Thursday, January 10, 2013

62nd Annual Winterskol Celebration - Vintage Spirit

Winterskol is Aspen’s annual toast to winter, dating back to 1951. A celebration of Aspen’s unique Nordic lifestyle, the four day celebration features on mountain activities, a canine fashion show, a snow sculpture contest, fireworks and everybody’s favorite activity – Soupskol! Beginning today, 4 selected teams have 48 hours to sculpt an 8’ x 8’ x 8’ cube of snow into a freestanding creation. Our sales & marketing director, Jeff, is once again helping out a friend involved in the sculpting process – keep an eye out for an old man in a hot tub! We can’t wait to see the finished product! Soupskol is held on Friday night in the heart of the downtown core. Cooper Avenue and Hunter Street will be blocked off to cars and will play host to a soup contest, with many local restaurants offering up a free sample of their best soup! Participants can text message their favorite in order to vote, and the winner receives the coveted Soup Bowl Trophy, along with bragging rights until next year. This is always a crowd pleaser! Saturday features a canine fashion show on the Cooper Avenue Mall from noon to 1:00pm, and is sure to generate a few laughs and a generally great atmosphere. The highlight of Saturday night is a torchlight descent of Aspen Mountain at 8:15pm, followed by what will surely be a phenomenal fireworks display! Come join us for a fun-filled weekend celebrating all things winter! With a storm coming through on Friday evening, the skiing will be great and the weekend will be one of the best of the season! Visit our website for the latest deals and specials. Check us out on Facebook under The Innsbruck Aspen and on Twitter @innsbruckaspen.

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