Summer’s warm months are bursting with culture, including a world-class opera, art fairs, and chamber music. Fall promises a change in colors as aspen trees turn golden and freshly harvested “Hatch” chilies become ripe for the plucking. The colder (less touristy) winter months usher in powdery snow for skiers, and festive walks along winding Canyon Road offer a glowing backdrop of farolitos (small candles). While spring’s arrival might be slow to come, the crowds are still thin, and it’s a perfect time for outdoor strolls and more vigorous hikes.