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May 212011
 
PROFILE: The St. Regis

Nestled among icy mountain streams, shimmering alpine lakes and majestic snow-capped peaks beckons a destination of note: The St. Regis Aspen Resort. Where to begin depends on the season. Wintertime offers world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling and dog sledding. Summer brings fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. Year round, guests enjoy the Remede™ Spa, a 24-hour fitness center and an ideal location at the base of Aspen Mountain, within walking distance to Aspen’s ultra exclusive shops, restaurants and entertainment. The St. Regis Aspen Resort is undergoing an extensive interior and exterior renovation. The hotel will reopen with a new standard of uncompromising elegance the week of the annual Food & Wine Classic in mid-June 2011. Best of all, every remarkable moment will be accompanied by the legendary St. Regis standard of service. View current job openings  /  website

May 212011
 
PROFILE: The Little Nell

The Little Nell is a Colorado mountain destination for all seasons. Located in Aspen, where the excitement of America’s most famous mountain town is enjoyed for both summer and winter adventure vacations. The Little Nell is the only ski in/ski out hotel in Aspen, and our cosmopolitan but intimate hotel has the most convenient access to mountains of skiing, tennis, golf, fly-fishing, art and music festivals. Relax in our newly renovated hotel accommodations and experience complete rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit. View current job openings  /  website

May 212011
 
PROFILE: Hotel Jerome

For well over a century, Hotel Jerome has defined the true character of Aspen, with a natural mix of elegant finish and authentic mountain spirit.  The Hotel Jerome is often hailed as the premier Aspen hotel — a place unlike any other.  Experience a seamless blend of fine service, luxury amenities and historic charm, and relax at their world-class Aspen spa or enjoy Aspen’s finest dining experience.    View current job openings  /  Website

May 202011
 
PROFILE: Aspen Skiing Company

The Aspen Skiing Company, known locally as ‘Ski Co,’ is a commercial enterprise based in Aspen, Colorado. Founded in 1946 by Walter Paepcke, Aspen Skiing Company operates four ski areas, Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk, as well as The Snowmass Club, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Lodge.  Aspen Skiing Company was recently named one of Outside Magazine’s top ten best places to work, and jobs here include a free, four mountain pass among other perks. View current job openings  /  Website

May 202011
 
25 Reasons To Love Vail Valley

You came for the snow and the scenery. Now enjoy them to their fullest with the aid of these testimonials from Vail Valley diehards: 1► North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia—the world seems to converge in the vail valley. (If only Antarctica had a resort-going population—no offense, penguins—it’d surely be a clean continental sweep.) For those who enjoy the varied customs and perspectives of our fellow citizens around the globe, this is the place to be each winter. You never know whom you might meet. 2► With conditions that are often dry, sunny, and still, you’ll discover that 10 degrees is skiable after all. 3► The thrill of bump-skiing on Look Ma is arguably surpassed only by watching bump-skiing from Chair 3 on Look Ma. 4► This is a great place to get your just desserts. Among literally dozens of delectable options throughout the area, Charles’s Hot Sticky […]

May 202011
 
Minturn: Just Minutes From Vail

 Check In To Minturn, Written by Mary Perdue of the Minturn Inn According to the Minturn Saloon website, the Minturn Mile is one of the most famous off-piste or out-of-bounds ski runs in the world. It is accessed from the top of chairs 3 or 7 on Vail Mountain and then by taking the out-of-bounds access gate at the top of the turn on the Lost Boy trail.   An ability level of upper intermediate or better is suggested to enjoy the experience. Once you reach the bottom, your choice of dinner/drinks/snacks begins at The Turntable and extends down Main Street with the Minturn Saloon, Sticky Fingers Cafe and Bakery, Minturn Country Club, Nicky’s Quickie and Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ Bar.   Along with the variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner spots, Minturn hosts businesses ranging from clothing (Jayded, Holy Toledo) to coffee (Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea Company) and music (Minturn […]

May 192011
 
ASPEN: Things I've Learned by Torin Yater-Wallace

Torin Yater-Wallace, 15, X Games medalist, Euro X medalist, High Schooler, Basalt, CO Posted on May 18, 2011 by: Shay Williams for Freeskier I never would have believed that my season would go this well if someone told me it was going to last year. The shoulder is good, I’ve been going to physical therapy three times a week and I should be fully recovered by the first week of June. I cant wait to be able to ski again! The most important thing I’ve learned is …read full article at Freeskier.com

May 192011
 
Embracing Community

By JOELLEN COLLINS Last week I attended a memorial service for an acquaintance of mine who died suddenly, and while the experience of saying “goodbye” to someone is always sad, this particular service was heartening to me. The man who died was a firefighter with the Sun Valley Fire Department and also an associate of mine at the Community School. Not only did several teachers and friends attend from those days when he helped out at school, but the firemen from Sun Valley came out in numbers to salute their former friend and wish him farewell. An entourage of fire trucks and other vehicles, lights flashing, drove to the Hemingway memorial to send his wife off with his ashes to be scattered near one of their favorite hiking venues. She was accompanied by their dog and several people who also wanted to share that final hike.  I was moved by the […]

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