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 restaurant is serving Ecuadorian shrimp for $42. Not only is that offensive to customers, but a sad statement in general when that meal costs three times the daily income for a resident of that country.
Peak: Offseason means you can get bar seats at l’Hostaria and free parking on Saturdays, but will have a hard time finding a spot to lay your mat in crowded yoga classes. Na’ma sit here.
Valley: Local government won’t give WE-cycle an extra $75,000 so that everyone in the valley can ride bikes for free, but it will pay $90,000 for the Downtowner, a door-to-door golf-cart service that essentially give homeowners in the West End a chauffeur.
Peak: To getting your “I Voted” sticker before Nov. 8. Apart from the Presidential race, there are a lot of crucial state and local issues to decide. Vote early, and not often.
Peaks and Valleys is a random, totally unscientific observation on the goings-on in Aspen. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.