Posted on December 6, 2019 by Chris Klug
Winter is in full swing here in Aspen Snowmass. Aspen Mountain is 77% open with a base of 24 inches, while Snowmass Ski Resort is 33% open with a 32 inch base. All four mountains will be open as of this weekend. There is plenty to do this weekend on and off the mountain. With more snow predicted for later, the conditions should be ideal for a fun-filled weekend!
Aspen Highlands will be opening this weekend with a total of 717 acres open. Cloud 9 and Merry-Go Round restaurants will be opening for business. Skiers and riders can expect North Woods, Child’s Play, and G8-G0 in Highlands Bowl, as well as most of the frontside to be open. All of Highlands’ lifts will be running, except Thunderbowl, which will open on the following Saturday, December 14th. All skier services will be opening too.
If you prefer a more family friendly mountain with easier terrain, you’re in luck. Buttermilk will open for the season on Saturday, December 7th. There will be approximately 300 acres of terrain available to skiers and riders, with more to open as conditions allow. Bumps and Cliffhouse will be open for business. Stop by Bumps starting at 1pm to celebrate local legend and icon Klaus Obermeyer! Klaus turned 100 years old this week, and the celebrations continue. Skiers and riders are encouraged to wear their best retro Obermeyer gear, indulge in complimentary apple strudel, and toast to Klaus. For more information on opening day celebrations and terrain opening updates, visit www.aspensnowmass.com
After a fun day on the four mountains, check out Summit for Life. This nighttime, uphill race begins promptly at 5:30pm on Saturday, December 7th at the base of Aspen Mountain. Hosted by Chris Klug Foundation, this race is meant to raise tissue and organ donor awareness. If hiking isn’t your thing but you’d still like to participate, consider the Ride for Life. For more information on this awesome event, check out www.summitforlife.org
Posted on November 27, 2019 by Chris Klug
Happy Thanksgiving from Aspen Snowmass! Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Ski Resort opened last weekend with a fresh 16 inch storm, with more snow storms expected throughout the holiday week. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner in Aspen Snowmass, no matter what your budget. Here are a few ideas to make Turkey Day memorable.
With the slopes already open and more snow falling daily, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Ski Resort will be the hotspots during Thanksgiving Day. Back again, Thanksjibbing will take place at Snowmass from 2-3pm on Fanny Hill. Check out local freeskiers and riders carve their way through the terrain park for cash prizes and bragging rights that lasts all season long. Entry is free for those wanting to participate. Learn more at www.aspensnowmass.com
If you’re looking for affordable Thanksgiving food during the day, check out these options. Head over to Big Wrap between 10am and 6pm for their infamous Pilgrim’s Wrap. Don’t worry if you miss out, this is available every Thursday as a special. Did someone say truffle fries and turkey? Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain is once again offering their plat du jour of traditional Thanksgiving goodness for $34 from 6-9pm, in addition to their regular menu. Jimmy’s Bar and Restaurant, a local favorite, is offering a three course holiday feast for $48/person from 3-10pm. It’s sure to turn to a party after 10pm, so make your reservations early.
If you’re looking to step up your Thanksgiving meal game with a wine pairing that are also kid friendly, these options are for you. Toro Restaurant at the Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass Village is taking a Spanish flair on the traditional Thanksgiving grub. Do not miss their heavenly Mexican, canela-spiced flan for dessert. The Hotel Jerome will once again host their decadent holiday buffet. If you’re looking for all the fixings, antipasti, and a raw bar- this where you need to be.
For more information on these specials and other Thanksgiving specials, check out www.eataspen.com and www.eatsnowmass.com. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday!
Posted on November 22, 2019 by Chris Klug
Happy Friday! Tomorrow is Opening Day at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. Aspen Skiing Company announced earlier this week they would be opening Ajax as well as Snowmass five days ahead of schedule with over 208 combined open acres. This is the second year in a row Ajax has opened early, thanks to early season storms in October. Locals and visitors alike are excited and ready for ski and snowboard season to start.
