The retail shops in Aspen are still thriving....sort of.
Aspen's Ute Mountaineer,perhaps the best gear shop in America, is still killing it. Every 3rd Tuesday Ute Mountaineer sponsors its speaker series. Last night, local mountaineering legend Michael Marolt showed a cut of his film HIGH TURNS -ASPEN to EVEREST to a packed house at Ute. Marolt , his twin bro Steve and their pack of high altitude friends have scaled and skied all the biggest mountains ---including Everest. January 19th the next UTE speaker, Chris Davenport should have some interesting tales to tell upon his return from Antarctica.
Ute has also teamed up with CLOUDVEIL. Buy any Cloudveil gear @ the UTE (except hats) before Christmas and be entered to win a big-daddy ski trip to Jackson Hole--all expenses paid.
Louis Vuitton caused a stir in Aspen with their new lighted window display (shown below). There was a perceived code violation and corresponding complaints. After a massive review, it was determined that LV was in compliance. What a relief.
Have you tried LOVE GROWN FOODSGranola yet? It's home made with love right here in Aspen, and its all natural--and its unbelievable. AspenSpin guarantees it. If you buy a bag at City Market or Clark's and are not 100% satisfied--- we'll reimburse you for it. Locals Maddy D'Amato and Alex Hasulak are cooking up a batch as we speak.