The beloved winter season is quickly coming to a close, but there are two solid months left for shredding, culture, parties, and general indulgence. Here are seven things to do in Aspen this spring before we transition to summer.
Full Moon Dinners
Visit Buttermilk Mountain’s Cliffhouse for a rustic full moon dinner. You will enjoy the views (sunset on the Maroon Bells) and cozy vibe (hot chocolate by the fire). Reachable by hike or uphill skiing, the last dinner of the year is March 31; don’t miss it.
Bacon Appreciation Day
Bacon wrapped scallops, bacon kettle corn, maple candied short rib bacon.
If any of these are making your mouth water, be sure to visit Aspen during Bacon Appreciation Day, April 8th. This coincides with Buttermilk Mountain’s closing day so make a weekend of it: ski, eat, and eat some more.
Find more information here.
Aspen celebrates the increasing daylight hours with sunset skiing on Aspen Mountain. These special ski days take place every Friday night until mid-April.
Each sunset skiing event also includes apres-ski specials, food, and live music. Catch the last gondola down at 9 pm and order a nightcap at Ajax Tavern before heading off to sleep.
Tunes & Laughs at Belly Up
Spring 2018 has a variety of musicians and entertainers coming through Belly Up. Catch one of these acts:
- David Spade
- The Naked and Famous
- Trout Steak Revival
Browse the event calendar and purchase tickets here.
Après Ski Cocktail Classic
The annual Après Ski Cocktail Classic takes place March 8-11th and includes both free and ticketed sessions. Some of the events include “Historic Aspen Cabin Gin Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres” at the historic Aspen Cabin, “Top Of The World Popup” bar on Aspen Mountain, and “Thrown, Shaken, or Stirred… a Session for the Aspiring Home Bartender.”
This long-weekend event allows you to taste classic and inspired cocktails from bar masters around town; just remember to hydrate.
Recruit a team of four for the annual party that is Schneetag. Participants will costume up, build a craft, and fly down Aspen Highlands into a pool of snowmelt. For those wanting to stay warm, you can watch the event from the sidelines. Either way, this wild party helps celebrate the arrival of spring.
While each mountain has a designated closing day in April, stay updated on snow conditions by subscribing to Aspen Snowmass’s social media channels and email. Last year, Aspen Mountain remained open until May due to late spring snowfall. During this time, you can also get inexpensive hotel rates — so keep your eyes peeled.