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Aspen Mountain was home to some star-studded ski racing Monday during the 10th running of the Ajax Cup. Sixteen teams competed in the annual charity race, a fundraiser for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.

Molly Dove / Aspen Public Radio

Since kindergarten, students in Aspen School District are taught about the great outdoors, but never about how to work in the wilderness. 

Aspen High School is now offering a class that teaches and certifies students to work in the recreation and tourism industry, and their classroom goes beyond the four walls.  

Vintage Ski World Sells Pieces Of Ski History

Feb 27, 2019
Vintage Ski World

From the outside, the storage unit near Carbondale that houses Vintage Ski World looks the same as the others. The space inside, which is roughly the size of a tennis court, is packed full of antique ski gear.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Skiing Company expects top-to-bottom skiing when Aspen Mountain opens Saturday.

Lift One Corridor Back In Front Of Council

Nov 13, 2018

An updated proposal for the Lift One Corridor at the base of Aspen Mountain’s west side was reviewed by Aspen City Council this week.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen Skiing Company wants to expand trails and snowmaking operations on Aspen Mountain. The proposal needs approval from the U.S. Forest Service, which is looking for public input.

courtesy Aspen Skiing Company

This week, Aspen Skiing Company hosted a public information session regarding the master development plan for Aspen Mountain.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Skiing Company will present its long-term plan for Aspen Mountain to the public Wednesday night.

36th annual Food & Wine Classic schedule released

Feb 19, 2018
Courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine

The 36th annual Food & Wine Classic has released its talent lineup.

This week, The U.S. Forest Service accepted Aspen Skiing Company’s ideas for the future of Aspen Mountain.The plans include new terrain, expanded snowmaking, and more summer trails. This news comes as we learn that skier visits are down, not just in Aspen, but across the state. Snowmass Town Council is still grappling with questions about Base Village, and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails works on local food production.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The U.S. Forest Service has accepted Aspen Skiing Company’s long-term vision for Aspen Mountain. This means some changes could be imminent.

Nearly 4,000 hit the slopes on Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2017
Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Skiing Company is satisfied with the number of skiers and snowboarders who hit the slopes on Thanksgiving.

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This week, the annual The Meeting brings together leading content creators and strategists in the outdoor industry and beyond.

Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Skiing Company

The Aspen Skiing Company announced Monday that skiers will get to enjoy last week’s winter storm. Aspen Mountain will reopen for Memorial Day weekend.  

 

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Aspen Skiing Co. officials are working on a new master plan for Aspen Mountain. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been reporting on how that document might shape the ski area for the next two decades, and she sat down with Aspen Public Radio producer Christin Kay to talk about plans for a new 1A lift and reopening of Ruthie’s Restaurant.

   

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Pandora’s is not unknown terrain to many local skiers, but it does take a hike to get there. But maybe not for too much longer.

Valley Roundup, March 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, March 17, 2017

Mar 17, 2017

Aspen has been reenergized this week as thousands of people watch the best skiers in the world fly down the World Cup course on Ajax. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason about the races, the sport itself and the buzz around town are Madeleine Osberger and Curtis Wackerle from the Aspen Daily News and Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt.

You can hear more of the conversation, which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m.

 

Valley Roundup, Feb. 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Feb. 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

Developers are hoping to reach the final frontier of mountain base development in Aspen with a controversial proposal that’s in front of elected officials now.

Valley Roundup, Feb. 3, 2017

Feb 3, 2017

Welcome to a Valley Roundup.

The Aspen community lost a veteran newspaper columnist this week. Su Lum embodied watchdog journalism and never held back. Her co-workers and loyal readers remember her as a no-nonsense Aspen icon.

Longtime Aspen Times columnist Su Lum, known for acerbic wit, dies at age 80

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  For the first time in nearly a decade, Aspen Mountain will not be open for Thanksgiving Day skiing.

Valley Roundup for Sept. 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A massive illegal pot grow near Rifle got busted up this week and over a dozen Chinese nationals working the crop were arrested. Police think they may be the victims of slave labor.

3,000 pot plants seized in illegal Garfield County grow

And in nearby Battlement Mesa, residents are trying to stave off a wastewater injection well from being put in their backyards.

Gorsuch Haus asked to change hotel plans

Jul 20, 2016
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The developers behind a proposed hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain are going back to the drawing board after a city review commission told them their project was too tall.  

Developers of the Gorsuch Haus, Jeff Gorsuch and Bryan Peterson, were on site Wednesday to explain the project and its relation to the mountain and neighboring properties. The nearly 68,000-square-foot hotel is proposed at four stories tall.

Valley Roundup for July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
Madeleine Osberger/Aspen Daily News

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The Aspen affordable housing program is in a mid-life crisis of sorts. How to manage nearly 3,000 subsidized units is weighing on public officials.

Valley Roundup for July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

In its attempt to get more social media followers, the Aspen Police Department had a bit of fun with the resort’s reputation as a party town.

Small plastic bag found at grocery store checkout causes internet stir

And time will tell if two developers who want to build lodging at the base of Aspen Mountain can play well together.

Valley Roundup for June 17, 2016

Jun 18, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The International Ski Federation has given its final blessing for Aspen Mountain to host the world cup finals in March of 2017.

With decision made, now real work begins for 2017 World Cup FinalsBreaking news: FIS makes 2017 World Cup Finals official

 

 

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

The International Ski Federation gave its blessing earlier this week that the west side of Aspen Mountain will be the site of the mens and womens world cup ski finals. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

Ski season comes to a close

Apr 18, 2016
Aspen Skiing Company/Dan Bayer

 

Skiers and snowboarders said goodbye to Aspen Mountain yesterday for the 2015/2016 season.

Celebration of life planned for Hansi Brenninger

Apr 6, 2016
The Brenninger Family

  Family and friends are planning to honor Hansi Brenninger at a gathering next week. A celebration of life is planned for next Friday, April 15th.

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