Posted by gary on December 05, 2008

CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc., a real-estate investment trust based in Orlando, Fla., is expected to announce that it will acquire three U.S. ski resorts including Aspen's neighbor to the south, Crested Butte, for $132 million.


Posted by rebecca on December 05, 2008

Posted by rebecca on December 05, 2008

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. 

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008

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?

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008

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.


Posted by gary on December 04, 2008

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.

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008

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.

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008

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.

Posted by gary on December 04, 2008

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


Posted by gary on December 04, 2008

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