The 28th Annual Food and Wine Classic is descending upon Aspen pallettes June 18-Jun 20; world-class nibbles and internationally-acclaimed wines, with spirits, seminars and frolicking thrown in. The Aspen Chamber Resort Association presents a preview of the tastes to come, with a membership luncheon at the Hotel Jerome, featuring cuisine from Executive Chef Evan Francois and specially-paired Spanish wines, selected by Marnie Old, acclaimed sommelier. With or without a Food and Wine Pass, the preview luncheon is open to all!
Sponsored by OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, it's a whole weekend of activities and special events that celebrate an active outdoors life style. There are guided adventures for all skil levels including road biking, kayaking, climbing, fly finshing, river rafting and more. There are party times, too of course and notable local athletes will be on hand as well. What a fun time for outside fans in Aspen! For more information: 1-877-599-0590
The winter ski and snowboarding season is behind us now, and we can look back on a wonderful winter with abundant snowfall -- if not the huge dumps all locals want to see. Some of the best powder skiing of the season came in our last two extra weekends up on Aspen Mountain. It was amazing. From some who have hiked up to the top of Aspen in the last week, it was reported that there was amazing deep powder and absolutely incredible skiing. Too bad it must all come to an end in April!