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Aspen Winter Activities

There's nowhere like Aspen, CO in Winter

Are you skiing Colorado this winter? Aspen is one of the finest winter resorts in the world, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the best in winter sports. World-class skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, ice skating, skate skiing and snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding are just a few of the many fantastic winter activities in Aspen.  Aspen is also home to the best in shopping, dining, spas, and events, with nationally acclaimed music festivals, food and wine fetes, movie and comedy festivals, as well as community events like Winterskol and the 12 Days of Aspen on tap in this busy mecca for winter fun!  


Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Music Festival
Mountain Stats
Lift Ticket Information
Dog Sledding
Sleigh Rides
Aspen Art Museum


Local Weather
Live Aspen Webcams


Interactive Dining Guide to Aspen
Jimmy's Steakhouse
Pine Creek Cookhouse


The Molly Gibson Lodge offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Aspen Airport during front desk hours of operation. We are also located on the bus route for access to Snowmass and Buttermilk, and activities throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
The Ultimate Taxi
City of Aspen
Aspen Airport
Aspen Area Limousine Directory


Belly Up Aspen
When you come to Aspen / Snowmass a must see hot spot is the Belly Up, Aspen. The Belly Up hosts musical talent from around the world including acts such as: Ben Harper, Social Distortion, Damien Marley, B.B. King, SEAL, Chris Isaak, Method Man, Redman, Jurassic 5 and many, many more. Calendar - full schedule and description of upcoming events

12 Days of Aspen
To celebrate the holiday season, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association is hosting the 12 Days of Aspen. From December 20-31, downtown comes alive with a variety of free holiday activities, cookies, hot chocolate and much more! Come join the ACRA - and the entire Aspen community - in celebrating the winter season and the holidays with the 12 Days of Aspen!
December 20-31, 2014

Aspen Winternational FIS Women's World Cup Races
Spectators near and far are invited to the base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain to enjoy prime viewing of the finish line from the grandstands. Television coverage by NBC and Versus will capture the excitement that embodies World Cup racing.

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. The four day celebration features on-mountain activities, Soupsköl, a canine fashion show, winterfest, fireworks, and much more.
January 9-12, 2014

ESPN Winter X Games
The annual Winter X Games is the premier winter action sports event in the world, featuring athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the sports of Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile. Winter X Games 18 will feature nighttime events and will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC.
January 23-26, 2014

Aspen International Fashion Week
Aspen's destination fashion event designed to showcase and market winter resort, ski and technical outerwear in the home and playground of the most stylish consumers. Designers will present Winter 2013 / 2014 collections to create a stylish marketplace for buyers, editors, trendsetters and consumers with Aspen Mountain as the backdrop. With daily après showings, on-mountain events, nightly runway shows and late night fashionable soirees, Aspen International Fashion Week will launch the hottest fashion event to hit the Rockies.
March 13-16, 2014

Bud Light Spring Jam
Aspen's premier spring festival in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, continues like never before March 14-23, 2014! The festival kicks off with the Core Party concert in downtown Aspen and continues the next day with KickAspen Big Air, where skiers and snowboarders compete under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain. A terrain park Boot Camp also offers both adults and kids instruction on how to slide a box or hit a rail in a mini-park on Snowmass. There will be two Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts throughout the event and last year’s new events Schneetag and Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls will once again join the Spring Jam line up.
March 14-23, 2014

Aspen Laff Festival
After 13 years as the featured site for the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and three years as the co-producer and home of the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the Wheeler Opera House presents this unique four-day comedy experience, where comics really get to do what comics do best: Everything funny. Come ski all day and laugh all night as we present the most brilliant new voices in comedy in a variety of stand-up and improv events at the Wheeler!

Power of Four Mountain Battle
This legendary race is celebrated through the Aspen Valley. With 3 divisions for competitive ski, competitive snowboard and overall non-competitive, each team must finish the course (designed by Chris Davenport and Travis McClain) within the 4 hour time frame. The cost is $75/Team and each registrant receives a Helly Hansen Baselayer that includes the event logo! This is open to any skier or snowboarder who enjoys riding Aspen Highlands.
March 1, 2014

Aspen ShortsFest
Recognized as one of the world's "50 Leading Film Festivals" by IndieWIRE, Aspen Shortsfest is one of the world's premier international short film and video showcases for the trend-setting art form: the short. This Oscar-qualifying international competition offers a lively, thought-provoking, and humorous selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary - all at 40 minutes or less.
April 8-14, 2014

For more events, see our Calendar of Events page.

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association is always working to create and attract special events that draw local, regional and destination visitors to Aspen. The ACRA is proud to produce five local events throughout the year that delight locals and visitors alike.

Stay at the Molly Gibson Lodge for incredible Aspen sports and skiing in Colorado by calling us at 888-271-2304 or book online today!