Heli-fly fishing with The Little Nell

Fly Fishing at its Best All avid fly fisherman, my Dad, my brother-in-law and some family friends from Northern Michigan came to Aspen last Fall to pay me a visit and check out the foliage. Knowing that we had only one full day to fly fish, I decided to start at the top — The… Read more

What A Wonderful Wedding

Our Events Team is gearing up for wedding season here in Aspen. Our summer/fall is jam-packed with events, so we’ve been looking back at past events for a bit of inspiration and nostalgia. Here are a few fun videos of mountain-top bliss on our wedding deck! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8f0k3iucyI&w=560&h=315] [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/30579796 w=500&h=213] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLr2SlWXXHE&w=560&h=315] [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/27712299… Read more

Connect the Dots in Aspen – May 5

Here’s info on a really cool event the Aspen Skiing Company is working on with 350.org on Saturday, May 5, including screening of James Balog’s film “Chasing Ice” at the Belly Up, speakers, kids’ activities, educational booths, live music, drink specials at Ajax Tavern and the world’s toughest ski race! Here are the details from 350.org. … Read more

Wine in the Workplace

Wine in the Workplace I was in a colleague’s office recently and was admiring the nice collection of wine that he had received as gifts. Unfortunately, he was storing them on his top shelf where they were subject to heat and light. (You never want to expose your wine to the elements like this!) I… Read more

Clean the World – One Bar at a Time

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, so we thought we’d share a fun little eco-factoid from the hotel. Ever wonder what happens to the half-used bar of soap or partially used bottle of shampoo once you check out of The Little Nell? Gioanna Villabrille, The Little Nell’s executive housekeeper, asked the question and identified an alternative… Read more

Time to Shut Her Down

Spring sprung a bit early in Aspen, so we’re responding to mother nature accordingly. This weekend marks the end of skiing at Aspen/Snowmass, with closing day festivities at Snowmass, Aspen and Highlands all happening with a bang. We’ve got the guide to making this one COUNT. Will you be celebrating at all three? Snowmass Saturday,… Read more

Spring Wine Picks

Whether you celebrate spring with a family feast of ham, lamb or cabbage and carrots, here are 5 great wines to enjoy!  2007 Schramsberg “Blanc de Blancs.”  A terrific domestic sparkling wine. Great with oysters or on its own. 2010 Lewis Cellars Chardonnay, Napa.  A full-bodied and delicious chardonnay that’s great with matzoh ball soup… Read more

Final Battle: Iron Bartender

Aspen’s drink gurus have been showing their stuff, using Grand Marnier as an element in creating delicious concoctions in the Terrace Bar at The Little Nell each Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 for the past few weeks. And now it’s here. The final round of Iron Bartender. Each guest gets one vote with the purchase… Read more

Late Skiing AND a Moonlight Dinner Party

The clocks have been rolled forward, and the days are longer. You know what that means… It’s time for extended lift hours across all four mountains in Aspen/Snowmass! On Saturday, head to Aspen Mountain for extended hours as well as our Moonlight Dinner Party at The Sundeck. ASPEN MOUNTAIN – March 24 Lifts:  Silver Queen… Read more

Italy Meets California at the Aspen Mountain Club

Ever wanted to experience dinner at the exclusive Aspen Mountain Club, without having to be a member? Head up the gondola on Aspen Mountain to 11,212 feet on Saturday, March 24, to enjoy “Italy Meets California” — an evening of Italian food perfectly paired with California wines. Las Vegas icon and Top Chef Masters finalist… Read more