Aspen Square Daily News
The Annual Food and Wine Classic is back in Aspen for another season, providing an exciting and fun weekend of wine tasting, cooking seminars and demonstrations, special wine makers dinners in our top restaurants, and just a fun weekend with friends. The giant tents are up, wines are on hand, and we are ready for a great Food and Wine Weekend!
Wow, do we still have snow up on top of our mountains! Aspen Mountain opened for two extra "bonus" weekends of skiing up high, and people had fun! There is still so much snow up there, but the very warm weather of the past week has taken the base down too far. Sorry, another weekend of skiing wont happen this weekend. The Aspen Gondola will be open this weekend for foot passengers,and it will operate daily all summer long. The Sundeck Restaurant is open for lunch and snacks. Bring your camera!
The highway crews had so much snow to plow and move away from the road over Independence Pass this spring, but the job is done now and the pass is open. Snowfall up on the pass was amazing this winter, and the road clearing job was monumental. The crews have it done now, and travelers can experience the majesty of the high country scenery once again. normally open from Memorial Day to late October, the pass is not kept clear in the winter. There is still amazing snow up on the sides of the pass road, and conditions can be icy. Drive carefully, and enjoy the views!