Aspen Square Daily News
Saturday, October 20 marks the 58th Annual Aspen Ski Swap. The granddaddy of all swaps, it's a community event that brings together families, volunteers and lots of great new and used gear at fantastic prices. The Swap takes place at the Aspen Middle School and runs from 9:30am to 1pm with all proceeds benefiting the Aspen School District's Outdoor Education program. If you wish to contribute new or used equipment to place for sale, bring the equipment to the Middle School on Friday between 4 and 6pm.
It's 8:25 am on Saturday morning, and it's lightly snowing in downtown Aspen! The clouds are hanging low over the surrounding mountains and while we're not expecting deep snow, it's giving us our first taste of winter and we're delighted! Here's a shot from our webcam as it's trained towards Aspen Mountain.
One of our favorite non-profits, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, will present it's annual Harvest Party on October 20, at Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt. The party takes place from 12 noon to 4 pm and will feature a fun afternoon of apple-cider pressing, pumpkin carving, live music and a delicious lunch. This is a car-free event, so participants will need to bike, hike, horseback ride or take the free shuttle to the Ranch. For details, call Rock Bottom Ranch at (970)927-6760.