7 p.m.: Rodeo starts



Valhalla Nights Fridays: July 12 & 19 August 2, 16, 23 & 30 $5 passholders & kids , $10 Adults Dates are subject to change.

Join friends and family for an evening of adventure at altitude! SUMMER WORKSHOPS SCHOLARSHIPS INTERNSHIPS RESIDENCIES

The Elk Camp Gondola will run 5:30 - 9 pm with bike haul until 7 pm. Enjoy biking, hiking, dinner and drinks, campfire, climbing wall, live music, movies, Stryder Park, fishing and lawn games!



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

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Thursday nights on Fanny Hill For 22 years, Fanny Hill has been the place to be on Thursday night. That’s when everyone heads to the base of Snowmass for music and a good time — for free. There’s face painting and kids activities, booths selling food and beverages, and, of course, great music. This year the series will take place every Thursday from June 20 to Aug. 15, with one Friday show on July 5. Concerts start at 6:15 p.m. Grab a picnic basket and a blanket and head to Fanny Hill this Thursday!

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SUNSET DINNERS A late afternoon jeep ride to a secluded mountain log cabin takes you back to the frontier days of Colorado. Fill the rest of the daylight hours amidst the magnificence of Snowmass Mountain. You will be treated to a hearty country-style dinner, served around a roaring campfire as the sun sets over towering 2013 lineup June 20 — Freddy Jones Band (rock) June 27 — The Dunwells (British folk rock)

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July 5 (Friday show) — C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (zydeco) July 11 — The Revivalists (New Orleans soul rock) July 18 — Mountain Standard Time (bluegrass) July 25 — J. Boog (reggae) Aug. 1 — Tab Benoit (blues) Aug. 8 — Nigel Hall (soul/funk) Aug. 15 — Robert Walters 20th Congress (soul jazz)

Whitewater Rafting, Jeeping, Kayaking, Biking, Hiking, & much more!

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Just for kids 1 2 Visit the Ice Age Discovery Center and learn hands-on about the big fossil dig that took place here in 2010. The center, located on the Snowmass Village Mall, also has a host of activities to offer this summer.

Spend a day at the Snowmass Recreation Center, which offers a skate park and tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts at no cost. The center also has four outdoor pools for when you need to cool off.


The Snowmass Rodeo is a favorite for family fun in the Village. Pet some animals, eat some barbecue, or even get in the arena for mutton bustin’. Best of all, children 10 and under get in free.

Pack a picnic and hike the Ditch Trail to the bench, which offers a perfect view of Mount Daly. This flat trail on the backside of the ski area is a perfect walk for hikers of all ages and abilities.



Camp Aspen/Snowmass, offered by the Aspen Skiing Co., provides kids the opportunity to mountainboard, skateboard, play paintball, mountain bike, ride horses, swim, camp and more. Stop by the Treehouse in Base Village to find out more.

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Working on the ranch Winter might be prime season for some

ski town industries, but with more than 150 workshops, weekly artist lectures and auctionettes and other events, summer is a whirl of activity at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village.

The Anderson Ranch campus, which consists of barns and houses transferred from former ranches in the area, has long been a haven for lovers of the arts. Earlier this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper paid a visit to this cultural gem, tucked away on Owl Creek Road next to the Snowmass Chapel. The workshops are the center’s core business and 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. The center also offers workshops for kids ages 4 through 17. From June 24 to 28, 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 three 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 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 13, an annual summer program that brings internationally recognized artists to the campus to speak and present their work. Most of the presentations are at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Schermer Meeting Hall. The series is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. This summer the center is also offering the opportunity to purchase works of art at its Lunchtime Auctionettes every other Friday, starting June 14. The events are free and open to the public, with a barbecue lunch at 11:45 Courtesy photos Anderson Ranch Arts Center

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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, its annual art auction and community picnic, is also in the summer. The silent and live auctions on Aug. 10 offer more than 200 pieces of selected art donated by faculty, featured artists or others who have a connection to the center. The auction is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch is $15. If you can’t make it to any events, you can still view the galleries or take a self-guided tour of the campus. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and located at 5263 Owl Creek Road. For more information or to sign up for programs, call 970-923-3181.

