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 WINTERSKÖLTM 
67th ANNUAL CELEBRATION
January 11-14, 2018

 

Wintersköl 2018 embraces the idea of being “Better Together,” a tribute to resort and community. The Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) found inspiration for this year’s Wintersköl slogan contest from the Aspen Skiing Company’s new marketing campaign “The Aspen Way.” The message promotes the company’s values, principles and ideas with love, respect, unity and commit.  In Wintersköl’ s 67th year, ACRA would like to give thanks and show respect to Aspen for being an ideal combination of a destination for some and a home to many. Entrants are asked to submit slogans that embody ACRA’s 2018 message of being “Better Together.”
2018 Wintersköl Slogan Contest
Slogan submissions are now being accepted for the annual toast to winter! 

Contest Rules:
- Entries are due by Monday, October 9th at 5 p.m. 
- Limit of 5 entries per person
- Slogan must be a 1-5-word phrase to fit on a 3" button
- E-mail entires to Brittany Zanin,
[email protected] 

Examples of Previous Wintersköl Slogans & Button Artwork:

2006: "Winter Fun Since '51"

2009: "Powder Days & Stellar Nights"

2012: "Seize the Summit"

2017: "Our Cup Runneth Over!" 

 



​WINTERSKÖLtm  
66th  Annual Celebration  
January 12-15, 2017


2017 Canine Fashion Show & Wintersculpt Winners Announced!

2017 Canine Fashion Show Winners:
Most Adorable-
Gretchen Strecker & her Golden Retriever, Breeze
Best Dog-Owner Look-Alike: Colton Lang & his Aussie Heeler Mix, Arlo
Most Local- Gemma Goss & her dog Toria
Best in Snow- Melinda Goldrich & her three dogs: Tashi, Zeus and Taz
 

2017 Wintersculpt Winners:
First Place: Team
- Local Yokels
                     Sculpture- Puppies in Ski Boots
Second Place: Team- Peak Season 
                     Sculpture- Abundant Immersion
Third Place: Team- HE
                     Sculpture- Brew

2017 Kidsculpt Winners:
Most Artistic: Carbondale Middle School
Most Original: Aspen Community School
Most Likely to be in a Museum: Aspen Country Day
Most Sculptural: Aspen Middle School
Best Use of Theme: Basalt Middle School

 


2017 Button Incentives  & Schedule Below!

 2017 BUTTON INCENTIVES!

As part of the 4-day winter celebration, official Wintersköl Buttons are sold for $1 at different locations around town and offer 50% off discounts at participating businesses.  This button incentive program is sponsored by the Aspen Valley Hospital and half of all button sales will benefit Aspen Valley Hospital's Helmet Program, 'Be Smart. Wear a Helmet!'
Customers wearing their official button  during Wintersköl, January 12-15, 2017, will receive the following discounts this year: 
(This list was last updated 1/03/17. Please continue to check this list for additional button incentive discounts!) 
- 50% OFF an ACES Reusable Chico Bag (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 970.925.5756)
50% OFF your first pint at Aspen Brewing Company (Aspen Brewing Company, 970.920.2739) 
50% OFF* starters at Ellina Restaurant + Bar *one discount applied per button  (Ellina Restaurant + Bar, 970.925.2976)
50% OFF drop-in class rate (normally $30) at Pure Barre Aspen (Pure Barre Aspen, 970.710.1501)
- One FREE chipper (per day, per button) from Paradise Bakery (Paradise Bakery,  970.925.7585) 
 

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THIS LIST WAS LAST UPDATED 1/03/17

Wednesday 1/11/2017

5:00-7:30 p.m. Aspen Chamber Resort Association's Helen K. Klanderud WINTERSKÖL Awards Dinner
St. Regis Aspen
5 – 6 p.m. Reception
6 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
Kick-off the annual Wintersköl celebration. Join the ACRA in honoring the 2017 Wintersköl King & Queen, presenting the ACRA Business, Non-profit and Entrepreneur of the Year, the Molly Campbell Service and the Defy Ordinary Awards. Dedicated in memory of Helen K. Klanderud.
Tickets $80 for members/$100 for non-members.
For tickets call ACRA, 970.925.1940 

