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One of the brainier events during this Winterskol weekend, is the presentation by the Aspen Center for Physics called "Nature's Smallest Rotary Engine." Physicist Kazukiko Kinosita from Waseda University in Japan will discuss the science behind how and why we eat and breathe. Heady stuff...

Winterskol, Aspen's annual winter festival, opens on Thursday, January 8 with the Mad Hatter's Ball, a recently-revived Aspen event. Crazy hats, the sillier the better, are a must, so start planning your chapeau for the evening. The ball begins at 7:30pm at the Wheeler Opera...

Mountain Rescue Aspen presents a two-day avalanche awareness workshop this week, January 9 and 10. The fundamentals of avalanche awareness will be covered, including hazard evaluation, snow pit demonstrations, beacon search and much more. It's crucial information for anyone who skis, boards, snowshoes or snowmobiles...

If you're in the Aspen area and are a serious movie buff, be sure to take advantage of the final two days of Aspen Film's Academy Screenings which end tomorrow, January 2. In honor of the New Years Day holiday, three films will be screened...

Parties, dinners, concerts, fireworks - you pick! Aspen is partying hardy all day today in anticipation of ringing in the New Year. We're celebrating terrific new snow all day, then getting ready to go out on the town tonight. Nearly every restaurant will be offering special dinners,...

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