ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/18/11)

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Jan 172011
 

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Top PickFull Moon Wildlife Walk

It’s time you howl at the moon!  This is your chance to see beavers swimming in the pond, elk grazing in the meadows and hear the hoot of a great-horned owl, all under a full moon. Tea and hot chocolate will be offered after the walk.

Meet at 4:45 at Rock Bottom Ranch, 2001 Hooks Spur Road in Basalt on Wednesday 1/19.  The walk takes place from 5-6 pm.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/17/11)

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Jan 152011
 

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Top PickBackcountry Insights

The Ute’s Tuesday night speaker series features Bryan Wickenhauser, two-time U.S. Ski Mountaineering Team member, Elk Mountain Grand Traverse winner, and a C.A.M.P./Scarpa/Ski Trab-sponsored athlete.  He’ll discuss traveling light and fast in the backcountry with today’s modern gear.

The slideshow / clinic takes place from 7 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday 1/18, upstairs at Ute Mountaineer.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/16/11)

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Jan 152011
 

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Top PickAspen’s Past to Present

Walking tour of downtown Aspen with professional guide and historian Dean Weiler. In this casual, 12-block stroll, Aspen’s history is told — from the Ute Indians to the silver boom days and the town’s emergence as a world-famous resort.

The tour starts at 1 pm – 2:30 pm on Monday the 17th.  For information, email info@walkingtours.com or see details link below.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/15/11)

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Jan 152011
 

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Top PickHike for Hope

Here’s another Winterskol event to get you going!  Participate in the Hike for Hope, a family uphill and charity event that benefits the search for a cure to muscular dystrophy. 

The best part?  100% of the funds raised goes to research.

The hike starts on Sunday the 16th at 7:30 a.m. on Buttermilk Mountain. See details for information and to register. 

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/14/11)

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Jan 102011
 

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Top PickGhostland Observatory

Hailing from the country’s “Live Music Capital,” the duo was name Band of the Year by the Austin American-Statesman in 2007. Melding electronic synthesizer with driving beats, it’s a laser-infused and high-energy performance that keeps the whole room bouncing. Ghostland Observatory rocked the Winter X Games 2010 during a free outdoor concert at the base of Aspen Mountain, and Men’s Health and Women’s Health have brought them back as part of this year’s Winterskol celebration.

Tickets are $50, day of show.  Doors open at 9 pm; show starts at 10 pm on Friday, 1/14, at Belly Up.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/13/11)

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Jan 102011
 

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Top PickWinterSculpt

Carve out some time for this one!  This is your chance to transform snow into art. An annual snow sculpture competition for local artists in downtown Aspen—and a crowd favorite during Aspen’s WinterSköl™. Create an 8’ square snow sculpture in 48 hours and compete to win prize money.

Visit andersonranch.org/wintersculpt for application and further information or contact us at (970) 923-3181. Event starts on Thursday, 1/13 at 4 pm.

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ASPEN: Our Top PICK of the Day (1/12/11)

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Jan 102011
 

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Top PickThe Butchers

Get ready to rock!  Weekly rock ‘n’ roll party featuring a local band “The Butchers.” Collectively, they call themselves Aspen’s loudest locals.  Isn’t it time to let loose and get rowdy? 

Wednesday, January 12, 10pm – Thursday, January 13, 2011, 1:30am