Archive for July, 2012
Anyone who has run competitively can tell attest, there is no greater challenge than a marathon, and a backcountry marathon takes that challenge to a new level. The Aspen Backcountry Marathon, only in its second year of existence, has already earned the reputation as one of the hardest marathon races in the country.
After its flagship year last year, registrations for this year’s event, planned to take place on August 26th are rapidly approaching the 250-runner cap. As race day draws closer Runners in training are reaching their mileage peaks and wrapping up their training regimes. The planned course for this year’s race was posted back in April, allowing interested runners the opportunity to get out and on the trails `to train in plenty of time. Like last year, the course consists entirely of dirt trails throughout the Aspen area. It also includes a significant elevation incline of almost 2,000 feet. The grade of the largest climb is an impressive 7.9%. Although the race will take runners through and around most of Aspen, it begins and ends in downtown Aspen at Koch Park.
In order to help racers prepare for this challenging course a special training class has been offered through Aspen Alpine Guides. This training package includes runs with guides; race registration and a special goodie bag with items to help prepare for race day.
Due to the terrain and nature of some of the trails included in the course it has been declared a limited support race. All competitors are required to carry the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search & Rescue. All runners are asked to have prepared their own rescue plan outside of the Aspen Backcountry Marathon staff.
Large parts of this racecourse will pass through National Forest Land allowing for an incredibly challenging and beautiful race. However, it does limit the Aspen Backcountry Marathon to providing water stations and EMT aid, but not much beyond these services.
Half marathons and marathons are growing in popularity within the fitness world. The sense of accomplishment that runners experience by achieving their goals through distance running has helped grow the interest in these races. Even extreme sportsmen and women have found the training and experience of marathon running to help them train for their respective sports and improve their performance.
As the popularity of marathons has increased in recent years, Aspen and Snowmass Village have seen an influx of runners as well as running events on the annual calendar. In addition to the Aspen Backcountry Marathon, Aspen and Snowmass Village are also host to the Aspen Valley Marathon and the Golden Leaf Marathon, which was recently rated by Trail Runner Magazine to be among the top 14 most scenic marathon races in the country.
In a city where extreme sports are well respected and almost universally enjoyed, the marathon and distance running have come into their own. As with all things in Aspen and Snowmass Village, standards are high for the event and the athletes competing. Runners can expect the Aspen Backcountry Marathon to meet their Aspen expectations to the letter.
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What do an actress, author, general, director, racecar driver and transplant organization president have in common? They are all dedicated to the preservation of the planet and the world, as we know it.
Since 2004 people, just like these, with very diverse backgrounds and skill sets have gathered together in the month of August for a very special week in which they look at and discuss renewable energy resources. Additionally, this gathering serves as a one-day renewable energy expo, which has grown in influence to be one of the most significant renewable energy summits in America.
This year’s convention and conversation will take place at the AREDAY conference (American Renewable Energy Day) in Aspen, CO. Organized and led by Chairman, Chip Comins of the American Renewable Energy Institute, this three-day event will take place August 16-20th.
In addition to such big names as Ted Turner, this year’s featured speakers include Daryl Hannah, Kelly Rigg, Lester R. Brown, Jamie Redford, Armory Lovins, Jigar Shah, Trip Van Noppen, Michael Haas, Gen. Wesley Clark. These speakers will seek to fulfill the original mission of The Summit, “To create vibrant and powerful cross-sector dialogues, commitments, collaborations and investments that foster climate change solutions at the speed and scale necessary to phase out fossil fuels and usher in a rapid transition to a new, clean energy economy.”
The conversation will begin at an armchair luncheon on Thursday, August 16th when New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute take on the topic of “Leading America’s Energy Future: A National Conversation.” The following evening Amory Lovins will continue the conversation and expand into a much-needed conversation about fire in Colorado and the Southwest.
Saturday will consist of the AREDAY Summit. The focus for this year’s event is “Leadership for America’s Energy Future.” The summit is an all day event with a Gala Reception that evening. The AREDAY/C4C Gala Reception is a fundraiser and will include a screening of the “6th Great Extinction.” With Louie Psihoyos among others.
