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01/12/2023 - 12:00am to 01/15/2023 - 12:00am

Aspen Winterskol, Jan. 12 - 15, 2023

Celebrate Aspen's Unique Nordic Lifestyle

Now in its 72nd year, Aspen's annual Winterskol celebration is four days of festivities around town and at our four ski mountains.

The 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. Typical marquee events include Wintersculpt, snow sculpture competition; a canine fashion show; a torchlight parade on Aspen Mountain followed by a fireworks extravaganza; and more.

Winterskol Highlights

Winterskol Snow Sculptures: Artists carve winter-themed designs into huge blocks of snow on the Mill Street walking mall. Peruse the sculptures between Jan. 12 - 15, 2023.

Aspen Fat Bike Race (Virtual): Participate in this Winterskol favorite on your own schedule this year! Complete either the 2-mile course (recreational division) or 6-mile course (competitive division) on the Aspen Nordic Center's fat bike course.

Soupskol returns! Join the Aspen community in reviving a local's favorite tradition. Restaurants from around town create special soups and compete for tasters' votes to win the coveted Soupskol soup pot! The event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13.

Snowmass Luminescence: This interactive art and light display immerses guests and community members in a dazzling world of light and art. Skip the Skittles Gondola ride between the Snowmass Mall and Base Village and instead, stroll through The Tunnel, an interactive series of LED illuminated walkways and arches that will ignite the senses. Open daily after dusk.

Torchlight Descent & Fireworks Extravaganza: At 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, turn your eyes toward the Little Nell Run on Aspen Mountain to witness a parade of lights descending the mountain. Following the torchlight descent, crews will set off fireworks from Aspen Mountain.

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