Aspen Mountain will feature 148 acres of terrain 3,200 vertical feet of top to bottom skiing and riding serviced by the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express, and Bell Mountain Chair. Runs will include Bellissimo, Upper Copper, Deer Park, Dipsy Doodle, Easy Chair, One and Two Leaf, Pumphouse, Silver Bell, Blondies, Pussyfoot Silver Dip and Spar Gulch. The Sundeck Restaurant will be open for food and beverage service for skiers, riders, and sightseers. After a long day on the slopes, check out Ajax Tavern in the Little Nell for apres ski. Enjoy the famous truffle fries or the delicious grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Snowmass also opens Saturday, November 23rd with 60 open acres of terrain and two lifts. Elk Camp Gondola and Village Express to midway. Skiers and riders can access Upper Scooper to Lower Hals, Fanny Hill, and Elk Camp Meadows. Elk Camp Restaurant will be open for lunch, as well as the Alpine Coaster. Base Camp Bar and Grill in Snowmass Base Village will also open for the season on Saturday. Be sure to check out the steak nachos and Moroccan Curry Bowl!
Keep up the snow dances! More terrain will be open as conditions allow. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are expected to open for the season on Saturday, December 7th. See you on the slopes!
Posted on November 15, 2019 by Katie Shapiro
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The 2019/2020 ski season is so close we can hardly stand it! Aspen and Snowmass open on Thursday, November 28 and Highlands and Buttermilk open on December 7. With more than one million photos tagged #aspen on Instagram and innumerable international media outlets also circulating editors’ picks around the Internet, pre-planning to make the most of your time in Aspen/Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley is a daunting challenge.
Enter Aspen Bucket List — an Instagram account curated by an Aspen native, who’s called the Roaring Fork Valley home their entire life. While we can’t reveal their identity, they launched @aspenbucketlist on June 1, 2017 and have since amassed 26,000 followers for stunning photography, insider pro-tips, local knowledge, exclusive partner offers, and more.
Powered by Bucket Listers, a national network of city guides around the world, its local account manager is a friend of founder and CEO Andy Lederman, who started the digital company in Chicago in 2016. Self-described as “the world’s largest adventure club,” each city’s official Bucket List is compiled with reliable, bucket list-worthy events and experiences that admins personally experience to give their stamp of approval. This strategy has garnered 10 million explorers that now follow their lead in more than 15 cities through social media, online, and email newsletters to take their own adventures.
So to help you narrow down your itinerary for the season ahead, we turned to Aspen Bucket List to share their top 10 picks for the ultimate winter in Aspen. And if you’re not already following, find Aspen Bucket List on Instagram @aspebucketlist and tag them in your posts for a chance to be featured using #aspenbucketlist.
1. Ski Highland Bowl
For anyone who's a good enough skier or snowboarder, a powder day Bowl lap (or three) is a must. aspensnowmass.com
2. Winter X Games
Attending X Games or just being in town during the long-running annual competition is a definite winter Bucket List event to attend. The energy around town is infectious. Aspen is alive with extreme things to do around every corner — from seeing live music slopeside to parties celebrating athletes at the Sundeck to watching the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe live (an Aspen Bucket List personal favorite). xgames.com
3. Uphill Traffic
Skinning, aka “uphilling,” at any of the four mountains on an early morning or late afternoon is so fun and gratifying. Start with Tiehack on Buttermilk and progress from there. Dinners at the Cliffhouse on top of Buttermilk are an added bonus and happen periodically throughout the winter on full moon nights. aspensnowmass.com
4. Hike to Weller Lake
Drive to the bottom of Independence Pass and hike with your favorite pal or pet up the road to the Weller Lake trail. Go up to the lake and back while enjoying all of the beauty and serenity that Indy Pass has to offer during the winter months. independentpass.org
5. Snowmobile to the Maroon Bells
You absolutely can't beat the Bells in the winter. Ask a buddy with a sled or book a guided tour with TLazy7 to see the spectacular views without the crowds. tlazy7.com
6. Dine at Pine Creek Cookhouse
This experience is nothing short of incredible. Cross-country ski, walk, snowshoe, or ride a horse-drawn carriage to the Pine Creek Cookhouse in Ashcroft — just about a 15 minute drive from downtown Aspen. Find 5-star everything from the food to the views to the service. And tell 'em @aspenbucketlist sent ya. pinecreekcookhouse.com
7. Aspen Powder Tours
Check out the backcountry terrain on the backside of Ajax and ski powder all day long via snowcat service. Great turns, good vibes, and a private experience that you'll never forget. aspensnowmass.com
Held January 9-12, 2020, this classic Aspen tradition turns downtown into a spirited celebration of the Nordic lifestyle with a parade, fireworks, ice sculpting, and more. aspenchamber.org
9. Dinner at Maru
There’s nothing like fresh sushi and hot saké after a long day in the mountains. Check out Maru, a locally owned hot spot with the highest quality ingredients in town. Chef Taylor Hale brings decades of experience and passion to his food set in a local’s atmosphere. maruaspen.com
10. Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs
For a relaxing day off, or to warm up your bones after completing items #1 — #9 on our Aspen Bucket List, take a drive down to Carbondale and check out Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs. Rejuvenate the body in their private pools along the Crystal River. Differing temperatures provide everyone with a perfect place to decompress and soak in the views. Make sure to make a reservation. avalancheranch.com
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Posted on November 8, 2019 by Chris Klug
Happy Friday from Aspen! The temperatures have warmed up, but the snow from last week’s storms is here to stay! Opening Day for Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Ski Resort is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. There is a lot to look forward to every season. This season is especially exciting with new on-mountain restaurants, in-town improvements, favorite and new events. There is something for everyone!
