Special Events


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 Vampire Weekend, Donovan Frankenreiter, Brett Dennen, and the Greyboy Allstars.

When: February 13 featuring Ra Ra Riot, March 19 featuring Nahko & Medicine for the People, March 25 featuring Big Gigantic, March 26 featuring Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Where: Aspen Snowmass
Cost: FREE
Contact: 970.923.1227, aspensnowmass.com


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 Soupsköl, the Canine Fashion Show, WinterFest, the Fat Cycle Challenge, fireworks over Aspen Mountain, and much more.

When: January 12 – 15
Where: Aspen
Cost: Most events FREE to spectators
Contact: 970.925.1940, http://www.aspenchamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/winterskol


The world’s premier winter action sports event returns to Aspen Snowmass for its 15th year in a row. Watch as snowsports’ greatest athletes battle for glory in events including snowboard slopestyle, superpipe, snowmobile freestyle, big air and much more!

When: Thursday, January 26 – Sunday, January 29
Where: Buttermilk
Cost: Most events FREE to spectators
Contact: 970.923.1227, xgames.com


Every Friday athletes showcase their creativity and skills in an urban inspired rail garden located on Fanny Hill in Snowmass. Athlete cash prizes, spectator giveaways, and the Little Rail competition (ages 12 and under) make this an event not to be missed.

When: Fridays, February 3 – March 31
Where: Fanny Hill
Cost: Free to spectators
Contact: 970.923.1227, aspensnowmass.com


By the light of the moon, take part in a 1.2-mile snowshoe or cross-country ski tour under the stars to Anderson Ranch Arts Center, with stops for cocoa and photos with the Snowmass Fire Department and Snowmass Chapel along the way. Then, head down hill to the Snowmass Club’s Black Saddle Bar & Grille for a pasta feast, s’mores and live music. Reservations required, dinners typically sell out.

When: February 11, March 11
Where: Snowmass Cross Country Center
Cost: Dinner $15/person; rentals $10/person
Contact: 970.923.0987, www.gosnowmass.com


This event honors the memory of Chris Bove, a former ski instructor and supporter of Challenge Aspen, who passed away in 2007 and raises money for a scholarship in Chris’ name so that local participants have the opportunity to ski for a season.

Traditionally, Challenge Aspen has hosted an uphill. Since this year marks the 10th anniversary of Chris’ passing, we are introducing a NEW community event…NASTAR Racing with a Picnic/Party including live music, cash bar and prizes. If you aren’t up for ski racing, don’t worry! You can register for the “picnic only.” This is a celebration you won’t want to miss!

A portion of the ticket prices are tax-deductible as a donation to Challenge Aspen, and will be noted in your registration email confirmation.

When: February 11, March 11
Where: Spider Sabich Picnic Palace and Race Arena
Cost: Adult NASTAR & Picnic $45/$55
Adult Picnic only $35/$45
Child (10 & under) NASTAR & Picnic $35/$40
Child (10 & under) Picnic only $25/$30
NASTAR race only (all ages) $20/$20 

Contact: 970.923.0578, www.gosnowmass.com


Snowmass celebrates 34 years of Fat Tuesday revelry with the biggest Mardi Gras bash in the mountains. From a mid-afternoon madcap parade to a fireworks show on Snowmass Mountain, this authentic fête offers Cajun fun for all ages. Parade begins at 4:00pm and fireworks begin at 7:30pm featuring musical accompaniment in the Snowmass Mall and Base Village.

When: Tuesday, February 9
Where: Snowmass Village Mall & Base Village
Cost: FREE
Contact: 970.922.2233, gosnowmass.com


Aspen Snowmass proudly hosts both men’s and women’s finals in each of four disciplines – Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom – with Overall World Cup titles also awarded. All races will be held on Aspen Mountain, and the World Cup International Village will host activities, events and concerts in Wagner Park. Catch glimpses of racers training at Snowmass and celebrate the World Cup spirit with viewing parties and more.

When: March 15 – 19
Where: Aspen Mountain
Cost: FREE
Contact: 970.923.1277, gosnowmass.com


The 17th annual Bud Light Spring Jam boasts three weekends full of music, art and athletic competitions. During the last two weeks of March, enjoy the KickAspen Big Air and two Bud Light Hi-Fi Concerts as well as the Banked Slalom and other fun events. Don’t miss the Core Party, a free concert in the center of downtown Aspen. Learn to ride and slide rails and jumps from the pros in Snowmass’ beginner terrain park during Terrain Park Boot Camp; Saturday and Sunday of each weekend.

When: March
Where: Aspen & Snowmass
Contact: 970.923.1227, aspensnowmass.com

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