Aspen’s Secret Season – Mid-May to Mid-June

Winter and summer in Aspen may be the peak seasons for recreational activity, when cultural events of all kinds hit their stride and restaurants brim with activity, but the shoulder seasons are also special in their own right. Coined the “Secret Season” by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, mid-May to mid-June offers a more relaxed… Read more

Residences at The Little Nell Welcomes Opera Gallery to Aspen

Opera Gallery is an international network of 12 art galleries, with Aspen being the newest addition. The gallery opened in early March, and is located on the first floor of Residences at The Little Nell, next to Urban Zen. Since its creation, Opera Gallery Group has always strived to offer its international collectors unique access to a… Read more

Aspen Mountain Closing Day Celebration

Your final opportunity to ski Aspen Mountain this season is on Sunday, April 17, which also means it’s your last chance to après-ski! Join us for La Ultima Fiesta on Ajax Tavern’s slopeside patio for the final party of the ski season. The Mexican-themed fiesta will feature a taco bar, margarita and beer specials, live music, giveaways and more. Closing day festivities… Read more

Top 5 Things to Consider for a Destination Wedding

Guest blog from DFW Events who planned a destination wedding at The Nell for a New York couple last summer. They share their top tips from their recipe for success below: After falling head over heels for The Little Nell during a site visit in 2014, we were thrilled to return to the property one… Read more

Powder Days! 2 Feet and Counting

The slopes of all four Aspen Snowmass ski areas were hammered with nearly 2 feet of snow in 48 hours as of early this morning, then collected another several inches throughout the day. Encouraging all to take advantage of the historic conditions, Aspen Skiing Company CEO Mike Kaplan issued a “hall pass” offer to all… Read more

Wedding Planner Spotlight: Cristina Verger

Cristina Verger is an event planner based in New York, who specializes in destination weddings. Cristina orchestrated an elegant, black tie wedding at the Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain this past April. We asked Cristina to answer a few questions on her experiences with planning destination weddings, and how she overcomes the obstacles of a mountaintop wedding. Q: What led you to… Read more

5 Reasons to Ring in 2016 at The Nell

If you’re going to be in Aspen this New Year’s Eve, The Dom Pérignon Party is the place to be. Here are the top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year at The Nell: 1.) Bottomless Dom Pérignon + an open bar. Bottles of Dom will be pouring all night, and if you’re thirsty for something other than champagne,… Read more

Aspen Winternational

The world’s fastest women skiers took on Aspen Mountain’s steep slopes from Nov. 27 – 29 for Aspen Winternational! All eyes were on Aspen for the races, which were broadcast live on NBC and NBC Sports, as well as featured internationally on CNN. A clip of Colorado girl Mikaela Shiffrin, who won both Slalom races,… Read more

Winter Storm Ajax Drops Up to a Foot of Snow on Ajax

Aspen ski season has started off with a bang at Aspen Snowmass, thanks to a series of winter storms that have swept through the Rockies, including one this week aptly named Ajax. With ample snow for an early opening, Aspen Mountain presented a Preview Weekend on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday. Nov. 14, to the… Read more

A Photographer’s Favorite Spots in Aspen

Brian Leahy is a photographer based in California who frequently visits Aspen to shoot weddings for The Nell. He’s photographed endless weddings along the coast, on the beach, and in the hills, but doesn’t always get the chance to take advantage of such wide and sweeping landscapes in places like Aspen. We asked Brian to share his five… Read more