Posted on April 16, 2021 by Chris Klug
Happy Ajax Closing Weekend! What a wonderful spring weekend to close out an amazing winter season. There’s even a fresh few inches on the ground! Despite the ongoing pandemic, more safety guidelines, and ever changing public health orders; Aspen Snowmass kept all four mountains open during the regularly scheduled season. While we will certainly miss powder days, Bonnie’s pancakes and strudel, Sundeck lunches, and Bell Mountain chairlift rides; we are looking forward to summer gondola rides, hiking all of our favorite runs, Bluegrass Sundays at the Sundeck, and backside sunsets this summer. For now, read on to find out how to send this ski season out in style!
This Sunday, April 18th is Aspen Mountain’s last day of the regular season. Despite restrictions and social distance requirements, there will still be a celebration! The Sundeck is offering food and drink specials all weekend long, plus live music on the deck. Now is your chance to soak in the views and enjoy that double cheeseburger, since Aspen Mountain will be closed until mid-summer due to construction. As for the closing parties in town, Ajax Tavern and Dante’s at the base will surely host celebrations for the mountain and their closing days. The Wet Deck at the W Hotel is hosting a closing day party with drink specials and a DJ. It should be the outside après party of the season! Dress up in your best spring skiing outfit, don’t forget your mask, and have a fun day on the mountain.
The lifts on three of the four Aspen Snowmass mountains have stopped spinning, however, skinning is still permitted! Uphilling is permitted on Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and Buttermilk through this weekend. Aspen Highlands will remain closed to uphillers through this weekend because of the US Ski Team Nationals. Aspen Highlands will open to uphillers on Monday, April 19th. Aspen Mountain will close to uphillers the same day for construction. For the most up to date information on uphill policy, head over to aspensnowmass.com
Snowmass’s regular season was extended by one week, and will close on Sunday, April 25th. Stay tuned for our next blogpost on Snowmass’s closing weekend happenings. Have a great Aspen Mountain closing weekend!
Posted on February 19, 2015 by Chris Klug
It was another spectacular spring-like day today. I was on Aspen Mountain this morning filming with The Travel Channel's "Wild Side" show with Kinga Philipps - showing her how to snowboard and sharing my passion for living in Aspen, Colorado, and what it means to be a local Aspenite. We couldn't have asked for a nicer bluebird day, and hero groomer conditions. Winter is returning to Aspen this weekend, get ready for snow! Our town is busy this week. Showing activity has been non-stop.
Here is a brief recap of last week’s real estate sales activity. There were five total sales in Aspen/Snowmass. Four out of the five were in Aspen’s Core. The highest sale, listed by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty, was 620 E Hyman Ave., L’Hostaria Penthouse, which sold for $9,047,000, $2,541 sold price per sq. ft. Another notable sale was 708 E Cooper Avenue Unit #5, which sold for $7,700,000, $1,777 sold price per sq. ft. Snowmass had one sale, 52 Harleston Drive Unit #38, which sold for $1,625,000, $660 sold price per sq. ft. Snowmass is still a buyer’s market now; that's where the values are today. Snowmass was the place to be for the Mardi Gras celebration with bead tossing, a parade, street performers, and fireworks. The Mother of All Ascensions is another great Mardi Gras tradition.
Notable New Listing
950 Cemetery Lane is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex located a short distance to downtown Aspen. An over-sized deck with views of Aspen, Highlands, Buttermilk and Red Mountain, and a private yard highlight this West Aspen property in one of Aspen's best family neighborhoods, and walking distance or a short bike ride or free bus to town.
This Saturday February 21, Challenge Aspen will host The Chris Bove Memorial Uphill Race. All are invited to hike, run or skin the 1,368-vertical-gain up the Snowmass Mountain. Click here for details. I hope to see you there at 7:30 AM on Saturday. For those of you that are participating in next weekend's Power of Four this is a nice final tune-up! Don't miss this weekend's Aspen Laff Festival at the Wheeler Opera House. Get ready for a fun weekend of comedy and powder. I hope to see you out there!