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

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…. Read more

Are you ready for some football?

We’re opening up Chair 9 early (11 a.m.) the next two Sundays for some prime football watching. We will have all three HD screens running behind the bar and are sweetening the deal with $12 pitchers of Steamworks’ Colorado Kolsch (fresh from Durango, Colorado). Game ON!

Tree Lighting Fun

We had so much fun at last night’s 1st Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. Santa and two of his reindeer came to visit, and we sugared up with hot chocolate and cookies. Add an ugly sweater competition and a little holiday music for all to hear… you’ve got yourself some Christmas cheer.

Buddy Program Fun

We had the honor of hosting over 120 Buddies (both big and little) to build gingerbread houses on Sunday, Dec. 8. Candy mania! Event hosts Helen DeFrance and Jim Fifield led the workshop and helped raise funds to support the Buddy Program year round. The Buddies showed incredible creativity, and a great time was had… Read more

Live Music Schedule at Chair 9

Chair 9 at the base of Ajax will feature the following live music from 4-7 p.m. daily. Free. 675 East Durant Ave. Dec 9 – DJ Dec 10 – Closed Private Party Dec  11 – DJ Dec  12 – Kevin Hz and Friends Dec  13 – Closed Private Party Dec  14 – Mark Nussmeier Dec … Read more

Special Chanukah Menu

November 27th, 2013 (3 courses plus a glass of wine, $47) at element 47  First Course  red wine+short rib terrine, brown butter vinaigrette, farm squash, thyme or warm duck confit salad, frisee aux lardon, crispy egg yolk, sherry vinaigrette Main Course braised beef brisket, root vegetables, onion jam, fingerling potato or artichoke ravioli, burgundy black… Read more

Chair 9

We’re pretty excited to announce a new bar at The Little Nell. The new après ski bar is called Chair 9, opening November 29.  The name refers to the number of chair lifts on Aspen Mountain, which currently is eight. The ninth chair is the final resting place for the Aspen skier who is ready… Read more