Featured Artists Lecture Series: June 13 – Trevor Paglen June 20 – Willie Cole
 July 5 – Radcliffe Bailey
 July 11 – Angel Otero
 July 18 – Hernan Bas
 July 19 – Bill Viola, 2013 National Artist Honoree
 July 25 – Marina Abramović
 August 8 – Xaviera Simmons
 August 15 – Diana Thater
 August 22 – Petah Coyne
 All lectures start at 12:30 p.m. in the Schermer Meeting Hall on the Anderson Ranch campus. Free and open to the public. Call 970-923-3181 to reserve a seat.

Art at the Villas Snowmass also has a little-known exhibit of work by very talented local artists hanging in the Villas at the Snowmass Club Welcome Center. If you’re using the club’s amenities or on your way back to the Village from a hike, cool off in the Welcome Center on Snowmass Club Circle and soak in some breathtaking depictions of local landscapes. The pieces are also all available for purchase.

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Residents and guests of Aspen-Snowmass this summer might be a bit surprised by the look of local fire and rescue vehicles. That’s because four public safety agencies in the upper Roaring Fork Valley are transforming their vehicles — and some of their buildings — into operational works of art. Portraits of Hope is an organization through which young hospital patients and students paint murals that become high-profile works of art, which provides creative therapy for the patients and educates young people about civic responsibility. Four primary response agencies in the upper Roaring Fork Valley have agreed to let some of their ambulances, trucks, stations and off-road vehicles be its next project. “I just can’t see anything but good out of it,” said Chief Steve Sowles, of Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District, who was instrumental in getting the project off the ground, according to his peers. “My entire career I’ve been an out-of-the-box fire chief. I try to do things that are a little bit different, that bring the right kind of attention for the things that we do.” The artwork, a flower pattern, is painted on panels, which have been applied temporarily to equipment owned by Snowmass Fire, Aspen Volunteer Fire District, Aspen Ambulance District and Mountain Rescue Aspen. The vehicles and buildings were all transformed in early June. Sowles said in some places transforming emergency vehicles this way might be confusing, but here where there’s one main road between the communities, people will see them enough so that it

doesn’t represent a risk. It also doesn’t damage the equipment.

What’s behind all the flowers Founded by brothers Ed and Bernie Massey in 1995, Portraits of Hope has produced numerous large-scale public art projects throughout the country and world, including most recently the New York City taxi fleet in 2007 and the lifeguard towers of Los Angeles County in 2009-10. The work that they do originated as providing an opportunity for children in hospitals to relax and participate in something they can be proud of. It now also has an educational aspect, as the nonprofit typically gets involved with schools and after-school programs in communities to talk about social issues and civic responsibility. Children in hospitals in Los Angeles and Denver — some of whom could be from this area — will be working on the Aspen-Snowmass project. Students at Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs schools also participated.

“I absolutely covet any chance I get to promote civic engagement at any level,” said Aspen Fire Chief Willard Clapper in a Portraits of Hope questionnaire. “This is the primary reason that I was excited about (Portraits of Hope) and its program. Just painting trucks and buildings is nice, but getting people to become involved is the critical piece for me.”

Courtesy of Portraits of Hope Students at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles painted many of the panels that will appear on Aspen-Snowmass fire and rescue vehicles.

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About 2,000 young people and adults participated in program sessions in schools and hospitals and painted panels.

Why Aspen-Snowmass emergency agencies? According to the Masseys, this is the first time in the country and maybe the world that fire and rescue fleet vehicles will be transformed into operational works of art. And it’s no accident that Portraits of Hope chose the fire and rescue agencies. When kids in hospitals are asked who their heroes are, first responders always come up, the Masseys said. “Kids already value the profession so much,” said Bernie Massey. “Let’s see if we can do a project that can highlight the work that they do.” Most Portraits of Hope projects are put up in large urban centers, but the international reputation and resort identity of Aspen make it highly visible to the public. Its size makes it easier for entire fleets of emergency vehicles to be transformed and to be seen. “By us doing this community and this area … this will be an incentive for leaders to get their kids involved,” said

Ed Massey, a fine artist. “This will be photographed and seen in all corners of the world.” Mountain Rescue is looking to expand its educational outreach, and getting its name out there is key to accomplishing that. “I see (the project) as a way to generate awareness of what we do,” said Jeff Edelson, director of operations at Mountain Rescue. For many kids, especially those who spend their childhoods in and out of hospitals, they might never have an opportunity to contribute to something so high-profile as Portraits of Hope, said Ed Massey. “This is the first major achievement of many of their lives,” said Bernie Massey. “Very few kids, in fact very few adults, have painted something of that size,” Ed Massey said.

