Celebrating Australia Day with a Meat Pie Contest

Aspen Snowmass ramped up for Australia Day a few days early with the 2015 Neil Perry Meat Pie Contest on the rooftop of the Residences at The Little Nell. Olympic and X Games gold medalist snowboarder Torah Bright and Sam Perry, wife of celebrity Chef Neil Perry, served as judges. For the contest held on… Read more

The Pinot Posse Rides Again

While the Academy Award-winning movie “Sideways” may have cast a spotlight on pinot noir to the average wine consumer, the Pinot Posse has taken it a step further. This troupe of West Coast winemakers begins their tenth ride through the Rockies this week with stops at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs on Jan. 18, Denver’s… Read more

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 with The Little Nell

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

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

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

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

Let’s Travel

ASPEN/SNOWMASS – by guest blogger and prominent travel writer, Flip Byrnes  Breath comes in gasps. Thighs burn, while the edges of my skis lie heavily on my shoulder. It’s a powder day in Aspen, and having watched the snow float down in ribbons last night, the plan was already hatched of where to be today. Not… Read more