Posted on January 17, 2020 by Chris Klug
Happy snowy Friday from Aspen Snowmass! With today’s snowstorm (hopefully) carrying into this evening, the weekend looks ideal for bluebird skiing! There are a lot of exciting events this weekend, and great opportunities to try Aspen’s hot new restaurants. Read on for all the activities you do not want to miss!
After a fabulous day on the slopes, check out Ullr Night at Elk Camp Restaurant in Snowmass Village. This winter wonderland party on select Friday nights during the winter season is in honor of Ullr, Norse God of Snow. Take an evening gondola ride up to Elk Camp for tubing, a raging fire with s’mores (of course), the Breathtaker alpine coaster, snowbiking, and delicious cuisine. Pro Tip- try the mac-n-cheese and prime rib, they’re absolutely heavenly on a cold winter night. For upcoming Ullr Night dates and more information, head over to www.aspensnowmass.com
This weekend welcomes back local favorite 5Point Film Festival at the Wheeler Opera House. 5Point curates programs rooted in the outdoors and the human experience with special guests adding an additional dimension of inspiration and stoke to the night. Rooted in five guiding “points”—Purpose, Respect, Commitment, Humility, and Balance—the non-profit is known for bringing people together in a unique and dynamic way to celebrate the outdoors and the people whose stories encourage us to find our best selves. Enjoy short films both Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th. For a full list of films, special guests, visit www.5pointfilm.org
The Aspen restaurant scene is offering some new options, as well as the return of an old favorite. Duemani is a new coastal Italian restaurant that took over Rustique’s old space, on the corner of Aspen’s infamous restaurant row. Their tostadas and aragosta pasta are not to be missed! New this season is Almresi in the Dancing Bear building. This intimate, Austrian restaurant is perfect for an authentic alpine dining experience. Back by popular demand, Over Easy is back with the same, favorite menu and a new location. Head over to the former Scarlett’s building for the traditional style “with a twist” breakfast, brunch, lunch and extensively creative cocktails! For more information on these and other Aspen restaurants, go to www.eataspen.com
Happy Long Weekend! Enjoy the beautiful winter weather!
Posted on January 3, 2020 by Chris Klug
Happy Friday and Happy New Year from Aspen Snowmass! After a wonderful and snowy holiday season, we are ready for the rest of an already awesome winter. If you’re a little burnt out from the holidays, and in need of some rest and relaxation, we are right there with you. Read on for the best ways to relax in Aspen Snowmass.
Want to unwind in the great outdoors while getting in a great workout? Try out the Friday Morning Uphill Breakfast Club. Join uphill skiers at Buttermilk Mountain for breakfast club hosted by the City of Aspen at Cliffhouse restaurant at the top of Tiehack. Uphillers can enjoy a continental breakfast for purchase between 8:45-10am after a great skin or hike up. Try out the French Toast- it’s a must! Skinning is a great workout solo, and even better with friends. For more information, head over to www.aspensnowmass.com
If you’re hoping for a more traditional route of relaxation, book your spa day at either Viceroy Spa in Snowmass Village or Remede Spa at The St. Regis Aspen. The spa menus can be overwhelming, but not to worry. Do not miss out on the CBD massage at The St. Regis, after a rejuvenating nap in the oxygen room. Viceroy Snowmass is celebrating their 10 year anniversary, so naturally the spa is offering a decadent deal. Enjoy the Viceroy Snowmass 10x10 Anniversary treatment - a combination of 10 products and services to ensure your total relaxation. For more information on these and other treatments, head over to www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass and www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/asexr-the-st-regis-aspen-resort/
Just need a movie night? You’re in for a treat. The Wheeler Opera House is hosting the Aspen Film Academy Screenings. This film series highlights 20 films in the running for Academy Awards. This is an opportunity for active members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts to vote, as well as a viewing opportunity for the general public. This year’s films include Bombshell, Just Mercy, and Uncut Gems. For a full list of screenings, head over to www.aspenfilm.org
Here’s to a happy and healthy new year starting out on the right foot! Happy Weekend!