The summit will continue into Sunday afternoon with the Expo taking place simultaneously Sunday on the Cooper Street Mall. A special concert by Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band will round the evening out, ending on a fun, and slightly less serious note.
Monday the AREDAY Film Festival will explore these same themes through the medium of film. At least five films will be shown, including Watershed, Cape Spin, and Skiing Everest. The complete schedule will be released closer to the date of the festival.
While the summer dwindles away, the conversation in Aspen/Snowmass is just warming up! These great minds together have been seeking to improve the world and uncover solutions to worldwide issues.
Spend the week in Aspen/Snowmass, join the conversation and offer your input. Afterward, let Greg Rulon and his team, show you and your family all the ways Aspen and Snowmass Village are working to make the world a better place. www.GregRulon.com
It is more than an excuse to get out in the summer sun with friends and neighbors to eat ice cream and to get know each other; it is a tribute to the history of Aspen, Co. The Aspen Historical Society’s Annual Ice Cream Social is one of the oldest and most time-honored traditions of Aspen.
In the early days of Aspen, before refrigeration, ice blocks would be stored in barns during the winter to help keep food cool throughout the rest of the year. Right around the first weeks of August the highest temperatures of the year would begin to melt these blocks of ice. The melting ice marked the beginning of the Harvest Season, as crops would begin to ripen and farmers would begin their harvest. However, just before all that hard work, farmers, town people and ranchers would pull out their rapidly melting ice and whip up homemade ice cream in order to enjoy the last bits last winter before it melted away. In Aspen/Snowmass Village these special desserts were sweetened with such local produce as fresh Colorado peaches and summer berries.
Today the Aspen Historical Society hosts the Ice Cream Social in order to help locals and travellers alike survive the dog days of the summer by carrying this historic tradition into the future and creating a new memory at the same time. This year’s festival will be held at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum on August 4th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. In years past local celebrities have come out to serve the delicious homemade ice cream, this year’s celebrity has yet to be announced, but undoubtedly he or she will be worth a trip down to the museum for a scoop.
This summer the Aspen Historical Society has focused on elements of the Native American Heritage of Aspen. In workshops held every Wednesday in July the Ute Tribe has been featured in storytelling sessions, necklace and bead making and vests and Tipi making. These workshops are designed for children between the ages of 3 and 6. The Museum itself is featuring a special 2012 interpretive exhibit based around the Transition of the Ute people.
Every summer the Historical Society offers walking tours of Aspen in which residents and visitors can familiarize themselves with the people and stories that contributed to making Aspen/Snowmass the incredible towns they are. Historic bike tours are available as well. For the real history buff, the Historic Ghost Towns of Ashcroft and Independence are just a short drive or ride away. Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum, the History Coach and the Hotel Jerome offer great history lessons as well.
This summer get back to your roots with the Aspen Historical Society! After a delicious scoop of ice cream and stroll down memory lane, take a look at historic homes, as well as new residences currently ready for the next chapter in their story. Click here to see available properties in the Aspen/Snowmass Village area today!
They’re cute, bright yellow and they don a mean pair of sunglasses. On August 11th thousands of these bright little beings will invade Rio Grand Park in Aspen, Colorado. Lest this seem like some kind of alien invasion – it isn’t. It is simply The Ducky Derby, held every August and hosted by the Aspen Rotary Club in order to raise money for the youth within Pitkin County.
These adorable ducks are looking for a home, or at least an adoptive family for the day. Throughout the months of July and August the Aspen Rotary is reaching out to members within the community to encourage them to call one or two or a hundred duckies their own by pledging ten dollars per duck to support this effort. Individuals can adopt ducks, or join a Ducky Team to join forces with friends or a local group or business. For every 3,333 ducks adopted, the Rotary will assign one duck the title of Special Lucky Duck. This duck, and its adopted-parent will win $1 million dollars if it crosses the finish line very first. If the Lucky Duck can’t pull in the win, the grand prize will still be an impressive $10,000 for one other very lucky duck.
