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64th Wintersköl Celebration
January 8-11, 2015

2015 SLOGAN CONTEST
The Wintersköl Committee is now accepting slogan submissions!  What's Your Winter Dream ... in 2015?  Many of us believe Aspen is a place where dreams come true, that's one of the reasons we live here. So follow your dreams, let us know what you love about our community and Aspen's unique winter celebration when interpreting the slogan for Wintersköl 2015. Dream big, believe what's in your heart, and make it happen.

RULES:

- Slogan entries are due Friday, October 10th by 5 p.m.
- Limit of 5 entries per person
- Slogan must be a 1-5 word phrase
- E-mail entries to  jhardman@aspenchamber.org
- WINNER will receive (1) pass* to the 2015 FOOD&WINE Classic in Aspen! (*Associate Pass valid for all Grand Tastings; Seminars on a space available basis only)

Previous winning slogans include:
• 1995 - "Having a Blast...Like Years Past"
• 1988 - "Ski the Dream"
• 1973 - "These are the Good Ole Days"

2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS COMING SOON!

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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Aspen Chamber Resort Association Awards Dinner.
 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Awards Dinner
TICKETS
$65 ACRA Members / $85 Non-members
All Tickets must be prepurchased
CALL 925-1940 TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY

8 p.m.  David Cook with opening act TBD
Belly Up Aspen.  Alternative singer-songwriter and American Idol winner, recently sold out The Troubadour in Hollywood, featuring his platinum hits "Light On" and "Come Back To Me".  Doors open 8 p.m. / Show 9 p.m.  $25 Advance / $29 Day of / $65 Reserved / $75 Avd GA VIP / $115 Res VIP / All ages

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 - Wintersköl Officially Begins       
4 p.m. Anderson Ranch Arts Center's "Wintersculpt"
Aspen Mall Area Snow sculpture competition.  Anderson Ranch selects four teams to participate in this intense 48 hour snow sculpture competition.  Each team receives a participation fee and cash prizes are awarded to the top three sculptures.  Teams often work around the clock on Thursday and Friday of the event to transform their 8' x 8'x 8' snow cubes into freestanding creations.  By Saturday afternoon, the completed sculptures are judged by a panel of independent community members based on creativity, technical execution, and compliance to rules.    
Anderson Ranch, 970-923-3181 or http://www.andersonranch.org/news-and-events/holiday-open-house/
    
5:30 p.m. Aspen History 101 - Aspen Historical Society
Wheeler Opera House.  Aspen State Teachers College presents a crash course in the stories and characters that made Aspen the town it is today. From the rough-and-tumble miners to the cosmopolitan culture established in the '50s, this entertaining performance features local actors and a guest appearance from Klaus Obermeyer. Kick off Wintersköl by celebrating the past! Get your student ID card for discounted drink special at the Mad Hatter's Ball.  Free admission.  Aspen Historical Society, 970-925-3721 or www.aspenhistory.org    

6 - 8 p.m.  Special Aspen Art Museum Wintersköl Events - Soups On/I Don't Get It
Aspen Art Museum.  Soup's On: A special Soupsköl preview featuring last year's winner, The Square Grouper.
I Don't Get It: Featuring an open forum discussion about the work of Holt Quentel with AAM's Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.  Free Admission.  Aspen Art Museum, 970-925-8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org     
  
7 p.m. A Special Wintersköl Naturalist Night Wildlife at the End of the Earth: Antarctic Birds & Animals - Dick Filby
Hallam Lake.  Join Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon for the first Naturalist Nights lecture of the 2014 season featuring notable British birder, Dick Filby, the founder of Rare Bird Alert.  Free Admission.  Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 970-925-5756 or www.aspennature.org

7:30 - 10:00 p.m.  Mad Hatter's Ball

Wheeler Opera House.  The resurrection of an adored "pastime," The Mad Hatter's Ball!  Aspen History 101 attendees redeem your student ID card, good for a discounted drink special. Wear your best --and craziest-- hat.  Best hat wins 2 passes to the 2014 Aspen Laff Festival!! 
7 - 7:30 p.m. - Hat Contest Registration
7:30 - 8 p.m. - Hat Contest
8 - 10 p.m. - Live Music by JES GREW, Aspen's own rock- n- roll funk band.
Free Admission.  Aspen Historical Society, 970-925-3721or www.aspenhistory.org     

