The 10th annual Aspen Ideas Festival begins today and runs through July 3. Presented by the Aspen Institute, the Ideas Festival brings together more than 300 internationally renowned CEOs, writers, political leaders, economists, actors and more to discuss some of the most important issues facing the world today. It's one of the most prestigious gatherings in the world, and it's thrilling to have it here in Aspen. For details, visit www.aspenideas.org/festival.
Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola and Snowmass's Elk Camp Gondola open tomorrow for daily operation. With access to the top of these mountains, visitors can take advantage of fun activities including live music performances, frisbee golf, hiking and dining in the Sundeck or at Elk Camp. For details on tickets and activities, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
Aspen is bustling to get ready for summer's kick off event, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, which starts June 19 and runs through Sunday, June 22. Thousands of visitors will flock to the white tents in Wagner Park and other venues throughout town for this three-day extravaganza of wine, food, culinary tips and congeniality. Looks like the weather will cooperate all weekend!