Courtesy of Portraits of Hope One of the components of the civic education Portraits of Hope does in school is having students express themselves creatively on small-scale rescue vehicles about social issues, community concerns and personal ambitions.

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CALENDAR of events JUNE 13 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Trevor Paglen. Free to the public, but reservations are required. Info: 970-923-3181. Info: 13 | The Fabulous Thunderbirds. For more than 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American blues and rock band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. This is the Wheeler’s last concert attraction before closing next fall to remodel the theatre, and we couldn’t be going out with a bigger bang. Info:

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

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festival events, and one-on-one professional consultations with agents and editors. This year’s festival will celebrate the literary riches of China. From author readings and behind-the-book panel discussions, be a part of a sojourn that celebrates the literary arts with authors Deborah Fallows, James Fallows, Yiyun Li, Sandra Tsing Loh, and Lisa See. Info: 970-925-3122 or 17 | ACES: Picnic on the Preserve | Annual Membership Dinner. CelebrateACES’ 45th anniversary at the annual membership “Picnic on the Preserve.” Head down to Hallam Lake to enjoy drinks, dinner, and live music with ACES’ members and staff. This year’s musical act is The Family Trade, a six-piece folk orchestra fronted by poetsongwriter Brian Laidlaw. Bring nonmember friends and encourage them to join ACES. 5:30 p.m. at Hallam Lake, 100 Puppy Smith Street behind the post office in

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

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20 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Willie Cole. Public welcome. Info: 20 | AAM Architecture Lecture Series: Lecture with Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners at the Limelight Hotel. Info: 06/21-08/17 | Theatre Aspen: “Les Miserables.” Epic and uplifting, Les Miserables won eight Tony Awards and thrilled audiences all over the world; its powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made it a popular masterpiece. Info: 970-9259313 or 21-23 | Kick my Snowmass. A national kickball tournament. Info: 06/21-07/06 | Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival. The JAS June Festival includes four nights of headline concerts from worldclass musicians at the beautiful Benedict Music Tent in downtown Aspen, along with weekly JAS Café Downstairs @ The Nell jazz performances, free concerts and other events. Past performers have included Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick

Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Tony Bennett, and many more. Info: 970-920-4996 or 06/26-07/02 | Aspen Institute Aspen Ideas Festival 2013. The Ideas Festival enters its ninth year of dialogue and conversation with leading thinkers from around the globe. Info: 970-544-7960 or 26 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Raul Midon. “A free man beyond any category,” (Huffington Post) best describes the unique musician that is blind singer/ songwriter/guitarist Raul Midon. His singular timeless soul/pop/ jazz sound garnered him a standing ovation during his television debut on Letterman. With three major label records under his belt Midon’s specialness has been recognized by music lovers and musicians all over the world. Info: 970-920-4996 or 27 | Aspen Music Festival and School Opening Concert. Mei Ann Chen conducts Philip Glass’ multimedia sensation Icarus at the Edge of Time. Also on the program: Conrad Tao plays Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto

No. 3. Info: 970-925-9042 or www. 28 | Anderson Ranch Lunchtime Auctionette. Barbecue and auction. Info: 28 - 29 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: John Cleary. Jon Cleary is a triple threat - with a saltysweet voice, masterful piano skills, and a knack for coupling infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances a career performing with his band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen and Bonnie Raitt, recording with both groups, and composing songs for various artists. His live shows are an explosive funk party, mixing old school soul with the rhythms of New Orleans. Info: 970-920-4996 or 29 | Aspen Backcountry Marathon. Utilizing the amazing trails that surround Aspen, this full marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails. The diversity and elevation gain will challenge even the well trained athlete. The race is open to individuals and relay teams. Info: 970-429-2093 or