For the past twenty years the Rotary Club of Aspen has taken this plethora of ducks to Rio Grande Park in an all-day event for families. The silent auction will begin at 10:30a.m. along with youth games and booths, continuing throughout the day. Live music will also play at the Festival Stage. A barbeque lunch will be served around 11:30 a.m. Families and friends are invited to relax, enjoy great music and fantastic food. The Ducky Launch will get underway at 2:12p.m. at the No Problem Bridge. While the ducks race downstream, the fun, music and activities will continue. The ducks will cross the finish line around three o’clock below Mill Street Bridge. The winner, and his/her adoptive parents will receive their duck, and its award at the Award Ceremony at 4p.m.
The Ducky Derby is just one of the many fundraisers the Aspen Rotary puts on every year to benefit the youth within Pitkin County as well as the world. On an international scale, the Rotary is focusing on reducing infant mortality rates in Egypt and helping Japan to rebuild. As the Rotary Club of Aspen looks forward into 2012 and 2013 their priorities within Pitkin County are education, health and human services, community building and sports and recreation. They offer financial support through their local office for those organizations within the community that provide these services to the youth and particularly to youth in need.
This exciting event should not be missed, the stream of bright yellow against the beautiful Aspen backdrop is fun, whimsical and an event the entire family will love. The first Ducky Day, back in 1992, set a precedence for excellence, 100% of all proceeds earned go right back to the Roaring Fork River Valley and out into the greater world.
Once you’ve adopted a duck, find a beautiful home for you and your duck within the Aspen/Snowmass community. Click here to see homes, condos and residences that offer the perfect home for all the members of your family today!
Mark your calendars; buy your tickets and stock up on popcorn – the fourth annual MountainSummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen is coming to town on August 23rd through the 26th. Created in collaboration between MountainFilm in Telluride, the Aspen festival brings to the forefront of thought, the remarkable stories of the people, places and issues of our time through film and thought-provoking discussion.
This year’s festival will highlight films confronting every issue from Chinese dissention, ‘safe’ pesticides and their connection to cancer, protest within the U.S., outdoors adventure, the Kennedys and the Dust Bowl, among others. In each of these highlighted films the director, writer and principal real life characters are available in person or via Skype, to discuss their motivations in creating such a film, the process therein, and how this issue or person can shape the future of our world.
In addition to the film and the special post-viewing discussion, special 10 a.m. Coffee Talks with several of the directors of these films allow these artists, visionaries and voices of our times to engage with each other and the audience in a free admission, open exchange of ideas. This year there will be two such gatherings, the first to be held Saturday, August 25th, hosted by Tom Shadyac and will feature National Geographic photojournalist, and filmmaker James Balog along with Sandra Steingraber, environmental activist, cancer survivor and filmmaker. The second 10 a.m. Coffee Talk will be an informal gathering with New Yorker writer Steve Coll, journalist/poet Eliza Griswold and Tom Shadyac to take place Sunday morning.
Most viewings of the films will take place at the Wheeler theatre, although a few viewings will be held at Ute Mountaineer. Check with the Wheeler Opera House website for the complete viewing times and places. Experienced MountainSummit attendees recommend that tickets be purchased well in advance, and for those free events, such as the 10 a.m. Coffee Talks, early arrival is key to getting great seats for partaking in the sure-to-be stimulating discussion.
In the three previous years the MountainSummit has brought its film festival to Aspen it has been met with resounding community support. Most of the summaries of the upcoming films include a local society or group that has co-sponsored the presentation of the film. Such groups as, the Aspen Historical Society, the Thompson Divide Coalition, The Aspen Institute and the Aspen Art Museum, among others have stepped forward to ensure the MountainSummit: Mountainfilm festival and the issues it brings to the public conscience have a permanent place within the community.
The culture of Aspen and Snowmass Village support a community committed to deeper thought and confrontation of difficult local and global issues with the end goal of resolution of these issues. Unlike so many communities in the world, Aspen/Snowmass have not only the means to change to world, but the deep and abiding desire.
Make sure you are part of the conversation, and most importantly part of the solution! Click here to find the perfect home in Aspen/Snowmass Village where the conversation and the ideas for a better world and brighter tomorrow are taking place!
Last weekend, the Master of the Mass, a three-day mountain biking battle took place on one of the toughest courses in Colorado. Snowmass Village, in conjunction with Aspen Ski Co, hosted this professional and amateur race on one of the few mountain biking trails in Colorado with four thousand feet of continuous descending terrain.
