December 2008

Parking in Downtown Aspen Just got a Little Easier...and More Expensive

Parking in Downtown Aspen Just got a Little Easier...and More Expensive

For the nearly nine-hundred on-street parking spaces in Aspen's downtown core, the Verrus Pay by Phone service is now in effect. 

The common in-car meters are being phased out in favor of the phone-in system.  The city of Aspen will continue to offer motorists the option to pay by cash or credit card on the street side kiosks located throughout downtown. 

To use the phone-in system, motorists must register their car with Verrus.  Items kept on file are mobile phone numbers, license plate and credit card numbers.  Users can register by visiting www.paybyphone.com or by calling 1-866-234-PARK (7275).  Upon signing up, users can simply call the toll free number from their mobile phone and choose the amount of time they wish to park.

 When paying by phone, users can also choose the option to receive a text message reminder before their time expires and add more time remotely for up to four hours.   Users can also call and cancel their parking at any time so they pay for the exact amount of time they wish to park.

To learn more about Pay by Phone, visit www.paybyphone.com/aspenmedia.

 

 

Posted by rebecca on December 05, 2008 in
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Eagle County Airport - Size Matters

Eagle County Airport - Size Matters

5 major airlines land large commercial jets at Eagle Airport throughout the ski season. Non-stop service is available from 11 major US cities: Miami, JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Dallas, Denver and Los Angeles.

Once you land at Eagle, Aspen/Snowmass is a short drive.

Consider what local Aspenites have known for years.  Eagle Airport in the wintertime means fewer weather delays and direct service without the short hop to Denver.

Did I mention the free parking at Eagle Airport?

www.eaglecounty.us/airport

 

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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Fashion Week Aspen 2009

Fashion Week Aspen 2009

First ever Aspen Fashion Week (March 1-5) will bring haute couture to our sleepy little village.  Founded by local Lisa Johnson, the event will showcase designer skiware, winter resort and snowboarding fashions plus accessories.

Aspen Fashion Week will preview 2010/2011 collections and attract a who's who of the design world.

www.aspenfashionweek.com

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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Aspen Fine Jewelry and Watches Announces The Aspen One

Aspen Fine Jewelry and Watches Announces The Aspen One

The Aspen One, a Swiss-made watch in 18k white or rose gold has been created by Wish Shop Europe, a Dutch company that has acquired the world wide rights to use the Aspen name for  a new collection known as Aspen Fine Jewelry and Watches.

Created as a tribute to Aspen and Ajax Mountain, the watch will be limited to 3214 pieces, one for each vertical foot from the base of Ajax to the top.  Each watch will be engraved with the new owner's name and elevation number.

The Aspen One will be available in 50 stores worldwide and only about two hundred pieces will be available each year.  The first numbers are to be sold in Aspen. Price is approximately $35,000.

I want one.

Gary

www.aspenjewelryandwatches.com

 

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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Theatre Aspen School Benefit Dinner Hosted By Lynda and Doug Weiser

Theatre Aspen School Benefit Dinner Hosted By Lynda and Doug Weiser

Celebrated at the home of Lynda and Doug Weiser in Old Snowmass, Aspen Theatre School held its third annual dinner to generate funds and awareness for its rapidly growing education program.

Performing outtakes from Cats and Seussical, the students demonstrated a command of the stage eyond their year.  Staged outside along Snowmass Creek early last autumn, the special performance by students ranging from eight to sixteen included locals Tim Beirne, Samantha Crippen, Allie Fifield, Sydney Mondry, Lyndsay Nelson, Joanna Ospina, E.O Rafelson and Nelly Weiser.

Started in 1995, the school has grown from a small, summer only program to a year-round school of more than 300 local students from five to adult.  Aspen Theatre School students have gone on to to attend prestigious performing arts programs at institutions such as  NYU, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, the American  Music and Dramatic Art Academy, UCLA and Dartmouth.

www.theatreaspen.org

 

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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New Aspen Restaurants

New Aspen Restaurants

Buenos Aires Fusion- Located on Hunter Street in the space formerly occupied by Blue Maize, Fusion has added to Aspen's range of international restaurants.  The Argentine menu includes empanadas, grilled aged provolone and an assortment of steaks and specialty sausages. 970.920.7722

Crystal Palace Grille- Replacing Mead Metcalf's 50 year old Crystal Palace is no easy task. CPG offers Piedmontese, a breed of cattle from Italy and Akaushi, a Kobe-style breed from Japan.  This spot is for steak connoisseurs.

Sabra's Deli- Open since last June, Sabra's fills a much needed niche in the local marketplace offering "Mediterranean cuisine with a Middle East Twist".

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

December 20th and 21st - The Nutcracker

January 18th - Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

January 31st - Peking Acrobats

February 13th and 14th - Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

March 28th - Complexions

www.aspensantafeballet.com

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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February Calendar of Events

February Calendar of Events

February 5th thru 8th - Aspen/Snowmass Ski & Snowboard Open at Buttermilk

February 12th - 17th Annual Chocolate Classic at the Hotel Jerome

February 24th - Snowmass Mardi Gras Celebration

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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December Calendar of Events

December Calendar of Events

December 13th - Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Opening Day

December 15th - 2009 Food & Wine Tickets On Sale.  www.foodandwine.com/classic

December 21st & 22nd - Winter Snow Polo Championship

December 20th thru January 3rd - What the Dickens Carolers Strolling the Snowmass Village Mall.

December 23rd - Snowmass Torchlight Parade

 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008 in
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