Formerly known as Sam’s Smokehouse, the new and improved Sam’s plans to open its doors on Opening Day, Thursday, November 28th. After a multi-million dollar remodel, guests are invited to enjoy the big views and redesigned menu. This favorite on-mountain restaurant at the Top of Sam’s Knob on Snowmass will now feature Italian and Mediterranean fare, a slipper room, and a live-action kitchen.
Snowmass Base Village will be unveiling its second phase this December. One Snowmass residences open Mid-December. One Snowmass has partnered with Inspirato to offer owners luxury homeownership as well as a membership to enjoy luxury rental properties, homes, and experiences. The Collective in Base Village will now feature a community flex space, as well as the new Mix 6 restaurant and bar. Buildings formerly known as 6, 7, and 8 will now house the new Snowmass Clinic, a local, dynamic art gallery, King Yoga, Aspen JUS, as well as an eyewear store. A second Grand Opening for the second phase of Base Village is scheduled for mid-December. For more information visit www.allinsnowmass.com
XGames returns to Aspen January 23-26, 2020. ESPN’s winter showcase signed on for another five years at Aspen Snowmass just last winter. Without an Olympics or a world championship, this event is the highlight of the winter athlete competition circuit. As of now, the only local athlete expected to compete is Alex Ferreira, who won Gold in Men’s Superpipe last year. To learn more, go to www.xgames.com/aspen
NASTAR National Championship is back at Snowmass for the first time since 2015. NASTAR stands for National Standard Race. NASTAR is the world’s largest all-level ski and snowboard race program that allows racers to compete against each other at over 100 different courses, which include Aspen and Snowmass. This season’s National Championship will be held at Snowmass March 24-28, 2020. Check out www.nastar.com/national-championships for more details and information.
Posted on October 25, 2019 by Chris Klug
Happy Halloween from Aspen Snowmass! This weekend and upcoming week are filled with events to celebrate the holiday for both families and adults. We’ve picked the best, must-attend parties and events for everyone. Whether you like music, arts and crafts, or want to show off your creative costume, there is definitely something for you.
There are two family-friendly Halloween events, but not to worry! Spooktacular Creepy Crafts and BOO! Bash are held on separate afternoons, offering two chances to show off this year’s Halloween costume.
On Tuesday, October 30th check out Spooktacular Creepy Crafts at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village. Anderson Ranch invites kids to come decked out in their Halloween costume to work on crafts, trick-or-treat through the artists’ studios, and enjoy festive snacks and treats. There’s even a costume contest! Prizes will be given to those with the “Most Creative” and “Best Homemade Costume” plus more categories! For more information on this free event, go to www.andersonranch.org
On Wednesday October 31st, head over to the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department for BOO! Bash. This free event offers face painting, art activities, games, clowns, giveaways, candy, and fire trucks! Everyone should come in costume, kids and adults. For more information on this event, go to https://www.aspenchamber.org/event-calendar/boo-bash-0
For the adults out there looking for Halloween fun, check out the Belly Up for An Evening with Lotus. Celebrate Halloween at the Belly Up for two nights with this electronic jam band who happens to be based out of Denver! Belly up is also hosting their annual costume contest. First prize is a $500 gift certificate to Belly Up! For more information on the shows and tickets, head over to https://bellyupaspen.com/an-evening-with-lotus
Enjoy the beautiful, snowy weather and have a fun and safe holiday! Happy Halloween!