JULY 2 | Aspen Art Museum: Artist Lecture with Rachel Feinstein. Info: 4 | Old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, live music, picnics, a kids carnival, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain. 4 | Boogie’s Buddy Race. Boogie’s Diner is the proud sponsor of this annual race tradition, which benefits the Buddy Program. This is a great way to kick off Fourth of July while also supporting local youth through mentoring. Info: 970-925-2130 or 5 | ACES: Raptor Fair at Hallam Lake. Info 5 | Anderson Ranch Featured Artist Lecture: Redcliffe Bailey. Open to the public. Info: 5 | Buddy Program Bash for the Buddies. The Buddy Program’s 2013 in snowmass summer 23

annual fundraiser supports mentoring and experiential programs for over 650 local youth in the Roaring Fork Valley! Considered the “Party of the Summer,” the evening is a local favorite, featuring cocktails, dinner, Silent and Live Auctions, and dancing into the night. Info: 970-920-2130 or 5 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Wil Campa y su Gran Union. In 2005 former Maraca member Wil Campa formed what is today one of the most exciting groups of talented musicians and performers to come out of Cuba in decades: Wil Campa Y su Gran Union. The internationally acclaimed Cuban 13-pieces orchestra has been touring Europe and Canada since its inception and entered the US in the summer of 2010. Wil’s music is influenced by the styles of the 40s and the 70s eras, thus creating his own style by mixing the rhythms of both generations, the “Son.” Info: 970-920-4996 or 7/5-8/15 | Theatre Aspen: “Fully Committed.” “Fully Committed” is rapid-fire funny without being slapstick or blunt-object obvious, via an inventive one-man conceit that evokes 36 characterizations. Info: 970-925-9313 or 6 | Aspen Institute Socrates Dinner. Join us for this dinner and discussion, with featured speaker Sal Kahn, to benefit the Socrates Program for young leaders. Info: 970-544-7925 or 07/06-08/24 | Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: 2013 Summer Dance. Aspen Sant Fe Ballet presents its Summer Dance Series. Featuring the world renowned Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, as well as MOMIX, Complexions, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Babtoto Yetu, dance takes center-stage in Aspen this summer. Info: 970-925-7175 or 5-14 | Aspen Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair. Enjoy to finest array of Antiques, Jewelry and Fine Arts under one roof. This ten day show is from 30 exhibitors from around the world. Info: 970-704-1333 or 8-12 | Aspen Historical Society presents: Chautauqua. The Aspen Historical Society presents four days of entertainment, thoughtful discussion and celebration of past 24 summer in snowmass 2013

and present during Chautauqua. Info: 11 | Red Brick Resident Artists Art Gallery opening reception. Info: 11 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Angel Otero. Open to the public. Info: 12 | Anderson Ranch lunchtime auctionette. Info: 12 | Aspen Historical Society 50th Birthday Block Party. A fun-filled street party to celebrate the Aspen Historical Society’s 50th birthday. Live music, barbecue, drinks and entertainment. Info: 12 | Red Brick Center for the Arts: Acrylic Transfers with Cecilia

Anthony. It would be helpful but not necessary for participants to bring a prepped canvas. Bring photocopies of images you want to transfer. Black and white works best. All other materials provided. Reservations required. Info:

12-13 | Aspen Plein Air. Nineteen nationally recognized plein air artists gather in Aspen to spend a week capturing the light, color and unique character of our uniquely beautiful town and environs. A two-day art exhibition and sale will be on July 12 and 13 displaying the completed works of flower-filled meadows, majestic mountains and colorful downtown scenery. Artists typically paint 10 or more pieces, culminating in almost 200 works to view and purchase from over the course of the sale. Presented by the Wheeler and Sheridan Arts Foundation. Info: 970-920-5770 or

13 & 15 | Aspen Music Festival and School: Bernstein’s Candide. Aspen Opera Theater Center presents Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta, which is pure fun. A divine comedy that ultimately asks “How should we live?” Info: 970-925-9042

13 | Komen’s Race for theCure. 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Aspen Race for the Cure. Run or walk a mile, 5K or 10K. Info: www.

