Firefighter Stories of The Lake Christine Fire

Firefighter Stories of The Lake Christine Fire

“All traffic is shut down at the El Jebel light due to a structure fire,” I read in the text, but I didn’t think twice about it, I was heading down to a thank you barbecue for the Lake Christine Firefighters at Jill Soffer’s house, and nothing was going to deter me. Thus far, I have been covering the fire from afar and I needed … Continue reading Firefighter Stories of The Lake Christine Fire

Cruising Around Aspen

Cruising Around Aspen Below Photo Credit: Gus Goldman [su_carousel source=”media: 44234,44233,44232,44231,44230,44229,44228,44227″ limit=”50″ height=”380″ items=”1″]Bikes lined up outside of the Aspen Brewing Company on Hopkins Ave. People stuffed six packs of Brew Co.’s delicious blondes and IPA’s into baskets on the front of their bikes. String Cheese Incident, Grateful Dead, and Justin Bieber permeated from different speakers rigged any way they could be to people’s bikes. … Continue reading Cruising Around Aspen

The Dichotomy of Two Mountain Towns

Carbondale, Aspen’s Real World Relative

Carbondale, Aspen’s Real World Relative The choice to live in a place as unrepentantly gorgeous as the Roaring Fork Valley likely seems to be a rather straightforward one for anyone who has been lucky enough to visit. Gorgeous, slanting mountains set an epic scene for skiers, mountain bikers, fishers, drinkers, all like minded in their desire to spend more time outside than in. Yet, what … Continue reading Carbondale, Aspen’s Real World Relative

How to Make Money While Retaining Freedom

[su_heading]How to Make Money While Retaining Freedom[/su_heading] An interview with local Aspenite, Dr. Ryan Moriarty, PhD, CEO and Founder of LOLSpots, an audience development network and quality traffic source for pop culture, humor, and entertainment sites, brought insight to my burning question of how to make money while retaining freedom. And now, with AspenRealLife blowing up “for reals” because I am sticking to my dream of working on … Continue reading How to Make Money While Retaining Freedom

Living Life to the Fullest

[su_heading]Living Life to the Fullest[/su_heading] As many of you know, these past nine months have been devoted to being true to myself and my dreams of sharing the local’s perspective on living in Aspen. In order to do this, I have tried my best to stay committed and live each moment as honestly and completely as possible. Over the weekend I attended a memorial service for Ryan Jennings in Carbondale, … Continue reading Living Life to the Fullest

Young Freeskiers X Games

Living and Breathing Freestyle Skiing

[su_heading] Living and Breathing Freestyle Skiing [/su_heading] With the Winter X-Games rapidly approaching, January 28-31, 2016, we are going to be introducing to you our local badasses of whom we respect and admire, beginning with our beloved local teenagers who have been living and breathing freestyle skiing all of their short 16+ years. Meet Joey Lang, Cassidy Jarrell and Keenan McIntyre, three boys who by … Continue reading Living and Breathing Freestyle Skiing

Come Visit Aspen, We Don’t Bite!

I have been asked many questions about Aspen; “What should I wear there?”, “How will we eat if it is so expensive?”, “Why would I want to visit Aspen?” and my answers to all of these questions are, “Just come as you are and you will see that Aspen is a ski town first and foremost where the fashion is predominantly jeans and workout clothes. Sure an occasional diamond ring can be a bit distracting, and stunning BTW, and the fur comes out in the wintertime, mostly when it’s freezing but is that any reason to not visit? I should say not!” Continue reading Come Visit Aspen, We Don’t Bite!

The Ken Cole Show: Local Celebrities

This post is one example of what I mean on my business card when I say “twisted travel”. I never know who I am going to meet when I walk out my front door and so I am always prepared with video camera in my pocket.

And this is what happened to me the other day when I unexpectedly met a new kind of celebrity, The Aspen Snowmass kind and I can assure you that I will be back to visit them again! Continue reading The Ken Cole Show: Local Celebrities

Norm, rocks out with his new badass skis in his ski tuning center

Meeting The Cool People Who Work in Aspen

[su_heading size=”18″]Meeting The Cool People Who Work in Aspen[/su_heading] The clouds were hanging low promising snow and I was alone…for once. Now that Hootie-Hoo is in Pre-Devo with the Aspen Valley Ski Club, I have the entire weekend to ski on whatever runs I choose. Now don’t get me wrong, I love skiing with my boys but only when they are not hustling me to … Continue reading Meeting The Cool People Who Work in Aspen

An Interview on Life in Paradise

Last week I was interviewed by Charla Belinski of MomsTV. The interview revolved around the title, “Aspen: Real Life?” The other guests that joined in on the panel discussion included Janine Cuthbertson, Founder and Director of Moms for Moms Communities, and Kara Williams of The Vacation Gals and we had a whole lot of fun talking about how real it truly is raising a family in a famous ski resort town.

Watch the interview and find out if we are living in the real world…or not!? Continue reading An Interview on Life in Paradise

Getting Buried in an Avalanche

Aspen’s native, Nick DeVore is passionate about the mountains and his telemark skis, and it is portrayed in every velvety smooth tele turn he takes.

But pushing it in the wilderness can sometimes put him in precarious positions. Nick talks to Aspen Real Life about his love for the mountains and his tele skis, his interlude with an avalanche, his survival and his respect for nature. Continue reading Getting Buried in an Avalanche

Self-Help Author: Michelle Manning Kogler

“I’ve found that by clearing out old or negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and programs, you automatically line up energetically with your desires and they come to you much more quickly – and in even bigger ways that you originally desired. This is the power of actively working with the Law of Attraction! ~ Expressed by Local Spiritual Healer, Michelle Manning Kogler

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Poetry and Fly Fishing on the Frying Pan River

As I move onto the subject of healers within our valley, I thought I might start by introducing you to a man who lives a life of poetry and flyfishing, Cameron Scott.

It’s not often that one finds a person so connected to nature and spirituality and so I felt the need to follow Cameron around for a year and get to know him better. Continue reading Poetry and Fly Fishing on the Frying Pan River