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Mount Everest avalanche claims lives of 12 guides

Aspen News | Mount Everest avalanche claims lives of 12 guidesAt least 12 Nepalese guides were killed  Friday morning by a massive avalanche on  Mount Everest, with four still missing, according to AP news reports.  The climbing season begins in early May, but the Everest base camp area is already packed with climbers, porters and guides, who have ...

Veteran ski pros and Mountain Dragon honored together

Aspen News | Veteran ski pros and Mountain Dragon honored togetherOver 80 people joined veteran ski instructors Per Guldbrandsgaard and Franz Zedlacher on Thursday, April 17, to celebrate their impending retirements and to acknowledge the last week before the venerable Mountain Dragon closes for good, ending its reign as the après-ski watering hole for Snowmass ...

2014 Denver Auto Show delivers again

Aspen News | 2014 Denver Auto Show delivers again The 2014 Denver Auto Show once again gave attendees a chance to see the latest and greatest offerings from more than 30 different manufacturers and including 500 vehicles.  There was something for everyone from those who just wanted to get close to new exotics from the exclusive German and Italian ...

"Blood Moon" awes Colorado stargazers during total eclipse of the moon

Aspen News | "Blood Moon" awes Colorado stargazers during total eclipse of the moonThe total lunar eclipse of April 15 was the undisputed star of Colorado's night sky in the wee hours, as the full moon turned a coppery red color during its passage through the darkest section of Earth's shadow. The so-called "Blood Moon"  was supposed to be visible from most of North and South ...

Pitkin County market analysis charts available through February 2014

Aspen News | Pitkin County market analysis charts available through February 2014The Land Title Guarantee Company has compiled a series of charts showing real estate market analysis of Pitkin County and other Roaring Fork Valley locales covering 2014 back to 2007-08.  February 2014's figures show considerable improvement over data from February 2013.   Highlights include ...

Prepare your home for the spring selling market

Aspen News | Prepare your home for the spring selling marketSpring is here and many homeowners are considering putting their home on the market. What will make their homes stand out from others in the neighborhood? Here are a few tips on simple items that can be done to increase the appeal of the home for future buyers. Curb Appeal The first thing a buyer ...

Aspen Highlands closing day video

Aspen Highlands knows how to party. Just check out this short video edit that gives a quick glimpse of some of the shenanigans going down around the mountain. Witness the Cloud 9 mayhem, the Alehouse deck bounce, and see Aspen Skiing Company President and CEO Mike Kaplan taking in the festivities on the top of ...

Blizzard can't subdue festive crowd at Highlands' closing day bash

Aspen News | Blizzard can't subdue festive crowd at Highlands' closing day bashDespite pelting barrages of snow, the outdoor decks and plaza at the base of Aspen Highlands were jam packed  on Sunday afternoon, April 13, with hundreds of skiers, boarders and revelers in all manner of costume, busy celebrating  closing day at their favorite mountain.  The  partying ...

Dream come true:  test driving a Maserati

Aspen News | Dream come true:  test driving a Maserati A foursome of sleek Maseratis tooling around Aspen is a definite attention grabber.  Maserati was in town, showing off their Ghibli luxury sport sedan and offering residents and visitors a chance to test drive one of the beauties. Two of Aspen Business Journal's staff writers jumped at the chance ...

AVSC's Margo McHugh wins silver medal in GS

Aspen News | AVSC's Margo McHugh wins silver medal in GSMargo McHugh, a U-14 alpine racer with Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, scored an impressive silver medal in giant slalom at the GS Spectacular competition at Beaver Creek on Sunday, April 6. McHugh, standing on the left, joined  the other young women who medaled on the podium:  first ...

Aspen Mountain to add two weekends onto ski season

Aspen News | Aspen Mountain to add two weekends onto ski seasonMultiple snowstorms and cold temperatures over the last 10 days have given skiers and snowboarders excellent conditions, prompting the Aspen Skiing Company to extend the ski season for Aspen Mountain, reopening for two weekends:  April 26-27 and May 3-4. Area mountains have garnered well over ...

China significant driver for recovery of  luxury real estate market

Aspen News | China significant driver for recovery of  luxury real estate marketIf there is a recurring subject in real estate, specifically the luxury segment, I’d be remiss not to start with China.  At the recent Luxury Portfolio Summit in Las Vegas, the impact of global consumers dominated the sessions with China leading the way.  The presenters blew out some ...

Former Patagonia CEO Casey Sheahan joins Carbondale media company

Aspen News | Former Patagonia CEO Casey Sheahan joins Carbondale media companyThe Carbondale company Backbone Media, an active-lifestyle public relations/media agency, has snagged local resident Casey Sheahan, the former president and CEO of Patagonia, Inc., to take over in the newly-created position of senior advisor. “Casey has been a pioneer and a respected leader ...

10th Mountain Division stars in new film at Wheeler

Aspen News | 10th Mountain Division stars in new film at WheelerThe legendary 10th Mountain Division ski troopers of World War II and their pivotal impact on the American ski industry will be featured in a two-part program this Friday night, April 4th, at the Wheeler Opera House in downtown Aspen. The documentary film Climb to Glory will be preceded by a conversation ...

Author Maria Semple charms audience at Winter Words event

Aspen News | Author Maria Semple charms audience at Winter Words event The last Winter Words presentation of the season was a warm, laughter-filled evening of cozy repartee between two of Aspen’s own – billed as an interview of featured writer Maria Semple, to be conducted by her brother Lo. It quickly turned into “The Maria and Lo Show” of lighthearted ...
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