Women's History Month

Celebrating the women in our local and global community.

Womens History Month

Aspen Skiing Company co-founder Elizabeth Paepke believed in the Aspen Idea. The concept that Aspen could be a place that unlocks, integrates, and elevates the mind, body, and spirit. Over the years, women who came before—like the Ute people who were the original stewards of this land, or the mining families who worked hard to make a home out west—and after Paepke, have helped shape this place into a rich landscape. A place, doubly gifted by the area’s beauty and the unique blend of individuals who call these mountains home.
From the Maroon Belles who helped protect the Maroon Bells Wilderness in the 1960s to the women throughout the Roaring Fork Valley currently working to make this world, and their home, a better place; from everyday skiers and riders offering their hoots and hollers on powder days to the patrollers and operations experts who keep our mountains, hotels, and eateries running—the impact of women in this Valley reverberates across and beyond the surrounding peaks.

This month, we honor the women—both near and far—whose work, art, and impact continue to leave an impression on the local and global community; one that helps define Aspen Snowmass. Join us this Women’s History Month for events, conversations, fundraising, and more.
The Maroon Belles
The Maroon Belles

International Women's Day Events

Join us March 7 & 8 for unforgettable events celebrating International Women's Day.

A Conversation with Author Imbolo Mbue

In partnership with the Aspen Winter Words series through the Aspen Institute, join us at Paepcke Auditorium on Tuesday, March 7 from 6 to 7pm for a conversation with Imbolo Mbue, The New York Times bestselling author. Imbolo will discuss her new book “How Beautiful We Were,” a literary tale about an African village, an American oil company, and “young woman’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people’s freedom.”

The Women Behind the Lens Photo Auction

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In honor of Women's History Month, bid to own a photo captured by one of the Roaring Fork Valley's most talented photographers. All funds will help support SheJumps Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol Day, taking place on March 25 at Snowmass. Bringing young, local girls together to learn about mountain safety, first aid, avalanche education, and future careers in and on the mountains, SheJumps aims to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature through low-cost outdoor education.

Snowmass Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol Day

March 25 at Snowmass

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Buttermilk Patrollers

Snowmass and SheJumps are co-hosting a Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol single-day camp for junior high and high school-aged girls and LGBTQIA-identifying folks on March 25, 2023. Spend the day diving into mountain safety and skills while working with the strong women from the ski patrol community and SheJumps volunteers. Lift tickets are included with a ticket to the event.
Brunch at The Little Nell

Brunch at The Little Nell

Commence the celebrations of Women's History Month with bubbles and brunch on the sunlit, scenic patio of Ajax Tavern at 11:30 am on Wednesday, March 1.