The world’s fastest women skiers will once again take Aspen Mountain by storm over Thanksgiving weekend. 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. Live television coverage by NBC and Versus will capture the excitement that embodies World Cup racing. Plum TV will also be broadcasting all the races live!! The weekend includes the first Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series of the season. Both events are FREE and open to the public!
In this exciting event, contestants race from the base of Aspen Mountain all the way to the top! Racers climb 3,267 vertical feet – over 2.5 miles at night. All participants receive a racer bag valued at over $100 and top racers and fundraisers will receive great prizes! The post-race party at the summit will include dinner by The Little Nell, live music, and awards for top fundraisers and racers presented by liver recipient and Bronze Medalist, Chris Klug.
Ride for Life: Skip the uphill hike and ride the Silver Queen Gondola straight to the summit! Enjoy dinner prepared by The Little Nell, live music, awards, and most importantly, cheer on the racers while standing next to the bonfire, as they come across the finish line!
Snowed In: For those of you who want to support the event but don’t want to leave the warmth of your lodge or home, you can opt to be Snowed In and still show your support by sponsoring a participant or making a general donation.
Embrace the holiday spirit and enjoy the magic of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Children of all ages will marvel at this whimsical interpretation of a seasonal classic. With ballet, flamenco, Chinese silk dancing and even an aerialist, allow the cast of 60 dancers, actors and circus artists to create lifelong memories for you and your loved ones.
Spend your holidays with Aspen Film! Every winter we celebrate the movies everyone will be talking about this awards season. From starry features to fresh independent voices, this beloved mountain tradition has something for everyone. Where movie lovers and film industry professionals gather to see some of the best films of the year.
Program announced early December
Tickets on sale mid-December
We are happy to announce that the 2015 Challenge Aspen Chris Bove Memorial Uphill will be held onSaturday, February 21st 2015. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages & ability levels are invited to tackle the 1,368-vertical-gain up Snowmass Mountain. You can use snowshoes, stabilizers or telemark skis to make the climb uphill. The day begins with registration and check-in at Base Camp Bar & Grill with a summit at Elk Camp Grill. All participants are encouraged to stay for the post-race celebration at Elk Camp for a pancake breakfast & prize giveaways.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass Hozier & Fitz & The Tantrums
A unique and intelligent singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who cites James Joyce‘s Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Leonard Cohen, John Lee Hooker, and community choral singing among his influences, Hozier (his stage and performing name) was born Andrew Hozier-Byrne on March 17, 1990 (which just so happened to be St. Patrick’s Day) in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. The son of a local blues musician, he literally grew up with the blues being played all around him. He joined his first band when he was 15, gravitating toward R&B, soul, gospel, and, of course, blues. Hozier started studying for a degree in music at Trinity College Dublin, where he was involved with the Trinity Orchestra, but dropped out in his first year to record demos for Universal Music. From 2009 to 2012, he sang with Anúna, an Irish choral group, and toured internationally. He released a solo EP, Take Me to Church, in 2013, and when a video for the powerful title track, which directly addresses gay discrimination in Russia, went viral on YouTube and Reddit, Hozier found himself with an international audience. A second EP, From Eden, appeared in the spring of 2014 and in September of that year, Columbia released his eponymous debut album. It reached the Top Ten of the charts in no less than 11 countries, and was quickly certified gold in Canada and Great Britain.
Fitz & The Tantrums
Led by songwriter Michael Fitzpatrick, Fitz & the Tantrums brew up a retro sound inspired by Motown and Stax Records. Fitzpatrick initially formed the Tantrums as a neo-soul solo project, having purchased an old church organ, and found that it helped inspire his songwriting. While recording a solo EP, he recruited an old college friend, James King, to add horn arrangements to the material. The lineup grew from there, with the Tantrums eventually becoming a co-ed septet. Songs for a Break Up, Vol. 1 marked the group’s first release in 2009, and Fitz & the Tantrums headed to South by Southwest the following year, stirring up some industry buzz in the process. In 2010, the band returned with its first full-length effort, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, featuring the single “MoneyGrabber.” In 2013, Fitz & the Tantrums delivered their second studio album, the Tony Hoffer-produced More Than Just a Dream.