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!
It's January, so it's cold, it's snowy and we're in the middle of Winterskol. And tonight it's time for the 11th annual Soupskol - arguably Winterskol's most popular event. The tents are going up this morning as it continues to snow and Soupskol begins at 4pm. An Apres-Soupskol party begins at 6pm at Chair 9 at the Little Nell. Bring your appetite and your cell phone so you can vote by text for the winner of the best soup in Aspen.