Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series
This free concert series takes place in three locations, the Aspen Gondola Plaza, Snowmass Base Village, and Downtown Aspen.
Aspen Snowmass SkiMo Race Series
These short races include uphill and downhill skiing, along with some boot packing. This is a perfect opportunity to get a little competitive, then enjoy a nice post-race beer with some friends.
Aspen Mountain Powder Tours
Take a ride on a snowcat to the road less traveled and the run less tracked. Prime pockets of pure powder stashes exist on the backside of Aspen Mountain and they’re yours for the taking. Two guides and a driver lead each 12 person group, choosing terrain based on snow conditions and the group’s skill level and experience after a backcountry orientation. Luxury snowcats take you to prime untracked stashes on the backside of Aspen Mountain. Fresh tracks guaranteed and gourmet lunch is included.
Powder Tours are on a reservations-only basis and require a credit card number to hold the booking. For reservations visit the Powder Tours desk in the gondola building, call 970-920-0720 or 800-525-6200 x3720. Cancellation policies apply, please inquire.
Upper-level intermediate skiers and riders can join staff at Snowmass and Aspen for an early morning first run of the day on freshly groomed snow or powder. Space is limited; advanced reservations and valid lift ticket/season pass are required. Call970-923-0560 or stop by the information desk in the Snowmass Ticket Pavilion, or call 970-920-0755 or visit the gondola building at Aspen to make reservations.
Learn about the animals that inhabit the Rocky Mountains in winter from a knowledgeable ACES guide and take in the beauty of spruce-fir forests along a babbling creek. Snack and warm drinks included. Tours depart from the top of the Silver Queen Gondola at 10 am and 1 pm daily.
Bud Light High Fi Concert Series
Various Friday & Saturday nights during the ski season
Get ready to dance and rock during select evenings in the winter. The performances happening at the Gondola Plaza, downtown Aspen and Snowmass Base Village, will take the chill out of the winter night. Favorite bands have included Reel Big Fish, Cracker, Umphrey’s McGee and Iration.
January 12 – 15, 2017
For over 60 years, Aspen has been celebrating winter with a parade, competitions, concerts, snow sculpting and more. Check out the Fat Bike Challenge in Rio Grande Park, Aspen Skating Club Exhibition, Ullr Nights, Soupskol, a comedy show, and family fun at Wagner Park. Stick around in Aspen on Saturday night—the Wintersköl Fireworks Extravaganza is amazing!
X Games Aspen
January 26 – 29, 2017
Every January, Buttermilk, the beginner mountain transforms into an extreme sports arena with snow competitors flying higher and longer than they ever have before. The schedule is jam packed with adrenalin pumped skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers, racing each other and the clock to go for the gold. Check out the Boarder Cross, Pipe and, back this year, Hillcross.
$63/adult, $43/youth ages 13-17 and seniors ages 65 and up and $56/kids ages 7-12. Tickets can be purchased at any Aspen/Snowmass ticket window.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)
Engage with nature and learn about the beautiful Rocky Mountain ecosystems that surround the Roaring Fork River Valley and White Mountain National Forest. The 25-acre preserve at Hallam Lake features an indoor trout stream and resident golden eagle, while the Rock Bottom Ranch facility exhibits a farmyard tour. Hallam Lake (100 Puppy Smith St., Aspen, CO): Free. Rock Bottom Ranch (2001 Hook Spur Road, Basalt, CO): Suggested donation of $10.
2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals
Head over to Aspen Mountain for the men’s and women’s World Cup finals. Not only is this five-day world-class event focused around skiing, there will also be off hill activities, events and concerts. All starting March 15, 2017 at 8:00am.
Blazing Adventures: blazingadventures.com, 970.923.4544
Western Adventures: 970.923.DEEP (3337)