Meet the 2013-14 Gant Men! These gentleman are well known in Aspen and around the world for their excellent customer service and their superb winter driving skills in the infamous Gant Vans. The Gant Men contain a wealth of knowledge about the Aspen/Snowmass area so be sure to ask them for insider tips on favorite ski runs, powder stashes and the best après ski hot spots!
Our Story is a six episode video series by Aspen/Snowmass and Vital Films about the people, four mountains, and hard-to-duplicate spirit that makes life in the mountains special. Follow the links below to watch each episode!
Episode 1 – Aspen Mountain Snowcats
Episode 2 – Coal Mine
Episode 3 – Tuning Turns
Episode 4 – Champagne Bar
Episode 5 – Ullr Nights
Episode 6 – Burnt Mountain
Before there was skiing on Aspen Mountain here in our lovely Colorado mountain town, there was silver mining. In the late 1870s, prospectors began venturing into the Aspen area looking for silver. While there were many locations for mining around the Roaring Fork Valley, including the ghost town of Ashcroft, there is one mine that remains in operation even today. The Smuggler Mine, located right in Aspen, Colorado, is the oldest operating silver mine in Aspen mining district. It is also one of the few that started back in the early silver boom years of the town’s history.
Back in its heyday, the Smuggler Mine contributed to nearly one-fifth of the world’s total silver production. The largest silver nugget ever mined was found right here in the Smuggler Mine. Hardly able to be called a “nugget” this treasure weighed in at over 1900 pounds!
Today, one of the most popular activities is to hike or bike 1.4 miles up Smuggler Mountain Road to the viewing platform looking over Aspen. While so many people have walked past the mine, not many have been inside. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, take a tour of the Smuggler Mine. Learn all about Aspen’s unique mining history, including how there are tunnels reaching 1,000 feet below the mine entrance that weave throughout town. The Gant’s concierge can help with tour information. Contact us to find out more!
This summer, treat yourself to an enchanting musical escape with the Aspen Music Festival. The 2013 Aspen Music Festival’s program theme is Conscience and Beauty providing guests with a captivating musical experience that transcends expectations.
With performances from Aspen Opera Theater Center, guest artists, ensembles-in-residence and orchestral repertoires featuring works of Beethoven, Dvorak, Schubert and more, music enthusiasts can truly enjoy the magnificence of melodic expression.
For those who want to not only engage their ears but also their minds, the festival features lectures, enrichment opportunities and collaborations with other arts organizations such as Aspen Art Museum, Jazz Aspen Snowmass and more.
Gather friends and family to experience the eloquence of the Aspen Music Festival and enjoy luxury condominium accommodations with us at The Gant. Don’t forget to take advantage of our special summer rates!