From ski competitions to bustling parties and family festivals, there’s an event for everyone during winter in Aspen. Here are a few highlights!
Ajax Audi Cup
A nail-biting dual GS race in which sixteen teams race head-to-head on Dec 20, 2023 on Little Nell Hill at Aspen Mountain followed by an exclusive après ski party at Chica Aspen.
One of the oldest recurring events in Aspen, Winterskol is a celebration of Aspen’s alpine lifestyle starting Jan 13th, 2023. Throughout the 4-day festival, the town features on-mountain activities, concerts, family events, fashion shows, and ice sculpture competitions and closes with a fireworks display and bonfire.
Gay Ski Week
47th Year of the best Gay Ski Weeks in the world in Aspen on Jan 14-21, 2024. Aspen runs host to the premier LGBTQ+ winter event with a full schedule of events on-and-off the Aspen Snowmass mountains. This is a week full of celebrations and events that make the social scene come alive.
The Winter X Games in Aspen is the highest level of extreme winter sports competition with skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers all competing for gold. Returning for its 23rd consecutive year on Jan 26-28, Winter X Games will take place in Buttermilk, showcasing some of the world’s best winter athletes.
AUDI Power of 4
An endurance race like no other on Feb. 10, 2023. Teams challenge themselves with over 24 miles and 10,000 vertical feet, in this exhausting competition. This race consists of hiking up and skiing each of Aspen’s four mountains, as quickly as possible.
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series
Kick off the Fat Tuesday celebration in Snowmass Base Village, with a Mardi Gras parade, cajun food, and a live band setting on Feb 12, 2024.
Aspen Ski World Cup
Aspen Snowmass welcomes the best international alpine racers as they compete in Super-G and Downhill courses at the Stifel Aspen Winternational, taking place March 1-3, 2024.
Bud Light Mountain Challenge
From March 17 - April 12, this is an opportunity for self-proclaimed athletes to compete in some seriously fun winter events. This free week of events focuses on some friendly competition on the slopes with an emphasis on having a good time.
The national ski racing championships take place in Aspen on April 8-13, 2024, with the quickest qualifiers from across America competing for gold. It’s a great weekend to get out and watch the fastest skiers in the country battle it out.
An Oscar®-qualifying film festival recognized as one of the premier short film festivals in North America”. From April 2-7, 2024, you will be able to get early viewings of some of the best short films in North America. Shortsfest is always an electric and eclectic week to finish off the winter season.
As the Aspen winter comes to close at the end of April 2024, the town uses the closing days of each mountain as an excuse to throw some extravagant parties. Usually held at the base of each mountain, wild parties are not to be missed as each mountain closes on their respective dates.