411 E Tomichi Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: (970) 641-3068
Fax: (970) 641-3280
Convenience is this liquor shop's top attribute. Located in the center of town, it is within walking distance of most of the lodges, making it perfect for entertaining in the room. Both domestic and imported beer are well stocked; Heineken, Pacifico, as well as Colorado microbrew favorite, Fat Tire, are just a few samples. The wine selection is outstanding. Vintages from around the world are all carried, including many top offerings not usually found in such neighborhood type shops. Liquor choices are abundant too.
Those who deem fashion just as important as performance will like this store. The shop stocks all the latest ski wear by Descent and sometimes hard to find Spyder, as well as top-notch and hip essentials like goggles, sunglasses and hats. You will also find the best in skis and boots. Demo before you buy and the demo fee is applied to your purchase. Complete rental packages include high performance shape skis. Overnight service on ski and boot repair is offered, and the Aspen Daily News has rated its state-of-the-art ski tuning as the best in town. Hiking gear is available in the summer, including Leki trekking poles, which make it easy for the knees.
In a town known for world class skiing, it is difficult for ski shops to cleave out a niche for themselves, but Incline has done it through rental equipment. Everything about the shop is renter-friendly. It offers the widest selection of top-notch rentals, including turn-friendly shape skis by all the top-notch makers like Volkl, Dynastar, and Head, to name a few. To avoid the morning rush, the store stays open later than most, so you can collect your gear the night before. Overnight ski and storage lockers are also available.
If you harbor any doubt to the expertise of this shop, all you have to know is that it is owned and managed by speed skiing champion Jeff Hamilton and his world-record technician Bill Miller. The shop offers high quality rental packages, featuring K2 and Volkl shape skis. If your skis can use a better edge, drop them off for an overnight ski tune to suit the current conditions. You will also find hip clothing by Lowe, Alpine and No Limits. Located across from the gondola, it offers on-mountain convenience.
Amen Wardy Home is a much sought after destination for eager housewives. Not only for its functional and exquisite home products, but also for the quirky, whimsical merchandise on board. The regular range includes bath and body products, dinner sets and table tops, and also other decorative artifacts and showpieces. Going a step further, there are numerous funky and colorful accessories (crafted with sequins and beads) and chic paper souvenirs to pick from. Not leaving the toddlers behind, the store stocks several baby and pet products. Check out the small albeit innovate food section. You'll end up buying more than you bargained for!
From simple kitchen items and professional Calphalon cookware to handcrafted dishware, this store has an extensive selection that ranges from practical to funky. Plus, you can find a gift for just about anybody, whether you are buying for the chef of the house, a newborn or the family pet. For the aspiring gourmet, the shop stocks an entire shelf full of fancy cookbooks with recipes that will impress all of your friends. You will find kids' books, stuffed animals and clothing for infants, and an array of water and food bowls for dogs and cats. Then you can deck out the kitchen with all sorts of serving bowls, pots and pans.
Visitors who go shopping on Aspen's Galena Street should expect to be treated by the beautiful natural surroundings and a variety of shops and restaurants. Those interested in a romantic getaway should stay at The Independence Square, where guests can enjoy the popular bed-and-breakfast service. If you are still hungry, check out the hip and bustling Zele Cafe, a popular weekend spot for locals and tourists alike.
This parent-handy store makes vacationing with kids an easy task. If you forget some needed clothing, or if your child whines about being cold, this shop carries a full line of winter wear by top names like Columbia, Fila and Spyder. It also stocks accessories like ski helmets, hats, gloves, long underwear and fleece neck gaiters. If your child is not up for skiing but wants to romp in the snow, there are three different sled types to choose from. For indoor fun it carries arts and crafts, puzzles, books, Legos, stuffed animals and dress-up kits.
This Cooper Avenue Mall store is a paradise for cowpokes and cowgirls (yes, Aspen still has a few). It is a virtual cowboy palace, laden with Stetson hats, handmade cowboy boots, bolo ties and classic belt buckles that could pass for small shields. For a night out on the town, the shop has a full line of western wear, and for the cool Aspen nights, be sure to pick up a set of flannel pajamas. So if you are looking to deck out before your vacation at the T Lazy 7 Ranch, Kemo Sabe will make sure you leave looking like a full-fledged cowboy. If you just want a simple souvenir, you can pick up a regular baseball cap.
This ski shop, Aspen's oldest, is the Roaring Fork Valley's version of Starbucks—it is everywhere. For rental convenience it has eight locations dotted in and around Snowmass and Aspen. It offers ski rental packages like the basic, the high-tech and the hip snowboard packages, which include your choice of boards by Vans, Burton or Palmer. The shop also sells clothing by Marmot and North Face. And the main store even carries an Obermeyer Concept shop, which is often frequented by Klaus Obermeyer, the company founder himself. The shop also stocks camping, hiking and bike gear.
It is a true treat to wander into an outdoor shop such as Ute and get the immediate sense that these people know what they are talking about. Its knowledge is also reflected in its stock. North Face shells, Marmot parkas, Patagonia fleece, Leki trekking poles, hiking boots, sandals, snowshoes, hats, goggles, gloves, maps, books, telemark equipment, packs and climbing gear are just some of the items available. The shop's rental program is also topnotch and rents out everything from skis and snowshoes, to backpacks and kayaking gear.
Owner Michael Shandling, cousin of world-renowned comedian Garry Shandling, has funneled the family sense of humor onto T-shirts. The end result is a famous souvenir shop popular with tourists. The T-shirts are all neatly aligned along the walls in the manner of paintings at an art gallery, giving the shop an immediate "this-place-is-different" look. With the exception of the Aspen logo shirts most, if not all, have humorous slants to them both literally and pictorially. In addition to T-shirts there are also sweats, caps and popular comedic doormats.