Christy Mahon has lived in Aspen for over a decade and is dedicated to its charms now more than ever. Famous for being the first woman to ski all of Colorado’s peaks over 14,000ft (now that’s our kind of person) and currently holding the position of Development Director at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, we just had to see what she had to say about Aspen.
What was it that attracted you to Aspen?
Four ski mountains to choose from and easy access to the dramatic mountain scenery.
Describe your perfect day in Aspen?
Waking up early and skinning to the top of Aspen Mountain, skiing fresh corduroy down to Bonnies’ on-mountain restaurant for breakfast, then skiing all my favourite runs on Aspen Mountain, followed by après at the Little Nell’s Chair 9.
How would you describe Aspen’s cultural scene?
Cosmopolitan art & music, international food & wine, acclaimed speakers & lectures, all nestle in a quaint, mountain valley.
Have you got a secret spot in Aspen where you go to relax?
Willow Lake, a moderate day-hike from the Maroon Bells Trailhead or Remede Spa at the St. Regis.
What is your favourite time of year in Aspen and why?
I would have to choose one for each season – March for its big snowfall and sunny, long days & July for the wildflowers and warm, summer nights.
Where can you find the best views of Aspen?
Top of the Aspen Mountain Gondola or top of West Maroon Pass.
You were the first woman to ski all of Colorado’s peaks over 14,000ft, what will your next challenge be?
Skiing Colorado’s top 100 highest peaks, “The Centennials” – but of course!