Powder Day

12 January 2014
 

Winterskol

06 January 2014

Wintersköl, Aspen's annual "toast to winter," dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen's unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities.  Today the four day celebration features on-mountain activities, live music, a canine fashion show, WinterFest, fireworks and much more. 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 - Wintersköl Officially Begins

4 p.m. Anderson Ranch Arts Center's "Wintersculpt" 
Aspen Mall Area Snow sculpture competition.  Anderson Ranch selects four teams to participate in this intense 48 hour snow sculpture competition.  Each team receives a participation fee and cash prizes are awarded to the top three sculptures.  Teams often work around the clock on Thursday and Friday of the event to transform their 8' x 8'x 8' snow cubes into freestanding creations.  By Saturday afternoon, the completed sculptures are judged by a panel of independent community members based on creativity, technical execution, and compliance to rules.    
Anderson Ranch, 970-923-3181 or http://www.andersonranch.org/news-and-events/holiday-open-house/

5:30 p.m. Aspen History 101 - Aspen Historical Society
Wheeler Opera House.  Aspen State Teachers College presents a crash course in the stories and characters that made Aspen the town it is today. From the rough-and-tumble miners to the cosmopolitan culture established in the '50s, this entertaining performance features local actors and a guest appearance from Klaus Obermeyer. Kick off Wintersköl by celebrating the past! Get your student ID card for discounted drink special at the Mad Hatter's Ball.  Free admission.  Aspen Historical Society, 970-925-3721 or www.aspenhistory.org    

6 - 8 p.m.  Special Aspen Art Museum Wintersköl Events - Soups On/I Don't Get It
Aspen Art Museum.  Soup's On: A special Soupsköl preview featuring last year's winner, The Square Grouper.
I Don't Get It: Featuring an open forum discussion about the work of Holt Quentel with AAM's Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.  Free Admission.  Aspen Art Museum, 970-925-8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org     

7:30 p.m. A Special Wintersköl Naturalist Night Wildlife at the End of the Earth: Antarctic Birds & Animals - Dick Filby
Hallam Lake.  Join Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon for the first Naturalist Nights lecture of the 
2014 season featuring notable British birder, Dick Filby, the founder of Rare Bird Alert.  Free Admission.  Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 970-925-5756 or www.aspennature.org

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.  Mad Hatter's Ball

Wheeler Opera House.  The resurrection of an adored "pastime," The Mad Hatter's Ball!  Aspen History 101 attendees redeem your student ID card, good for a discounted drink special. Wear your best --and craziest-- hat.  Best hat wins 2 passes to the 2014 Aspen Laff Festival!! 
7 - 7:30 p.m. - Hat Contest Registration 
7:30 - 8 p.m. - Hat Contest 
8 - 10 p.m. - Live Music by JES GREW, Aspen's own rock- n- roll funk band.
Free Admission.  Aspen Historical Society, 970-925-3721or www.aspenhistory.org     

9 p.m.  Adventure Club with Opening Act – TBD
Belly Up Aspen.  Dubstep DJ Duo from Montreal with remixes ranging from 1950’s classics, post-hardcore rock, to the sweet electronic sounds of today.  Tickets are $35/$40 ages 18-20 (limited underage tickets available).  Belly Up Aspen, 970-544-9800 orwww.bellyupaspen.com
 

12 Days of Aspen

26 December 2013

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26

NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY!

1-3pm

FREE! Hot Chocolate, Cookies, & Candy Canes (Commemorate mug $5) | Cooper Ave Fire Pit
Everyone is welcome to the Cooper Ave. fire pit to warm up, enjoy hot chocolate and treats!

3:30-6:30pm

FREE! ACES Apres Ski : Holiday Open House | Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Hallam Lake 
Join us at Hallam Lake in the heart of downtown Aspen to enjoy Aspen Center for Environmental Studies during the holidays! ACES' Boxing Day open house will include guided snowshoe tours around the preserve, crafts for kids, hot drinks, wine, snacks and more! Don't miss the early evening "air show" of waterfowl coming to spend the night at Hallam Lake, explore the center, learn about ACES and enjoy the warmth of a small bonfire, the pleasure of good company and the beautiful setting of Hallam Lake!