9 p.m.  Adventure Club with Opening Act – TBD
Belly Up Aspen.  Dubstep DJ Duo from Montreal with remixes ranging from 1950’s classics, post-hardcore rock, to the sweet electronic sounds of today.  Tickets are $35/$40 ages 18-20 (limited underage tickets available).  Belly Up Aspen, 970-544-9800 or www.bellyupaspen.com    

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
All Day.  Anderson Ranch Arts Center's "Wintersculpt" Sculpting continues 
Aspen Mall Area

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Anderson Ranch Arts Center's "Kidsculpt"
Mill St. Mall (by McDonalds).  Kids Snow sculpture competition   
   
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men's Health & Women's Health Village at Aspen Wintersköl
Aspen Mountain.  The Ultimate Party in The Snow.  Free and open to everyone.  www.menshealth.com/aspen & www.womenshealthmag.com/aspen
WARM UP
With coffee and hot chocolate at the Vicks Warming Center. Daily, 9 AM – 12 PM
LOUNGE    
Between runs, try new products and get free swag! Daily, 9 AM – 3 PM
RECOVER   
With tranquil spa services. Daily, 9 AM – 3 PM
CELEBRATE   
At our Après-Ski Party! Daily, 3 – 5 PM
DANCE    
At our annual Snow Jam concert. Doors open at 8PM, Concert starts at 10PM, Belly Up Aspen. Space is limited.  
 
10:30 a.m. - Noon  Apple Strudel Downhill     
Apple Strudel Trail, Aspen Highlands.  Free to everyone! All participants receive complimentary apple strudel with whipped cream, a drink, and bragging rights at finish line!       

4 - 6 p.m.  "SoupskölTM," Aspen's 11th Annual Soup Cook-Off    
Cooper Ave. & Hunter St.  SoupskölTM is a soup-making contest judged by the public to determine which restaurant has the best soup in our valley. Each restaurant offers a FREE sample of their soup. The public casts a vote for their favorite and the winner gets the coveted Soup Bowl Trophy and bragging rights for the next year! Free to everyone.  To register ACRA, 970-925-1940 or www.aspenchamber.org    

5 - 7 p.m.  Aspen Skating Club
Wintersköl Skating Exhibition, Aspen Ice Garden. Exhibition 5-6 p.m.  / Public Skate 6-7 p.m.  FREE Admission.

5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Ullr Nights 
Elk Camp at Snowmass Mountain.  In honor of the Norse God of Snow, Ullr, Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland.  Enjoy old-fashioned winter outdoor activities such as a visit to Ullr's snow castle, the Viking sledding hill, s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire, and ice skating on Rayburn's pond.  Dance to live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration sure to please any palate.  After an evening outside in the snow playground, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment available downstairs in The Tent. Activities are included in the gondola fee with the exception of guided tours such as snow bikes, ACES snowshoe tour, etc.  The restaurant will be set up like it is during lunch time with the various stations, featuring nighttime specials.  $10 Adults / $5 Kids, season pass holders & employees. Aspen Skiing Company, 970-923-1227 or www.aspensnowmass.com

6 - 9 p.m. Post Soupskol Party at Chair 9
The Little Nell, Chair 9.  Live music, $12 pitchers of beer and more!

7 - 10:30 p.m.  Spring Board Soiree - Ski Town Chic
Mountain Chalet Aspen.  Spring Boards annual event is joining with Wintersköl to bring you "Ski Town Chic".  What's that mean? 
It's everything from neon one-pieces to Fur to dancing in your ski boots.  Come join Spring Board and help raise money for a good cause. 
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  First 100 people will get a free beer.  For more info contact Spring Board at info@springboardaspen.org 
   
7 p.m.   All You Need is Love - 2014  Theatre Aspen Teen Conservatory Cabaret
Black Box Theatre, Aspen High School.   Theatre Aspen's first-ever  teen Cabaret, "All You Need is Love," will feature local youth singing upbeat and moving songs about all kinds of love - puppy love, first love, brotherly love, friendship - in a true cabaret-style setting. Bring a date and enjoy
the Valley's best teen voices as they sing their hearts out on a fun-filled evening.  $15 Adults / $10 Students.  Aspen Show tickets 970-920-5770, or www.aspenshowtix.com.  Theatre Aspen, 970-925-9313 or www.theatreaspen.org.
  
