A Guide To Closing Day Celebrations At Aspen Snowmass

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the ski season that was. Learn more about closing day celebrations at all four of our mountains.

Closing day celebrations at Aspen Snowmass

Grom or granny, local or visitor, we’d like to thank you for skiing with us this season!

This winter started out with a bang and just kept coming, with totals accumulating to more than 300 inches, and a 100-inch base in the Highland Bowl—and the powder party isn’t over yet. We’re surely guaranteed sun in the coming weeks, along with the return of the always-coveted closing-day celebrations that help wrap the season up with a bang. Here’s where to celebrate before the snow disappears.

Buttermilk – April 2

Just the name makes us hungry—and rightfully so. Affectionately known as Bacon Appreciation Day, Buttermilk’s closing party takes place on Sunday, April 2 at 10:30am. Come grab bacon doughnuts in the plaza before skiing around the rest of the mountain in search of “bacon samplers,” and stop by Buttermilk Mountain Lodge—including its brand-new après spot, The Backyard—and the Cliffhouse for even more bacon specials, DJ sets, and libations. Beats and bacon at Buttermilk make for a memorable, family-friendly Sunday!
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Lynn Britt Cabin - April 8 & 9

Bust out your 70's & 80's clothing for a retro-themed Après party at Lynn Britt Cabin, a cozy cabin on Snowmass packed with character. Celebrate spring skiing and riding with a DJ spinning tracks, beer and cocktail specials, and food specials all weekend long.

High Alpine Closing - April 8

Pull on your lederhosen and join the festivities at High Alpine's closing with a Bavarian-themed Après ski party. Featuring live music, warm pretzels, beer served in steins, and of course, Oktoberfest style games. Come close out the season in style at High Alpine.

Snowmass – April 15

Snowmass has plenty of terrain above than thousand feet, so the snow here lasts later into the season. If you like spring corn skiing and riding, this is your spot once the lower zones start to melt out. For a full end-of-season bash, check out the always-entertaining Elk Camp Surf & Snow Beach Party from 11am until 3pm on Saturday of closing weekend. Here, you can see brave skiers and riders tempt a 40-degree bath in their ski gear. After you’ve watched the pond skimmers sink or swim, swing by the Elk Camp patio where the party will continue with DJ Naka G, hot tubs and food and beverage specials all afternoon.

Don’t ski? Gondola foot passes up to Elk Camp are free after 12pm so you can join the party!
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Aspen Highlands – April 16

From first chair until the last call, the locals bring the party for this one. Mismatched costumes, snow blades, and thrifted sunglasses are a must across the entire mountain on Highlands’ closing day. Cloud Nine is sure to be popping, Merry-Go-Round will have specials and a DJ, and the Highlands Alehouse at the base of the mountain is the spot to be after you take your last Bowl lap of the year.
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Aspen Mountain – April 22 & 23

Props to you for squeezing all you can out of this season. You could recycle that Highlands closing day costume, but extra points for a second ridiculous outfit. Top-to-bottom slush turns will most certainly be in order on Ajax, April 22 and 23—and be ready to dance at the Sundeck. Celebrate with live music at the Sundeck patio, drink specials at the pop up Woody Creek Distillery bar, or head mid-mountain to the Oasis Champaign Bar. It’s officially Aspen Snowmass’ last day, might as well go for it.
Thanks again for making this season one for the books. Enjoy all summer has to offer, and we’ll catch you next year. Pray for snow!
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