Posted on October 18, 2019 by Katie Shaprio
After its much-anticipated and celebratory debut season last year, Snowmass Base Village is readying for another wonderful winter ahead with new happenings, restaurants, boutiques, and real estate opportunities.
At Aspen Skiing Company’s annual “Upload for the Download” summit in September, Skico executives and Town of Snowmass Village officials shared the successes from 2018/2019, highlighting the Ikon Pass as a driver of new visitors. The focus was on the ongoing development of SBV, which beginning in November, will officially welcome One Snowmass.
The two buildings (One Snowmass East and One Snowmass West) will be joined by an enclosed walkway that allows the buildings to essentially “live as one.” One Snowmass will also serve as the new arrival center for SBV, featuring a central check-in, hospitality welcome area, and transit center for the Roaring Fork Transit Authority. RFTA will add a free shuttle service to and from downtown Aspen with stops at Aspen Pitkin County Airport, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, and more along the way.
One Snowmass’s partnership with Inspirato — a Denver-based global leader in luxury travel — is the first of its kind, combining Snowmass home ownership with access to its exclusive collection of private homes, hotels, resorts, and bespoke experiences around the world.
One Snowmass West
Comprised of two-, three- and four-bedroom residences ranging in approximate size from 1,620 to 3,770 square feet, the 41 total units exude a mountain modern aesthetic with an emphasis on familiarity, comfort, and timelessness using details like high ceilings, rustic wood floors, warm textures, and carved accent tiles. A soon-to-be-announced fractional ownership program (1/15th interest) will be offered in One Snowmass East. Both new fractional and whole ownership buyers will also receive a five-year Inspirato Membership, which includes access to the in-house Inspirato Lounge on the ground floor of the building. Offering an exclusive, slopeside hangout, owners and Inspirato members can après-ski, mingle, and relax after a day on the mountain. A private fitness center and rooftop terrace with an infinity-edge spa and fire pits are also available to owners and renters.
With a bevy of additional benefits, we caught up with Andy Gunion, East West Partners managing partner for the Roaring Fork Valley, to break down the most commonly asked questions about SBV’s latest real estate offering for you:
- Can I buy my residence furnished? One Snowmass will feature two model residences that are fully furnished and can be purchased at an additional cost of the furnishings. As most residence owners prefer to select their own furnishings, One Snowmass does not offer furniture packages, but we can connect you with designers who can help you complete your residence.
- Can I rent my residence? Yes, you can rent your residence if you would like. The One Snowmass partnership with Inspirato offers world-class property management through Inspirato. In addition, Snowmass Mountain Lodging will be managing the HOA and offers a premier rental program.
- Will One Snowmass be pet friendly? Absolutely. Residents at One Snowmass are allowed to have two pets. There are no restrictions on breeds, but all pets must be safe, and their existence cannot create a nuisance to other residents. Of course, you must be diligent about picking up after your pet.
- Will there be charging stations available to charge my electric vehicle? Yes. The garage features charging stations that owners may utilize.
- Where can I store my skis and boots? Owners will have access to a private ski locker room located on the second level in One Snowmass East. Each owner will have a locker for ski and boot storage.
- What do you mean when you say One Snowmass is a healthy building? We partnered with Certified Healthy to ensure and validate that One Snowmass is a healthy and safe place to live. And we held ourselves to the highest standards for healthy design and construction. The LEED rating and certification system is the industry standard for environmentally sustainable building. This process offers third-party verification that One Snowmass has been designed and built using strategies aimed at reducing energy and water usage, promoting better indoor air quality and improving quality of life. One Snowmass is pursuing a Gold certification from LEED.
- How do I get more acquainted with the HOA? Prior to closing, the HOA will offer a new resident orientation, where we will provide you with a homeowner handbook, which explains everything and includes a copy of the rules and regulations. Upon closing, you’ll begin to receive communications to keep you informed of upcoming meetings and other important events and information.
- How much are the HOA dues? Current estimates indicate an average of $17 per square foot annually (including both One Snowmass and Base Village Master Association). This amount includes the annual allocation to reserves for long-term repair and replacement of common elements.
- What will my HOA dues include? The HOA dues include all of the amenities and services in One Snowmass, including utilities: property insurance, engineering services, water, sewer, trash/recycling, gas, electrical services, snow removal, common area property maintenance and parking assessments from the Master Association.
