X Games in Aspen

ESPN Winter X Games 2012 Thursday, January 26 – Sunday, January 29 Base of Buttermilk Mountain Winter X Games returns to Aspen January 26-29, 2012.  Be there as more than 200 of the world’s best athletes in skiing, snowboarding and snowmobile throw down over four action-packed days of competition for the most coveted medals in… Read more

Ever Wanted to Ski with Fire? Now You Can!

Wintersköl, Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” is being held this weekend, and we wanted to extend a special invitation to our guests to participate in this fun, time-honored tradition. One of the most fun and unique events at Wintersköl is the Torchlight Descent, which happens Sat. 1/14 on Little Nell, just before the fireworks.  We would love… Read more

Aperitifs at The Little Nell

Sabato Sagaria is the food and beverage director at The Little Nell in Aspen. During the past 15 or so years Sabato has worn several hats as cook, restaurant manager, consultant, professor, author, food and beverage director and sommelier. He’s currently fighting bad beverages and spreading the cocktail gospel to the masses… As our cocktail program has… Read more

New Year’s Eve in Aspen

There’s really nothing quite like New Year’s Eve in Aspen. Maybe it’s the crisp, cold temperatures. The glow of twinkle lights around town bouncing off the snow-white ground. Or the buzz of a great ski day with good friends and a glass of bubbly to celebrate. Top that all off with not one but TWO… Read more

Meet Shawna

The Little Nell was proud to welcome Shawna Salwinski to its Events Team late this summer. Now that Shawna has had a bit of time to adjust, we thought we’d take this moment to properly introduce her.  Prior to joining The Little Nell, Shawna worked in California as an event planner for several major resorts,… Read more

Penguins Skiing

OK, Pastry Chef Danielle Riesz here at The Little Nell in Aspen REALLY outdid herself with these cupcakes. What’s cuter than skiing penguins? All the lucky children staying here at the hotel this holiday season will receive this sweet treat as an in-room surprise! We love this time of year!

The Truffles Are Coming

The five star, five diamond Little Nell hotel in Aspen is preparing to offer its third annual truffle dinner at Montagna on December 17, and Executive Chef Robert McCormick is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the precious truffles on Tuesday. (We’ll be sure to share pics when they arrive!) We sat down with chef to see what… Read more

Grand Openings Galore

This weekend marks the opening of Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, the new Tiehack Express ski lift at Buttermilk AND the newly remodeled Merry-Go-Round restaurant at Aspen Highlands. Here’s a full list of events and tips for enjoying the festivities. Merry-Go-Round Opening at Aspen Highlands  The Merry-Go-Round restaurant just underwent a $6 million remodel that has made… Read more

Wedding of the Month ~ Chad and Rosie

Ah, a fall wedding in Aspen. Is there anything better? Yellow leaves. Crisp but still-warm temps. Town buzzing with activity from hiking to biking to dining. Add to that a sweet couple that’s as down-to-earth and adorable as can be.  We think we’re in love… Here’s the story of Rosie and Chad Bellville. How did you two… Read more

Party Up Top

The Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain is much more than a place to grab a quick bite (although, their bites are quite delicious… have you tried the Asian Salad with Ahi Tuna?). This year, it’s home to moonlight dinner parties, free yoga and much more. Here’s the lowdown for what’s going on up… Read more