Peaks & Valleys

Peaks and Valleys: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Peak: The newly remodeled Gwyn’s High Alpine on Snowmass provides you with Crocs so you don’t have to eat lunch in those pesky ski boots, making the aesthetically questionable rubber shoes more popular… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Holidaze

Peak: Long before Isis was a bad word, we had the theater. And if you haven’t been lately, put on your comfy pants and do it. The new reclining seats even make… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Rolling Out the Carpet

Peak: The parade of lights on local ski hills at night isn’t a SkiCo Christmas touch, but hardy headlamp-wearing souls skinning uphill for a workout in the dark. Often with dogs. Locals… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Stars and Stripes

Peak: The new 4-mile Seven Star mountain bike trail opened last week near Snowmass and it’s a delight. And judging by local Instagram accounts, it’s not really a secret either. Valley: One local… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Lightning and Lasers

Peak: Seth Sachson and the Aspen Animal Shelter have done a stellar job of replacing the labradoodle as the designer dog of Aspen with the New Mexican rez dog. More puppies… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Summertime Gladness

Peak: You guys. We have real Vietnamese food. Bamboo Bear opened in June across from City Market in what was once StonyRidge Fridge which was once Johnny McGuire’s. The pop-up restaurant… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Offseason Musings

Peak: There’s no one in Aspen and that means parking for everyone! Valley: If you are in search of a mountain town with collaborative workspace, check out Paonia and Telluride. Towns one-third the… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: And it’s April

Peak: Aspen is marching in line with many parts of the country and the Wheeler Opera House now has gender-neutral bathrooms to prove it. Valley: People who complain about projects after they’ve been approved,… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Dabbling DV

Peak: The Grand Avenue Bridge project is an impending shitshow but you don’t need to cross the Colorado to eat at the Pullman or go to the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, both of… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Marching

Peak: Touche to the person who posted a “WiFi” password in a nearby backcountry hut. It definitely punk’d our group. Valley: Hoping March comes in like a lamb and out like a lion…. Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Thanks for the Ride

Peak: Grace Potter performed a little warm-up for Belly Up’s shows at the KSPN studios and that chick rocks. She’s got pipes, she can jam on the guitar and she likes science (according… Read more »

Peaks and Valleys: Just Keep Going

Peak: Heading south to ski Silverton and seeing three friends from Aspen first thing in the parking lot. You can’t get away! Oh yeah, skiing Silverton is pretty sweet too. Valley: When you go… Read more »