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Make it a Sweet Pea Summer

So it gets to the end of summer and you have a beautiful garden full of sweet peas that look like this: Now you can show them off. Tag your garden with #sweetpeasummer on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, or email your photos directly to christine@aspenhistory.org, and you’ll be entered in our contest for a sweet award. Sweet […]

Ready to Wear: Aztech Mountain & Aspen Historical Society

Heifara Rutgers was born and raised in Aspen, and his Aztech Mountain menswear reflects that. Take, for example, the Italian-made Caribou Club down-fill jacket, which has a print of the historic Thunderbowl lift lining its inside. Each year, he partners with the Aspen Historical Society archives team to find a singular, striking image to be […]

Remembering Ralph Melville in His Own Words

Longtime Aspenite and founder of the Mountain Chalet Ralph Melville passed away Feb. 15 at 90 years old. He has been remembered by the community as a dedicated hotelier and host to his guests at the historic Mountain Chalet, which opened in 1954. Even as the town changed around him, most obviously with the development of […]

Top 5 Lines from ‘Aspen Extreme’

Two guys from Detroit quit their jobs and move to Aspen to become ski instructors. Quickly, T.J. Burke ascends the ranks as the most popular member of ski school, while Dexter Rutecki stumbles and debates running drugs. T.J. is pursued by the ’90s version of a cougar (Brice) while he actually falls for Aspen’s good-looking […]

Legendary Skier Stein Eriksen Passes Away

Skiing legend and iconic Aspen figure Stein Eriksen passed away at age 88 on Sunday in Park City, Utah, where he had lived for more than 35 years. He was the director of skiing at Deer Valley resort, and a five-star, mid-mountain lodge was named in his honor there. In Aspen, he was the ski […]