50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Snowmass Ski Area! We’re kicking off a season’s worth of festivities with a big, weekend-long bash, December 15-17, 2017. We will also have anniversary-themed events and activities going on all season.
When: December 15-17 and all season long
Contact: 970.923.2233, gosnowmass.com
Wintersköl™, Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” dates back to a quiet January in 1951, when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four-day celebration features on-mountain activities, WinterFest, fireworks and much more.
When: January 11-14
Where: Aspen & Snowmass
Contact: 970.925.1940, aspenchamber.org
HI-FI CONCERT SERIES
This season-long concert series is free and appeals to all age groups, featuring top national music acts ranging from rock to hip-hop. Past acts included Moon Taxi, The Main Squeeze and Nahko and Medicine for the People.
The world’s premier winter action sports event returns to Aspen Snowmass for the 17th consecutive year. Watch as snowsports’ greatest ski, snowboard & snowmobile athletes’ battle for glory in 18 different disciplines over four days. In addition to the world’s top action sports athelttes, X Games Aspen will also feature acclaimed musical artists and bands. Most events are free to spectators. Musical performances require a ticket.
When: January 25-28
Cost: Most events FREE to spectators
Contact: 970.923.1227, xgames.com
STREET RAIL DAYS
On Saturdays in February and Fridays in March, athletes showcase their creativity and skills in an urban-inspired rail garden, located on Fanny Hill. Athlete cash prizes, spectator giveaways, and the Little Rail competition (ages 12 and under) make this an event not to be missed.
When: Saturdays, February 10, 17 & 24, and Fridays, March 2, 9, 23 & 30
Where: Fanny Hill
Contact: 970.923.1227, aspensnowmass.com
MOONLIT/STARLIT TREK & DINNER
By the light of the moon and the stars, take part in a 1.2-mile snowshoe or cross-country ski tour around the Snowmass Golf Course. Stop along the way for cocoa and cookies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. For the stargazers, join an ACES naturalist for a guided tour. At the end of the evening, enjoy a pasta dinner and s’mores under the stars at the Black Saddle Bar & Grille. Moonlit Treks occur on or near the full moon each month, while Starlit Treks occur on or near each new moon (the darkest night of each month). Reservations required, dinners typically sell out. Bring your own cross country skis, snowshoes or hiking boots; limited snowshoe rentals available.
When: Saturdays, December 16, 30, January 13, February 3, 17, March 3, 17, 31 & April 14; 5:30pm snowshoe rentals available, 6:00pm Guided ACES tour, 6:30-9:00pm Dinner
Where: Snowmass Cross Country Center, 446 Clubhouse Drive
Cost: Dinner $19.67, Rentals $10
Contact: 970.923.0929, www.gosnowmass.com
TOYOTA U.S. GRAND PRIX
Snowmass is proud to host the third stop of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, January 10-14, with five qualification events on the tour. U.S. Snowboard Team and U.S. Freeski Team athletes from around the country are set to compete in Snowmass for a chance to be named to the U.S. Olympic Team. Athletes will compete in ski and snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe events.
When: January 10-14
Where: Snowmass Ski Area, Snowmass Park
Contact: 970.922.2233, gosnowmass.com
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS
A 35-year tradition in Snowmass, Mardi Gras kicks off with the early morning Mother Of All Ascensions uphill race, followed by an afternoon of revelry with a traditional bead toss at 3:00pm and a finale of fireworks at 7:30pm. Look for food and drink specials at restaurants and bars around Snowmass Village.
When: Tuesday, February 13
Where: Snowmass Mall & Base Village
Contact: 970.922.2233, gosnowmass.com