WHY: If you need to be convinced to go to Aspen, you should take up snowshoeing.
WHAT: The trick to Aspen Mountain (a.k.a. Ajax) is to traverse and work the fall lines. Face of Bell on a powder day is a must, followed by The Dumps, east-facing shots off of FIS. And don’t forget about Snowmass—it’s the sleeping giant just down the road.
WHERE: So many bars, so little time. Hops Culture is a new beer joint on the mall, offering some 200 brews, including 30 on tap.