WORLD CUP VILLAGE


WAGNER PARK WILL ENCOMPASS THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT OF THE WORLD CUP FINALS AND BRING THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TOGETHER FOR AN AFTER-RACE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARTY EVERY DAY. THE PARTY WILL INCLUDE LIVE MUSIC, INTERNATIONAL CUISINE, INSTALLATION ART, LIVE ICE AND MARBLE SCULPTING, KID'S ACTIVITIES, AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, AWARDS CEREMONIES, BIB DRAWS, BUD LIGHT HI-FI CONCERTS AND MORE. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

WEDNESDAY

1pm - 9pm: World Cup Village Opens
2pm - 6pm: America's Downhill Kickoff Party
5pm - 6pm: U.S. Ski Team Autograph Signing
5pm - 8pm: Celebrate 50 Years of Ski Racing AT THE HOTEL JEROME
7pm - 9pm: International Team's Coaches Soccer Tournament


Bring the family to Wagner Park for the America’s Downhill Kick-Off Party, and enjoy some American-style backyard bbq while cheering on the international team’s coaches during their annual on-snow soccer tournament. Bring the kids for face painting, balloon animals, magic, s'mores, live ice sculpting, marble sculpting and more.

The U.S. Ski Team will be onsite signing autographs for ski racing fans of all ages, so don’t miss this opportunity to meet some of the team’s most notable athletes as well as its rising stars.

It has been 50 years since the World Cup tour was conceived by Aspen’s own Bob Beattie, along with Frenchmen Serge Lang and Honore Bonnet. Join legends of the sport at the Hotel Jerome as they gather to celebrate this historic milestone.

THURSDAY

1pm - 9pm: World Cup Village Opens
2pm - 6pm: Apres in the Alps Party
6:30pm: AVSC Roch & Bingham Cup Award Presentations
7pm - 8:30pm: Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Featuring Vintage Trouble


The Roch Cup is the longest running award for an international caliber ski race in the history of U.S. Skiing. The trophy was donated by Walter Paepcke for the initial running of the Roch Cup race in 1946. Named after Andre Roch a Swiss mountaineer and avalanche expert who rallied the entire aspen community around the sport of skiing, the cup was originally awarded to the men’s combined winner of downhill and slalom. First presented in 1953, the Bingham Cup was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bingham to honor the fastest female finisher of the Roch Cup races. While the races are now called FIS Ski World Cup, the tradition has continued for over 60 years. Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) has been teaching winter sports ever since the club was founded in 1937 and integral to Aspen’s history of hosting alpine ski races. AVSC carries forward the legacy of the Roch and Bingham cups today. Join us to present this year’s world cup downhill winners with these prestigious awards.

Bud Light FREE Hi-Fi Concert: Vintage Trouble

The Bud Light Hi-Fi Series will kick-off on Thursday night with a performance by Vintage Trouble. Vintage Trouble is an American soul and blues-rock four-piece band formed in Hollywood, Calif. in 2010. Their sound has been described as "retro," reminiscent of a number of late 1950s and 1960s blues and rock artists, such as The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and The Animals.

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FRIDAY

1pm - 9pm: World Cup Village Opens
2pm - 6pm: St. Patrick's Day Party
6:15pm - 6:45pm: Women's Slalom Top 15 Autograph Signing
6:30pm: Women's Slalom Top 15 Bib Draw
7pm - 8:30pm: Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert featuring Gogol Bordello


St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival, and Aspen is well-known for embracing this special day! Wagner Park is the place to be to experience all things green; enjoy live music from Juice O’ the Barley Band, grab a beverage and bust out your best Irish jig.

The start order for the top 15 women’s slalom racers, based on their FIS points, will be determined by a blind draw held publically at World Cup Village. The draw will coincide with an autograph signing featuring the same top athletes, so don’t miss this chance to meet your favorite women’s racers from around the world.

Bud Light Free Hi-Fi Concert: Gogol Bordello

The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series will continue on Friday night with a headline performance by Gogol Bordello. Gogol Bordello is a an American Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring. Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music mixed with punk and dub. The band incorporates accordion and violin (and on some albums, saxophone).

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SATURDAY

1pm - 9pm: World Cup Village Opens
2pm - 6pm: Aspen Crud Party
6:15pm - 6:45pm: Men's Slalom Top 15 Autograph Signing
6:30pm: Men's Slalom Top 15 Bib Draw
7pm - 8:30pm: Bud Light HiFi Concert featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead
8:45pm: Fireworks on Aspen Mountain


Following the races, please join us in Wagner Park to honor Aspen’s rich heritage which began with the Ute Indians settling in the valley 800 years before the first mining prospectors arrived in 1879. A silver mining boom was then followed by four decades of the “quiet years.” The area was then discovered by 10th Mountain Division soldiers who used to ski over from Leadville during WWII. Their days spent skiing and nights spent drinking a renowned libation called the Aspen Crud (a milkshake with bourbon), eventually led to the development of Aspen Mountain as a ski area.

The start order for the top 15 men’s slalom racers, based on their FIS points, will be determined by a blind draw held publically at World Cup Village. The draw will coincide with an autograph signing featuring the same top athletes, so don’t miss this chance to meet your favorite racers from around the world.

Bud Light Free Hi-Fi Concert: Michael Franti & Spearhead

The night will close with the final World Cup Bud Light Hi-Fi featuring a performance by Michael Franti & Spearhead. Michael Franti is an American rapper, musician, poet, spoken word artist and singer-songwriter. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk and rock.

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SUNDAY

1pm - 9pm: World Cup Village Opens
4pm -8pm: A World Cup of Thanks, Volunteer Party + Community Celebration
4pm -8pm: Live music by Jes Gru


An amazing week wraps up with the final day of tech races and a special public celebration in honor of all the teams, staff, volunteers, partners, community members and businesses who helped make this a once-in-a-lifetime event.

* Schedule is subject to change





S’mores Kits Provided by Whole Foods Market