Valentine’s Family Fun

VALENTINE’S FAMILY FUN We decided to mix things up a bit at today’s Kids’ Cooking Class. We invited parents to participate as well and created a fun menu with these great (and easy) sweet treats. As always, instructor (and cookbook author Helen DeFrance) had a festive flair for the fun afternoon! Here are a few… Read more

Winter Wedding Fun

We love a winter wedding. There’s just something about snow that adds romance to an already romantic event. This recent wedding was a small gathering in the element 47 private dining space and an adorable couple. Thanks to Jim Paussa Photography for the images.

Super Bowl Specials

Chair 9, the new après ski bar at The Little Nell, is run by a bunch of boys from New England. They can’t let the Patriots’ loss to the Broncos go… they just can’t. So they are serving the following during the Super Bowl in somewhat of a culinary protest.   Join us Sunday, February 2,… Read more

Australia Day 2014

We had a TON of fun celebrating Australia Day this year. Tim Tams were eaten. Pavlovas were made. Vegemite was consumed in mass quantities. All-in-all, a great weekend. Here are a few of the highlights from Photographer Jeremy Swanson.

Aspen Snowmass Celebrates Local Olympians with Sochi Sendoff

Aspen Snowmass will hold a community celebration to honor four local athletes headed to the Olympics. The ceremony will be held Wednesday, January 29 at 4 p.m. in Gondola Plaza at the base of Aspen Mountain. The ceremony will kick off at 4 p.m. with a proclamation by Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron followed by the… Read more

Kids’ Cooking: Super Bowl Snacks

We recently held a kids’ cooking class with the accomplished chef and cookbook author Helen DeFrance. With the Broncos readying to head to the Super Bowl, she couldn’t resist teaching the kids a few recipes for the big game. Here are a few of her favorites, which are appropriate for any age to make and… Read more

XGames Are Here!

As you may have heard, our friends at X Games will be coming back for another five years! With this announcement excitement is riding high over at Buttermilk and it’s a perfect time to get out there and be a part of it. As always, events are free and open to the public. Weekend Highlights: … Read more

An Evening with Cristom Vineyards

For the past 20 years Cristom Vineyards has been one of the pioneers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Wine Director Carlton McCoy says these are some of the best Pinot Noir-based wines outside of Burgundy. On Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., element 47 will highlight aged wines from Cristom Vineyards at an intimate dinner with Winemaker Steve Doener…. Read more

Try this at home

We’re loving the new items on our lunch/dinner menus at element 47, particularly this dish. It’s light but hearty, magically at the same time. We’re getting lots of requests for this recipe, so here you go Internet. Enjoy. Red Wine and Tomato Braised Squid from element 47  1 pound Squid, cut into ½-inch rounds and… Read more

Ajax Insider

Ajax Insider is a complimentary, guided experience designed for advanced intermediate to expert skiers and riders. It’s only available to guests of The Little Nell. Ski and ride Aspen Mountain’s most sensational terrain guided by a Pro from the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass. The program is offered Mondays from 9-3. Space is… Read more