Carbondale's annual 5Point Film Festival has become a valley-wide favorite event. This winter 5Point Film has been touring around the country and is arriving back at the Wheeler Opera House tomorrow night, January 18, for a special fundraising event. A sampling of short films and special guests Chris Davenport, Sally Francklyn and Ryan Hudson will headline the evening. The start time is 6pm with food provided by Big Wrap and New Belgium Beer. The movies and guest speakers take to the stage at 7pm. For details, visit www.5pointfilm.org.
Since 1985, the Owl Creek Chase has been one of the largest cross-country ski races in Colorado. Now part of the Aspen Nordic Festival (January 18-19), the race course from Snowmass Village to Aspen features tough climbs and fast descents through varied mountain terrain. There will be two categories for contestants—a 21 K Classic and a Skate Race. If you love Nordic skiing, this is the premier event of the year for you. Details on the race and the Aspen Nordic Festival are available at www.owlcreekchase.com.
In the last week, Aspen/Snowmass has received up to 19" of fresh snow, making the January conditions on all four mountains the best in several seasons. Once the scattered snow showers clear out today, we're in for a series of gorgeous, blue-sky days. It's a perfect time for a last-minute trip to Aspen Square!