Winter is one of Aspen’s most renowned seasons for travelers, and for good reason. As locals, we know hitting the slopes is just the tip of the iceberg for all the incredible things to do and see in our snowy wonderland. Consider catching one of our Aspen winter events during your getaway, or plan your trip around them. Discover even more things to do and see when you access our complimentary Vacation Guide!
You’ll Want to Plan Your Trip Around These 7 Aspen Winter Events
Ullr Nights at Snowmass | December – April
Every Friday night, you’re invited to gather at the Elk Camp Meadows to honor the Norse God of Snow, Ullr. Elk Camp transforms into a magical winter celebration the whole family will love. Begin your festivities with a gondola ride up, then play in the snow! Tube down the hill, snowbike in the moonlight, and more before warming up by the fire with some s’mores and hot chocolate. These nights create memories your family will never forget.
12 Days of Aspen | December
It’s impossible not to feel the holiday cheer in the air during the 12 Days of Aspen. For the last twelve days of December, the charming downtown area lights up with ice skaters, carolers, entertainment, and plenty of twinkle lights. Each day offers something new, so you can enjoy everything from events perfect for date night to Christmas storytime for the kids.
Winter X Games | January
As a premier winter destination, it’s no wonder the X Games holds their winter competition in Aspen every year. Buttermilk Mountain comes to life as it hosts some of the most talented athletes in the world. Sports competitions are open to the public, and you can watch some of the biggest names in the music industry during their performances that weekend.
Gay Ski Week | January
Once you see the rainbow flags raised up and down Main Street, you know Gay Ski Week is starting! Combat the cold with the Gay Ski Week Pass; it will get you into all the hottest galas and parties that set this week above the rest. Insider tip: You won’t regret reserving a table for the Downhill Costume Contest, considered the greatest show on snow. Treat yourself to a front row seat!
Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open | February
The Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open brings more than 200 competitors to our area each year for one of the longest-running independent open competitions in the country. Athletes take on the X Games Aspen Slopestyle and Superpipe and Big Air courses at Buttermilk for a few days of entertaining action. Even if you aren’t competing, they’re fun to watch!
Bud Light Spring Jam | March
The Annual Bud Light Spring Jam is held the last two weeks in March in Aspen Snowmass. Join the fun festivities during your Spring Break vacation by going to outdoor concerts right downtown Aspen and watch competitions on the mountain. Check out the schedule of events while you’re on your ski trip!
The Apres | April
The Apres is a brand new three-day music festival that is held at base of Buttermilk ski mountain, which is also known to be to be the same mountain where X Games is held.
Book Your Winter Getaway Today
Take your winter getaway to the next level when you stay with Aspen Signature Properties. We strive to make your entire vacation more than just a trip— it’s an experience. If there are any Aspen winter events you would like to attend, our concierge will take care of all the details. Don’t worry about acquiring your tickets, transportation, and dinner reservations; we will make sure each day of your getaway runs smoothly. Browse our properties to start planning your stay. It’s time to experience our winter wonderland!