Where Does World Renowned Photographer Gray Malin Vacation?

Where Does World Renowned Photographer Gray Malin Vacation?

February 26, 2020 by Gray Malin

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO VISIT ASPEN FOR A WINTER ESCAPE?

Going to Aspen is always an incredibly immersive experience, from the scenery that is beyond comparison, to the ski culture that is fun and luxurious. I love going during any season, however, the snowy bliss and glorious winter wonderland can’t be beaten.

samuel-ferrara-FGEHnEMaZnE-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Samuel Ferrara on Unsplash
WHAT DO YOU PACK FOR A TRIP TO ASPEN?

I swear by Patagonia so that’s always in my suitcase for an Aspen trip. As I do love skiing, I also bring along ski pants, clothes to layer with and of course, a good pair of gloves. The great thing about a ski trip is you really can keep it casual and cool. After the slopes, a pair of great boots, jeans and a cashmere sweater are comfortable and chic.

FAVORITE MOUNTAIN TO SKI?

I love Ajax personally but overall I would say Aspen Highlands - this mountain is a perfect route for moderate skiers. It tends to be less crowded than some of the other mountains and it offers a variety of diverse runs.

hendrik-morkel-fseWBTdhqQo-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Hendrik Morkel on Unsplash
BEST PLACE FOR APRES SKI?

Chair 9 is great for a lively apres ski adventure. This venue is at the iconic resort, The Little Nell, complete with DJs, dancing and a very social atmosphere.

BEST SPOT FOR A MEAL IN ASPEN?

I never pass up an opportunity to dine at Cache Cache. I love starting at the bar for drinks and then staying for the full dinner service. My repeat order is the frisée salad with scallops.

david-rupert-qUQoCLLLAGc-unsplash.jpgPhoto by David Rupert on Unsplash
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE NON-SKI ACTIVITY?

I love visiting the Maroon Bells which is a must-see during any season.

ONE PLACE YOU GO EVERY TIME YOU’RE IN ASPEN?

A store called Kemo Sabe, I always stop here to shop when I’m in Aspen. They offer gorgeous western hats and paraphernalia that are authentic and classic.

olena-sergienko-JjGLEN7T8xI-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Olena Sergienko on Unsplash
MUST-VISIT BAR IN ASPEN?

The living room at The Little Nell. This is the see and be seen spot with great cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere. Get there early so you can grab a table before it fills up.

ANYTHING ELSE?

With Aspen being one of my favorite winter destinations, I decided to shoot an entire fine art photography series there. The images feature vintage garb and extensive props, celebrating the luxury of the iconic ski town and the incredible beauty that Aspen has to offer. Check it out here.













Where Does World Renowned Photographer Gray Malin Vacation?

February 26, 2020 by Gray Malin

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO VISIT ASPEN FOR A WINTER ESCAPE?

Going to Aspen is always an incredibly immersive experience, from the scenery that is beyond comparison, to the ski culture that is fun and luxurious. I love going during any season, however, the snowy bliss and glorious winter wonderland can’t be beaten.

samuel-ferrara-FGEHnEMaZnE-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Samuel Ferrara on Unsplash
WHAT DO YOU PACK FOR A TRIP TO ASPEN?

I swear by Patagonia so that’s always in my suitcase for an Aspen trip. As I do love skiing, I also bring along ski pants, clothes to layer with and of course, a good pair of gloves. The great thing about a ski trip is you really can keep it casual and cool. After the slopes, a pair of great boots, jeans and a cashmere sweater are comfortable and chic.

FAVORITE MOUNTAIN TO SKI?

I love Ajax personally but overall I would say Aspen Highlands - this mountain is a perfect route for moderate skiers. It tends to be less crowded than some of the other mountains and it offers a variety of diverse runs.

hendrik-morkel-fseWBTdhqQo-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Hendrik Morkel on Unsplash
BEST PLACE FOR APRES SKI?

Chair 9 is great for a lively apres ski adventure. This venue is at the iconic resort, The Little Nell, complete with DJs, dancing and a very social atmosphere.

BEST SPOT FOR A MEAL IN ASPEN?

I never pass up an opportunity to dine at Cache Cache. I love starting at the bar for drinks and then staying for the full dinner service. My repeat order is the frisée salad with scallops.

david-rupert-qUQoCLLLAGc-unsplash.jpgPhoto by David Rupert on Unsplash
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE NON-SKI ACTIVITY?

I love visiting the Maroon Bells which is a must-see during any season.

ONE PLACE YOU GO EVERY TIME YOU’RE IN ASPEN?

A store called Kemo Sabe, I always stop here to shop when I’m in Aspen. They offer gorgeous western hats and paraphernalia that are authentic and classic.

olena-sergienko-JjGLEN7T8xI-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Olena Sergienko on Unsplash
MUST-VISIT BAR IN ASPEN?

The living room at The Little Nell. This is the see and be seen spot with great cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere. Get there early so you can grab a table before it fills up.

ANYTHING ELSE?

With Aspen being one of my favorite winter destinations, I decided to shoot an entire fine art photography series there. The images feature vintage garb and extensive props, celebrating the luxury of the iconic ski town and the incredible beauty that Aspen has to offer. Check it out here.