7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.  JAS Café Downstairs @ the Little Nell presents Wycliffe Gordon - Hello Pops!
The Little Nell.  The critically acclaimed trombonist and vocalist in a boisterous celebration of the music of Louis Armstrong.
Tickets $35. 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499) or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org    
    
8 p.m.  Annual 80s Snow Jam Concert with The Spazmatics
Belly Up, Aspen.  DANCE at the Men's Health and Women's Health annual Snow Jam concert.  Belly Up, Aspen, 970-544-9800 or www.bellyupaspen.com

8 p.m.  Led Zeppelin CELEBRATION DAY
Wheeler Opera House.  FREE screening of the concert documentary of Led Zeppelin's December 10, 2007 performance.
www.wheeleroperahouse.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
  
...continued... Anderson Ranch Arts Center's "Wintersculpt" continues    
Aspen Mall Area.  Winners announced at 5 p.m. location TBD. 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men's Health & Women's Health Village at Aspen Wintersköl
Aspen Mountain.  The Ultimate Party in The Snow.  Free and open to everyone.  www.menshealth.com/aspen & www.womenshealthmag.com/aspen 
GET READY
To hit the slopes with complimentary yoga, sponsored by Pure Protein. 9:30 AM, Aspen Sundeck, Reserve your spot at the Lodge. Space is limited.
WARM UP
With coffee and hot chocolate at the Vicks Warming Center. Daily, 9 AM – 12 PM
LOUNGE    
Between runs, try new products and get free swag! Daily, 9 AM – 3 PM
RECOVER   
With tranquil spa services. Daily, 9 AM – 3 PM
CELEBRATE   
At our Après-Ski Party! Daily, 3 – 5 PM
WATCH   
The WinterskölTM Fireworks Display at our exclusive viewing party. Stop by The Lodge for details. Space is limited.

10:00 a.m. Fat Cycle Challenge (NEW!)
Fat Bike Challenge
Fat Bikes are coming to WinterskölTM, January 11, 2014! This is your chance to compete, cruise around town or check out the demos; don't miss out on this inaugural fat bike event! The Fat Cycle Challenge has something for everyone including a post party at the Limelight Hotel with live music followed by the WinterskölTM fireworks over Aspen Mountain.  Schedule & times are subject to change. For more information, contact the Aspen Chamber Resort Association 970-925-1940, or www.aspenchamber.org 

Fat Cycle Challenge, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Marolt Open Space.  This is the first fat bike race in Aspen!  Competitive & Recreational Divisions available.  CASH prizes!  Registration CLOSED!
Bike Village / Demos, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Wagner Park.  Demo bikes will be available to test on our customized course.  
Sundog Athletics Fat Bike Clinic, 1 - 1:30 p.m.  Wagner Park.  Space is limited, call 970-925-1069 or www.sundogathletics.com.
Fat Cycle Town Ride, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Limelight Hotel.  Everyone is invited!  Bring your own bike and meet at the Limelight Hotel. 
Fat Cycle Awards Party, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Limelight Hotel.  Join us for the Awards Ceremony, drink & pizza specials, and live music by Axis LP!

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Wintersköl Public Skate

Lewis Ice Arena.  Free admission.  Aspen Recreation Center, 970-544-4100    

Noon  -  4 p.m.  "WinterFest "
Clock Tower at Wagner Park.  Family fun, free and open to everyone. ACRA, 970-925-1940 or www.aspenchamber.org   
Noon - 3 p.m.  Family Fun! Clowns, face painters, Aspen Kettle Corn, and more!  
Noon - 1 p.m.  Canine Fashion Show - registration. Free to participate. Registration required and takes place day of.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Canine Fashion Show  
2 - 3 p.m.  US Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps and the Red, Plaid, & Blue Pipe Band  

4 - 5 p.m.  Anderson Ranch Wintersculpt Judging & Awards
Judging will take place between 4-5pm on the Mill Street Mall.  Judges will evaluate based on the following: Overall creativity and design concept, technical execution and use of snow as a medium, & compliance with the criteria and rules.  Awards will be announced at Justice Snow at 5 p.m.  First Prize donated by Justice Snow: $500, Second Prize: $250, Third Prize: $100.

6:30 p.m.  Tossed and Found
Wheeler Opera House.  Peter Davison is a skilled practitioner of the juggling, mime, and silly stuff arts, and he comes to town for a FREE Wintersköl show at the Wheeler, performing his latest concoction TOSSED & FOUND.  Perfect for the whole family, Peter's imaginative workings with junk and stuff you'd find in the attic or garage will thrill you and make you want to jump on stage and do it yourself - but kids, don't try this at home!  Free admission. Aspen Show Tickets, 970-920-5770 or visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com   

7 p.m.  All You Need is Love  - 2014  Theatre Aspen Teen Conservatory Cabaret
Black Box Theatre, Aspen High School.   Theatre Aspen's first-ever  teen Cabaret, "All You Need is Love," will feature local youth singing upbeat and moving songs about all kinds of love - puppy love, first love, brotherly love, friendship - in a true cabaret-style setting. Bring a date and enjoy
the Valley's best teen voices as they sing their hearts out on a fun-filled evening. $15 Adults / $10 Students.  Aspen Show tickets 970-920-5770, or www.aspenshowtix.com.  Theatre Aspen, 970-925-9313 or www.theatreaspen.org.   

