What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

For a frosty and unforgettable evening under the stars, bundle the kiddos and venture upvalley to see the free annual community Torchlight Parade and fireworks show in Snowmass Village. At 6 p.m., a massive procession of red flare-wielding skiers and snowboarders will make wide turns down the mountain, illuminating the snow and night sky with a warm rosy glow. Your…

Cheers to Five Years

This month, I am reminiscing about when we first started discussing the prospect of creating a true community-sourced magazine. Some thought that a glossy coffee table magazine could never thrive in the mid to lower valley. But starting in December 2014, this new local magazine began appearing in mailboxes and public gathering places across the valley. Feedback and suggestions started to roll…

Traditions, Old and New

What’s your most beloved holiday tradition? Growing up, my favorite December treat involved not gifts or cookies but an annual campout beneath my family’s Christmas tree. After spending nearly an entire day each year cutting it down, stringing it with lights, and festooning it with ornaments, my (surely exhausted) mother allowed my little brother and me to spend … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

120th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) invites the valley’s birders to help count birds on December 15 for the 120th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the longest-running citizen science survey in the world. Birders of all experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate in this important census that has helped … Continued

An Art Heist in Carbondale

In October, a gang of western outlaws showed up to support The Launchpad, home of Carbondale Arts and Dance Initiative. The wild bunch came to "steal" art right off the walls of the R2 Gallery, drink cocktails by Woody Creek Distillers, eat bites from Slow Groovin' BBQ, and play blackjack at The Way Home after-party. Photography by Carbondale Arts

12 Artists of Christmas

Forget the big scary online retailer that rhymes with Schmamazon. Are you truly looking for the perfect gift? Follow the glow of Rudolph’s nose to The Launchpad, where Carbondale Arts is once again hosting its annual Deck the Walls Artisan Market inside the R2 Gallery this month. Unique, high quality treasures abound in this tastefully curated assortment of goods made entirely…

A Holiday Tradition

For 23 Decembers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” has delivered its special Christmas magic to valley audiences of all ages. But for the young local dance students who have themselves performed among the toys and snowflakes over the years, the ballet is more than a fleeting holiday reverie—it’s a tradition. Perhaps even more importantly, it’s an introduction…

Foundation of Success

Integrated Mountain Group has quickly become one of the valley’s most visible and successful real estate companies. But what have the years since its 2016 founding looked like from the inside? Roaring Fork Lifestyle recently caught up with founder Scott Key to find out.