- What additional costs will I be responsible for as an owner? In addition to the individual HOA dues, each homeowner is responsible for their home’s phone, TV and internet access, property taxes and homeowner’s insurance for furniture, art or any residence upgrades performed by the homeowner after initial closing.
- Who is handling the property management at One Snowmass? Snowmass Mountain Lodging will lead property management duties at One Snowmass. SML operates numerous other properties in the Base Village.
- Who are the brokers representing One Snowmass? SV Real Estate LLC is the listing brokerage for One Snowmass representing the seller, but we work with all cooperating brokers, so you are welcome to have your own representative.
Photo: Matt Hobbs
Perhaps the biggest draw is all of the action residents will find right outside their door. In addition to the interior completion of The Collective — a vibrant community hub with special events and an in-house bar and restaurant — the following amenities will round out the already-bustling SBV scene this season on the plaza level of One Snowmass:
- JÜS Snowmass will open its second location (the first is in downtown Aspen), with hand-crafted cold-pressed juice blends, smoothies, and dairy-free drinks. The menu also includes healthy breakfast and lunch options.
- A full-service salon and spa (TBA) will offer haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and high-end beauty products.
- Locally beloved King Yoga reopens to the public offering daily yoga classes that combine healing practices with music to help students find balance between body and mind.
- Eye Pieces, a Colorado-based optical boutique chain, offers everything from designer frames and prescription lenses to high-performance sports frames and goggles.
- The Snowmass Medical Care Clinic, open seven days a week, year-round, is available to locals and visitors alike as a walk-in facility owned, operated and billed as an outpatient department of Aspen Valley Hospital.
Five whole ownership residences remain in One Snowmass West with One Snowmass East coming to market this winter. For advance sales opportunities or to take a tour, contact Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty at 970–925–6060. And for more information, visit allinsnowmass.com.
Posted on October 11, 2019 by Chris Klug
Happy weekend from snowy Aspen, Colorado! Since early Thursday morning, we have received over 10 inches of snow on the top of Aspen Mountain. We are only 48 days from the start of ski season, but there is still plenty going on off the mountain during this gorgeous off season.
Check out the Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch this Saturday, October 12th from 12pm to 4pm. Enjoy a local-sourced lunch, using ingredients from Rock Bottom Ranch, at this family friendly, all ages party. Celebrate fall with fun events such as pumpkin carving, apple cider pressing, vegetable harvest, hay rides, face painting, arts and crafts with The Art Base of Basalt, photo booth, live music from A Band Called Alexis, and more! Rock Bottom Ranch is a fully functional ranch in Basalt, only 25 minutes from Aspen. It serves as the midvalley hub for Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), and specializes in environmental education, sustainable agriculture, as well as an educational ranch and wildlife preserve. It’s also one of the best places in the whole valley to buy local products such as meat, eggs, and vegetables.
This long standing event has a newer addition, the Second Annual Pie Contest. Anyone may enter this tasty competition. Pies will be judged on creativity, taste, and appearance. There are three categories: Best in Show, Most Creative, and Best Youth, 12 and under competitors. The third place and second place prizes include harvest baskets of Rock Bottom Ranch goods, and the grand prize of Two Tickets to an ACES Burlap Dinner in the summer of 2020.
For more information on this car-free event, and more information on the Pie Contest- check out www.aspennature.org. Enjoy the snowy, sunny fall weekend!
Posted on October 4, 2019 by Chris Klug
This is the weekend we have all been waiting for, the fall colors in full swing! Get outside and enjoy the golden colors and the sunshine, but beware of cooler October temperatures early in the day. Season is slowly winding down, but local restaurants and hotels are offering off-season specials before the close down to prepare for winter.
