Posted on April 5, 2019 by Chris Klug
Get ready for an epic couple of weeks ahead here in beautiful Aspen! It really feels like springtime today! Tonight, head to the base of Buttermilk for the first ever Après Music Festival! This three-day festival starts with a performance by Umphrey’s McGee tonight, followed by back to back performances by The String Cheese Incident on Saturday and Sunday.The Après Music Festival marks the start of a series of fantastic closing day parties on all four of our local resort mountains. Before the concert on Sunday, participate in Buttermilk’s closing day party, or as locals like to call it, Bacon appreciation day. Starting at 9 am head to Buttermilk for all things bacon, including bacon and waffles from the Cliffhouse Restaurant, bacon doughnuts from ColoraDough, and various bacon samplers scattered around the mountain from 11 am until it’s all gone. From 1 - 5 pm there will be live music, kids games, face painting, and a bacon and beer happy hour at Bumps Restaurant from 2-4!
Personally, my favorite closing day experience is found on Highlands starting on April 14th. I like to start by picking out the most ridiculous costume I can get my hands on. Last year I wore one of those inflatable T-Rex suits, and while dressing up isn’t required, I strongly recommend it. Start your day by hiking the bowl for a free ski patrol BBQ at the top. From there head on down to Cloud Nine for a drink and to watch, or even participate in, a champagne war! Finally, join the rest of the closing day partiers for a beer and a slice of Pizza at the Ale House, the natural conduit for all skiers and borders coming off the mountain. This is great place to mingle with other locals or out of towners to say goodbye until next year.
The next weekend after Highlands Closing Party we also have Snowmass Mountain’s Surf and Snow Beach Party to celebrate the closing of Snowmass Mountain on the 20th, followed by the 80’s Prom Party on Aspen Mountain for their closing on April 21st. What a month to be in Aspen! Happy Friday! Have fun at The Apres at Buttermilk this weekend!
Posted on March 15, 2019 by Chris Klug
Even though it may not look like it, spring is here. It feels like today is the first day of springtime! In the days ahead we will have more back-to-back sunny days than we have had all winter, allowing some of the feet of snow we’ve received the past weeks to start the melting process. While the skiing and snowboarding has been fantastic, I am excited for some Colorado blue bird sunny days ahead. I have a feeling this spring will be similar to that of 2016, when the snow stuck around so long that Aspen Mountain was reopened in June. Aspen Skiing Company announced today that Aspen Highlands will remain open for two bonus weekends April 19-21 and April 26-28. All this snow means a huge spring runoff and hopefully decreased wildfire danger this summer. The fly fishing and boating are going to be great this summer. Get ready for better rafting conditions, cooler mornings, and sitting around campfires again this spring and summer. For most people in Aspen, spring is our secret season. Off season will set in once the lifts close in late April. Springtime and off-season provides front row parking and dining at restaurants that have been crowded all winter, and skiing bluebird days in one layer. With Easter Weekend late this year the lift access spring skiing season is extended until April 21 and possibly beyond with the huge winter we’ve had. Aspen Snowmass received over eight feet of new snow in March alone. The down valley mountain biking trails will dry out again soon and be ready for some fun riding. Get ready for lower hotel rates, closing day parties, and spring skiing and boarding. The calm before the preverbal summer storm of activity is approaching. Enjoy it!
Posted on April 10, 2015 by Chris Klug
Happy Friday! The ski and snowboard season in Aspen Snowmass has flown by and is nearing the end. 2015 is off to a fast start for Aspen Real Estate. Aspen is up 62% compared to the 1st quarter in 2014. Inventory is down about 20% overall in Aspen, and almost 30% for core condos. I anticipate less inventory and higher prices in Aspen this summer! There are a ton of weekend events ahead. Enjoy the warm weather, sunshine and spring slush. Happy riding!
Aspen/Highlands Closing Party
The ski season wraps up at Aspen Highlands this weekend with the biggest closing party of the year on Sunday, April 12! Time to break out your neon one piece, and vintage ski appeal to celebrate Aspen style.
Saturday, April 10 at 2 pm
Don’t miss the Auction hosted by Concierge Auctions and Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty at the Viceroy Hotel in Snowmass Village. 1581 Wood Road in Snowmass is going to Auction with NO RESERVE! For more information contact me right away, so I can get you registered before the auction begins.
Twentieth Annual Sun Dog's K-9 Uphill at Buttermilk Mountain
This Sunday, April 12 at 10 am grab your snowshoes and bring your doggies to Buttermilk for a 2,000 vertical ft. hike up Buttermilk Mountain. This events supports local no-kill animal shelters. BBQ party following the race and Erik’s famous raffle.
Don’t miss the Shortsfest Film Festival hosted at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. Plenty of awesome films for everyone. Don’t miss it!
Recent Aspen Real Estate Activity
1908 Faraway Road, listed by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, was the highest sale this week. Located atop Faraway Rd. 1908 Faraway is a Sweeney contemporary remodel in Snowmass Village, which closed on Monday for $6,375,000, $1,325 sold price per sq. ft.
The highest Aspen sale was 22 Alice Lane also listed by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, which sold for $4,300,000, $995 sold price per sq. ft. The lowest sale was 718 S. Galena Street 103-A, listed by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, which sold for $680,000, $1,333 sold price per sq. ft. Contact me if you would like a full Market Update. I am always happy to help you and share my market knowledge and passion for Living Aspen! Happy Highlands Closing! Have a fun weekend. Good luck to the bidders on 1581 Wood Road.