4pm

FREE! Family Film | Pitkin County Library
A feature length holiday film will be shown. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

9pm

Weezer | Bellyup Aspen 
Weezer is coming to the Bellyup Aspen for two shows. The opening act is to be determined.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

 

3:30am-4:30pm

FREE! Author Jill Sheeley's Fraser Story Telling | Hotel Jerome, Library 
Join author Jill Sheeley for story time with cocoa and cookies!

4pm

FREE! Winter Crafts for Grownups | Pitkin County Library 
Join in the holiday fun and make something special!

5:30-7:30pm

FREE! Meet the Elk Mountain Rescue Dogs & Friends | The St. Regis Aspen Resort | Library
Come to Santa's Living Room (The Library) for a special visit with the Elk Mountain Rescue Dogs and Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteers. Learn how these talented are saving lives through back-country rescue and mountain safety education!

9pm

Weezer |  Bellyup Aspen 
The last of the two shows Weezer will be playing at the Bellup Aspen. The opener is to be determined.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28

 

12-2pm

FREE! Family Fun with Clowns- Face Painting, Balloon Animals & More! | Cooper Ave Fire Pit 
Join us at the Cooper Ave fire pit to get your face painted and have fun with clowns!

4pm

FREE! Apres Ski with Hot Cider and Cookies | Pitkin County Library
Stop by for hot cider and cookies then check out a movie for a dark winter's night!

4:30-7:30pm

Aspen Art Museum Freestyle Winter Benefit | The St. Regis Aspen Resort 
This no-holds-barred, fashion-forward event benefiting the AAM features champagne, caviar, amazing one-of-a-kind auction items, a fashion show and it sells out every-time . For tickets or further information, contact Aspen Art Museum at 970-925-8050.

7pm & 9:15pm

JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Nell Featuring Gypsy Allstars Return to Rajasthan | The Little Nell Hotel
Intimate shows in the downstairs conference room at The Little Nell featuring the Gypsy Allstars. Born on the outskirts of Montpelier in the south of France, which spawned the Gypsy Kings, this fiery new ensemble blends gypsy rumba with Indian rhythms and vocals creating a new sound igniting audiences on multiple continents.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

 

12-2pm

FREE! Family Fun with Clowns- Face Painting, Balloon Animals & More! | Cooper Ave Fire Pit
Join us at the Cooper Ave fire pit to get your face painted and have fun with clowns!

4pm

FREE! Seasonal Sing-a-long led by Cantor Rollin Simmons | Pitkin County Library
Come by for an old time sing-along!

7pm & 9:15pm

JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Nell featuring Gypsy All stars Return to Rajasthan | The Little Nell Hotel 
Intimate shows in the downstairs conference room at The Little Nell featuring the Gypsy Allstars. Born on the outskirts of Montpelier in the South of France, which spawned the Gypsy Kings, this fiery new ensemble blends gypsy rumba with Indian Rhythms and vocals creating a new sound igniting audiences on multiple continents.

8pm

Rufus Wainwright (Solo) |  Bellyup Aspen 
Come watch Rufus Wainwright perform. GA advanced $50, seated tickets $95.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30

 

9:30am

The Audi Ajax Cup benefitting Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club | Aspen Mountain
Antonio Banderas will be hosting this year's Audi Ajax Cup where teams compete head to head in a dual slalom race on the Little Nell run on Ajax.

10:30am

FREE! Snowy Stories with Susan | Pitkin County Library 
Join us at the library for story time, all ages.

2pm

Aspen Skating Club Performance | Silver Circle Ice Rink
Aspen Skating club will be putting on a free performance, come check it out!

