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Weekend Update April 11-13

K9uphill Friday, April 11Aspen Shortsfest continues throughout the weekend with world premiers, critically acclaimed films and favorites from the international festival circuit. For more information and a full schedule click here.One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world returns to Belly Up to perform the album Europe 72' in its entirety.  Shakedown Street will rock out Friday night at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the show can be purchased at Belly Up's box office or online here.& …

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Aspen Spring Dining News

AjaxTavernSpring Spring is here in Aspen! Temperatures are rising, bikers are coming out of hibernation and soon, local businesses will start changing their hours. Even though Aspen/Snowmass extended the winter season, some restaurants will stick to their yearly shoulder season plans and close for a couple of weeks. Below is a list of restaurants that will remain open as well as some spring special.Breakfast:Local favorite spots Aspen Over Easy, Poppycock's and Victoria's will be not be closing for the shoulder  …

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Aspen this April

Aprilskiing Because winter isn't over just quite yet...1.     Spring skiing. Epic conditions still apply to all four mountains right now in Aspen/Snowmass as snow continues to pile up. Take advantage of the empty slopes, impressive conditions and spring weather!2.     Aspen Shortsfest.  One of the world's premier showcases for short film, Shortsfest puts the spotlight on this trendsetting art form. Festival goers will enjoy a film filled week featuring  …

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Whitewater Rafters Getting Eager For Summer Season

SummerRafting It has snowed hard all winter this year in the Rocky Mountains and the snow continues to pile up in the Roaring Fork watershed with snowpack averaging 126 percent of average. When the snow starts to melt it will quickly fill the Colorado rivers and float local whitewater rafting companies' boats as the snow turns from powder into whitewater.According to Jim Ingram, owner of Aspen Whitewater Rafting, the snowpack levels have been "as high as 130 percent (above average), which is great! We're …

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Weekend Update March 28-30

AspenSunset March may be coming to an end this weekend, but our calendar of events keeps the entertainment flowing in Aspen. This weekend's calendar is sure to entertain all from the cultured to the adventurous. For a complete calendar listing for this weekend and more click here. Friday, March 28Support local music and head to Belly Up this Friday night for a local artists showcase. The night will feature music from Tom Ressel, Mark Nussmeier, Mathew Moon Band, Belly Up All Stars and The Strange. The  …

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What’s New This Summer in Aspen

AAMbuildingsummer For the culture and art lovers...On top of our list is the highly anticipated new Aspen Art Museum! The 30,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed building is slated for a 24-hour grand opening on Aug. 8, 2014. Architect Shigeru Ban was recently awarded the 2014 Pritzker Prize, making him the 36th architect to win the industry's highest honor.For the foodies...Looking for a wide selection of craft beer to go with some great eats? Hops Culture, is an exciting new craft-beer focused restaur …

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Weekend Update March 21-23

chairliftspring Spring has officially sprung in Aspen and with it comes live music around town and more mountain competitions! Enjoy free music tonight in downtown Aspen courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass, head to Belly Up or Wheeler Opera House for shows that are bound to sell-out or ditch the nightlife for a work out at Aspen Highlands.For a complete listing of this weekend's events in Aspen and more click here.Friday, March 21Head downtown for some free entertainment from Aspen/Snowmass at their Core Party. The bloc …

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Kid’s Summer Camps and Family Activities in Aspen

ACESsummercamp Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) offers a mix of fun and educational kids' classes and camps for children ages four to 18 at their Hallam Lake and Rock Bottom locations. New this year, ACES will offer a shuttle for those who want to spend the day at Rock Bottom Ranch but can't drive down to Aspen. ACES also offers adult courses and family programs, and a variety of free daily programs from June until September. Check out the whole selection of ACES programs offered this summer and r …

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Weekend Update March 14-16

AIFW This busy weekend boasts March Madness with multiple events, concerts and more happening in Aspen. Visitors will experience fashion in a whole new way this weekend in Aspen. Legendary music acts will grace the town with their presence, as well as some honoring past legends. Cap off the weekend with a bar crawl and it's time for Monday again!For a full listing of this weekends events and more click here.Friday, March 14Aspen International Fashion Week runs until Sunday with multiple events showca …

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Get Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day in Aspen

stpaddysaspen Dig out your green duds, get some fresh turns in on the mountain and get ready for an Irish takeover in Aspen this Monday! Enjoy various après parties and Irish themed dinners to choose from all over town. Below is a list of our top picks for this year's festival celebrating all things Guinness and the Patron Saint of Ireland!If you're looking for the fountain of youth in Aspen, we think you've come to the right place. Pack a bikini and head over to 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel for the ult …

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