Category Archives: Ski & Snowboard Schools

It’s hard to deny that the farm-to-table movement has gained popularity in recent years. It is a great shift in consumption that encourages us to think about the source of our food, support our local economy and surrounding farms and ranches. This seemed like a natural fit for Aspen Skiing Company given its strong sustainability […]


PLAY Aspen Snowmass Episode 7: Farm to Table Tuesdays


In the next PLAY Aspen Snowmass video, host Nicole Birkhold walks us through the new the Farm to Table Tuesday Dinners at Elk Camp restaurant as well as the background of where a lot of Aspen Skiing Company’s on-mountain food derives from. On a glorious morning in the Roaring Fork Valley, Nicole heads to Aspen […]


PLAY Aspen Snowmass Episode 6: Live Music


As the summer season sizzles, so does the Aspen Snowmass live music scene. From funk bands taking the stage at the summer-long Snowmass Free Concert Series to Bach and Beethoven flowing through the Benedict Music Tent, the rhythm and soul of live music can be heard throughout the summer months in Aspen Snowmass. Host Nicole […]


PLAY Aspen Snowmass Episode 5: Biking


Lift accessed downhill mountain biking across 50 miles of flowing singletrack—look no further than Bike Snowmass, a network of bike trails that offers a mecca of playful wall rides and drops to low-key meandering trails through Aspen groves and fields of wildflowers. Watch as host Nicole Birkhold drops (with, of course, all the necessary protective […]

Hiking on Aspen Mountain

When it comes to “reasons why we all love summer,” few things rank higher on the list than the classic family vacation. Its that rare time in the year when you can reconnect and rejuvenate as a family, and build memories for your kids that they’ll carry into adulthood. With all that in mind, there […]


Our Complete Guide to the Maroon Bells Area

Maroon Bells, Aspen, CO

This summer, as part of our $29 Perfect Summer gondola ticket package, we’re offering a guided tour of the Maroon Bells. They are said to be “the most photographed mountains in America.” How they can quantify that statistic, we’re not sure. All we know is, they’re gorgeous, and being able to visit them in our […]

Aspen Food + Wine festival

The Food & Wine Classic is coming up, June 20-22, and it is easily the most prestigious annual event for foodies and wine connoisseurs in the United States. More importantly, it’s the most fun. We talked to two insiders — Carlton McCoy (Master Sommelier at The Little Nell) and Jim Butchart (Executive Chef at Aspen Skiing Company) […]


Memorial Day Weekend Skiing on Ajax!

I was glommin’ onto the groomers first thing this morning. The corduroy just after 9:00 this morning was skiing great; especially considering this late season date! It was helpful to have waxed the fat sticks, to help slide on the stickier stuff & prevent the “Velcro effect”. Honestly, I just used Pam (with canola oil) […]

Valhalla Nights

Summer is just around the corner, and we’re eagerly getting ready to reopen the Snowmass Mountain and Aspen Mountain to mountain bikers, hikers, nature lovers, and of course, families. So what do families have to look forward to this summer?


Where to Go on a Powder Day at Aspen Highlands

Some locals taking their earned turns down Highland Bowl.

To figure out where to go on a powder day at Aspen Highlands, it helps to think about weather and aspect (meaning the features of the mountain and landscape). With so many of the runs facing east or west, a lot of variables are at play: From which direction did the storm blow in? (Most […]