Thursday, February 27, 2014

Heading into March 2014....LOTS TO DO IN ASPEN/SNOWMASS
Après Ski For Kids at Buttermilk ALL FREE! Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm at Buttermilk. Enjoy crafts and face painting at Bumps, S'mors outside, and sledding and snowcat rides on the snow.
Yoga at the Sundeck - Complimentary sun salutations this winter. How terrific is it to start your morning with amazing views and yoga geared toward skiers, snowboarders and winter sports enthusiasts. Yoga for every level. Ride the gondola with a foot or ski pass. 9:30 am - 10:30 am Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Yoga mats provided.  If you have any questions call 970-429-6971
Mardi Gras Celebration in Snowmass - March 4
Snowmass celebrates 32 years of its Fat Tuesday celebration with the biggest Mardi Gras bash in the mountains. Enjoy the midafternoon parade to a free concert, this authentic fete offers Cajun fun for every age. For more info check out
Bud Light Big Air Fridays - Bud Light Big Air Friday begins THIS FRIDAY, February 28 and continues every Friday to March 28th. Big Air takes place this Friday at Buttermilk during the Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open. This marks the 3th year in Snowmass, competitors from all over the country Big Air Fridays attracts competitors from near and far (including the local or tourist) to show off what they’ve got! Athletes will showcase the newest and most progressive tricks around off of the 70-foot big air jump at saw it on XGames!

The Audi Power of Four SkiMo Race - Saturday, March 1The Audi Power of Four SkiMo Race registration is still open. With approximately 12,000 feet of vertical gain over 25 miles — including summiting the Aspen Highlands Bowl — this race is the perfect opportunity to experience all four Aspen/Snowmass ski areas like never before. Grab a teammate and get ready to ski, hike and skin Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain all in one race.
Ullr Nights at Elk Camp: To honor the Norse god of snow, ULLR, every Friday night through Mar. 28, Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland. Guests and locals all enjoy a night with friends and family while enjoying old-fashioned winter outdoor activities such as a visit to the Volcano, the tubing hill, snowbiking, s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire and ice skating. Dance to live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration. After enjoying the snow playground, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment available downstairs in The Tent. Details: Every Friday night through March 28 from 5:30 - 9 pm
$10 for adults / $5 for children (ages 4-12) & season passholders. Children 3 & under are complimentary. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WOW...POW POW! Just when we think we've had our best of pulls us back in! 9" of new snow on Aspen Mountain last night and 7.2" in Snowmass...what a season!  Four completely separate and extremely diverse mountains - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk (home of the XGames) and Snowmass, more than 5,300 acres of terrain...extraordinary!

Come join us...the snow is FINE! (By the way, it is still coming down as I write this blog.)

When we talk about the best of winter in Aspen, well it doesn't JUST include winter sports.  Below you will see a LONG list of exciting activities for the remainder of February and all of March 2014.  The diversity of activities is similar to the diversity of our 4 mountains, everything from Opera from the New York Met on screen at The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, to the Santa Fe Ballet, JAS Downstairs at The Little Nell, and many other activities you can enjoy if skiing and snowboarding are not what you have in mind when visiting our magical town.  And as you can see there is no shortage of music, from the Bud Light Concert Series, to Randy Newman at the Wheeler and everything in is everywhere for everyone.

BUT...if you are into skiing and snowboarding you will see that this list also includes so many activities in those areas as well.  From Rail Jam to the Power of Four Mountaineering Race, Battle of the Bowls at Aspen Highlands, and the NASTAR Championships, plenty to see, plenty to do.  Don't forget to take a look at the ACES Naturalist Nights at Hallam Lake and snowshoe tours, incredible.  So, like the snow, winter activities are still going strong here in Aspen/Snowmass.  COME JOIN US!


Feb 20 - 23
Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing OpenButtermilk

Feb 20 - 22
JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell: Spyro GyraThe Little Nell

Feb 22
Buttermilk Rail Jams Buttermilk

Feb 25
AWF Winter Words: Carole DeSanti & Karen Joy Fowler Paepcke Auditorium

Feb 26
ACES: Potbelly Perspective Slide Show & Lecture Series Hallam Lake

Feb 27
ACES: Naturalist Nights Lecture Series Hallam Lake

Feb 27
Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met in HD Puccini's Tosca Wheeler Opera House

Feb 28
Wheeler Opera House presents: A Solo Acoustic Evening with KEB' MO' Wheeler Opera House

Mar 01
Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race Aspen-Snowmass

Mar 02
Aspen Film's 10th Annual Hollywood's Big Night Caribou Club

Mar 04
ACES: Potbelly Perspective Slide Show & Lecture Series Hallam Lake

Mar 06
ACES: Naturalist Nights Lecture Series Hallam Lake

Mar 06
David Wilcox Wheeler Opera House

Mar 07 - 08
JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell: Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo The Little Nell

Mar 08
Theatre Aspen’s Annual Costume Gala Hotel Jerome

Mar 11
Aspen Highlands SkiMo Race Series Aspen Highlands

Mar 11
Wheeler Opera House presents: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Wheeler Opera House

Mar 12
ACES: Potbelly Perspective Slide Show & Lecture Series Hallam Lake

Mar 12
The Moth - Live on Stage Wheeler Opera House

Mar 13
ACES: Naturalist Nights Lecture Series Hallam Lake

Mar 13 - 16
Apres Ski Cocktail Classic Aspen/Snowmass

Mar 13 - 16
Aspen International Fashion Week Apres Ski Stage

Mar 14
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series Upper Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain

Mar 14 - 23
Bud Light Spring Jam Aspen-Snowmass

 Mar 15
Aspen Music Festival & School: Winter Music Series, Robert McDuffie with Elizabeth Pridgen Harris Concert Hall
Mar 15
KickAspen Big Air Base of Aspen Mountain

Mar 15 - 16
Terrain Park Boot Camp Snowmass

Mar 15
Wheeler Opera House presents: Randy Newman Wheeler Opera House

Mar 16
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte CarloAspen District Theatre

Mar 16
Fallen Friends Memorial Event Aspen Highlands

Mar 19
AWF Winter Words: Tom Reiss Paepcke Auditorium

Mar 20
Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met in HD Verdi's Falstaff Wheeler Opera House

Mar 21
CORE Party Downtown Aspen, Base of Aspen Mountain

Mar 21 - 22
JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Little Nell: Lavay Smith & the Red Hot Skillet Lickers The Little Nell

Mar 22 - 23
Terrain Park Boot Camp Snowmass

Mar 23
Battle in the Bowls Aspen Highlands

Mar 25
Aspen Highlands SkiMo Race Series Aspen Highlands

Mar 26 - 30
NASTAR National Championships Snowmass

Mar 27
Aspen Music Festival and the Wheeler Present: Live from the Met in HD Dvorák's RusalkaWheeler Opera House

Mar 29
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet - Encore! Aspen District Theatre

Mar 29
Elk Mountains Grand Traverse Aspen

Mar 30
Wheeler Opera House presents: Dark Star Orchestra Wheeler Opera House

Mar 31
AWF Winter Words: Maria Semple Paepcke Auditorium