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Wintersköl, Aspen’s annual “toast to winter,” dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when locals chose to commemorate Aspen's distinctive mountain way of life with a diverse weekend of events. 

Fireworks in Aspen Colorado

January 11-14, 2024 | Around town and on mountain

Join the locals for a four-day celebration featuring on-mountain activities, concerts, a craft beer fest, Soupsköl™, a torchlight descent down Aspen Mountain, a bonfire and fireworks.

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Torchlight Parade at Aspen Mountain | Saturday, January 13

Come join in the Wintersköl fun with a torchlight parade down Aspen Mountain. The event will have a first come, first serve sign-up at base of Nell Chair starting at 6:30pm with the lift uploading from 7:30-7:45pm. Adults will be given flares to carry for the ski down, kids have glowstick options.

The parade, led by an Aspen Snowmass Ski Pro, will begin at 8pm. Fireworks to immediately follow once skiers are off the hill.

We strongly suggest that participants wear clothing that can get burn marks from flares.