It’s no secret that the ski season has gotten off to a slow start. And while conditions are remarkably good on the hill given the scant bases, perhaps it’s a little easier this holiday season to turn one’s attention to off-hill events and activities. As usual, Aspen’s arts and entertainment options are deep and varied, and there’s still plenty to do outside, too. Here are some of our top picks.
It’s caused the biggest buzz of the spring off-season — a family of great horned owls has taken up residence high up in a stately evergreen just off the walking path by the temporary library/former art museum in Aspen. Local social media feeds have blown up with photos of these impressive birds, and there’s a constant stream of visitors to the site, including parents introducing their children to the natural wonders unfolding before their eyes and others making repeat visits to check on the family’s progress. Continue reading
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With the holiday season upon us, the biggest question for most locals is how to fit it all in. Between work and other obligations, all the ski mountains fully open, and kids out of school for the holiday break, there’s hardly time to enjoy the myriad holiday events and offerings. To narrow the list down a tad, here’s a selection of some of our favorite holiday happenings in Aspen and Snowmass, including unique events at our favorite community institutions as well as some much-loved universal traditions. Continue reading