Smith Optics Grudge Match
Sunday, April 7 | 2 PM - 4 PM
Near the base of Buttermilk on closing day, watch as competitors take on a plaza-style terrain park in the Smith Optics Grudge Match. This event has a fun twist: competitors spin a "trick wheel" to see what maneuvers they need to shred.
Bacon Day + Uphill
Sunday, April 7
We are often asked, "do you close with Bacon Day at Buttermilk because of buttermilk pancakes?" And we always reply, "clever, but no. We just love bacon. Don't you?" For Buttermilk's final day of skiing and riding, guests can enjoy as much bacon as they can handle. Look for members of our Ski Patrol, who look forward to this day every year.
April 5 - 7, 2019
During Buttermilk's closing weekend, The Après music festival will kick off with Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, April 5 followed by back-to-back nights of jamming with The String Cheese Incident. The Après will also include performances from special guests; Moon Taxi, The Main Squeeze, Southern Avenue, and ALO. Single day tickets, lift ticket and festival packages, and all inclusive packages are available.
Party at the Base
Come join in the fun
The base area of Aspen Highlands is a natural conduit for all skiers and riders coming off the mountain, and it's also a natural gathering place to close out another successful season. Enjoy a live DJ, hilarious costumes and a festive atmosphere as locals and guests say "until next time" to the slopes of Aspen Highlands.
Highland Bowl Gathering
Informal, Super Chill
The Ski Patrol at Aspen Highlands has a closing day tradition of hiking up to the top of Highland Bowl and hosting an informal BBQ (weather permitting). Its the local's choice for closing day festivities.
Elk Camp Surf & Snow Beach Party
Presented by Goslings | Saturday, April 20
Head up to Elk Camp – Snowmass for some fun in the sun! For the third year in a row, Elk Camp restaurant at Snowmass will host an end-of-season party featuring free leis, a dance party, and margarita blender bikes. Wear your swim attire and skim along the pond outside of Elk Camp Restaurant. For the first time, Surf & Snow Beach party will take place with a Pond Skim! Skiers and snowboarders are highly encouraged to participate. After the party on the mountain is over join fellow skier/riders from Elk Camp to Base Village at where the party continues!
80's Prom Party at the Sundeck
Après from the Top
We're throwing it all the way back to the 80's to celebrate Aspen Mountain Closing Day at the Sundeck! Pull that old prom dress out of the closet and start brushing up on your favorite 80's lyrics. We'll be crowning a prom King and Queen so show up dressed to impress!
Après Closing Party
Ajax Tavern | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Following the 80's prom party at the Sundeck, ski down to Ajax Tavern to close out the ski season with us. Enjoy street-food inspired bites, drink specials and a DJ. Don your most stylish 80's threads and get ready to dance in your ski boots until the sun sets.