Aspen Square Daily News
Straight from the slopes and into the imagination; it's Apres Ski for the Mind,with Aspen Writer's Foundation Winter Words, getting underway starting January 26. It's the 13th Annual Winter Words, with author talks and readings from the likes of Tobias Wolff, Anita Shreve and Erica Jong. Support one of Aspen's unique non-profits and sample that cultural side of town you're always hearing about. Winter Words features six talks, between January 26 and March 11. For more info, http://www.aspenwriters.org.
With continued blue skies and sunshine, and of course great snow and slope conditions, there is a reason for all those big smiles! The groomers are the best, even as we wait for more snow -- expected later in the week.
This is Winterskol Weekend, with special events, fun in town, fireworks on the mountain and a great weekend for everyone! Our favorite is always SoupSkol, a major sampling of soups from booths set up in the street right in front of Aspen Square. Good food ahead! (SKICO photo)
We had mostly sunny skies this past weekend, with wonderful sking and boarding conditions and people having fun. From last week, there was still a little powder to be had. Anther monday of blue skies and sunshine will give way to more snow mid-week, and more fun times ahead. After the busy holiday time, things will move at a slower pace this week -- and no lift lines, something Asepn s well known for. What a great place to ski and board!
Events coming up include Winterskol, Gay Ski Week and the Big One, the ESPN Winter X-Games. January is a busy and fun month for Aspen visitors!