The Holidays At Aspen Snowmass

New Years Eve Fireworks at Aspen Snowmass

While the holidays may feel different this year, we are here to lift you up. Join us for safe, socially distant activities and events across our mountains and towns. Here’s to the end of 2020 and the beginning of a new year.

Holiday Happenings

Holidays at Aspen Snowmass

Holidays at Aspen Snowmass

Snowmass Holiday Happenings

Snowmass light fest in the snowmass base village.
December 18, 2020 - February 28, 2021 | Sunset - 9 PM

We could all use a little more light in our lives these days. And now, when the lifts close at Snowmass, things really brighten up. Snowmass Luminescence, an interactive art and light display brought to you by Snowmass Tourism and Aspen Snowmass, will immerse you and your family in a dazzling world of light and art.

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Aspen Holiday Happenings

Caviar at Little Nell
The Little Nell Christmas Eve & Christmas Dinners at Element 47

Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2020; 6pm–10pm

Give your loved ones the gift of an exquisite Christmas dinner at Element 47. A four-course prix fixe menu offers holiday favorites with a gourmet twist perfect for Christmas. Pricing is $250+ per guest, available with a $100 wine pairing option. Pricing for children is $50+ per child.

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Ajax Cup Aspen
AVSC’s Audi AJAX Cup | Thunderbowl Race Course
December 30, 2020; 9am–6pm

The Audi Ajax Cup is a dual Giant Slalom right on the Thunderbowl run down Aspen Highlands. Teams of six are racing head-to-head until one is named the winner and awarded the famed Gorsuch Cup as a fundraiser for Aspen Valley Ski Club. Each team has a pro-racer, which in previous years has included Chris Davenport, Casey Puckett, Daron Rahlves and AJ Kitt.

Ajax Cup this year is only for pre-registered participants and will not allow spectators.

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Holiday Things to Do

Holiday Things to Do Aspen Snowmass

Holiday Things to Do Aspen Snowmass

Skiing and Riding in December at Aspen Snowmass
Skiing and Riding | All Four Mountains

While uncertainty remains about what will be required to operate ski areas this season, we’ve developed plans and protocols designed to enable us to get open and stay open. Fortunately, we have the room to do it, given our extensive acreage spread across four mountains and multiple access points.
Aspen Mountain and Snowmass opened early this year, and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open on December 18.

Snow Report
Breathtaker Snowmass
Breathtaker Alpine Coaster | Elk Camp at Snowmass
Daily from November 26, 2020 through April 18, 2021
The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster opened in 2017 and takes guests on a 28mph journey through the forest near Elk Camp. Special night rides are available at Ullr Nights in February and March.

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Tubing | Elk Camp at Snowmass
Daily beginning December 24, 2020 through April 4, 2021
Double-up on the fun by using your Activity Pass for both the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster and a few runs on our tubing lanes at Elk Camp. Few things could feel more jolly than dashing through the snow on a one-person open tube.

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Aspen Highlands Sunday Program

Throughout winter

Experience the rush of sliding down the slopes in a whole new way with a snowbike lesson at Snowmass. Learn to ride a snow bike with help from an instructor, and take some laughter-filled laps under the Elk Camp Gondola. This growing sport is great for people of all ages. Come learn with us.

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New Years Eve & New Years Day

New Years Eve Aspen

New Years Eve Aspen

Whether you are partying at a nightclub or celebrating with family and friends, the buildup for New Years Eve at Aspen Snowmass is always the mountainside fireworks. Snowmass will be launching them over the slopes. Learn more below:

Fireworks | Snowmass
December 31, 2020; 10pm (Fireworks)
Guests and locals alike can enjoy festive fireworks on New Years Eve. With the spectacle launched from Fanny Hill, all can enjoy the colorful show from socially distanced balconies, trails, and restaurants around Snowmass Village.

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New Years Eve at Little Nell
December 31, 2020; 6–10pm

Join us for an extravagant meal at Aspen’s most chic place to be on New Year’s Eve. End the decade on a decadent note with a menu that includes caviar, lobster, truffles, scallops, wagyu beef, fresh pasta and chocolate. Call Element 47 at 970-920-6330.

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December 31, 2020; 6pm and 8:30pm
Share a memorable meal at Ajax Tavern, Chef de Cuisine Oscar Carrasco will offer a special three-course menu with oysters, king crab, scallops and more.

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Updated December 2020

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