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What to Look Forward to This November in Aspen

Hurray! November marks the official start of the Aspen's winter season! Aspen and Snowmass mountains will open for the ski season on Thanksgiving Day, and there are several events to look forward to in town this month, whether you're hitting the slopes or planning a special night out.WorldCup.jpg

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30. The world's fastest female skiers, including Colorado locals Lindsay Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Alice McKennis, will compete for first place. Catch the skiers race across the finish line at the base of Aspen Mountain at Lift 1A!

The 29th also marks the commencement of the annual Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series. Reel Big Fish will kick off the season by playing a free show at Gondola Plaza, located at base of Aspen Mountain. Check out Chair 9's Launch Party at The Little Nell from 3-8pm before the show, and be sure to snag a koozie to get $3 beers all season long!

Football season is in full swing, so get your game on at Belly Up, the ideal place to grab some grub and watch your favorite NFL team on the biggest screen in town. Games festivities start at 6 p.m. and entrance is free. Belly Up will also feature a number of live musicians this month, some with no cover charge! 

Catch a case of the giggles at a performance of Nunsense, an off-broadway musical comedy performed at The Wheeler Opera House until Nov. 16. Matinees and evening shows are available, and prices range from $14 to $20. For more laughs, check out Ben Kronberg on Nov. 29 at 8:30 p.m. for just $28. Other events featured at The Wheeler Opera House this month include health and wellness speaker Carl A. Hammerschlag, who will be discussing healing in communities on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. for $10, and a live musical performance by Toad the Wet Sprocket on Nov. 23rd at 7:30 p.m. for $40.

For families with a pint-sized chef at home, Element 47 at The Little Nell is hosting a Kids "Comfy in the Kitchen" Cooking Class on Nov. 18. The class is $30 and will take place from 3:45 to 5 p.m.

Those interested in fine arts can enjoy the thought provoking works of our valley's most talented artists, both local and visiting. The Aspen Art Museum will feature a variety of fascinating artists this month, including Nick Relph, Agnes Martin, Lutz Bacher and Sarah Lucas. Snowmass's Anderson Ranch will also feature two art exhibitions from Nov. 3 to 28: the Distopia Exhibit by Doug Casebeer and Tussie Mussie by Josh Meier. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Nov. 1, and admission to both Anderson Ranch and the Aspen Art Museum is free.