No matter what time of year it is when you visit
Aspen, there is always something going on –
even in the off season. The town is small, but
there are usually several types of entertainment
offered each evening in different parts of the
small town. Generally, you won’t have to search
too hard to find some entertainment – but it is
better to know exactly what is going on all over
town, so you can choose the Aspen nightlife
that best suits your interests.
First, call the Chamber of Commerce in Aspen
a few months before your trip if possible. Ask
them what events are planned for the time
period that you will be there. Events are usually
scheduled well in advance, and finding out
about these events well in advance will not only
help you to better make your plans, but it will
also allow you to purchase needed tickets in
advance. Nothing will be more disappointing
than arriving in Aspen and finding out that your
favorite band is in town for a sold out show!
Events can come up at the last minute as well.
Upon your arrival to your lodge or hotel, ask the
concierge about events that will be taking place
during your stay. If you have already contacted
the Chamber of Commerce, you will know most
of what is going on around town – but there may
be a few surprises in store for you.
Don’t forget to check with the Chamber of
Commerce offices in nearby towns and villages!
Snowmass is a village that almost seems to
be a part of Aspen – but it isn’t. Contact the
Snowmass town hall to find out what events
are scheduled in the village during your visit.
Have a plan before you arrive in Aspen. Use
Internet resources, as well as the information
that you learn from the various Chambers of
Commerce and your lodge to plan your daytime
and night time activities while you will be in
Aspen. Again, there is always something to do
in Aspen, and if you don’t plan ahead, you will
waste a lot of time trying to decide what you
want to do.
While you want to go in with a plan, leave a
day or two open – with no plans. Use these
days for shopping expeditions or simply take a
quiet walk through the quiet Victorian
neighborhoods. Go to a restaurant that isn’t in
your plans, or spend some time in the Great
Room at your lodge. There is always
something to do…but sometimes, it is nice to
have nothing to do as well!