Apr 26 2012

Springtime in Aspen

Published by at 3:25 pm under Aspen Local

It is an exciting time of year with spring coming early. The ski lifts have all closed and we are moving toward another wonderful fun-filled summer season. April in Aspen is usually a continuation of the winter months but 2012 is proving to be much different starting from the beginning of the year. Winter was gentle, very few frigid days, lots of sunshine but also not as much snow as we are accustomed to. We never know what we are going to get in the mountains.

Now it is on to warm weather planning. It is fun to see the leaves starting to pop out and flowers blossoming, running into friends on the streets or in their yards on days that are just too nice to be indoors. It’s a peaceful and relaxing month or so before the summer activities start in mid June, mainly the 30th annual Food and Wine Classic which kicks off June 15 with top chefs, representatives from the food and wine industry as well as guests coming to experience this amazing weekend.

A fun and challenging local activity during the month of May is the annual charity/recreational Ride for the Pass on May 19 and then the Aspen Cycling Criterium on May 20, a fast paced bicycle race in the heart of downtown Aspen. These events seem to bring out all the locals.

Also in May, the new plastic bag ban in Aspen grocery stores starts on May 1. Plastic bags will no longer be an option unless you bring your own. Paper bags are available at 20 cents per bag. Most of us in Aspen have been using our own type of grocery bag for some time now.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, lodging at Lift One Condominiums will be in full operation again with the hot tub and pool up and running, the staff back from various vacations, all condos freshened up for the summer and some remodeled as well. Come join us for a great vacation!

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