Aspen Information : Winter Events

Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Winter X-Games

Aspen’s Winter season offers something for everybody, including: local skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, Aspen World Snow Polo Championship, and a Winter Music Concert Series.

November 24, 2016
Opening Day: Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Mountain
Information at: www.aspensnowmass.com/our-mountains/aspen-mountain

December 20-31, 2016
12 Days of Aspen : To celebrate the holiday season, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ARA) is hosting the 12 Days of Aspen. Downtown Aspen comes alive with a variety of FREE holiday activities, special treats, and of course a visit from Santa!
Information at: www.AspenChamber.org/events/acra-annual-events/12-days-aspen

December 21-31, 2016
Aspen Film Academy Screenings : This film series highlights 20 acclaimed films actively campaigning for Academy Award® consideration. Free to voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, British Film and Television Arts, and associated guilds, this popular fixture on Aspen’s holiday calendar is also open to the general public.
Information at: www.AspenFilm.org

January 12-15, 2017
Wintersköl and Soupsköl : Wintersköl is literally a celebration of winter, cold, and snow – which is a great deal of what makes Aspen, well, Aspen! Wintersköl is a free event.
Information at: www.AspenChamber.org/Winterskol‎

January 15-22, 2017
Gay Ski Week : The premier winter gay and lesbian vacation and travel event in Colorado.
Information at: www.GaySkiWeek.com)

January 26-29, 2017
Winter X Games 2017 : The Winter X Games is a major winter sports competition organized by ESPN every year. Athletes complete in various winter extreme sports for the opportunity to win gold, silver or bronze.
Information at: xgames.espn.com/xgames/aspen


Aspen Art Museum (www.AspenArtMuseum.org)
A contemporary art museum whose exhibitions include drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations and electronic media. Free admission.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (www.AspenNature.org)
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) provides nature education for children and adults, offering classes, day camps, and special events

The Aspen Institute (www.AspenInstitute.org)
Offering seminars, lectures, and conferences by scholars and leaders from around the world

Belly Up, Aspen (www.BellyUpAspen.com)
Aspen’s live music venue

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (www.JazzAspenSnowmass.org)
Year-round music performances and events, including jazz, American, and world music

Wheeler Opera House (www.WheelerOperaHouse.com)
Featuring live music, theater, and stand-up comedy


New Years Eve in Aspen, Colorado

New Years Eve in Aspen, Colorado

Photo: Mike Lyons (www.MikeLyonsPhotography.com)