The Holidays At Aspen Snowmass

New Years Eve Fireworks at Aspen Snowmass

Cold weather meets a warm, festive spirit in the Roaring Fork Valley as we greet the holiday season. Days filled with steep turns, hot beverages, and twinkling lights await and we invite you to join in the many activities and events across our four mountains and two towns. Here's to our 75th anniversary season and the beginning of a new year filled with possibilities.

Holiday Happenings

Snowmass Village Holidays

Snowmass Village Holidays

Snowmass Holiday Happenings

Mother and Daughter at Snowmass Luminescence a light festival and art instillation in Snowmass Colorado.
Snowmass Luminescence
December 17, 2021 - February 27, 2022 | 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

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Christmas Eve + Christmas Dinners at Element 47

Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25, 2021; 6pm–10pm

Celebrate season’s eatings at Element 47. The restaurant offers a four-course prix fixe menu featuring indulgent favorites like venison, lobster, wagyu beef, hand-made pasta, foie gras, seabass, and decadent desserts for every sweet tooth. 6-10 pm. $300++ per guest with a $150 wine pairing option, $50++ per child.

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Ski racing at Aspen Snowmass
AVSC’s Audi AJAX Cup | Thunderbowl Race Course
December 30, 2021; 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. Join us for the Ajax Cup Après Party at the Base of Aspen Highlands 3-6pm.


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Holiday Things to Do

Skier bluebird day

Skier bluebird day

Skiing and Riding in December at Aspen Snowmass
Skiing and Riding | All Four Mountains
Daily | 9:00am until 3:30pm

Aspen Snowmass is where journeys begin this winter. Meet the moment across our four mountains and come celebrate our 75th anniversary. A single lift ticket to Aspen Snowmass unlocks 5,500+ acres of some of North America’s best terrain. Secure your days to ski or ride at any of our four mountains—just let inspiration be your guide.

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Breathtaker Snowmass
Breathtaker Alpine Coaster | Elk Camp at Snowmass
Weekends December 3-17, 2021 | Daily: December 17, 2021-April 3, 2022

For winter thrills off the slopes, look no further than the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Riders will wind their way through over a mile of forest on an elevated track at speeds of up to 28mph. Located adjacent to the Elk Camp Restaurant, riders and passengers will be able to experience the thrilling ride during the day and during special Ullr Nights.



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Tubing | Elk Camp at Snowmass
Daily beginning December 20, 2021

Aspen Snowmass is thrilled to offer tubing facilities at Snowmass for the winter season. The multiple lanes are lift-served and carved into The Meadows at Elk Camp, with lighting facilities to illuminate the runs at night during Ullr Nights festivities.

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New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Aspen Town Fireworks

Aspen Town Fireworks

Fireworks at Snowmass
Fireworks in 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. Aspen will be launching them over the slopes. Learn more below:

Fireworks | Aspen
December 31, 2021; 8pm (Fireworks)
Join us for a bonfire and live DJ in Wagner park from 6pm until 9pm. Fireworks over Aspen Mountain at 8pm. + Learn More




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New Year's Eve Dinner | Element 47
December 31, 2021; 6–11pm

End the year with indulgence! Caviar, lobster, truffles, scallops, wagyu, fresh pasta, and chocolate – what better way to celebrate 2021 and ring in 2022? Element 47 will feature a decadent four-course menu filled with festive flavors. 6-11 pm. $400++ per guest with a $200 wine pairing option.
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Updated December 2021

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