There's no "World Cup hangover" here at Aspen Snowmass. If anything, the thrill of hosting the premier ski racing event in the world last weekend — the first on North American soil in 20 years — has energized us more than ever. And with the equinox passing, we've shifted into full-throttle spring mode around here.

There are only a few more precious weeks left to ride the lifts, take some turns, and party slopeside with friends. We've got the low-down on the biggest events left in the season, as well as a few insider tips on where to savor spring skiing at its finest.

So whether your idea of a great time is dressing in throwback gear and shorts, or just finding a few more secret stashes before the slopes close, you've come to the right place.

Let's celebrate.

Bud Light HiFi Concert Series – Moon Taxi and The Main Squeeze

March 25 and April 8

Spring events at Aspen Snowmass
Spring events at Aspen Snowmass

Each of the three Bud Light HiFi Concerts so far this year have been ridiculous. Michael Franti & Spearhead capping off the Audi FIS World Cup at Wagner Park is just the most recent example.

Good news: we still have two more shows to host, and you won't want to miss them.

On Saturday, March 25, Nashville's indie-progressive rock band Moon Taxi will take the stage at Snowmass Base Village.

Then on Saturday, April 8, the concert series concludes with a special performance by The Main Squeeze. Described as "Stevie Wonder fronting Led Zeppelin and Daft Punk," The Main Squeeze is certain to give us a fitting finale to the season.

Insider Tip:

Snowmass will stay open until April 16. After a few late-season turns on Banzai Ridge, Coney Glade and Velvet Falls, head over to Lynn Britt Cabin. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, you will find après specials, Adirondacks facing the sun, and a boisterous scene that makes the cabin the place to be at Snowmass.

Freestyle Friday

April 7

Spring is the season to let loose, right?

With that in mind, we are bringing back Freestyle Friday to our annual Bud Light Spring Jam.

Get dressed in your finest '90s neon and head to Aspen Highlands on Friday, March 31. Meet us at the Merry-Go-Round to register, and join in the fun as skiers decked in denim shorts, vintage ski suits and maybe a Hypercolor shirt or two, descend a course of moguls for the entertainment of all in attendance. Don't be surprised if you have flashbacks to the 1993 classic, Aspen Extreme. It's going to be all that and a bag of chips.

Insider Tip #2:

Highland Bowl is sacred ground for big terrain skiers and riders, and April 9 will be the last day of the season you can explore it. If the conditions are warm, your best bet is to hike a little further and explore the north-facing slopes known as the G Zones.

Bacon Appreciation Day

April 2

Bacon Appreciation Day at Buttermilk
Bacon Appreciation Day at Buttermilk

Here are a few fun facts about bacon:

  • Every year, the United States consumes the equivalent weight of 8 1/2 aircraft carriers in bacon.

  • A recent study found that 23% of men listed bacon as their "favorite fragrance."

  • And bacon cures hangovers (It's true! It says so on the Internet).

And one more fun fact: we can't close Buttermilk appropriately without hosting Bacon Appreciation Day at the same time.

Swing by on April 2 and simultaneously celebrate bacon and the conclusion of the 2016-17 season with bacon waffles, bacon samples across the mountain, bacon-themed après ski, and the legendary competition among Aspen Skiing Company bartenders for the best bacon-inspired cocktail.

The day also kicks off with the Fueled by Bacon Upsizzle, an uphill event for all disciplines. Get all of the details on our events page via the link above.

Insider Tip #3

Few spots are more ideal for après-ski beer-sipping and sun-worshipping than a bluebird spring day at the Cliffhouse atop Buttermilk. Order a little Mongolian BBQ at the restaurant, then head outside to take in views of the mighty 14,026-foot Pyramid Peak.


April 9

Spring events at Aspen Snowmass

Silly season continues — and officially ends — on April 9 when we hold Schneetag at Aspen Highlands. It's our annual year-end bash, with an emphasis on the word "bash."

Teams of four spend weeks (or in the case of some, a couple hours the night before) assembling a themed snow-worthy craft that can descend the lower slopes of Aspen Highlands, and cross a pond of snowmelt. Of course, by "cross" we mean "plunge into."

Expect ridiculous skits, even more ridiculous costumes, and plenty of after-party revelry. Learn more about staking your spot to watch the event, parking info, or to register a team of your own via the link above.

Insider Tip #4

Still can't get enough skiing post-Schneetag? Along with Snowmass, Aspen Mountain will be staying open until April 16. Ride the Silver Queen up and take a few laps on the epic, top-to-bottom run connecting Copper, Copper Bowl, Kleenex Corner and Little Nell. Ski it without stops and your quads will be burning into May (but in a good way).

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