Aspenskier's blog

Silver Queen Gondola Reopening

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Good news for skiers and boarders at Aspen Mountain: the Silver Queen Gondola will reopen sometime today, after being shut down due to mechanical problems on December 30. In the meantime, all other lifts on Aspen Mountain are open and provide access to the mountain. Oh, and we got new snow last night!

Live Poetry Night


Tomorrow night, December 29, Victoria's Espresso & Wine Bar will host Live Poetry Night's Winter Celebration. Sponsored by the Aspen Poets' Society, the event includes live music and an Open Mic for Poets - an opportunity to read an original poem or a favorite poem in the spirit of the season. Festivities begin at 6:30 and will run until 9pm. For additional information, call (970) 379-2136.

Audi Ajax Cup

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The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) serves the children of the Roaring Fork Valley with discounted skiing lessons and training for children with a passion for skiing and boarding. One of it's biggest annual fundraisers, the Audi Ajax Cup, will take place on Aspen Mountain on Monday December 30. Hosted by Antonio Banderas and co-chaired by renowned skiers Chris Davenport and Casey Puckett, the Ajax Cup and its after party, is a holiday-season favorite event. For tickets and more information, visit

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