13 | Dancing for Dogs and Cats: Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter’s annual benefit. Enjoy dinner, disco, silent and live auctions and more on a private ranch under the Colorado stars. Email or call us for more information, ticket pricing and to reserve your seat. Info: 970-927-

1771 or 07/12-08/17 | Theatre Aspen: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” A day in the life of Charlie Brown. This musical is a day made up of little moments, featuring Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the gang from “Peanuts.” For all ages. Info: 970925-9313 or 12-14 | Master of the Mass. When it comes to mountain bike races, the Master of the Mass is a beast of an event. Join in on this fourstage, three-day mountain biking race in Snowmass. The Enduro Mountain Bike Race demands that riders conquer a variety of terrain including chainless downhill, cross-country, downhill and superdownhill stages. The ultimate challenge — all racers must ride on one bike for all four disciplines. Info: 15 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a postscreening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970-925-7010 or

SnowmaSS’ only real yoga space; 17-18 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Tony Desare. Singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of New York’s hottest young singer/ pianists. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh ad at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Tom Waits to one of his inventive original songs with ease. Info: 970920-4996 or 17-20 | Aspen Institute: Aspen Security Forum. The forum will bring together top-level government officials, industry leaders, and leading thinkers to answer critical questions about America’s preparedness for terrorism.

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Info: 970-544-7960 or 19 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Bill Viola 2013 National Artist Honoree. Info: 19-20 | Deaf Camp Picnic. After a 15-plus year hiatus, the event that John Denver put on the map is back. All proceeds benefit the wonderful Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This year’s event, featuring Billy Dean and headlined by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, will surely be a highlight of the summer. Info: 800-snowmass or 20 | Anderson Ranch annual recognition dinner. Awards dinner honoring contributions to the arts. Gala event with live and silent art auction. Info: 970-923-3181 or 20 | Aspen Valley Marathon/ Half Marathon/ 5k Race. Aspen Valley Marathon follows the historic Rio Grande Trail downvalley from Aspen to Basalt and passes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. (Top ‘Boston Qualifying’ event, Half Marathon, and 5K also available.) Info: 970-319-9435 or 26 summer in snowmass 2013

23 | Aspen Art Museum: Artist lecture by Anne Collier. Info: 24 | AAM Architecture Lecture Series: Lecture with Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture. Info: 25 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Marina Abramovic. Info: 25-28 | Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Presented by Spalding & Misty May Treanor Dream in Gold Junior’s Volleyball Clinic. Grab your teammate and sign up for this new mountain tournament. Courts will be located throughout the village. There will be plenty of spectating opportunities including the Beach Finals on the sand court in Base Village, aka Centre Court. Info: 26-28 | Fourth Annual Automobili Exotica. Catch some of your favorite cars coming from Denver to Snowmass over 12,000-foot Independence Pass. Then come to the show on the Snowmass Mall on July 27 and enjoy the party surrounded by exotic cars in the evening at one of Snowmass’ hotels. Info: 27-28 | Aspen Arts Festival. Aspen Chamber Resort Association is

proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the 11th annual Aspen Arts Festival. The Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry and mixed media. 29 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a post-screening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970-9257010 or 29-30 | 10th annual Vince Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic. Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and PGA Pro Fred Funk host an intimate dinner, concert, and a day on the links with PGA and NAGA players to benefit Challenge Aspen. Info: 970-923-0578 or 30 | Anderson Ranch Live Auction opening reception. Info: 30 | Aspen Art Museum artist lecture with Nate Lowman. Info:

30 | Red Brick Arts Tribute. This annual event honors a local individual who promotes the arts to a high level of excellence. 30-31 | Aspen Institute: Aspen Leaders Forum. The Leadership in Action Series offers public interviews, panels and discussions on a variety of current topics highlighting extraordinary leaders at the Aspen Leaders Action Forum. Info: 970-544-7960 or 7/31-8/04 | First annual Roof of the Rockies Jeep Jamboree. Jeepers unite in Snowmass and then head out to the trails to explore one of the most beautiful regions in the country. From beginner to advanced trails, this Jamboree has it all. Space is limited so sign up now. Info:

