Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Snowmass Ski Area with a weekend full of events and activities that will transport you back to 1967.


Friday, December 15 -
Celebrate Snowmass’s 50th with an Après Ski Party at Snowmass Base Village featuring live music from DJ GeoDecibel from 11am - 4pm. Or, if family fun is more your speed, enjoy face painting and balloon animals in the kids zone. Top off a day of celebration at the Elk Camp Retro Party at Elk Camp Restaurant from 5 - 9 pm. Wear your most fabulous retro ski fashion while feasting on 50 years of the finest mountain cuisine. Fireworks over Fanny Hill cap off the day at 9pm saluting 50 years of skiing and riding at Snowmass.

Saturday, December 16 - Saturday marks the return of the memorable Banana Days, but with a modern twist. Then, Après at Snowmass Base Village featuring live music from DJ Benny from 12pm - 4pm. Face painting and balloon animals will also be available in the kids zone. For those lucky enough to have a ticket, end the day in style at the sold out 50th Anniversary Golden Gala at The Viceroy. A film, currently in development, celebrating 50 years of Snowmass will debut during the gala.​

Sunday, December 17 - Sunday boasts a day of vintage skiing and riding with a special Cabin Jump and Rail Jam. Enjoy timeless comfort foods at the on-mountain Community Picnic at the Spider Sabich Picnic and Race Area from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
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Banana Days

Saturday, Dec. 16

Relive the Snowmass Tradition of Banana Days. From 1985 to 2000, Banana Days was an annual tradition in Snowmass featuring wild and wacky events such as a scavenger hunt on the mountain, banana eating contests, banana juggling, banana drink contests, a banana boat race, and the Banana Beach Ball contest. We're reviving Banana Days with a modern twist! 

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Anniversary Après SKi

Friday DeC. 15 & Saturday Dec. 16

Top off a day of skiing and riding with an Après Ski Party at Snowmass Base Village from 11am - 4pm on Friday featuring live music from DJ GeoDecibel, and from 12pm - 4pm on Saturday featuring music from DJ Benny. Or, if family fun is more your speed, enjoy face painting and balloon animals in the kids zone. 

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Cabin Jump

Sunday, Dec. 17

The Snowmass tradition of jumping over a cabin on the mountain will be brought back in the terrain park. Guests are welcome to stop by the terrain park throughout the weekend and watch or take their turn jumping or jibbing a special “cabin” being prepared for the 50th anniversary celebration. 

Snowmass 50th Anniversary Deals

Take advantage of ticket and lodging deals to celebrate Snowmass's 50th anniversary!

Due to overwhelming demand, we are no longer offering standalone $6.50 Snowmass 50th Anniversary lift tickets in advance. Tickets will still be available for $6.50 in-resort on Friday, December 15 at Snowmass. Lodging and lift ticket packages featuring the $6.50 lift ticket will continue to be offered through Stay Aspen Snowmass and other participating tour operators. Guests purchasing multi-day lift tickets that include December 15 will be able to buy the $6.50 Snowmass ticket directly through the call center at 800-525-6200.

By limiting the number of tickets sold in advance, we hope to mitigate congestion but guests should anticipate crowds and plan accordingly. Please keep in mind Friday, December 15 is about celebrating 50 years of Snowmass. Click here for information about the activities and specials planned for the day. If skiing is the priority, guests should consider purchasing a ticket valid for our other three mountains.