What to do During Winterskol in Aspen - Aspen Real Life

What to do During Winterskol in Aspen

Listing today's calendar of events for a snowy Wintersköl in Aspen and giving suggestions on getting here if you are stranded in Denver.
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With a winter weather advisory in effect from today through Saturday morning, it looks as though the Gods are smiling down on us in honor of Wintersköl in Aspen, a time for celebration and an annual toast to winter.

For those of you with cancelled flights into Aspen, book a reservation with Colorado Mountain Express and enjoy the luxury of having a skilled driver take you over the snowy mountain passes. Just park your car  in long term parking at Denver International Airport and CME will pick you up at the main terminal of the airport.

Wintersköl Activities for Today:

Noon – 1:30 p.m.   Aspen Chamber Resort Association Opening Luncheon

St Regis Aspen.  Tickets $40 for members/$50 for non-members.  For tickets call ACRA, 970-925-1940

4:00 p.m.  Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s “Wintersculpt” 

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Aspen Mall Area.  Snow sculpture competition.  Anderson Ranch selects 4 teams to participate in this intense 48 hour snow sculpture competition.  Each team receives a participation fee and cash prizes are awarded to the top three sculptures.  Teams often work around the clock on Thursday and Friday of the event to transform their 8′ x 8’x 8′ snow cubes into freestanding creations.  By Saturday afternoon, the completed sculptures are judged by a panel of independent community members based on creativity, technical execution, and compliance to rules.  Anderson Ranch, 970-923-3181 or www.andersonranch.org 
  
5:30 p.m.  Aspen History 101
Wheeler Opera House.  Aspen State Teachers College presents a crash course in the stories and characters that made Aspen the town it is today. From the rough-and-tumble miners to the cosmopolitan culture established in the ’50s, this entertaining performance features local actors and a guest appearance from Klaus Obermeyer.  Kick off Wintersköl by celebrating the past! Get your student ID card for a FREE BEER at the Mad Hatter’s Ball following at 7:30 p.m.  Free admission.  Aspen Historical Society, 970-925-3721 or www.aspenhistory.org

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.   Special Art Museum Wintersköl Events:
Soup’s On at the AAM: Join the AAM for a Soupsköl preview featuring Ute City (last year’s winner) and I Don’t Get It:  A coversation about the  Morgan Fisher exhibition with AAM Curator Jacob Proctor. Free Admission.  Aspen Art Museum, 970-925-8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org

7:00 p.m.  The Drowsy Chaperone
Aspen District Theatre.  A Theatre Aspen Teen Conservatory Production.  A die-hard musical theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his record player and the musical springs to life in his living room. Tickets are $20 adults/$12 for students up to age 18. Aspen Show tickets 970-920-5770, or http://www.aspenshowtickets.com/.  Theatre Aspen, 970-925-9313 or http://www.theatreaspen.org/.

7:30 p.m.  A Special Wintersköl Naturalist Night at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Hallam Lake.  Jessica Metcalf presents The Journey of Cutthroat Trout in Colorado: Historic Stocking Records and 19th Century Museum Specimens Reveal the Native Diveristy of Colorado’s Cutthroat Trout.  Free Admission. ACES, 970-925-5756 or www.aspennature.org

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.   Mad Hatter’s Ball
Wheeler Opera House.  The resurrection of an adored “pastime,” The Mad Hatter’s Ball features live music from Dr. Sadistic & The Classical Cry Babies and groovy rock with local faves Jes Grew (feat. Cameron Williams).  Aspen History 101 attendees will get their student ID card, good for a FREE BEER. Wear your best –and craziest– hat.  Best Hat Award will win 2 passes to the 2013 Aspen Laff Festival!!  Free Admission. Aspen Historical Society, 970-925-3721 or www.aspenhistory.org

 

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