The Aspen Choral Society, with its new music director Paul Dankers, will present the 36th annual performances of Handel's beloved "Messiah" beginning Tuesday,December 3. Performances will take place in Aspen on December 6 and 7 at St. Mary's Catholic Church and at the Snowmass Chapel on December 8. All performances begin at 7:30 and are free to the public, however donations are gratefully accepted. For details, visit www.aspenchoralsociety.org.
One of Aspen's longstanding holiday traditions, the lighting of the 90-foot spruce tree in front of the historic Sardy House, will take place Sunday, December 1 from 6 to 7 pm. Holiday cheer will abound with live music, hot chocolate and cookies and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don't miss this annual holiday kickoff event!
Skiers and boarders were milling around the Gondola Plaza this morning, excited for the early opening of Aspen Mountain. Last night brought fresh inches of snow in town and it's still lightly snowing. The mountain will be open tomorrow as well. This shot was taken about 9am today - bring on the winter!