What’s Happening in Aspen/Snowmass
What’s Happening in Aspen/Snowmass in January and February
The holidays are behind us, but Aspen/Snowmass hasn’t slowed down. The slopes are filled with excited visitors and locals enjoying the exceptional skiing of Aspen/Snowmass and in the evenings, the bars and restaurants are brimming with lively conversation as the day’s activities are shared among friends and family. January and February offer some of the best that Aspen has to offer. Of course, skiing always holds center stage, but there are so many ways to enjoy the charming mountains town during winter.
Snowmass has been the premier destination for vacationers and residents alike for 50 years. With ski runs ranging from expert black diamond to beginner hills, Snowmass offers something special for skiers of all skill levels, making it a great resort where families or friends can all find a great skiing experience. For variety, the resort also offers a number of other fun outdoor adventures such as cross-country skiing, guided snowshoe tours and snowmobiling.
Aspen Mountain is legendary for good reason! Ski down through the glades powder stashes and enjoy the same runs that have hosted the world cup. Stop at legendary Bonnies for a relaxing break and great food.
Buttermilk Mountain is known as the mountain with two personalities and home to the X Games. It is easy going for beginners and families, great for freestyle riders to hit the Buttermilk Park and love by uphillers.
Aspen Highlands Is filled with locals and those who love the uncrowded slopes. Hike the Highland Bowl or cruise the groomers. It wouldn’t be a day at Highlands without stopping at the fun Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro.
2019 Aspen/Snowmass Activities, Events and Festivals
Wintersköl is Aspen’s annual “toast to winter.” The festival celebrates the Nordic lifestyle of the community with a variety of fun activities. The festival kicks off with a beautiful Torchlight Descent down Little Nell Run – lighting up the night.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center hosts the popular Wintersculpt and submissions come from all over the area including artists, amateurs, schools and businesses. Sculpting works of art from ice, each participant carves their masterpiece from an 8’ square foot cube of snow. Kidsculpt welcomes middle school participants as well.
The X Games 2019 welcomes back the best of winter action sports. Held at Buttermilk Mountain, attendees enjoy thrilling winter sports exhibitions and competitions while enjoying the festival atmosphere, complete with live music and great food.
Moonlit Trek and Dinner
January 19, 5:30-9pm
Work up an appetite with a moonlit tour around the Snowmass Golf Course. Guests can choose between snowshoes or cross country skiing as they take in the views by moonlight. At the end of the course, participants enjoy a delicious pasta dinner and s’mores at Black Saddle Bar and Grille.
The Owl Creek Chase Cross Country Ski Race
The Owl Creek Chase is a challenging 21k race which has been the largest cross country ski race since 1985. The scenic course follows the Owl Creek Trail from Snowmass to the Aspen Golf Course.
Historic Pub Crawl
Thursdays from January 10- April 11
The Aspen Historical Society offers the Historic Pub Crawl for guests over 21 years of age. Visit such famous establishments as the Aspen Public House and the J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome tasting local brews while you learn about the history of each location.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
January 11, 6:30pm
Gregory Popovich is a fifth generation circus performer who has created a European-style circus show which includes highly intelligent dogs and cats who join acrobats, juggling and comedy from the Moscow Circus providing family fun. Most of the animal performers are rescued from shelters across the country.
See you around town!
The Bineau Team
Jim and Anita