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Top Ten Winter Activities in Aspen/Snowmass

11 Jan 2018
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Aspen / Snowmass Top Ten

Aspen Snowmass is home to four large world class ski resorts, but the towns have so much more to offer than just Winter sports. Whether you are looking to relax with some fireside smores or the exhilarating rush of the alpine coaster we have the perfect activity. Visit one of the many free concerts and festivals in the area, or take the time to enjoy a great meal and stellar ambiance at one of the areas world class restaurants. 

1. Alpine Coaster - Breathtaker

Get ready for one of the newest and most exciting attractions in Aspen / Snowmass ski area. The new Alpine Coaster, Breathtaker is located in the Elk Camp area where guests will now enjoy an exhilarating 7-9 minute ride reaching speeds of 28 mph / 45 km. 

Learn More about the Alpine Coaster Breathtaker.

2. Winterskol

Toast to winter with a four-day festival celebrating everything we love about winter in the Rockies! In 1951, Aspen local Jack DePagter decided to make the most of the weeks following Christmas when the town goes quiet. This one of a kind festival embraces Aspen and Snowmass's Nordic culture and offers on mountain activities as well as live music and more.

Learn more about Winterskol.

3. X- Games

The biggest stage in action sports, X Games Aspen, returns for the 17th consecutive year to Buttermilk. Over 200 of the world's best winter sports athletes get down for four intense days of competition, each hunting X Games glory. This event is spectator friendly and free while offering the chance to mingle with Olympians and icons of winter sports. 

Learn more about the X Games

4. Alpine Cuisine at The Edge

Chef Jason DeBacker's German background influences an Alpine-Inspired menu that will delight your taste buds; we invite our guest to savor our fondue with cuts of baked bread, fresh green apples and sausage, homemade German-style wursts and our signature schnitzel. The edge offers apres ski, with 2 for 1 offerings on Cocktails, beer, and wine from 4 - 5:30 pm.

Learn more about The Edge restaurant and bar.

5. Bud Light Free Concert Series

The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series is one of our favorite things about Winter in Aspen / Snowmass. Every year these free concerts take place in different locations in the area and bring in various popular artists. See below for the list of this year's concerts.

Learn more about Budweiser Free Concert Series.

6. Mardi Gras

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the biggest Mardi Gras bash in the Rockies at Snowmass Village this year! From a mid-afternoon madcap parade to a fireworks show on Fanny Hill, this authentic Mardi Gras fete offers Cajun fun for the whole family.

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Aspen / Snowmass.


7. Belly Up Aspen Winter Line Up

The Belly Up Aspen opened in 2005 and has become a staple of the area. The 450 person venue brings in a variety of major headliners as well as some local favorites. Rolling Stone Magazine even ranked it one of the best clubs in America.

Learn more about Aspen Winter concert line up at Belly Up.

8. Free Smores in Snowmass

Relax by the campfire with delicious smores. Finish your epic day of winter activities at Base Village of Snowmass's smore. Make a classic version of a delicious treat at carts located by the fire pits. 

Enjoy Free Smores in Snowmass.

9. Four Mountains - One Lift Ticket

One of the biggest perks of planning your Ski Trip to the Aspen / Snowmass area is that one lift ticket gets you access to all four of the areas World Class Mountains. All within a few miles of each other. Enjoy access to Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk

Learn more about four mountains for the price of one lift ticket.


10. World Class Shopping in Aspen / Snowmass

Aspen and Snowmass offer a variety of creative and interesting shops. Many of these shops feature designers you know well while others provide a totally unique shopping experience. So, whether you are shopping in Aspen / Snowmass for a memento of your visit or a totally unique item, you will not be disappointed.

Learn more about world-class Aspen / Snowmass shopping.