Thursday 1/12/2017

4 p.m.  Anderson Ranch Arts Center Wintersculpt
Aspen Mill St. Mall
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Wintersculpt invites community members to gather a team and participate in a fun and lively 48-hour snow sculpture competition as part of Aspen’s Wintersköl festivities. Teams work around the clock Friday and Saturday to transform their 8’ square foot snow cubes into freestanding creations. By Saturday afternoon, a panel of independent community members judge completed sculptures on creativity, design concept, and technical execution. Prizes to be awarded for first, second and third place sculptures.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 970.923.3181 or www.andersonranch.org
5 - 8 p.m. Uphill Full Moon Dinner at the Cliffhouse
Buttermilk Mountain
Skin or hike up Tiehack on Buttermilk to dinner at Cliffhouse under the full moon. Enjoy free hot chocolate from 5-6 pm around the Cowboy Cauldron over a roaring fire. À la carte dinner options, snacks and a cash bar will be offered inside Cliffhouse. 
Aspen Skiing Company, 970-925-1220 or www.aspensnowmass.com

No lift/vehicular access. All guests must skin/hike up and ski/snowboard/hike down. No sleds of any kind. Ascend the designated uphill route on Tiehack. Descend the designated route. Head lamps and reflective clothing strongly recommended. Uphill route on main Buttermilk closed for X Games. No ski area services provided outside of designated routes. For more information on Uphill policy visit https://www.aspensnowmass.com/our-mountains/buttermilk/uphill-policy

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception & Walkthrough
Aspen Art Museum
Join the Aspen Art Museum for a walkthrough with AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman, of the exhibition Adam McEwen.
Followed by a reception on Level 3.
Free Admission.
Aspen Art Museum, 970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
5:30 p.m. Aspen History 101 – Aspen Historical Society
Wheeler Opera House
The Aspen Historical Society kicks-off the Wintersköl weekend with Aspen History 101! The no-credit, fun college of the Rockies, also known as the Aspen State Teachers College, hosts a crash
course in local lore, featuring actors, actresses, song dance and local celebrities. Be sure and stick around for a free screening of Aspen Extreme!
Free Admission.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
7 p.m. A Special Wintersköl Naturalist Night | Beyond Mastodons & Mammoths: The Latest Scientific Understanding from the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery
ACES at Hallam Lake
Join ACES for this special Wintersköl event, presented by Stephanie Lukowski, Paleontologist, Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 970.925.5756 or www.aspennature.org
7:30 p.m. ‘Aspen Extreme’ Film Screening – Aspen Historical Society
Wheeler Opera House
Following Aspen History 101, join the Aspen Historical Society & Wheeler Opera House for a screening of the iconic 1993 film, “Aspen Extreme,” which tells the story of two ski bums from
Detroit who ditch everything to live the ski instructor dream in Aspen.
Free Admission. Costumes Encouraged!
Wheeler Opera House Box Office, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
8 p.m. The Expendables with Hirie and Tribal Theory  
Belly Up Aspen
The Expendables are known for their Reggae Rock genre and 80's style dueling guitar solos!
Tickets: $22 Advance GA / $24 Day of Show GA
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or bellyupaspen.com 

Friday 1/13/2017

All Day Anderson Ranch Arts Center Wintersculpt Continues 
Aspen Mill St. Mall 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Men’s Health & Women's Health Village at Aspen Wintersköl 
The Lodge, Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza
The Ultimate Party in The Snow!                                               
Free and open to everyone. 
http://www.menshealth.com & www.womenshealthmag.com

