2015 Winter X Games

As the 2015 Winter X Games approach, preparations are in full swing and features are shaping up on Buttermilk – the Host Mountain for 13 years in a row. The four-day extravaganza kicks off Thursday, January 22, with daily competitions and musical acts including Chromeo, Skrillex, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. New this year, Aspen Snowmass… Read more

A Grand Welcome from Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux, an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, has welcomed 36 new members for 2015, including The Little Nell, Aspen’s only five star, five diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel. All were invited to a welcome reception in New York City hosted by Relais & Châteaux held in December. Since 1941, Relais &… Read more

Every Friday’s a Powder Day

As part of our new Skiing & Winter Adventures program, The Little Nell’s thrilled to present our private Snowcat Powder Tours on Fridays during the 2014-2015 season. For our debut outing on December 19, conditions couldn’t have been any more favorable with a foot of fresh snow blanketing the backcountry, flurries in the morning and… Read more

Vote for element 47 in the James Beard Awards

The countdown to the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards is underway. Considered the Oscars of the American restaurant world, the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. They awards cover all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers… Read more

Bring on Ski Season!

Judging by the recent heavy snowfall here in Aspen, it’s safe to say another banner winter is underway. With Aspen Snowmass’ opening day just around the corner and the holiday season on the way, I thought now was the time to mention some exciting changes here at the Nell. HOLIDAYS ARE AROUND THE CORNER Thanksgiving… Read more

Cycling with the Pros – Little Nell Style

Written by Simon Chen, Managing Director, The Little Nell Aspen is a cyclist’s heaven. There are plenty of quiet roads, steep climbs and the views are some of the finest in the world. Because of this reputation, Aspen was a host for the third year in a row to the USA Pro Challenge, featuring the… Read more

Winter Wine Dinners – Save The Date

Wine Dinners are one of the highlights of our program here at element 47. Here’s just a sneak peek into some of the upcoming winter wine dinners – be sure to save the date! Sandhi + Domaine – November 23 – 8 p.m. at element 47 In a dinner hosted by Rajat Parr, leading authority… Read more

The Little Nell Visits South Africa – Recruits Over 20 Employees

Written by Simon Chen, Managing Director, The Little Nell  This summer, The Little Nell team spent eight days recruiting new employees in South Africa. We have partnered with Awesome Travel based in Johannesburg to bring South African Hospitality students to Aspen for a one-year internship at Aspen Skiing Company – which owns The Little Nell hotel…. Read more

Harvest Dinner Features the Wine Maker Himself

We were recently honored to have Dan Kosta, the owner of Kosta Browne, join The Little Nell for our Harvest Dinner on August 22. Dan Kosta   With over 20 people at the table, the dinner was casual and was served family style. A Local green salad and chicken paired perfectly with four different wines… Read more

Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival

The third Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival and BBQ will take over the Ajax Tavern patio on Labor Day, Monday, September 1 from 5-9 p.m.  The party will feature unlimited oysters on the half shell, Oysters Casino and other creative oyster hors d’oeuvres including the famed Rocky Mountain oyster. The event is all you can… Read more