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

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

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

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

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