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

1-4 | Art Aspen. International fine-art fair with modern and contemporary art. Artwork from 300 notable artists from 35 renowned galleries will be represented and available for viewing and purchase. Info: 631-283-5505 or

of the Aspen Institute for their Annual Summer Celebration dinner to be held at the Aspen Meadows. Honored speakers to be announced. Info: 970-925-7010 or

3 | Power of Four Mountain Bike Race. This race’s unique course will require participants to conquer pieces of Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Aspen Highlands. A mix of terrain covering more than 10,000 feet of climbing will make the race an absolute epic. Info: 970-9251220 or

4 | Power of Four Run. The newest challenge in the series gives runners their chance to scurry across a challenging course of more than 30 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing. Info: 970-925-1220 or

3 | Aspen Historical Society’s Traditional Ice Cream Social. This summer tradition is a can’t-miss on a hot summer day: a combination of socializing, ice cream and history. Info: 970-925-3721 or 3 | Aspen Institute 20th Annual Summer Celebration. Join a conversation and gala dinner. Honorees to be announced. Info: 970-544-7925 or www.aspenintitute. org/summercelebration. 3 | Summer Celebration Gala Aspen Institute. Please join supporters

5 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a postscreening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970-925-7010 or 8 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Xaviera Simmons. Info: 10 | Fourth annual Culinary and Arts Festival. The Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival brings foodies, wine connoisseurs, and

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art lovers alike together in a premiere visual and delectable feast. It features celebrity chefs, a juried art exhibit with regionally and nationally recognized artists, food & presentation expert panels, and a Palette of Pairings featuring specialty foods with wines & spirits, all set in the scenic mountain splendor of Snowmass Village. Info: 10 | Anderson Ranch Annual Art Auction and Picnic. Two-hundred and fifty works of art offered in silent and live auctions. Join art lovers and community for a gourmet picnic lunch, music and art. Info: 970-923-3181 or 10 | Aspen Rotary Club Ducky Derby. A full-day family festival and rubber-duck river race, including food and games. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits, youth groups, scholarships and Rotary International projects. 970-925-1940 or 11 | Aspen Science Center Science Festival and Street Fair. A free nonstop program of interactive science exhibits, experiments, games and shows designed to entertain and inspire, including onstage performances demonstrating scientific concepts plus many interactive exhibits around the park. Info: 12 | Aspen Institute and Aspen Film present New Views: Documentaries & Dialogue. These critically acclaimed films touch on timely topics and will feature a postscreening dialogue with a special guest. Program to be announced in June. Info: 970-925-7010 or; 15 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Diana Thater. Info: 15-18 | American Renewable Energy Day. The 10th anniversary AREDAY Summit, Film Fest and Expo: “Advanced Energy & Stranded Assets: Transition to a Sustainable Climate & Economy.” Featuring: Ted Turner, Sally Ranney, Lester Brown, Sylvia Earle, Amory Lovins, Wesley Clark and other leaders in renewable and sustainable energy. Info: 970-948-9929 or 15-31 | Shakespeare In the Park. The Hudson Reed Ensemble presents its free “Shakespeare in the Park” series at Galena Plaza. 28 summer in snowmass 2013

This summer’s production will be “Romeo and Juliet.” Info: 970-429-8175 or 16 | Anderson Ranch lunchtime auctionette. Info: 17 | Aspen Ride for the Cure. Ride the Rockies in support of Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness and research in western Colorado. Choose your challenge: century, metric century and 30mile routes available. Join Team Komen and we will provide you with all of the coaching, training, travel opportunities and fundraising support necessary to have a truly life-changing experience. Fundraising required. Info: 970-9200250 or 17-18 | JAS Café Downstairs at the Little Nell: Roberta Gambarini & Trio. Celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world’s greatest musicians, Roberta Gambarini became a fast-rising star — and a Grammy nominee — with the 2006 release of her debut album, “Easy to Love.” A smashing success on all fronts, Roberta’s debut secured her spot on the international touring circuit, where she continuously graces the most prestigious venues and festivals. Info: 970-920-4996 or 17-18 | Red Brick Center for the Arts: Clay Workshop with Susan Olsen and Toney Thomas. Learn the basics of ceramic sculpture using hand-building techniques. Reservations required. Free

