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13 Jan 2023
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Aspen Snowmass Vacation Blog

Happy New Year! We welcome you to 2023 with what seems to be endless snow, picturesque views, and energy - from visitors and locals alike - that is almost palpable. Across the four mountains in Aspen Snowmass, almost 100% of the terrain is open for skiing, snowboarding, uphilling, and other mountain fun.

At Frias Properties, we’re thankful to be celebrating 49 years of business in 2023. We’re excited about the traditional events Aspen hosts each winter as well as the return of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in March. We look forward to hosting our guests this winter to create a memorable alpine experience. Here’s a preview of our staff’s favorite winter events and activities.

Aspen 2023 Winter Events

Aspen Gay Ski Week // January 15 - 22, 2023

Celebrate 46 years of progress at the annual Aspen Gay Ski Week. The schedule includes a Mountain Du Jour along with daily Après Ski and many evening events. From dinner and late night dancing at Mi Chola to Drag Queen Bingo and An Evening of Music and Comedy with Sandra Bernhard at the Wheeler, the lineup this year is fantastic. Learn more about AGSW.

X Games in Aspen // January 27 - 29, 2023

X Games in Aspen is back with three days of heart-pounding action. From Big Air to Superpipe, the competition schedule includes fan favorites. Be sure to keep an eye out for local athletes including Hanna Faulhaber and Alex Ferreira.

X Games is complemented by a great lineup of music featuring Kaskade, Yung Gravy, Night Tales, MOD SUN, MADDS, and girlfriends.

Most events are free to attend with some ticketed events. Learn more here.

Audi FIS Ski World Cup // March 3-5, 2023

Perhaps the most anticipated event of 2023 in Aspen is the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. With the return of America’s Downhill™ course on Aspen Mountain the world's best alpine racers will compete in the men’s Super-G and Downhill races.

Check out the races and get a few turns in of your own each day. Town will feature free outdoor concerts, events, and ceremonies as we welcome an international audience of athletes, fans, and more.

Learn more about the World Cup in Aspen.

Winter Activities in Aspen

In addition to a great calendar of events, Aspen is home to a wide array of winter activities that cater to skiers and snowboarders along with those who prefer alternative activities. As you plan your vacation, here are a few of our favorite winter activities to consider:

  • Take a Lesson — Whether you are a never-ever skier or a seasoned veteran, ski and snowboard lessons at Aspen Snowmass are a great way to learn the four mountains. The experienced Pros at Aspen Snowmass aren’t just instructors, they are your guide and coach. You’ll build new skills along with getting to experience local’s insights across the four mountains.
  • Experience Art in Aspen — While Aspen may be known for its skiing and snowboarding, art and culture are also cornerstones of the Aspen community. Be sure to visit the Aspen Art Museum and the Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies to view their current exhibits. Home to world-renowned art galleries, we recommend visiting Galerie Maximillian as they celebrate 25 years of art in Aspen. We also find a walk through the LIK Fine Art Gallery to be an inspiring experience.
  • Rest & Rejuvenate — There is no doubt Aspen is an active town. But that doesn’t mean we don’t also enjoy our downtime. Spend a day at the spa to relax and rejuvenate. A few of our favorites include the St Regis Aspen Spa, O2 Aspen, and Heaven on Earth. Learn more about spas in Aspen. Guests of Frias Properties can contact our Concierge for reservations and specific requests.
  • Visit Pine Creek for Lunch or Dinner — Turn your meal into an adventure when you head to Pine Creek Cookhouse. Located on Castle Creek Road, near the ghost town of Ashcroft, the restaurant not only offers a unique dining experience but also has unbeatable views of the Elk Mountains. The journey to this remote restaurant is half the fun. Diners ride a horse-drawn sleigh or snowshoe through snowy alpine groves to arrive at one of Aspen's most picturesque locales. You can also cross-country ski on beautifully groomed trails that weave through aspen forests. Reservations are required. Our guests can contact the Frias Concierge.

Are you looking for even more ideas for activities and adventures for your Aspen vacation this winter? Here’s a curated list of winter activities for non-skiers.

Plan Your Vacation in Aspen this Winter

Enjoy the comforts of a private home, condominium, townhome, or villa, and still enjoy complimentary amenities that make an Aspen vacation effortless and memorable. Frias Properties guests receive airport transfers, concierge services, health club access, front desk check-in, housekeeping, and 24/7 maintenance and support along with their Aspen vacation rental.

Explore our Aspen rentals and plan your vacation to experience all that Aspen has to offer this winter.

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