Winterskol is Aspen's annual Toast to Winter Festival. Typically held in mid January,the festival offering parades, music, on mountain activities, fireworks and more makes it a great event to plan a vacation around.
Organization: Aspen Chamber Resort Association
Dates: 01/10/2013 - 01/13/2013 update info
Time: 9:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: various locations in Aspen in Aspen,CO
Contact: Aspen Chamber
Phone: (800) 670-0792
Wintersköl, Aspen's annual "toast to winter," dates back to a quiet January in 1951. Jack DePagter, previous owner of the Holland House, created Wintersköl. In 1949 Jack began bartending at the Hotel Jerome. Noticing a lull in business during the 3 weeks after Christmas when the ski lifts closed, Jack decided that there must be something he and his friends could do to bring people into Aspen. His idea: a winter carnival to celebrate Aspen's unique Nordic lifestyle, like those at European ski resorts. With that idea...Wintersköl was born!
- Family friendly events
- Takes place on mountain and around in downtown Aspen
- Mid January for 4 days of fun
Overview: Aspen is full of surprises â in addition to fantastic skiing and snowboarding, the area also offers great winter events. One such event being the Aspen Winterskol Festival. Â Usually consists of fireworks, live music, on mountain competitions and a parade. It dates back to January, 1951 when locals from the Aspen area made a decision to have a celebration of Aspen's unique Nordic lifestyle.Â
When: A mid January annual event
Where: Around the Aspen ski area and the downtown area of Aspen, CO
Fees: Most of the festival events are freeÂ
Details: Aspen has always been a popular destination in the winter, but over the years it has really grown into its own skin as a world-class resort destination. Winterskol has evolved as well, transforming over the years into a distinct, finely-tuned event with major corporate sponsors, and talent from across the globe. At its heart, the celebration has kept to its purpose â this is the place to be if you want a week of fun in the snow. Winterskol is a favorite among visitors and locals.
Join in the celebration at the local town pubs, downtown Aspen and at the Aspen Ski Resort. You will find fireworks, parades, live music, competitions, snow sculpting contests and the famous Soupskol soup making contest. This is a 4 day family friendly event to celebrate winter in a famous ski town like Aspen.