If you're looking to improve your race technique, you can take part next Tuesday in the first Highlands SkiMo race of the season, brought to you by the Aspen Skiing Company and Aspen Expeditions. The SkiMo races offer challenging short courses that combine uphill and downhill skiing as well as boot-packing sections. The SkiMo series will take place every other Tuesday through March 25. All races begin at 5:30pm. For details on how to register, visit www.aspensnowmass.com and click on Highlands SkiMo Race Series.
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!
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.