LOUNGE
Between runs, try new products and get free swag! 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WARM UP   
With complimentary coffee 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
STAY HYDRATED 
With complimentary juice 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
CELEBRATE 
At our Après-Ski Parties! (21+) 3 – 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Anderson Ranch Arts Center Kidsculpt
Aspen Mill St. Mall (by Wagner Park) 
Middle schools from across the Roaring Fork Valley gather teams to participate in a snow sculpture competition on the pedestrian mall as part of Aspen’s annual Wintersköl festivities. Students work together to transform their 4’ square foot snow cubes into freestanding creations. A panel of independent community members judge the sculptures based on overall artistry and creativity. Each school receives a $100 stipend to be used for art department supplies.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 970.923.3181 or www.andersonranch.org      
10 - 11 a.m. Fraser & Kip’s Winter Adventures! Children’s Book Story Hour with Local Author Jill Sheeley
Chair 9 at The Little Nell 
The Little Nell celebrates Wintersköl with a children's book story hour and hot cocoa with local author Jill Sheeley. Gather around the fireplace at Chair 9, The Little Nell’s après-ski bar, to hear about the adventures of Kip, an Australian Shepherd, and Fraser the yellow dog who live exciting lives in Aspen, Colorado. They go on all kinds of adventures in and around the Aspen/Snowmass area. Open to children of all ages. Signed copies of Jill’s books will be available for $20 each if you’d like to take home a story of your own. Guest appearance expected from one of Jill’s four-legged friends.
Free to attend. 
The Little Nell, 970.920.4600 or www.thelittlenell.com 
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 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 the finish line!
Aspen Skiing Company, 970.923.1227 or www.aspensnowmass.com
4:15 - 6 p.m. Aspen Skating Club Wintersköl Exhibition
Aspen Ice Garden
Performances by Aspen Skating Club’s young skaters, followed by free public skating.
Complimentary snacks and beverages offered.
Free Admission.
Aspen Skating Club, www.aspenfigureskatingclub.com
3 - 4:30 p.m. On-Site Registration for the AVSC GlowMan Rail Jam
Wagner Park
Open to the public. Registration required. 
$25 Registration Fee. 
4:45 - 7 p.m.

 AVSC GlowMan Rail Jam

 Wagner Park
 Registration Required.
 Open Class Skiers  and Snowboarders will be awarded prize money.
 13-17 year-olds will be awarded medals, as will Skiers and Snowboarders 12 and under. 
 Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, 970.205.5100 or www.teamavsc.org
5 - 7 p.m. ‘Glow in the Park’ Block Party
Wagner Park & Clock Tower Pedestrian Mall
DJ Naka G, Yard Games, Food, Glow-in-the-Dark Fun & AVSC Rail Jam!
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org
5 - 9 p.m. Ullr Nights
Elk Camp Restaurant & Elk Camp Meadows at Snowmass Mountain
In honor of the Norse God of Snow, Ullr, Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland party. Enjoy  old-fashioned --and modern--winter outdoor activities such as tubing, ice skating, snow biking, s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire. Dance to live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration sure to please any palate. After playing in the snow, kids can warm up inside with fun activities and entertainment available downstairs in The Tent. 
$10 per person/ FREE for kids 3 &  under. 
Aspen Skiing Company, 970.923.1227 or www.aspensnowmass.com

Tubing at Ullr Nights 
Multiple lanes are lift served and carved into the Meadows at Elk Camp, with lighting facilities to illuminate the runs at night during Ullr Nights' festivities. 
$34 per person, any age. (Ullr Nights is included in tubing cost.) 
Aspen Skiing Company, 970.923.1227 or www.aspensnowmass.com
7 p.m.  Gary Gulman
Wheeler Opera House
NYC based stand-up comedian Gary Gulman is one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. His humor is always unique, clever and highly entertaining. Gary has 4 one-hour comedy specials featured on Showtime, Comedy Central and Netflix. His comedy album "No Can Defend" debuted at #18 on iTunes and his one-hour comedy special, "Gary Gulman: In This Economy?" was recognized as one of the five best comedy specials currently airing on Netflix. Having performed at over 100 college campuses and numerous comedy festivals around the US, Gary most recently had the pleasure of opening for Louis C.K. on his sold-out tour.
Tickets $22
Wheeler Opera House Box Office, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
7 & 9:15 p.m. Squirrel Nut Zippers at the JAS Café
Downstairs at The Little Nell
Rollicking, swinging retro big band blending high energy, humor & pizzazz!
Tickets $40.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
9:30 p.m. Evening with The Motet: Presented by JamBase
Belly Up Aspen
"Nobody knows how to start a dance party better than this Colorado-based, seven-piece funk ensemble...a world-class performance every time." -Boulder Weekly 
Tickets: $35 Advance GA/ $40 Day of Show GA/ $55 Reserved
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or bellyupaspen.com 

Saturday 1/14/2017

Continued...                                                                Anderson Ranch Arts Center Wintersculpt Continues 
Aspen Mill St. Mall 
2:30 p.m. Judging
3:00 p.m. Award Announcements
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 970.923.3181 or www.andersonranch.org  
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Men’s Health & Women's Health Village at Aspen Wintersköl
The Lodge, Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza
The Ultimate Party in The Snow!
Free and open to everyone. 
http://www.menshealth.com & www.womenshealthmag.com

LOUNGE
Between runs, try new products and get free swag! 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WARM UP   
With complimentary coffee 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
STAY HYDRATED  
With complimentary juice 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
CELEBRATE  
At our Après-Ski Parties! (21+) 3 – 5 p.m.

