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

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

Our Top 3 Ways to Spend Easter

This Easter Sunday, activities abound at the top and base of Aspen Mountain. Our top three recommendations for the entire family include: 1. Riding the Silver Queen Gondola to the Sunrise Service at the top of Aspen Mountain. Upload as early as 7 am for the 8:30 a.m. service including live music, storytelling and –… Read more

My Ski Vacation – By Tyler Arscott, Age 13

At The Little Nell, it’s important to us that every guest has a memorable visit – including adults and kids alike. It’s especially fulfilling to hear from those after they’ve enjoyed their stay, such as 13-year-old Tyler Arscott who shared an essay below with us. The Little Nell is the ultimate five star ski lodge…. Read more

Winter’s Back!

March 3, 2015 – A series of storm cycles in the Rockies has brought an abundance of new snowfall to Aspen Snowmass. With up to 10 inches in the past 24 hours, it’s another powder day! As you can see in the photos below, guests and staff at The Little Nell have been enjoying the… Read more

Five Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

From skiing Aspen’s fabled slopes to toasting with Veuve Clicquot, what’s more romantic than Valentine’s Day in Aspen? For ways to spend the weekend, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips for two: 1. Ski through the trees to the Valentine’s Shrine on Aspen Mountain (hidden in the woods on Walsh’s). Created and maintained… Read more

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

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

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