Aspen Square Daily News
The Aspen Mountain Gondola is operating every day for the summer now, taking guests up to the top of Aspen Mountain and the Sundeck Restaurant. What amazing views! And, the Snowmass Village Elk Camp Gondola begins running for the summer on Saturday, June 22. The Elk Camp chairlift will also begin running this week, and will carry riders to the summit of the eastern part of the mountain. The Gondola will run from 10am to 4pm and the chair hours are 10:30am to 3:30pm. For details visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
One of Aspen's favorite summer events, the Saturday Market, begins tomorrow morning, June 15. The market begins at 8:30am and ends at 3pm all summer long. Colorado-grown produce, flowers, crafts and live music combine to draw locals and visitors alike. If you're in town, don't miss opening day! For details about the Saturday Market, visit www.aspenchamber.org.
While this weekend Food & Wine will keep us busy, don't forget that on Sunday, one of Aspen's most unique cultural events will begin. The 37th annual Aspen Writers' Foundation Summer Words Literary Festival runs from June 16-21. This year's theme is the literature of China, and will include stories of ancestry, emigration, censorship and culture. For details visit www.aspenwriters.org/summerwords/2013/festival/home.