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Ride the Aspen Mountain Gondola

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Summertime brings new adventures, from music and theater, to activities, special events and just relaxing around the pool. Enjoy a ride on the Aspen Mountain Gondola, taking visitors up to over 11,000 feet elevation on the 15 minute ride to the top. Enjoy the amazing views, guided nature hikes and fun activities for kids. The sundeck Restaurant offers snack and lunch -- a real treat with amazing views all around! It's something special to do in Aspen in the summer: the Aspen Mountain Gondola. Enjoy the trip, and don't forget your camera!

Sun, Chili and Beer, Three of our Favorite Things


Welcome to the kick-off of summer season in the mountains. The 8th International Chili Society comes to Snowmass June 3-5, with microbrew highlights from 50 plus breweries all over Colorado and new this year, the European and exotic beer tent (ooh la la)! Live music Friday and Saturday, featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks topping it off Saturday night. Locals love the Chili Pepper and Brew Fest; you will, too! For lineup, details and ticket info:

Independence Pass Open for the Summer!


This just in - yes, despite winter's last-ditch attempts to stick around, the hard work of clearing crews is about to pay off. One of the area's most scenic roads - indeed, an official Colorado Scenic Byway - will open for the summer season this Thursday, May 26 around 2 p.m. No huge ribbon-cutting ceremony but you can be sure, lots of celebration about to begin!

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