World Cup Finals are in town, and it’s a very exciting time to be in Aspen!
Alpine ski racing’s most important event, the FIS World Cup Finals are the last set of races on the World Cup circuit for the season, crowning the champion in five disciplines plus the overall men’s and women’s champions. Only 25 racers in each discipline qualify for the finals, so you’re watching the best of the best competing over five days in downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and the nation’s team event. Continue reading →
The ink now dry on the deed, East West Partners and Aspen Skiing Company are well down the line with their plans for the completion of the next phase of Base Village in Snowmass. John Calhoun, director of sales and marketing for East West, met with our office recently and assured us that the day after the ski season ends on April 17, we’ll definitely see at least a “dude with a shovel” out on the gondola plaza, soon to be followed by a huge construction crew getting started on four different projects. By summer, big cranes will be visible from throughout the Village; and, by fall, we’ll see all the buildings going vertical. Certainly, by next ski season, our visitors will be well aware that this long-delayed development is back on track. Continue reading →
In a recent Aspen Times column, the Aspen Princess, Alison Margo, wrote about the spirit of Aspen, and how it’s still going strong. She found Aspen’s soul in Aspen Hall of Fame honorees, whom she interviews for videos commemorating their lives and contributions to the community. We were intrigued and wanted to know more: What exactly is it about these people who came to Aspen in the 1960s and ’70s, and still live here? How do they embody the spirit of Aspen, and how does that impact the community? Continue reading →
As Aspen City Council further restricts the potential of new residential development downtown (more on that in a future Skinny), the Hotel Jerome Residences may be the last of their kind. Continue reading →
As we turn the corner into 2017, it’s worth highlighting some good news that’s emerged of late in Aspen/Snowmass. Here are a few stories — about Base Village, the local market, Tesla, and new retail and dining options, that we find interesting. Continue reading →
’Tis the season for cold nights, great skiing, and some of the best cultural events of the year in Aspen. We spoke with Andrew Travers, arts editor of The Aspen Times, to get his picks for the most highly anticipated performances of the winter season, by the nation’s biggest talents. You’ll want to buy tickets now. Continue reading →
This year, we luxuriated in an extended Indian summer and glorious, dry fall that had everyone hiking, biking, and otherwise enjoying Aspen’s warm-season offerings well into November. But luckily for us, visitors who’ve planned a ski vacation, and all those businesses that rely on winter, it started snowing. So what can you expect weather-wise and on the mountains, this month and into the holidays? Continue reading →
Perhaps the most welcome news to emerge from Snowmass in some time came in late September, when it was announced that a joint venture comprising Aspen Skiing Company, East West Partners, and its parent company KSL Capital Partners is under contract to acquire the Snowmass Base Village project from Related Companies affiliate Snowmass Acquisition Company. Continue reading →
This December will mark one year since our affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) officially launched. And for all the excitement there’s been over it, there’s also still some confusion we’d like to clear up.
No, we did not sell BJ Adams and Company to Berkshire Hathaway, as some have asked. Our company remains independently owned and operated by BJ and Michael Adams. Continue reading →