Unlike many mountain bike races throughout the country, the Master of the Mass allows competitors only one bike to complete the entire 8,000 vertical feet of the race. Terrain includes downhill and super-downhill, chainless downhill and cross-country.
Friday afternoon, July 13th, racers took part in the Super-Downhill time trial at 4 p.m. This first stage contained a drop of 3,500 feet over the course of 8.5 miles. This descent is the longest lift served descent in the entire U.S., offering riders a rare and adrenaline pumped ride.
Early Saturday morning, 9 a.m., the Cross-Country stage of the race took place on familiar Snowmass trails such as, Easy Rider, Government, Village Bound and Cross Mountain. This stage contained 9 miles of 2,300 feet of vertical descent.
After a break for lunch and a small rest, racers got back on their bikes Saturday evening at 4 p.m. to participate in the Chainless Downhill, another time trial. This race began at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola and descended the Valhalla Trail. Across the finish line at Base Camp, a DJ and party awaited racers and spectators.
Sunday morning, July 15th, the Downhill time trial kicked off at 11 a.m. In this stage each racer will had one run down the Pro Downhill course from the Top of Village Express chairlift to Base Village. After a breathtaking demonstration of speed and agility during this final stage of the race, an award ceremony followed recognizing the racers and celebrating the completion of the race in the Snowmass Base Village.
Competitors in all divisions were automatically registered to win a 2013 Giant Reign bike at the closing of the events. One lucky competitor had the ride of his/her life and has a bike to show for it as well.
Bikers new to downhill, or wanting to break into the scene were encouraged to participate in the open division in order to gain experience on this tough, one-of-a-kind course.
Between races the entire course was open most of the weekend for those wanting to try out the course without committing to the competition. A lift pass was required to get up to the trails, and for all competitors, separate from their registration fee.
For mountain bike racers or fans of the sport, the Master of the Mass serves as a great pre-curser to the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race to be held August 25th over the course of all four of Aspen and Snowmass Village’s beautiful and challenging mountains.
Between these two races, grab your bike, and get out to experience the breathtaking trails in Snowmass Village and Aspen! Then, take a moment to view homes and residences in Snowmass Village and Aspen with easy access to great bike trails in the summer, and fabulous skiing and snowboarding the winter. Click here today!
As the political season throughout the country, and in particular inside the swing state of Colorado heats up, the presidential candidates have not overlooked the significance of Aspen and Snowmass Village in their political calculations.
Earlier this week The Aspen Times reported that Governor Romney spent the night in Aspen and participated in a fundraiser at the home of Susan Crown and William Kunkler. This ‘Aspen Casual’ event was closed to the public and only about 300 people were expected to attend. A twenty-five hundred dollar contribution allowed Romney supporters to attend a reception at 5 p.m. Monday evening. The VIP photoreception was open to those contributing $10,000, and a seat at the private dinner beginning at 6 p.m. required a $30,000 donation.
These donations are expected to give Governor Romney a slight fundraising boost in his 81611 zip code donations, which to date have lagged behind President Obama. Opensecrets.org has reported that Governor Romney had earned $24,450 compared to President Obama’s $42,272 in the weeks leading up to the July 9th fundraiser. Snowmass Village indicates a much closer fundraising race, with $5,450 for Mr. Obama and $4,350 for Mr. Romney.
During his visit to Colorado Governor Romney also spent some time in Grand Junction at a town hall and stopped into Colorado Springs to offer support to Waldo Canyon Fire victims. At the Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs, Romney put in some elbow grease with food bank volunteers hoping that these efforts will help him to gain in the polls throughout Colorado, which currently show President Obama leading by 3.6%.