Stop in French Alpine Bistro for 40% off fondue, raclette, and other favorite menu items. This popular lunch and romantic date night spot closes Sunday, October 13th until Winter season. Check out the savory and sweet crepes as well. On Sundays, head over to Clark’s Oyster Bar for $20 Fried Chicken night. The price includes fried chicken and sides. Lucky for locals, Clark’s will only be closing for a few days during the off season, October 28th-31st. Another local favorite, Kenichi, is offering 50% off sushi rolls during their daily Happy Hour from 5pm to 6:30pm. For more information on Off Season Hours and Specials, visit www.eataspen.com
Local hotels are also offering discounts and package deals for off-season guests. If you’re looking for a staycation, The Little Nell offers a Colorado resident discount. This spectacular hotel also offers spa add-ons as well as wine cellar packages for the off season as well. The Little Nell’s two restaurants, Element 47 and Ajax Tavern are also offering specials on food. Ajax Tavern has a prix fixe menu of an appetizer, entree, and dessert for only $37. Element 47 has the same offering for $47. For more information, check out www.thelittlenell.com
Another longtime favorite is the Aspen Square Hotel, known for its central location, condominium-style rooms, and breathtaking views of Aspen Mountain. This is the spot to be after a day of leaf peeping, plus 30% off rates! Head over to www.aspensquarehotel.com for more information.
Posted on September 27, 2019 by Katie Shapiro
Welcome to altitude, W Hotels. Where the beloved Sky Hotel once stood, the just-opened W Aspen now marks the spot. And unlike its Kimpton predecessor, you can now call this piece of paradise a part-time home.
As part of W Hotels Worldwide’s first-ever North American alpine destination — the hotel group opened its first Mountain Escape property in Verbier, Switzerland in 2014 — The Sky Residences at W Aspen offer an exclusive shared real estate opportunity with 11 slopeside units. Upon its grand opening celebration in August, the inventory was already 40% sold, indicating a much-needed niche for fractional ownership.
Ski-in, ski-out access to Aspen Mountain is punctuated by a private, Residences-only roof deck with spa, lounge seating, BBQ grills, outdoor kitchen and fire pit, as well as on-property amenities including concierge, 24/7 security, in-residence dining, housekeeping, ski lockers, valet, and fitness center. W’s signature “Whatever/Whenever” service promise provides residents and hotel guests with “whatever they want, whenever they want it!”
The Sky Residences portfolio features five 2-bedrooms (approximately 1,567 square feet; starting in the mid-$500K price range) and six 3-bedrooms (approximately 1,993 square feet; starting in the $800K price range), available for a 1/10th shared ownership interest in real estate. Enjoy five weeks of usage — four of which are guaranteed Planned Vacation Weeks within the winter and summer (two weeks per season). The fifth week of ownership, Space Available Nights, can be either dedicated to the winter or summer season, depending upon ownership preference and availability.
“The Sky Residences at W Aspen feature compelling statements of space and design that defy expectations,” says R.J. Gallagher, Jr. of Forte Aspen, the agency managing sales. “It’s where an owner can get away from it all, while having it all. Effortless ownership, where quality time with family and friends is the only order of the day. And night.”
The building itself — Aspen’s first new luxury hotel in 25 years — was brought to life by locally-based architecture and design firm Rowland + Broughton, resulting in an environmentally sustainable, modern mountain chalet with long, sloping roof lines drawing inspiration from the Rocky Mountain landscape. W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen are owned and were co-developed by Washington, DC-based Northridge Capital (also owner of the Sky Hotel for 16 years), which financed the buildout and also tapped locally based Sarpa Development as a project partner.
The W brand’s signature luxurious, energetic vibe interior was dreamt up by global interior design firm nemaworkshop that pays homage to Aspen’s storied inhabitants from the silver miners of the late 19th century to the swinging counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s to the current crop of globe-trotting billionaires.
Each of the W Aspen’s 11 Sky Residences exude a cozy warmth reminiscent of a Swiss chalet through the use of rustic wood finishes, sloped ceilings and fireplaces, complete with decor channeling Herbert Bayer, Thomas Benton, and the Ute Indian Tribe mixed with modern industrial touches and rich, ski-wear-inspired fabrics.
Gallagher adds, “This shared ownership opportunity offers a unique combination of the hip W brand and the prime Aspen location. All of these amenities right at an owner’s fingertips — in one of the greatest locations, in one of the most desirable towns in the world.
Additional owner benefits include access to the Living Room restaurant and bar, 39 Degrees (a nod to the Sky Hotel’s beloved lounge, and the WET Deck — an open-to-the-public rooftop bar with a pool, cabanas and hot tub. Already proven to be Aspen’s hottest new spot, there’s no closer commute home than to a Sky Residence of your very own.
For more information about The Sky Residences at W Aspen, or to take a tour contact Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty at 970–925–6060 or visit waspenskyresidences.com.
Courtesy Forte Aspen