Winter Vacation Special: Aspen
Get an early start on planning a
winter escapade in the ski capital of the U.S.
By AnnMarie Marano
Janet O’Grady, Aspen Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief was kind enough to pinpoint some of the hottest spots in the city to you lucky beautynews readers who are gearing up to hit the slopes this winter. She’s also added in some fun events to hit up within the next few months.
Here are her suggestions…
The Little Nell
675 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, Colorado 81611
“Book early because it’s the only ski-in/ski-out hotel in Aspen. They have a great restaurant called Montagna which has a one-of-a-kind ambiance and is one of the best places around for a late night glass of wine or champagne.”
The Sky Hotel
709 East Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
“It’s a Kimpton hotel so it’s young, hip and cool. It has an amazing “apre-ski” scene (after skiing activities) around the pool and bar lounge called 39 Degrees. They have a great small plates menu.”
305 S. Mill Street
“Chef Dena Marino prepares delicious soulful Italian food and has a great Italian wine list. The place has a really lively bar scene.”
316 E. Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: (970) 920-1893
“It’s contemporary American cuisine with lots of local references. It’s a great late night bar scene.”
The Remède Spa at the St. Regis hotel.
Oct 4-7: The Meeting – A Celebration of Snow Film and Culture
Dec-March: USASA Snowboard Competition Series
Dec 1: Summit for Life — Aspen Mountain will host the Summit for Life Uphill Race, formerly known as Storm the Stars, the only nighttime endurance event in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Local enthusiasts and regional sports junkies charge up 3,000 vertical feet to the top of the mountain using their preferred choice of equipment and lighting. The event benefits two different charitable foundations.
Jan 24-27: Winter X Games