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Heading to Aspen? Here’s a Local’s Guide to the Experiences You Can’t Miss

Noted architect and longtime resident Charles Cunniffe reveals his list of five must-dos for enjoying the Colorado ski town this winter.

Charles Cunniffe Aspen architect Photo: Courtesy Charles Cunniffe

Charles Cunniffe has made his mark on Aspen—and vice versa. A resident of the mountain town since the late-1970’s, the noted architect chose Aspen as the home of his namesake architecture, planning and design firm, Charles Cunniffe Architects, which has become known for its luxury-meets-sustainability ethos. Among the studio’s projects are upscale golf courses, private ski estates (a favorite of tech moguls and celebrities), community housing, a stunning new firehouse in Snowmass Village and the remodels of Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House and historic St. Mary Catholic Church.

Cunniffe is also as passionate about living in Aspen as he is in making it more beautiful. We asked him for his top five picks for what to do in town this winter—in between the skiing and the apres, of course.

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