Despite the small guest list at Governor Romney’s Aspen event, his appearance in Aspen stirred things up in Pitkin County and created a buzz across the political pundit circuit. Commentators throughout the state and the country have questioned Romney’s apparent neglect of Republicans on the Eastern side of the state where Republican voter registration indicates large numbers of voters, up to 250,000 in Denver County alone, compared to the much lower population and voters in other parts of the state. (Aspen Times, 7/10/12)
However, Romney’s political calculations must have taken into account the fact that Aspen/Snowmass Village is often the trendsetting region in the state and throughout the country. As he tries to get his foot in the door with Aspen/Snowmass Village donors and electorate to set a new trend, he may have an uphill battle. In 2008, Aspen led the country by voting overwhelmingly for President Obama. Seventy percent of all Aspen voters cast their vote for President Obama.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle have not overlooked Aspen/Snowmass by any means. Michelle Obama was fundraising for her husband last July in Aspen, courting longtime supporter Aspen Ski Company Manager, Jim Crown. Last summer Crown had already been recognized by the Obama’s as one of 270 key fundraisers for the Obama 2012 campaign for raising between $50,000 – $100,000. His ties run deep, as he was the co-chair of the Obama Illinois fundraising effort in 2008. The Obama’s love affair with Aspen goes beyond simply lining their war chests, as last winter Mrs. Obama and their girls were reportedly spotted enjoying the mountain town as tourists.
As the presidential candidates vie for the support of the American people, Pitkin County promises to be an integral aspect of winning the election. Find your place in this political powerhouse, click here to see homes, properties and condos in the Aspen/Snowmass Village area today!
Once a year art, wine and philanthropy come together in Aspen, Colorado for one of the most unforgettable cultural events on the calendar. Art Crush, a three day gathering of artists, celebrities, art collectors, galley owners and philanthropists, is a key element in enabling the Aspen Art Museum to fulfill its mission. Created to be, as stated on the Aspen Art Museum’s website, “a noncollecting art institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art,” The AAM focuses on temporary exhibits of new and relevant artists, education, public programs and activities to encourage life-changing encounters for all with art.
ArtCrush gathers likeminded individuals together for three days to exchange artistic ideas and discuss new artistic influences in the world today. ArtCrush also serves as a rare opportunity to collect incredible pieces of art, support artists from the world over, to acknowledge artists who are truly pushing the boundaries of their mediums and to support AAM in its long-term goals. This year’s will take place on August 1st-3rd.
Per tradition, the WineCrush hosted by John and Amy Phelan will allow a limited number of guests the opportunity to gather together Wednesday, August 1st at 6 p.m. to discuss the artists and exhibits of 2011 and early 2012, while enjoying wine from AAM partners, Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Francis Ford Coppola, proud owner and producer of his wines, has excellent taste in both wine and art. His company has been a strong supporter of AAM, and a tremendous advocate for the role of the arts in society.
Thursday night, a preview cocktail party, the PreviewCrush at the Baldwin Gallery will allow those interested in the live auction pieces an opportunity to view them while enjoying cocktails and great conversation. At 6 p.m. this open to the public reception is a great opportunity for members of the community to connect with the artists while making bidding decisions for the live auction the following day.
Finally, Friday, August 3rd the ArtCrush will get underway at the Aspen Art Museum. The ArtCrush includes a sit-down dinner and wine tasting for 350 guests, as well as a silent and live auction. In addition to the fine food, wine and art, the presentation of the AAM’s Aspen Award for Art 2012 to artist Tom Sachs will be a special highlight. Sachs is best known for his reimagining of cultural icons and name brands in unique settings. Featured by the AAM in 2009, Sachs is also displayed in museums throughout Europe, New York and California. His work and artistic perspective will this remarkable Aspen event, even more unforgettable.
The ArtCrush is the perfect marriage or art, wine and philanthropy. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience one aspect of the incredible art scene in Aspen and Snowmass Village.
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A recent report on CNBC determined that Pitkin County is the second wealthiest county in the U.S, with residents pulling in an average income of $134,267. Ranking only behind Nantucket County, Massachusetts in income, Pitkin County was the only city in the top five not located on the East Coast of the country. The heart of Pitkin County, Aspen, was ranked the most expensive real estate market in the country earlier in the year as well, with homes selling on average at around $6 million dollars.
Pitkin County not only boasts a high-income bracket, but it also has a very low population. The entire county is home to only 20,000 people, making it an even more exclusive community. The Aspen Business Journal, in a piece published June 27th has attributed the high income of Pitkin County residents to a number of sources, from housing Fortune 500 businesses, being a vacation destination, hosting high-end retail and close proximity to a commutable city.
