Events During The FOOD & WINE Classic That Don’t Require a Pass

If you’re visiting Aspen June 16 – 19, but don’t have a pass to the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, you’re in luck! There is a bevy of events that don’t require a pass to attend. Here are our 10 picks for free parties, extravagant dinners and more. THURSDAY, JUNE 16 10 pm – 1:30… Read more

Enter Our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest

Enter our #NellStyle Hashtag Contest on Instagram for the 2015/2016 ski season and express what #NellStyle means to you – from your skiing & winter adventures to wining & dining or simply unwinding. To enter, there are just a few simple instructions to keep in mind: 1) Follow @thelittlenell on Instagram. 2) Instagram your photos… Read more


Master Sommelier is more than just a title; it’s a badge of honor, and to earn it you need to be a wine expert in mind, body, and spirit – an achievement measured by passing one of the world’s most difficult exams. For those who pass, admittance is gained into a club with fewer than… 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

Hot Toddy Recipe

A hot toddy is the perfect drink to warm up and unwind after a day on the slopes. At The Little Nell, we prepare our hot toddy with Colorado Bourbon from Peach Street In Palisade, honey from hives on Aspen Mountain – produced exclusively for element 47 by ski patroller Ed Colby who is a beekeeper in… Read more

Recipe: Ginger Beer

Always dreaming up new recipes for each season, our mixologists at The Little Nell are known for their clever concoctions. These include housemade Vermouth, used in our Manhattan 100, and our very own Ginger Beer, also a key ingredient in the Moscow Mule. Try your hand at the latter with this simple recipe below. Little… Read more

Après is for summer too!

Chair 9 in The Little Nell was the new hot après bar in Aspen this past winter. And The Little Nell has continued that vibe with live music as “Chair 9 Stage” has continued on the Ajax Tavern patio this summer! As fall creeps closer, don’t miss a few more weeks of outdoor live music… Read more

Chair 9 Music Schedule

Chair 9 at the base of Ajax features live music from 4-7 p.m. daily. Free. 675 East Durant Ave. Feb 19th – DJ Dylan & Friends Feb 20th – Hannibal Brown Feb 21st – Mike Waters Feb 22nd – Jai Vatuk & Friends Feb 23rd – Hannibal Brown Feb 24th – DJ Dylan & Friends Feb 25th… Read more

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

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