Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Aspen Nightlife – Winterskol




Since Aspen is a wintertime playground for so



many people, it is only fitting that everyone in



Aspen during the month of January participates



in Winterskol. This is literally a celebration of



winter, cold, and snow – which is a great deal



of what makes Aspen, well, Aspen! Winterskol



is the ultimate Aspen party.





Winterskol is held during the month of January



each year, and it is the wildest winter



celebration you will ever experience. The



highlight of Winterskol is the Canine Fashion



Show, where pets are dressed up in crazy



clothing, such as miniature bridal gowns.



Winterskol has been an Aspen tradition for



more than fifty years – and it will continue for



at least another fifty! The first Winterskol



celebration was held in 1951.





During Winterskol, more than 40 events are



scheduled in the downtown area, Aspen



Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk



Mountain, and Snowmass Mountain. The



entire area gets involved in the activities.



Winterskol is a celebration of Aspen’s Nordic



ancestry, as well as a celebration of winter.



While most events are scheduled in advance,



Winterskol also brings several surprises as



well. You just never know what you will find at



the Winterskol celebration – until you are there.





Favorite traditional activities include the Canine



Fashion Show, Winter sculpt, the Buttermilk



Uphill Race, and Snowmass Splash. Don’t



miss the torchlight descent and the fireworks



display over Aspen Mountain. Don’t miss the



unique competitions happening all over town.



There is constant live entertainment all around



town as well. If you are planning a ski vacation,



and you want to have the time of your life –



your destination should be Aspen, and your



arrival date should coincide with the start of



Winterskol.





Winterskol is an ongoing week long party with



something for everyone. Amusement,



entertainment, parties, and celebration are top



priorities during the week of Winterskol. You



have to experience Winterskol at least once in



your lifetime – and after you have been once,



you will be back. Winterskol is a celebration



that is comparable with Mardi Gras in New



Orleans – but a lot safer, and in many



opinions, more enjoyable.





As they do for Mardi Gras, people come from



all over the world for Winterskol. Event



packages are available, but all of the lodges,



hotels, motels, condos, cabins, and



campgrounds sell out early. Make sure that you



book lodging for Winterskol well in advance,



and take advantage of the packages that the



various lodges offer. Packages typically



include lodging, airfare, rental cars, and



other things that you may require as well.

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