With Aspen Square as your home base, the mountains are yours to explore. There's a new, authentic Mexican food sensation opening in Snowmass Village. With restaurants in Denver, New York and culinary capitals near and far, Chef Richard Sandoval brings his taste-tested formula to the slopes, with Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar. Venga Venga features authentic Mexican cooking, 100 Tequilas and an outdoor patio for those occasional balmy apres-ski sessions! For more info, www.richardsandoval.com.
There've been a couple of Powder Posses, a few eager and willing forerunners to the powder-filled Highlands terrain; and many man-powered tracks up and down Buttermilk - but the official Opening Day ribbons have yet to be cut on both Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain. Mark your calendars during your stay at Aspen Square: December 11, the remaining hills around Aspen will come to life, with the sounds of ski season.
Founded in January 2005, PowdertothePeople.org works to maintain backcountry access for the public through outreach, education and awareness. And to celebrate the arrival of fresh powder on the hill, it's the Powder to the People season kick-off party and backcountry gear/snowmobile swap. This Friday at the Eagle's Club, join Powder to the People from 3-5:30 for the gear swap and 5:30 - 8:00p for festivities, including food, drink, live music and silent auction. For more info, www.powdertothepeople.org.