Flipping over Brazil with a capoeira dance troupe in Sitio do Conde, Bahia, Brazil

Alison Berkley Margo is a freelance journalist, editor, and newspaper columnist with over 15 years experience writing about just about anything and everything that life has brought her way.

After earning a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ali embarked on an exciting career as an editor for Transworld Snowboarding magazine, traveling the globe to write about her favorite sport. After five years, she struck out on her own as a freelance writer and covered women’s surfing as a Contributing Editor to Surfer magazine and wrote for a wide variety of magazines, including Outside, Sports Illustrated, Powder, SKI, and many others.

In 2002, she found her home in Aspen, Colorado, where her award-winning column, “The Princess’s Palate,” has been stunning readers with its no-holds-barred honesty about life and love every Thursday in The Aspen Times since June 2002. Through her sometimes all-too-brave and brash take, she’s earned national media attention, leading to opportunities like writing travel stories for The New York Times and pursuing her lifelong dream of completing her first novel. She’s also a regular contributor to Aspen Peak magazine and Aspen Sojourner and writes about everything Aspen has to offer, from architecture and design to food and culture.

Ali leaves her signature on location somewhere in Northern British Columbia.

When she’s not playing outdoors or chilling at home with her husband and her 100-pound German Shepherd or teaching Bikram yoga, she’s seeking new opportunities and new clients who can benefit from her wordsmith expertise.


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Jillian October 1, 2012 at 3:03 am

Hi Alison,

I know that we exchanged contact info that one day at Boden’s Bakery but I can’t find your # or email anywhere!

Will you email me your info to aspenreallife@gmail.com. I have a proposition for you…far different than your latest one but perhaps just as fun!!!


AliMargo November 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Hi Jillian!

So sorry I’m just now responding to this. I know you’ve moved on since you posted, but I thought I’d respond anyway just in case anything else comes up in the future. Hope to see you on the hill soon!



Mandi Norwood September 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Hello, Alison,

Alex Halperin forwarded your resume and cover letter regarding the Editor-in-Chief position at Aspen Peak. Are you free to discuss the position and your background on the phone next week — say, Thursday September 25th at 2 p.m EST?

Best regards,

Mandi Norwood


Emily January 12, 2015 at 2:36 am
Aneel April 4, 2015 at 8:47 pm

You can actually keep the cnocout flour from going bad by keeping it in the freezer. This recipe looks awesome! I’m excited to try it. Our family is paleo but it’s hard to find nut-free baked goods recipes for things like birthday parties, etc.


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