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Shaun White Wins Again!


Shaun White wins the Gold again!  Were you there to see it!?  I watched in on TV.  Click here for the Aspen Times article on his sixth win.


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.

A Benefit for the Wild Horses of the American West

This Saturday The Buffalo Collection and Wheeler Opera House present a fundraising event to help the wild horses of the American West.

Director and photographer James Anaquad Kleinert

4 P.M. Enjoy wine and appetizers with director James Kleinert for wine and appetizers at the Buffalo Collection.

5:30 P.M. Head over to the Wheeler bar area for an art show with original photography from the director, and an art auction with skis and designer clothing

7 P.M. Screening of Wild Horses and Renegades at the Wheeler Opera House

Read more about the Wild Horses here

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

Stirling Cup All Star Weekend

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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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Weekend Plans? Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, of course!

As summer slowly starts to wind down, the infamous Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival begins. The JAS Festival celebrates its 22nd year with exciting live performances by world class musicians on multiple stages. Eclectic food and beverage vendors will be scattered throughout Snowmass to keep you fueled during the festival. Hailed as the “hottest 72 hours of summer,” this is one festival you do not want to miss!

Don’t forget to support JAS Education Programming.

Give the gift of music and donate! JAS supports public school music funding in the Roaring Fork Valley. Without the support from the programs JAS operates, there would be little to no music funding for the public schools in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Anticipated 2012 JAS Headlines:

  • Friday:  Steve Miller Band and Sugarland
  • Saturday: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Mumford & Sons
  • Sunday: Michael Franti & Spearhead and Kid Rock

See you there!

Perfect Spot for Watching the USA Pro Challenge…Our Office!

Just when we thought the race was over, the winners came by our office.  Why? The anti-doping tent was parked right at our front door.  Not only did they have to park themselves in front of the facility for taking care of such an important job … namely, proving they were “dope” free … but they relished talking with us. The winner of the Silver Queen stage in Aspen, Thomas Danielson (pictured above), even did a long interview.

What a great deal!  Handsome, genuinely fit young men lining up to take care of business.

One of a Kai’nd!

“Happiness is simple. Not simple to get and not simple to maintain, but found in the simple things. Family, friends, good health, and personal satisfaction in what you do every day.”—Kai Ryssdal

One of my many passions in life is NPR and Aspen Public Radio. This summer I hosted a courtyard party for Aspen Public Radio featuring NPR guest speaker Kai Ryssdal. Ryssdal, Senior Editor of “Marketplace,” a public radio program on business and the economy on NPR, spoke with guests and answered questions on the world economy and politics.

“This is our 2nd annual courtyard party with Kai and Penney.  Kai engages in meaningful conversation and Penney’s gathering provides an opportunity for personal dialogue with our donors and supporters.  We hope our ‘partnership’ continues to grow.”-Debbie Welden, Aspen Public Radio director of development and corporate support

Marketplace” airs weekdays on U.S. public radio stations and is scheduled on Aspen Public Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m.

Did you know our office has moved? The successful party with Kai allowed guests to catch a sneak peek of our newest location for Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty offices. Come stop by, say hi and see our beautiful new office space located at 300 S. Spring St!