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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!

Skiing for Memorial Day Weekend

In the true spirit of the mountains, we're giving winter a fabulous sendoff this weekend. Spring bike races have been postponed due to the relentless snowfall so skiers, boarders, rejoice once again! Aspen Mountain is open for skiing this weekend, May 28-30. We've still got a 71 inch base so let's get carving. And then - well, then it's really time for summer.

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