Aspenskier's blog

Gondola Rides Resume!


Mark your calendars: starting weekends as of May 26, the gondola will re-open for hikers, bikers and sight-seers galore. It's one of the highlights of an Aspen afternoon, seeing the splendor and taking in the views atop Aspen Mountain. The ambitious hike and up, and gondola ride down, while other know a glass of wine and a good book on the top of the world is equally worthy way to enjoy the ride.

Mother's Day Ideas


Another beautiful weekend, perfect for Mother's Day outings. Try brunch at BB's Kitchen, or Justice Snow's, especially designed to toast the day; take a walk through town and and admire the blooming, just planted flowers and the colorful budding trees; or go for a drive to the Maroon Bells, or up newly-opened Independence Pass to the Continental Divide for a panoramic view of the new spring scenery.

Happy Mother's Day to you and yours, from Aspen Square Hotel!

Aspen Cycling Festival Rolls Through Town


With Independence Pass opening early on May 11, this year's Ride for the Pass and the Aspen Cycling Criterium should be bigger - and faster - than ever. Ride for the Pass takes place on Saturday, May 19, traversing the tried-and-true route from Winter Gate to Independence Ghost Town, with approx. 2,500 feet elevation gain over the 10-mile race course. Ride like the high-alpine wind, as proceeds from your efforts will benefit the Independence Pass Foundation (

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