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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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January 15-22, 2017
Gay Ski Week : The premier winter gay and lesbian vacation and travel event in Colorado.
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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.
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Aspen Art Museum (
A contemporary art museum whose exhibitions include drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations and electronic media. Free admission.

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

The Aspen Institute (
Offering seminars, lectures, and conferences by scholars and leaders from around the world

Belly Up, Aspen (
Aspen’s live music venue

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (
Year-round music performances and events, including jazz, American, and world music

Wheeler Opera House (
Featuring live music, theater, and stand-up comedy

New Years Eve in Aspen, Colorado

New Years Eve in Aspen, Colorado

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