Resorts & Towns

24 Hours in Aspen

Checklist for a 24-hour Excursion to Aspen

__ Drive from Vail to Aspen (should take 2 hours)

But, being a bit of a cautious driver and running into a white-out in Glenwood Canyon, it took 3 hours for me.  None the less, I arrived safely.

__ Stay in the most conveniently located hotel in downtown Aspen

For a culinary-obsessed girl, the location of the Molly Gibson Lodge was fabulous - just a mere 2 blocks from restaurant row, walking distance after a champagne split!

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Aspen Soupsköl Sensation

Aspen’s Annual Wintersköl Celebration has an amazing soup cooking competition amongst restaurants in the Roaring Fork Valley to capture “best soup” bragging rights for an entire year.  The contest is called Soupsköl!  The winner is chosen by a people’s choice text vote, making competitors and tasters feel like they have entered American Idol (Imagine: chefs behind their vats of soup exclaiming “Text Number 3!”, while holding up 3 fingers). 

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Top Colorado Holiday Events

The holidays are here!  And, since I am an enormous proponent of anything celebratory, especially around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the next few blog posts will be holiday-centric.  For ease, I am categorizing the Holiday event schedules by state.  Enjoy!

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