7 p.m. & 9 :15p.m.  JAS Café Downstairs @ the Little Nell presents Wycliffe Gordon - Hello Pops!
The Little Nell.  The critically acclaimed trombonist and vocalist in a boisterous celebration of the music of Louis Armstrong.  Tickets $35. 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499) or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org    

8 p.m.  Aspen Brewing Company
Come taste Aspen's finest microbrews, listen to live music by The Natural Disasters, and watch the fireworks over Aspen Mountain!

8 p.m.  Torchlight Descent
Little Nell Run, Aspen Mountain     

8:15 p.m. Wintersköl Fireworks Extravaganza    
Aspen Mountain 
    
9 p.m.  Emancipator with Opening Act - TBD
Belly Up Aspen.  Emancipator - Soulful integration of organic hip hop and symphonic layers.  Tickets are $25/$27 day of/+$5 under 21  970-544-9800 or www.bellyup aspen.com   

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
7:30 a.m. Wintersköl Hike for Hope Uphill
 
Buttermilk Mountain.  10th Annual Family Charity Event, 100% of funds raised go to research a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.  Registration is $25 and does not include the pancake Breakfast at the Cliffhouse.  Pre-registration on-line at www.hikeforhopeMD.com or day of from 6 - 7:15 am at Bumps Restaurant Huge prize give-aways, fun for all!!  For more information and to pre-register, 970-925-6137 or  www.hikeforhopeMD.com    
 
8 a.m. Pancake Breakfast ($6)
Cliffhouse Restaurant, Buttermilk Mountain 
    
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men's Health & Women's Health Village at Aspen Wintersköl
Aspen Gondola Plaza.  The Ultimate Party in The Snow.  Free and open to everyone.  www.menshealth.com/aspen & www.womenshealthmag.com/aspen  
WARM UP
With coffee and hot chocolate at the Vicks Warming Center. Daily, 9 AM – 12 PM
LOUNGE    
Between runs, try new products and get free swag! Daily, 9 AM – 3 PM
RECOVER   
With tranquil spa services. Daily, 9 AM – 3 PM
CELEBRATE   
At our Après-Ski Party! Daily, 3 – 5 PM
  
1 - 4:30 p.m. Broomball Tournament 
Aspen Ice Garden.  $50.00 per team.  Limited space.  Contact Keith Bulicz with the Aspen Recreation Department at (970) 948-2192 to register.  

2 p.m.  All You Need is Love  -  2014 Theatre Aspen Teen Conservatory Cabaret
Black Box Theatre, Aspen High School.   Theatre Aspen's first-ever  teen Cabaret, "All You Need is Love," will feature local youth singing upbeat and moving songs about all kinds of love - puppy love, first love, brotherly love, friendship - in a true cabaret-style setting. Bring a date and enjoy
the Valley's best teen voices as they sing their hearts out on a fun-filled evening. $15 Adults / $10 Students.  Aspen Show tickets 970-920-5770, or www.aspenshowtix.com.  Theatre Aspen, 970-925-9313 or www.theatreaspen.org.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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WINTERSKÖL 2014 COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
City of Aspen Logo Aspen Snowmass Logo

2014 MEDIA PARTNERS:
  

MensHealth14    WH_red 
 
 
The Aspen Times  KSPN14  

SKÖL TO COMMUNITY SPIRIT:
Alpine Bank    devINC
SOUPSKÖL SPONSORS:

Aspen Square Bethel Party Rentals   Frias 

   The Gant     The Sky Hotel    T&E MARSHALL ENTERPRISES, INC.   

FRIENDS OF WINTERSKÖL:
GOLD:
Caribou Club

SILVER:
Aspen Orthopaedic Associates
Great Western Grog Shop
Merrill Lynch - Aspen
Remy Cognacs

BRONZE:
Little Annie's Eating House
Mezzaluna 

HISTORY OF WINTERSKÖL
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! Today, the four day celebration features on-mountain activities, Soupsköl, the Canine Fashion Show, winterfest, fireworks, and much more.

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Soupskol 2012 WinterFest 2012

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