Winter Events 2010-2011

A sampling of some of Aspen's best winter events… To see more check out our Newsletter

Nov. 4-6, 11-13 – Aspen Community Theater, Aspen District Theater
Two weekends of tuneful performances of the rousing musical “1776” performed by talented local performers.

Nov. 27-28 – FIS Alpine World Cup Races, Aspen Mountain
The fastest women on the international FIS racing circuit tackle the challenging Aspen Mountain course over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Nov. 25 – Opening Day, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass

Dec. 10-11 – Aspen Summit for Life, Aspen Mountain
Participants race to the top of Aspen Mountain in support of the Chris Klug Foundation, a non-profit promoting organ donation.          

Dec. 11 – Opening Day, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk

Dec. 20-31 – 12 Days of Aspen
Enjoy free events and holiday cheer every day during Aspen’s annual salute to the Holiday Season, capped by a spectacular fireworks display over Aspen Mountain on New Year’s Eve.

Jan. 13-16 – Wintersköl
Aspen’s annual celebration of the joys of winter includes a festive parade and lots of fun on-mountain events at each of the four mountains of Aspen/Snowmass.

Jan. 16-23 – Gay Ski Week

Jan. 27-30 – Winter X Games XV, Buttermilk
Celebrated winter athletes and enthusiastic fans converge for an extraordinary display of athleticism and cutting edge sport on the slopes of Buttermilk Mountain.

Feb. 25-27 – Colorado Freeride Championships, Snowmass
More than 100 men and women compete in snowboarding and skiing on the precipices of the Hanging Valley Headwall and the Burnside Cliffs in Snowmass, as they push the boundaries of their sport.

Feb. 26 – Inferno 11 Uphill Race, Aspen Highlands
Event participants run up to Loge Peak in the Highlands Bowl and then race down for cash prizes and bragging rights.

Mar. 18-20, 25-27 – 10th Anniversary Bud Light Spring Jam, Aspen and Snowmass
Two fun-filled weekends of spring skiing, competitions, concerts in downtown Aspen and great parties.

Mar. 19 – Kick Aspen Big Air Invitational, Aspen Mountain
The 11th annual night-time competition for skiers and snowboarders takes place under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain.

Mar. 26 – Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Aspen Mountain
A Colorado tradition since 1998, this wilderness race begins at 12 midnight when 200 participants take off to ski the grueling 40-mile route from Crested Butte to Aspen through the rugged terrain of the Elk Mountains.

April 3 – Closing Day, Buttermilk

April 10 – Closing Day, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass

April 24 - Closing Day, Aspen Highlands