Snowmass Opening Day, November 22, 2012
Aspen Mountain Opening Day, November 22, 2012
Aspen Highlands Opening Day, December 8, 2012
Buttermilk Opening Day, December 15, 2012
Anderson Ranch Holiday Open House, December 18th, 2012 To celebrate the holidays, the Ranch opens its doors to the community. Follow candle-lit paths leading to the studios of our staff and resident artists. Works by resident artists and staff are displayed for sale.Select artwork by nationally known artists. Wine, beer and light snacks served. Proceeds benefit ARAC educational programs.Visitors are invited to join us for an informal dinner. RSVP by Friday, December 14 call 970.923.3181
Aspen Winternational, November 24-25, 2012, Aspen Mountain, Aspen's passion for World Cup is deeply rooted in our community. The Aspen Winternational tradition continues November 26 & 27, 2011 when the world's best female racers will descend on Aspen for a weekend of nonstop action and entertainment
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concerts, November 24th featuring Reverend Horton Heat, Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain. The always anticipated FREE Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series returns this year, commencing during the Aspen Winternational, and continues through Bud Light Spring Jam in March. This series of five outdoor concerts will be held during key events and peak weekends throughout the season.
Aspen FIS NorAM Races, November 26-29, 2012, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club is proud to host over 100 of North America's best ski racers to the "America's Downhill" World Cup course on Aspen Mountain for four days of intense racing.
Summit for Life Uphill Race, December 7-8, 2012 ,Aspen Mountain, Local enthusiasts and regional sports junkies to charge up over 3,000 vertical feet to the top of Aspen Mountain using their preferred choice of lighting and non-motorized equipment - snowshoes, skins and other creative means in the dead of night.
Power of Four Mountain Battlee, December 15-16, Aspen/Snowmass. Aspen/Snowmass athlete Chris Davenport for his signature event, the Power of Four Mountain Battle! At Aspen/Snowmass we are lucky enough to have four incredible mountains; what better way to show them off than to host an event that challenges skiers and snowboarders alike to cover as much ground as possible over a single weekend.
Santa’s Village and Christmas Music, December 21-24 at 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The North Pole comes to the Snowmass mall
Torchlight Parade with Fireworks, December 27 at 5:00pm Fireworks appox 6:30pm, Snowmass
Winter Skol, January 10-13, 2013, Aspen/Snowmass, Wintersköl features more than 40 events in downtown Aspen and at all four ski areas: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk.
Winter X Games, January 24-27, 2013, Winter X Games will return to Aspen/Snowmass at Base of Buttermilk Mountain 200 of the world's best athletes in skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobile throw down over four action-packed days of competition for the most coveted medals in action sports.
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, January 26th featuring TBA, Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain
Colorado Freeride Championships, January 28th - 30th, 2013. The Colorado Freeride Championships (CFC) is a big mountain competition featuring both men and women skiers and snowboarders. Some of the biggest names in the industry come out to play on the cliff-littered terrain of Snowmass, creating a wild show for spectators.
Bud Light Big Air Fridays, Feb. 8 - March 29, Fanny Hill at Snowmass Mountain, The always entertaining Friday afternoon show is entering its 10th year at Snowmass. Big Air Fridays attracts competitors from near and far (including the occasional vacationer) to show off what they've been practicing all week. Athletes will showcase the newest and most progressive tricks around off of the 40 foot jump on upper Fanny Hill.
Mardi Gras Celebration, February 12th, 2013. Snowmass celebrates 31 years of Fat Tuesday revelry with the biggest Mardi Gras bash in the mountains. From mask-making for kids to a midafternoon madcap parade to crawdad boils, king cake and parties at local bars, this authentic fete offers Cajun fun for every age.
Schedule: All Events Are Free!
2-4:00pm Masquerade Mask Making – Clowns and Face Painting
3:00pm Massive Bead Throw
4:00pm Mardi Gras Parade
5:00pm Snowmass Bar and Restaurant Aprés Ski
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, February 16th featuring TBA, Snowmass Base Village, Snowmass
The Aspen Snowmass Open,February 21, 2013. Buttermilk, The Aspen/Snowmass Ski & Snowboard Open at Buttermilk is one of the best open competitions in the nation! It attracts over 350 athletes to compete on the famed X Games slopestyle and superpipe courses.
Aspen Laff Festival Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Feb 20
Theatre Aspen's Annual Costume Gala, TBD, Feb 23
Power of Four Mountaineering Race. March 2nd, 2013. With over 10,000 feet of vertical gain, 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 andAspen Mountain in the inaugural Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race.
St. Paddy’s Day Celebration, March 17th, 2013. Snowmass goes all-out green with a full line-up of Irish fun. Celtic dancers, a Lucky Leprechaun Scavenger hunt, free traditional and rock concerts, green beer, and much more highlight this fast-growing street celebration that takes over Snowmass with Emerald Isle spirit.
12th Bud Light Spring Jam, March 21 - 31. The 13th annual Bud Light Spring Jam, the premier spring festival in the Rocky Mountains, will bring two weekends of competitions, downtown concerts and parties to Aspen/Snowmass.
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, March 22nd featuring TBA, Snowmass Base Village, Snowmass
Kick Aspen Big Air, March 23, 2013, KickAspen Big Air Invitational, the best regional ski and snowboard athletes will compete under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain.
Terrain Park Boot Camp, March 23, 2012, The Terrain Park Boot Camp is an entry level terrain park that will be set up at Snowmass. Coaches will teach beginners how to safely slide a rail, hit a box and throw a trick.
Buttermilk Rail Jam, March 24, Behind Bumps, Buttermilk
NASTAR National Championships, March 20-24, 2013, Snowmass
Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, March 29, 2013, Based on the tradition of mail routes which connected the Colorado mining towns of Crested Butte and Aspen in the 1880s, the 40-mile course starts at 9,000 feet in Crested Butte, takes skiers through Mt. Crested Butte Ski Resort, over two mountain passes and finishes in the City of Aspen
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, March 30th featuring TBA, Downtown Aspen
Fourth Annual Fallen Friends Memorial, March 30, 2013, Aspen Highlands, Uniting skiers and snowboarders from all disciplines to celebrate the mountain lifestyle that binds all of us in honor and remembrance of our fallen friends.
Schneetag, April 14, 2013, *subject to Change, Aspen Mountain - Bonnie's, Schneetag is the German word for "snow day." Put simply, it translates as "daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves."
Closing Day, Buttermilk Mountain April 7, 2012
22nd Annual Aspen Shortsfest, Wheeler Opera House, April 9 - 14
Closing Day: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass Ski Areas, April 14