I have wonderful memories of decades in Aspen with all the festivities and it is still like walking into a holiday card. Picture horse drawn sleighs or just smiling faces of skiers, boarders, and families all joyously celebrating the healthy outdoor activities no matter what the weather! How many memories do you have of snow covered pine trees and icicles hanging off the eves and snowflakes falling?

We have many great activities listed below for your holiday enjoyment!

Klaus has been saying for years that his 103rd would be especially memorable. It marks his 100th year on skis.

Yes, the number of deals is lower than 2021, but price per square footage just keeps going up. It is really just basic supply and demand. The more the local government down-zones, and limits demolition permits the more prices rise with quality already built product. The closer you are to the downtown Aspen core including the big views from Red Mountain, the higher price the real estate. Because I have been in this business my entire adult life, I have great friends and clients who I will always call for selling or buying off market property. If you have the talent to remodel, you may get a “great deal” in this market. If you want the highest price to sell then you have to have the best product.

For example: I sold a friend’s penthouse at the Monarch for about $4,800+ per sq ft last winter/spring. Another one will close this week for over $5,000 per sq ft. The first Sellers were very smart to take advantage of the insane market so we used 1031 tax free exchange to purchase 3 properties-a single family home in Aspen with no HOA dues plus and an apartment in Manhattan, and a condo in Miami! There are other examples like this so call me for your opportunity!

As for the unfinished projects in town including the beloved Main Street Bakery, and even the Red Onion, we finally found the culprit - very delayed permits “lost” in City Hall. Maybe we will finally see some action early in January. This is why a few of us “business folks” are bringing like minded candidates to run for the three open seats in March. I will let you know in January who they are so we can all help!
Louis Swiss partners with MML Hospitality
For the second time in the past 18 months, Aspen’s oldest and the Western Slope’s largest, full-scale bakery, Louis Swiss, will undergo ownership changes. CLICK HERE
Ponyboy finds its place on Aspen map this winter
With ski season kicking into full gear, a new nightlife spot makes its way onto the Aspen map this winter. CLICK HERE

CHICA is my NEW favorite at the Gondola Plaza in Aspen. They have an early morning grab and go, then open for lunch around 11am. I love the “everything” bagel piled high with smoked salmon! And, you must have dinner and order the golden flaming skull for dessert which turns into chocolate lava cake! Check out there website to make Christmas dinner reservations. CHICA BRINGS VIBRANT PARTY SCENE!
PARC finally opened Located at the former L’Hosteria. They kept a bar menu which certainly makes the locals happy! OUR STORY
December 19 - 23

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the season with Theatre Aspen’s Holiday Cabaret. CLICK HERE
December 19 - 23

Aspen Film's opening night of the 30th Academy Screenings will feature Netflix’s highly-anticipated , Glass Onion with Kate Hudson.
Rio Grande Park - World Snow Polo Championship
December 20 - 21

This week marks the 10th anniversary of snow polo in Aspen, with some of the best players in the world. CLICK HERE
Thunder River Theatre- New Years Eve - Get Happy!
December 31

Celebrating Judy Garland, the world’s greatest entertainer- starring Jenna Pastuszek with Broadway’s Joshua Zecher-Rosson! CLICK HERE

For the ice skating enthusiasts, there’s the outdoor
Silver Circle Rink in town, located near the base of Ajax Mountain. Afterward, head to The Little Nell for a mug of their famous hot chocolate (no powered cocoa and whipped cream from a can here).
Wishing you a blessed holiday filled with good health, peace & love and a very Happy New Year!