In the next PLAY Aspen Snowmass episode, Host Nicole Birkhold joins Charlie MacArthur on the river at the North Star Nature Preserve for a morning of stand up paddle boarding (SUP).
In conjunction with the downtown Aspen Limelight Hotel, Charlie teaches guests how to stand up paddleboard for free as part of the properties new adventure programming.
Charlie runs the SUPers through the ins-and-outs of the best way to tackle the river while maintaining his fun-loving demeanor through the instruction. Longtime Aspen Local, Charlie emanates a life that is driven by his passion for sports—the first time Charlie stood up on a SUP, it was 1973 and he was 13. It wasn’t until 2003 that Charlie tried stand up paddle boarding again, which led him to be the first person in Colorado to stand up paddle board through river rapids. Charlie now runs the Aspen Kayak & SUP Academy in the summers and is an Aspen Snowmass Ski and Snowboard School trainer in the winters.
After a morning of cruising down the river, Nicole joins some girlfriends for happy hour at the Limelight Hotel enjoying the new sangria bar that features a trio flight of red, white and rosè sangria.
Now that’s a day to cheers to!