3:30pm

Après Ski Party following The Audi Ajax Cup | The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Invitation only. Time to celebrate in the heart of Aspen at the St. Regis Resort. Racers and guests will enjoy gourmet food stations, libations, and music.

7pm&9:15pm

JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Nell featuring Gypsy Allstars Return to Rajasthan | The Little Nell Hotel
Intimate shows in the downstairs conference room at The Little Nell featuring the Gypsy Allstars. Born on the outskirts of Montpelier in the south of France, which spawned the Gypsy Kings, this fiery new ensemble blends gypsy rumba with Indian Rhythms and vocals creating a new sound igniting audiences on multiple continents.

9pm

The Flaming Lips | Bellyup Aspen
COme to the Bellyup Aspen to see The Flaming Lips perform with Midlake.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

 

10:30am

FREE! Baby Story Time with Anne | Pitkin County Library
Come here Anne tell stores at the Aspen library!

5-11pm

New Year's Eve Family Buffet | The St. Regis Resort Aspen | Trecento Quindici Decano
Enjoy a family buffet at the St. Regis Aspen Resort. $95/person and $39/child (exclusive of tax and gratuity).

6-10pm

Exclusive Four Course Dinner | The Little Nell Hotel | Element 47
Element 47 is offering an exclusive Four Course Menu for $395/ person (kids menus are not available). All reservations require a credit card. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy.

7&9pm

New Year's Eve Dinner | Hotel Jerome 
Three course dinner (choice of 3 items per course). The first seating is at 7pm and is $150/person. The second seating is at 9pm and is $250/person.

8pm-12am

FREE! DJ & Bonfire | Wagner Park
Come get toasty with us at Wagner Park, enjoy the free music and roaring bonfire!

8pm & 12am

Fireworks over Aspen Mountain | Aspen Mountain
Get ready to bring in the New Year with firework shows at both 8pm and 12am.

8pm & 10pm

New Years Eve Sky Masquerade, 8pm VIP & 10pm GA | Sky Hotel 
Doors open for VIP at 8pm and for general admission at 10pm. All tickets include a full open bar, fireworks viewing, DJ spinning, casino table, live entertainment, NYE party favors, a photo booth and more! Dress to impress and bring your mask!

8:30pm

New Years Eve Party with Delta Saints | Wheeler Opera House
One ticket gets you not only a brilliant boogie-provoking show from one of the nation's hottest new rock bands, but also your party favors, noise maker, champagne toast and -perhaps most important- open bar for this end-of-the-year celebration.

9pm-2am

Speakeasy New Year's Eve Themed Gala | The St. Regis Aspen Resort | Ballroom
Celebrate New Year's Eve in true St. Regis style at this 1920's themed gala in the ballroom (21+ age restriction applies). 1920's attire is strongly encouraged. General admission tickets are $249/person. VIP admission is available for $499/person. Live music featuring Nikki Hill and Curtis Salgado (2013 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year), midnight champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres and more!
*Additional applicable fees will be applied at purchase. For more information call 970-429-7373.

9pm-2am

New Year's Eve Celebration | The St. Regis Aspen Resort | Shadow Mountain Lounge
Featuring live music by Derek Brown's six piece band, featuring festive party favors, dancing and a Trecento Quidici Decano champagne toast at midnight (21+ age restriction applies).

9pm-1:30am

Chair 9 New Year's Eve Celebration | The Little Nell Hotel | Chair 9
The Little Nell's new bar, Chair 9, will be offering a party with bottomless Veuve Cliclout and DJ Dylan for $195/person.

10pm-1:30am

Winter Wonderland New Year's Eve Celebration | The Little Nell Hotel | Element 47
New for the New Year, The Little Nell is offering a Winter Wonderland New Year's Eve Celebration at Element 47. This special event on the patio will feature an enclosed, heated space, lounge seating, a fire pit and four piece jazz band. The party is limited to 50 people and includes bottomless Cristal, well cocktails, and wine for $347/person

 

Merry Christmas!

25 December 2013
 
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