community workshop. Info: 18 | Aspen Music Festival & School Closing Concert. Music Director Robert Spano leads a thunderous conclusion to the summer season with a concert presentation of Verdi and Wagner’s grandest operatic moments. Don’t miss this concert presentation some of the repertoire’s most powerful operatic moments with two of the opera world’s brightest new stars. Info: 970-925-9042 or 19-20 | USA Pro Cycling Challenge. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure — more than two miles in elevation. One of the largest cycling events in United States history, the 2013 race will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery. Official start — Aspen / Snowmass circuit race. Stage 2 start — Aspen to Breckenridge. Info: 22 | Anderson Ranch featured artist lecture: Petah Coyne. Info: 22-25 | MountainSummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen. Now in its fourth year, MountainSummit: Mountainfilm In Aspen is a unique collaboration between Mountainfilm In Telluride — long acknowledged as the leading film festival for adventuring and advocacy — and

the Wheeler Opera House. The festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with brilliant film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries with their creative teams and subjects, plus talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today. Info: 970-925-5770 or 24 | Chalk It Up. This chalk art competition is a one-of-a-kind sidewalk art event. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to put their creative juices to the test by creating a unique chalk art drawing that come alive on the sidewalks of the Snowmass Village Mall and Base Village. Prizes of $500 are awarded for the open category for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third place and for the People’s Choice Award. Kids 12 and under can win a $50 savings bond. A palette of free chalk is provided to each artist. Info: 26 | AAM Architecture Lecture Series: Lecture with Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. Info: 8/29-9/02 | 41st annual Motherlode Volleyball Classic. Eighteen different divisions of play at seven sites see 700 teams from all over the country square off. Admission is free, and food and beverage concessions and music are on site. Info: 30 | Anderson Ranch lunchtime auctionette. Info:

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8/30-9/01 | Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival. Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ largest event with crowds in excess of 10,000 a day. The festival includes three performance stages, shopping, eclectic food, beverage vendors, a kid’s corner and more. This year’s performers include Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, Train and Journey. At Snowmass Town Park. Info: 970920-4996 or

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Ongoing events MONDAY-SATURDAY | ACES: Eagles, Hawks & Owls. Learn about eagles, hawks, and owls in this close-up encounter with our resident, nonreleasable birds of prey. This onehour program for all ages starts at 3 p.m. at Hallam Lake. June 17 through Sept. 3. 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Info: TUESDAY-SATURDAY | History Coach. A guided tour of historic downtown Aspen in a unique electric vehicle, complete with a visit to both the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum. 12:15 and 2:30 p.m. Starts at Wheeler Opera House, corner of Mill St. and Hyman Ave. $25/adult, $20/senior, children 12 and under free. Info: TUESDAY-SATURDAY | West End Walking Tour. A beautiful stroll through Aspen’s Victorian West End with a focus on history and architecture; learn little-known facts about the homes themselves and the

Winter Know you’re visiting Snowmass again this winter? Here are some season highlights to look forward to: JAN. 9-12, 2014 | Wintersköl Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four day celebration features on-mountain activities, Soupsköl,

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approximately 200-mile running relay through the Rocky Mountains ending in Snowmass. Info: 12-15 | Ferrari Fall Foliage Tour. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Ferrari Club of North America brings its Fall Foliage Tour to Snowmass Village. The vehicles will be on display in the Snowmass Village soccer field from 2-5pm on Sept. 14. Sept. 15, participants depart back to Denver. 13-15 | 38th annual Snowmass Balloon Festival. The Snowmass

people who lived in them. 10:30 a.m. Starts at Wheeler/Stallard Museum. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 12 and under free. Info: TUESDAY | Hotel Jerome History Tour. Aspen’s iconic Hotel Jerome has been at the center of Aspen life since the doors opened in 1889. 1:30 p.m. $15/adult, $12/senior, children 12 and under free. Info: TUESDAY | Aspen Historical Society: Time Travel Tuesdays. Valley Fine Art presents Time Travel Tuesdays. Tuesday nights will offer a selection of historically themed events, ranging from speakers and living history to movies and more. Info: 970-925-3721 or WEDNESDAY | Snowmass Rodeo. The Snowmass Rodeo is celebrating 40 years this summer. Watch saddle bronc and bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and more. Children can participate in the calf scramble and mutton busting. Enjoy a barbecue dinner or something from the full bar.

