Wintersköl 2023

Schedule Of Events

Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” dates to a quiet January in 1951 when locals decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique alpine lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities. The four-day celebration features on-mountain activities, snow sculptures, a torchlight descent down Aspen Mountain, fireworks and more. 
 

All events are subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.

Thursday, January 12
Wintersköl Snow Sculptures - ALL DAY

Enjoy Snow Sculptures on the Mill Street Mall  Thursday, January 12th – Sunday, January 15th. FREE TO ATTEND. 

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association presents snow sculptures created by local artist Thomas Barlow. Two 8’ x 8’ snow blocks will be carved into works of art beginning on Thursday, January 12th.

Special thanks to the City of Aspen Parks and Open Space department.

To learn more about Thomas Barlow https://thomas-barlow.squarespace.com/bio

*Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be hosting kidsculpt snow sculpture on the Mill Street Mall TBD. Thank you to Anderson Ranch Arts Center for its longstanding community Wintersköl partnership.*

Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s Helen K. Klanderud Wintersköl Awards Luncheon

Join ACRA in celebrating Aspen's 72nd Annual Wintersköl. Kick-off an annual celebration of winter with a "toast", in memory of Helen K. Klanderud! Convene with other business leaders to honor the Wintersköl Royalty. Celebrate with ACRA's business community members. Member tickets include a champagne toast and lunch. 

aspenchamber.org/membership/membership-information/member-events/winterskol-lunch

Aspen History 101 & Aspen Extreme at The Wheeler

FREE! Aspen History 101 and Aspen Extreme at Wintersköl

Kick off the Wintersköl™ weekend with Aspen History 101 and a screening of Aspen Extreme. Aspen History 101, a theatrical crash course in local lore, was born from the no-credit, all-fun college of the Rockies, also known as the Aspen State Teachers College. The performance resurrects the party-loving atmosphere of Aspen State Teachers College, arguably one of the more entertaining aspects of area history! The evening ends with a screening of the iconic 1993 film Aspen Extreme. Come join us for Aspen History 101, the film screening, or both! 

Aspen History 101, 5:30 p.m. (theatrical performance)

Aspen Extreme, 7:30 p.m. (film screening)

FREE to attend - Advance reservations recommended, to secure your seat call the Wheeler Box Office at 970.920.5770

Tickets: https://aspenshowtix.com/Online/default.asp

Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or aspenhistory.org 

Friday, January 13
Wintersköl Snow Sculptures - ALL DAY

Enjoy Snow Sculptures on the Mill Street Mall  Thursday, January 12th – Sunday, January 15th. FREE TO ATTEND. 

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association presents snow sculptures created by local artist Thomas Barlow. Two 8’ x 8’ snow blocks will be carved into works of art beginning on Thursday, January 12th.

Special thanks to the City of Aspen Parks and Open Space department.

To learn more about Thomas Barlow https://thomas-barlow.squarespace.com/bio

*Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be hosting kidsculpt snow sculpture on the Mill Street Mall TBD. Thank you to Anderson Ranch Arts Center for its longstanding community Wintersköl partnership.*

Apple Strudel Downhill - Highlands Ski Area TBD

This race, where everybody wins, started in 1988 when Gretl Uhl began making apple strudel at the Merry Go Round Restaurant. 

It became a fun race held during Winterskol on the Apple Strudel Run at Aspen Highlands.  Follow the signs from top of Exhibition Lift, past the Merry Go Round Restaurant to top of Apple Strudel Run to enter race.  No pre-registration necessary!

Come and join on Friday, January 13th from 10:30AM to 12PM, run the course, then join us at the finish line for strudel and hot chocolate.

Torchlight Descent & Wintersköl Fireworks Extravaganza

Little Nell Run on Aspen Mountain with fireworks immediately following. 

Fireworks Presented by the Aspen Chamber Resort Association

Special thanks to the Aspen Skiing Company for the Torchlight Descent. 

Saturday, January 14
Wintersköl Snow Sculptures - ALL DAY

Enjoy Snow Sculptures on the Mill Street Mall  Thursday, January 12th – Sunday, January 15th. FREE TO ATTEND. 

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association presents snow sculptures created by local artist Thomas Barlow. Two 8’ x 8’ snow blocks will be carved into works of art beginning on Thursday, January 12th.

Special thanks to the City of Aspen Parks and Open Space department.

To learn more about Thomas Barlow https://thomas-barlow.squarespace.com/bio

*Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be hosting kidsculpt snow sculpture on the Mill Street Mall TBD. Thank you to Anderson Ranch Arts Center for its longstanding community Wintersköl partnership.*

Soupsköl

Come join us in reviving a local's favorite of our past traditions! Restaurants around town will come together to create a special soup and complete for the coveted Soupsköl soup pot!

 

Check back for more information!

Sunday, January 15
Wintersköl Snow Sculptures 2023 - ALL DAY

Enjoy Snow Sculptures on the Mill Street Mall  Thursday, January 12th – Sunday, January 15th. FREE TO ATTEND. 

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association presents snow sculptures created by local artist Thomas Barlow. Two 8’ x 8’ snow blocks will be carved into works of art beginning on Thursday, January 12th.

Special thanks to the City of Aspen Parks and Open Space department.

To learn more about Thomas Barlow https://thomas-barlow.squarespace.com/bio

*Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be hosting kidsculpt snow sculpture on the Mill Street Mall TBD. Thank you to Anderson Ranch Arts Center for its longstanding community Wintersköl partnership.*

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