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When you know Aspen, you know The Top of Mill.

After all, it is the ultimate location for ski-in/ski-out.  The ultimate location for all that’s classic Aspen … restaurants, art galleries, shopping, theater, night-life.

As with anything luxurious and timeless, there’s a story behind every architectural concept, every interior detail, every choice of materials.

Aspen’s history informs its present culturally, socially, economically.  Top of Mill is no exception.  Take a theme from the mining days, translate it today’s contemporary vernacular and you have the two-story entry to this elegant home.  Shining like a lantern to an old mine, the invitation to explore is set.

Ascend the staircase to discover the majesty of AspenMountain in your living room!  Literally the mountain rises behind like a giant Buddha … inspiring, caring, protecting.

Find yourself in the midst of the Aspen scene, nestled at the base of the most beautiful scenery in the world!

Please contact me  or check out this video to learn more about this spectacular property!


Summit for Life


The 7th annual Summit for Life kicks off this weekend December 7-8. The weekend of events raises awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation and is centered around a nighttime uphill race up Aspen Mountain. For a charity walk, participants can choose the recreation start at 5 p.m. or race against others at the competitive start at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Chris Klug Foundation.

Click here to find out how to get involved.

Support a Great Cause at Yappy Hour


Unleash and unwind at Lucky Day Animal Rescue’s third annual Yappy Hour. Lucky Day Animal Rescue and Aspen Peak Magazine are proud to host the event this Wednesday, December 5th at Finbarr’s Irish Pub from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Lucky Day Animal Rescue’s mission is “to aid lost, abandoned and suffering animals through rehabilitation, re-homing, education and love.”

$15 (cash or check) will gain you entry as well as all you can drink Aspen Brewery Beer, wine and select liquor. 100% of the proceeds benefit Lucky Day Rescue.

To learn more about Lucky Day Animal Rescue click here.

See you there!

AVSC Winter Kick Off Party


Three past presidents, David Stapleton, Brooke Peterson and Dale Potvin, will be honored at the AVSC Winter Kick-Off Party. The exciting event will be held at the brand new Elk Camp Restaurant at Snowmass.

David Stapleton was the president of AVSC from 1972 to 1975. He has also been the chief of course for World Cup races and Winter Olympics.

Brooke Peterson was the president of AVSC for 13 years and also helped international-caliber ski racing stay in Aspen.

Dale Potvin served as AVSC’s president from 1995 to 1997 and later started the ski group Team Spider.

All three of the honorees and past presidents have made significant impacts on Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. The event includes a silent auction, gourmet pizza, salad, drinks and a special kids zone for all children attending.

The AVSC Winter Kick-Off Party is this Saturday, December 1st from 4-7 p.m. at Elk Camp. Click here for tickets and more information about the event.

Great News for the Market

In a recent email from Paula Lamberti, mortgage broker for Bank of America, I learned housing starts are up higher than expected. Building permits have also increased more than 11%.


The graph and great news above reveal that the housing sector’s recovery is gaining momentum.


“What does all of this mean for home loan rates? The continued drama in Europe should benefit our bond markets (and thus home loan rates), as investors continue to see our bonds as a safe haven for their money. However, if inflation continues to heat up, bonds and home loan rates could worsen as a result. The bottom line is that home loan rates remain near historic lows, making now a great time to consider a home purchase or refinance.” 

For more information on this increase contact me. 

AVSC Gears Up for Winter

Mark Cole, Executive Director, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club enjoying the SuperTramp

AVSC just made two new exciting purchases: two air bags to help athletes practice their training for big-air tricks.

The AVSC also has the biggest trampoline in the Valley, the Tramp Squared Supertramp as one of their backyard training tools.

Yesterday marked the one month countdown until opening day at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass!

AVSC Sport Swap 2012

This Sunday, October 14th is the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club’s annual sport swap. Check out the best deals in the valley, right in time for the winter season! Bring your gear and trade it out with some new equipment or attire. Vendors featured at this year’s swap include Radio Board Shop, Ajax Bike and Ski, Performance Ski, Snowmass Sports, Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop, Casual Culture, Incline Ski Shop and Sidewinder Sports. The swap will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Bank of Colorado parking lot in El Jebel.

For information please contact Madeleine Hawken 970-205-5107

Conundrum Hike


As I began my hike up Conundrum Valley all I could think of is how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place. Surrounding by gorgeous scenery, the wildflowers, foliage and creek along the trail are absolutely stunning. From Castle Creek the trail is about eight and a half miles to the Conundrum hot springs. Not only are the hot springs an ideal rejuvenation, they are the highest natural hot springs in North America, 11,200 feet under the west face of Castle Peak. The beauty of soaking in the hot springs surrounded by stunning peaks nestled deep in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness area is an experience you’ll never forget.

Sitting at 14,265 feet, Castle Peak ranks the highest of the mountains in the Elk Range. Conundrum Peak is positioned next to Castle Creek at a staggering 14,060 feet. The hike up through the Conundrum Valley made me smile as I recognize the true meaning of Rocky Mountain High.

AVSC Welcomes Walt Evans

The Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club has named Walt Evans their Director of Excellence. Previously, Evans was the Sports Development Director for USSA and had been a member of the USSA staff for 30 years.

Evans helped engineer the National Development System during his time with the USSA. This program worked with the top clubs nationwide and provided elite training opportunities for rising Alpine racers. The program proved to be successful as it benefited U.S. Olympic skiers in Vancouver.

AVSC Executive Director Mark Cole shared his excitement about the news of Evans joining team AVSC.

“Walt is a proven professional and understands what’s necessary to sustain and enhance excellence in programs. With Development Director Barbara Frank focused on opportunity and all coaches emphasizing values, the addition of Walt means all areas of our mission will flourish.”-Mark Cole, Executive Director AVSC

Stirling Cup All Star Weekend

Come join me for a fun weekend supporting a wonderful program!Image

The 12th annual Stirling Cup All Star Weekend is a great fundraising opportunity presented by Aspen Junior Hockey. Founded by Jody Cooper, in memory of Stirling Cooper, the weekend long event celebrates community involvement and promotes the development of youth sports.


Come watch the Red Wing alumni versus the Aspen Leaf’s men’s team faceoff against each other in the challenge hockey game. Beer, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and other drinks will be available throughout the game. Tickets are available now for just $10! Buy your ticket at the AJH office in the ARC or call 970-920-7081.

Early guests will enjoy the warm up skate and a special autograph session. (4:15-5:15 p.m.) Lewis Ice Arena at the ARC 6:00 p.m.


Always a sold out event, the Stirling Cup Golf Classic is still accepting teams, be sure to call 970-920-7081 and book yours today! Aspen Golf & Tennis Club

The funds raised for this year’s event will provide support to the Aspen Junior Hockey scholarship program.


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