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, but didn’t get involved during the initial public process are the same ones who take up two parking spots and tip 10 percent.
Peak: There’s a coyote couple on Owl Creek and the Aspen Golf Course frequently hunting (scavenging) for food, which is a pretty hot date.
Valley: When the TSA Pre-Check line at the Aspen Airport is actually a lot longer than the real security line. Because rich people.
Peak: Highlands Closing continually evolves, and the party has even migrated to the whole mountain. Touché to the hundreds who made merriment on top of the Bowl, making it what must be the world’s highest party. No pun intended, because there was more beer pong than pot.
Peaks and Valleys is a random, totally unscientific observation on the goings-on in Aspen. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.