However, one could argue that the community-wide commitment to the arts and culture in Pitkin County since 1949 has created the atmosphere and attracted the individuals most likely to succeed and to create a distinctive, upscale town, rather than the other way around.
Socialite, Walter Paepke and his wife Elizabeth introduced the idea of community dedicated to the total person, educated, physically fit and culturally aware. In this vein, within just a few years of each other, the Aspen Skiing Corporation, the Aspen Music Festival and the Aspen Institute came into being under the guidance and collaboration of Paepke his associates.
Prior to the Paepkes and their social circle making Aspen home, Pitkin County had been primarily a mining town, and a quiet ranching community. In the 1930 census only 705 people were counted as Aspen residents. As the rich cultural community of Aspen and Snowmass has grown, so too has its recognition as a leader in world-wide problem solving such as the Aspen Environment Forum, as home to one of the greatest ballet ensembles in the country, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, the host of the Aspen Musical Festival and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival alongside some of the most intense skiing and snowboarding competitions in the world, such as the ESPN X-Games, FIS Alpine World Cup Ski Racing, to name a few.
Pitkin County has been breathtakingly beautiful since time immemorial, but it has been the people who have come to call Aspen and Snowmass Village home that have taken this county and made it more than just another mountain community among countless others.
Come, be a part of a community that is more than high-end and exclusive – be part of the best of the best in the country, or perhaps the world.
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One of the greatest benefits to life in Aspen/Snowmass is the perfect balance this community has found with outdoor adventures and rich cultural experiences. One glimpse at the summer calendar of events illustrates this delicate balance; bike rides, races, river rafting mixed in with food festivals, intellectual gatherings, and musical festivals.
One of the most anticipated of these musical events is the Aspen Music Festival. Last night the festival got things started with a special performance of Gershwin at the Benedict Music Tent. Robert Spano, conductor of the AMF, directed a big band ensemble and three pianists in Piano Concerto in F major, Second Rhapsody and Rhapsody in Blue. For almost two entire months music will fill the air in Aspen and Snowmass Village as the musicians in town put on the musical experience of the year.
This weekend is an excellent example of the typical AMF weekend. Early this morning the Aspen Chamber Symphony Dress Rehearsal was held in the Benedict Music Tent, offering the general public an opportunity to hear the performance for a smaller fee. The full-scale performance of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture no.2, op 72a., the ‘Chiavi in Mano’ piano concerto by Yehudi Wyner, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, op. 25 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93 will take place at 6 p.m. this evening in the Benedict Music Tent. Immediately preceding this performance, a Preconcert Chamber Music performance of Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio in B-flat major, op.11, will be held in the Harris Concert Hall. Also today, before the symphony, Tours of the Tent will allow music enthusiasts the opportunity to see the Benedict Music Tent up close for free.
Saturday morning there will be session of Opera Scenes Master Class with conductor Edward Berkeley. This class will take place at 10 a.m. at the Wheeler Opera House. At the top of Aspen Mountain, just a gondola ride away, Music on the Mountain will bring together the fantastic combination of amazing music and a spectacular view. This event, with the proof of a gondola ticket, is free and open to the public and favorite of the entire festival. Later that evening Chamber Music will fill Harris Concert Hall with seven pieces from composers Dvorak, Lieverson and others.
Sunday morning will dawn with yet another Orchestra Dress Rehearsal, followed by a performance later in the afternoon. This time the Orchestra will feature Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, in addition to other great pieces. Tours of the Tent will take place just before the orchestra begins seating for the performance. A Preconcert Talk will be held in the Harris Concert Hall at 3 p.m.
Virtually every day during the AMF some performance will take place featuring visiting conductors and musicians alongside the incredible local talent residing in Aspen and Snowmass Village. Check the schedule to see the enormous variation of musical performances and compositions featured throughout the summer.
The music filling the air of Aspen and Snowmass Village is the perfect compliment to the incredible summer scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Don’t miss the magic of this summer’s performances. Once enchanted by the music, click here to see homes, condos and residences in the area today!