This week is a doozie. All the party people are in Aspen. Click the links for tickets and info.
THE PERFECT WEEKEND. (click 4 pix).
Andy Party of AspenSpin has been known to ski every day and party every night. This week proved again, that it can be done. After 7 days in a row my legs finally ran out of juice, so I took a day off to blog. It was a great week and the perfect weekend. Monday and Wednesday were two of the best non-POW days of the season (in my opinion). Tuesday and Thursday were warm and overcast with very flat light. Friday served up the kind of ski day that I love so much. It snowed hard and heavy all day. You couldn't see sh*t...unless you stayed in the trees (which I did). It was a fantazmo day in the woods...not too many people around either, Ajax was empty. Fresh tracks all day...with free re-fills. It kept snowing into the night. Flights were f*#ked up. All told we're calling it a full 12" of freshies a.k.a A footy. Saturday morning broke clear and sunny. A. Party despite a drought of lactic acid showed up in line at 8.15. Fresh POWDER and bluebird skies are a powerful combination.
Throw in the spring break crowd. The Blitzenbanger Bash from KSPN (it's 45th year I believe) the #freeskierfest a full-on stag party and on Sunday morning legit bagels and lox flown in from NYC and you pretty much have it all. The perfect weekend.
Chaka Khan in Aspen? Andy Party cannot miss this one.
Next Thursday, MARCH 13, Chaka Khan one of the greatest soul singers of all-time takes the stage at Belly Up, Aspen. Every time a 10 time GRAMMY WINNER shows up in Aspen, I prepare to go huge.
The Buddy Program & Richard and Nancy Rogers/ Mary Kay Inc present Chaka Khan in concert to benefit The Buddy Program and The Chaka Kahn Foundation.
Ms Khan, the Queen of Funk and her former band mates in Rufus made quite an impression on an impressionable youth growing up in Detroit, a.k.a--- me. Click the video below the poster to see what I mean. So get ready for a fantastic evening to benefit The Buddy Program and The Chaka Kahn Foundation.
Click 4 TIX CHAKA KHAN ASPEN
Actually we should be shouting about Aspen's suicide problem from the top of Ajax. Too many good people around here have taken their own lives...right here in our mountain paradise. Pitkin County has a suicide rate 3 times the national average. It's a troubling situation but ASPEN HOPE CENTER is there to help. Aspen Hope Center was established to provide a beacon of hope to those in emotional crises. They provide comprehensive care and are trying to remove the stigma attached to mental health issues.
Click 4 pix. HOCKEY 4 HOPE 2014
Saturday, March 1...Aspen Hope Center hosts the 4th annual Hockey for Hope fundraising event. Hockey for Hope is the "battle of first responders" pitting The Aspen Police vs Snowmass Fire in a winner take all hockey match. Last year's set-to was vigorously contested...click 4 pix. Hockey 4 Hope 2013.
Come early at 5 pm...and join me...AspenSpin...on the ice for open skating. Yeah, I'm a hockey player...and I'll check you into the boards...hard... if you're even thinking about offing yourself. Suicide is a community problem and Aspen Hope Center is a tremendous resource for our community. So come support them. Root for the cops or the fire-fighters...they are your friends. But most of all support Hockey for Hope and the Aspen Hope Center.
Big Laughs in Aspen for Aspen Laff Fest 2014. Nationally known comics flock to Aspen every February to try out their comedic stylings at 7,908 ft. Equiped with oxygen and a quiver of jokes...the stand-ups come to Aspen to crush it on the stage at The Historic Wheeler Opera House. 3 days of top-flight comedy...yeah sign me up.
The stellar Line-up for Aspen Laff Fest 2014 included Josh Blue, Andy Hendrickson, Sean Kent, Tom Papa and Colorado's own HippieMan.
Everybody had a blast. Click 4 pix.