Each month in 2015, we will be showcasing a team member's favorite things to do in our prized resort town. Below are Dale Potvin's top picks for the beautiful month of January in Aspen, Colorado!
- Skiing, skiing and more skiing – including hiking Highland’s Bowl and lunch laps on AJAX
- Après ski with friends and family at my go-to spot – Mezzaluna
- Enjoying the festivities of Winterskol – fireworks, Soupskol and more
- Playing pond hockey with family and friends after a day on the hill
Aspen is bustling with activity all winter long. Each month plays host to numerous events that will entertain and inspire you. Below are just a few of our personal favorites.
Winterskol dates back to January 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen's unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. Today the four-day event showcases Soupsköl, a dog fashion show, fat bike races, Hike for Hope Uphill, ice sculptures, a torch light decent and fireworks. More information.
In Aspen, Colorado, the holidays are simply magical. The snow-kissed mountain beauty is the perfect backdrop for this special time of year with family and friends. And with ample activities and events – everyone will find something they love. See below for some of our favorite holiday activities that will help you enjoy the season fully.
Continued, steady growth and tepid reclamation are the themes for our valley’s third quarter real estate market. As we have been accustomed to in quarters past, Aspen’s appreciation in pricing and price per square foot leads the upper valley. It is good, however, to see that Old Snowmass, Woody Creek, and Basalt are up significantly over last year as well, and showing a clear rebound.
Within the Aspen market, the West End sets the pace, as there have already been 18 closings with four more under-contract so far this year. There are still 14 active listings in the West End, but listing agents have been exclaiming about the number of showings, even in what is often a softer period in the fall. 2013 slumped a bit, as compared to 2012, but the 2014 statistics are very encouraging. There have already been a number of bidding wars on West End listings. This is a strong sign of more active, confident buyers in abundance.
Aspen is widely known for its physical recreation, visual arts and delectable culinary scene. In smaller circles it is also acclaimed as a political and intellectual community that values ideas and innovation, as well as history. Below are just a few venues to stimulate your mind and spirit!