a canine fashion show, winterfest, fireworks, and much more. Info: JAN. 23-26, 2014 | ESPN Winter X Games Top winter sports athletes from around the world compete annually in the Aspen Winter X Games on Buttermilk Mountain. Info: JAN. 12-19, 2014 | Gay Ski Week Aspen Gay Ski Week is a weeklong LGBTQ winter event held in January each year. The events include daily skiing or

Balloon Festival fills the sky with one of the highest-altitude balloon events in the country. Over three days, 30 pilots compete in such challenging competitions as a distance race that covers the whole Roaring Fork Valley. Highlights include Saturday Evening Glow, barbecue, and free concert where brightly colored balloons light up the night sky and twinkle on and off like colorful stars. Info: 13-14 | Snowmass Wine Festival. Experience food, flavors, sights, sounds and prizes at

Vendors offer a variety of shopping and entertainment as well. June 12 through Aug. 28. Info: THURSDAY | Snowmass Thursday Night Concert Series. Thursdays all summer long. Performers include The Dunwells, Freddy Jones Band, Nigel Hall and Mountain Standard Time. For a complete schedule, visit

the Snowmass Wine Festival, sponsored by Rotary Club of Snowmass Village, on the Snowmass Village Mall. Info: 20-22 | CU in Snowmass Collegiate Mountain Bike Race. The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting this exciting mountain bike event in Snowmass to cap off a great season of riding in the Rockies. Come out and cheer on some of the sport’s future pros in all disciplines. Event includes cross-country and downhill. Info:

inspired activities including pond dipping, nature craft of the day, scavenger hunt, afternoon story, or bird of prey program. Pick one activity or do them all and make a day out of it. June 15 through Aug. 31. Info: 970-925-5756 or

FRIDAY | Aspen by Bike Tour. A pleasant tour by bicycle that brings in Aspen’s Victorian West End, loops through the grounds of the Aspen Institute and winds through town to the original Lift One. 10:30 a.m. Starts at Wheeler/Stallard Museum. $15/ adult, $12/senior, children 12 and under free.

SATURDAY | Classical Music at the top of Aspen Mountain. Students of the Aspen Music Festival & School perform a repertoire of their own choosing. Bring a picnic or a lawn chair and enjoy the free performances (with the purchase of a gondola ticket), located just a short walk out Richmond Ridge from the top of the gondola. Performances begin at 1 p.m. July 6 through Aug. 31. Info:

SATURDAY | ACES: Family Saturdays at Hallam Lake. While in Aspen make sure that your family discovers Hallam Lake. This 25-acre wetlands preserve has been home to native plants, wild animals, and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies for more than 40 years. Come visit us for some fun nature-

SUNDAY | Bluegrass Sundays at the top of Aspen Mountain. The free (with the purchase of a gondola ticket), open-air concerts are held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays just outside the Sundeck. June 16 through Sept. 1. Info:

snowboarding with guides for all abilities, après-ski parties, dinners, comedy, film, boutique and art walk, nightly parties, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, yoga and spa days. Info:

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MARCH 28, 2014 | Elk Mountains Grand Traverse The Grand Traverse is an extraordinary 40-mile backcountry ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen. Starting at midnight from Crested Butte, often in subzero temperatures,

FEB. 20-22, 2014 | Aspen Laff Festival The Aspen Laff Festival is the stand-up comedy festival that focuses on finding the fastest, funniest, and brainiest comedians out there. The first three festivals featured such comics as Christopher Titus, Colin Quinn, Jake Johannson and the legendary David Brenner. Info:

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