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Angela Shy's picture

The Hunt...

Elk head wall trophy: Elk head wall trophy belonging to author’s husband from bow hunting trip.Elk head wall trophy: Elk head wall trophy belonging to author’s husband from bow hunting trip.ASPEN, CO - So my Man is a hunter and as of Saturday, August 28th, it's now officially Archery Season in Colorado for Deer and Elk!

For moi' this means that for the next month my husband and I will be on his "hunting" schedule:
1. Super duper early morning departures with potential late evening returns (if he hasn't "bagged" anything that is).
2. Erratic behavior as he puts together a "plan" and studies the areas available to him.
3. Lot's of laundry that has to be washed with the scentless detergent.
4. The endless anticipation of filling the freezer!
5. I become the "silent" partner in waiting ;)

Now, it's not like we have much of a regular schedule throughout the rest of the year but during this time what schedule we do have is erratic at it's best. Overall the hope of a FREEZER FULL OF MEAT makes the experience well worth it!


Marissa D'Orazio's picture

The Meeting Recap: NEPSA Winners Collect Cash and D&E Struts the Runway

It's been an exciting weekend in Aspen as The Meeting returned for yet another action packed installment. For the last 7 seasons, The Meeting has proved to be the cornerstone collection of the ski and snowboard industry's most talented filmmakers and athletes; zealous sponsors and media; and devoted fans. This year's highlights include the ninth annual NEPSA Awards at the Wheeler Opera House, and the D&E Fashion show at the BellyUP Aspen.

The Meeting- Jeremy SwansonThe Meeting- Jeremy Swanson


Marissa D'Orazio's picture

The Meeting Recap: NEPSA Winners Collect Cash and D&E Struts the Runway

It's been an exciting weekend in Aspen as The Meeting returned for yet another action packed installment. For the last 7 seasons, The Meeting has proved to be the cornerstone collection of the ski and snowboard industry's most talented filmmakers and athletes; zealous sponsors and media; and devoted fans.


Marissa D'Orazio's picture

The Meeting Recap: NEPSA Winners Collect Cash and D&E Struts the Runway

It's been an exciting weekend in Aspen as The Meeting returned for yet another action packed installment. For the last 7 seasons, The Meeting has proved to be the cornerstone collection of the ski and snowboard industry's most talented filmmakers and athletes; zealous sponsors and media; and devoted fans.


Marissa D'Orazio's picture

The Power of Four Mountain Bike Race

Are you a competitive biker that loves to push yourself to the limit? Do you have what it takes to conquer the Power of Four? This August 28th, put your mountain biking skills to the test, at the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race. As the follow up to the Power of Four winter ski race, the bike race will combine all four mountains of the Aspen/Snowmass area into one demanding race course, challenging even the fittest of bikers with its diverse terrain.

Snowmass - By Jeremy SwansonSnowmass - By Jeremy Swanson


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Things to Do in Aspen, Colorado: Maroon Bells

Shelly, Byron, Whitman and the Wax Poetic Chime of Maroon Bells

The view of Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake. Photo by Ashley KlettThe view of Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake. Photo by Ashley KlettIn summer of 1816, famed Romantic poet Percy Shelly penned the words “The secret Strength of things / Which governs thought, and to the infinite dome / Of Heaven is as a law, inhabits thee!” about the sublime grandeur of France’s 15,400-foot Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. As a symbol of nature’s majesty, mystery, and awesome power, Mont Blanc became somewhat of a meat-cleaver for the Romantic literary movement. Other acclaimed writers of the time such as Samuel Taylor Coolridge, Mary Shelly, and Lord Byron followed lead by scribbling rhapsodies about the mighty mountain. Lord Byron even declared Mont Blanc as “The monarch of mountains.”


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Time To Get Your Feet Wet: Aspen Area Resorts' Opening Dates

Keystone,CO Over the next month and a half, resorts all over Colorado will begin opening their doors to eager, snow hungry skiers and riders. Many resorts have been hit heavy with the past two day’s recent snowstorms making it even harder for us, powder hunters to sit still.

Live View from Aspen MountainLive View from Aspen Mountain


Brandon Wenerd's picture

Top 10 Places to Road Trip Around Aspen, Colorado

The Road Trip: A Time Honored Travel Tradition - Photo by Laura  RaczkowskiThe Road Trip: A Time Honored Travel Tradition - Photo by Laura Raczkowski
Aspen's breathtaking alpine backdrop is known to intoxicate, tempting visitors into staying in the Roaring Fork Valley much longer than originally anticipated. Many well-seasoned Aspenites call this geographical magnetism the "Curse of the Ute" and one of the reasons so many visitors-turned-residents have a difficult time returning to the rat race of their previous lives outside Colorado.


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Top 5 Lists and the Top of Aspen Mountain

Can you name 5 people who've changed your outlook on life? Can you name the change? I’ve always been a fan of lists; in fact, I’ve always hoped to be interviewed, asked my top 5 singers, books, actors, songs to take to a desert island, any category, really, which would reveal how savvy and discriminating my tastes are.


Angela Shy's picture

Winter X-Games 15 in Aspen Co!!!!

X Games Jump Ramp at the base of Buttermilk Mtn.!!: Amazing X Games Jump Ramp at the base of Buttermilk Mtn.!!: Amazing "Big Air" jump set-up near the base of Buttermilk Mtn.!!Aspen, CO -The X-Games are coming! The X-Games are coming!!
Yup it's once again that time of year when the EXTREME sportsmen & sportswoman of the world head to Aspen, Colorado to show off there skills while entertaining our wide eyes at the same time!! This year is the 10th year in a row that the games are being held in Aspen!! Those of you who have attended the X-Games in the past know the excitement and energy that pours into Aspen this time of year so for those of you who haven't attended... GET YOUR GEAR ON AND GET READY FOR THE ENERGY!!!