DANCE                                            
at our annual 80s Snow Jam Concert featuring The Spazmatics at Belly Up Aspen.        
Tickets are $40. Doors open at 9 p.m., concert starts at 10 p.m. Space is limited.
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or bellyupaspen.com

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WinterFest
Wagner Park & Clock Tower Pedestrian Mall
Family Fun, Free and Open to Everyone.
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Fat Cycle Demos Presented by Borealis Fat Bikes
12 - 1 p.m.  Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association's Fat Bike Town Ride led by the Aspen Club (weather dependent) *Meet in Wagner Park! 

​12 - 1 p.m.  Canine Fashion Show Registration - FREE to participate. Registration Required. 
1 - 2 p.m.  Canine Fashion Show, Producing Partner: The Aspen Animal Shelter
2 - 3 p.m. US Air Force Academy Drum & Bugle Corps  and The El Jebel Shrine Pipe Band

12 - 2 p.m.  Wintersköl™ Free Public Skate
Lewis Ice Arena
Free admission. Skate rentals $3.                                              
Aspen Recreation Center, 970.544.4100  
5:30 p.m. The Flamingo
St. Regis Resort
Join the Aspen Education Foundation for their annual fundraising gala in support of public education.
Tickets $205. GA
Aspen Education Foundation, www.aspenaef.org
7 & 9:15 p.m. Squirrel Nut Zippers at the JAS Café
Downstairs at The Little Nell
Rollicking, swinging retro, big band blending, high energy, humor & pizzazz! 
Tickets $40.
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or 
www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
8 p.m. Torchlight Descent
Little Nell Run, Aspen Mountain
Aspen Skiing Company, www.aspensnowmass.com 
8:15 p.m. Wintersköl Fireworks Extravaganza                                         
Aspen Mountain
9 p.m. Men’s Health & Women’s Health Annual 80s Snow Jam Concert featuring
The Spazmatics

Belly Up Aspen                                    
DANCE at the Men's Health and Women's Health annual 80s Snow Jam Concert. Tickets are $40. Doors open at 9 p.m., concert starts at 10 p.m.
Space is limited.
Belly Up Aspen, 970-544-9800 or bellyupaspen.com

Sunday 1/15/2017

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Men’s Health & Women's Health Village at Aspen Wintersköl
The Lodge, Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza
The Ultimate Party in The Snow
Free and open to everyone
www.menshealth.com & www.womenshealthmag.com

GET READY
to hit the slopes during FIRST TRACKS! Reserve your spot at the Lodge.
Space is limited & lift ticket required to access gondola. 8 a.m.
Aspen Mountain, Silver Queen Gondola
LOUNGE
Between runs, try new products and get free swag! 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WARM UP   
With complimentary coffee 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
STAY HYDRATED 
With complimentary juice 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
CELEBRATE 
At our Après-Ski Parties! (21+) 3 – 5 p.m.

12 - 2p.m.  Circle of Friends Wintersköl Bingo for All Ages
Pitkin County Library
Circle of Friends connects different generations. Join them for a fun afternoon with amazing prizes and Taster’s Pizza all while playing bingo!
Don’t worry, the football playoff games will be aired during bingo!
Free to Attend.
For more information please contact Barbara Lynn Bloemsma [email protected], 970-948-7777, or the Senior Center 970-920-5432.
10 p.m. The Floozies with Buku
Belly Up Aspen
Recognized as "...the hottest new live electronic duo...bringing the heat for beat junkies and funk fiends alike." -Grateful Web
Tickets: $25 GA/ $35 Reserved.
Ages 18+ only. 
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or  www.bellyupaspen.com

Winterskol Partners & Sponsors

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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BUTTON PRESENTED BY

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SILVER LEVEL

     


BRONZE LEVEL 

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WINTERSKÖL DINNER SPONSORS  

GOLD SPONSORS
 
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SILVER SPONSORS 

                    


FRIENDS OF WINTERSKÖ

SKÖL 1
The Macallan
 
SKÖL 2
Mezzaluna 


 

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