You don't have to be a celebrity or billionaire (or even a skier) to enjoy the scene in Aspen—but a healthy bank account sure won't hurt.

10 AM
Start your day off right with an espresso and handmade pastry at Peach’s Corner Café. 121 S. Galena St.;

11:30 AM
Adequately caffeinated, hit Aspen’s famous shops. In between the classics (Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Prada) lie notable additions: WeSC is one of just three outlets of the Swedish concept store in the US, and fashionable yogis can now find designer workout wear at the new 02 Aspen.

12:30 PM
After a half-day of skiing or shopping, have a leisurely European-style lunch at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, where chef Andreas Fischbacher offers heart-warming fare like fondue, raclette and elk ragoût.

3 PM
The best après scene in Aspen is poolside, even in winter. Catch DJNaka G at local hot spots like 39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel or the Viceroy Snowmass, where the pool is hot and the air is steamy.

8 PM
Forget five-star dining: The burger is back, with a slew of comfort-food-themed spots opening this winter by seasoned local restaurateurs. CP Burger, owned by Samantha and Craig Cordts-Pearce; 520 Grill, the latest fromchefs Troy Selby and Wheaton Augur; and Aspen’s oldest bar, the Red Onion, which makes its return thanks to Tom Colosi and his sister Jennifer.

10 PM
Miami-based restaurateur Miky Grendene is bringing his show to Aspen with Casa Tua, an Italian Alps-inspired restaurant and club slated to open this month.


  • Hotel Aspen’s milliondollar face-lift with renovated guest rooms and the requisite heated pool.

  • Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings starting December 20, previewing the hottest movies of the coming year.

  • The third annual Aspen Fashion Week, March 13 to 17, featuring the best in winter runway.

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