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January 10 - 13, 2019

2019 Wintersköl Royalty Announced!
Congratulations to Lissa Ballinger & Mike Monroney

Announcing Official Wintersköl™ 2019 Slogan:
“Aspen, Original by Design” Submitted by Alex de L'Arbre

Grab your buckets and your snow shovels – it’s time to apply for Aspen’s best snow sculpture event! Carve an 8’ square foot cube of snow in 48 hours on the Aspen pedestrian mall as part of the larger Wintersköl™ festivities.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center is seeking submissions from artists and amateurs, schools and businesses, friends and families. Everyone is invited to participate! It only takes a good idea, a love of snow, and a few pairs of mittens.
Join in on the fun! Submit a team today by clicking here!


*2019 Schedule of Events below! 


*Schedule of events is subject to change!


Thursday 1/10/2019

12 - 2 p.m. Aspen Chamber Resort Association's Helen K. Klanderud WINTERSKÖL Awards Luncheon
St. Regis Aspen
St. Regis Resort Aspen
12 – 2 p.m. Lunch and Ceremony
Kick-off the annual Wintersköl celebration. Join the ACRA in honoring the 2019 Wintersköl King & Queen, presenting the ACRA Business and Nonprofit of the Year Awards, the Molly Campbell Award and the Defy Ordinary Awards. Dedicated in memory of Helen K. Klanderud. 
For tickets call ACRA, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org 
3 p.m. Anderson Ranch Arts Center WINTERSCULPT
Mill Street Mall (Corner of Mill & Hyman Streets)
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 to transform their 8’ square foot snow cubes into freestanding creations. Completed sculptures are judged 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
5:30 p.m. Aspen History 101 – Aspen Historical Society
Wheeler Opera House
The Aspen Historical Society kicks-off the Wintersköl weekend with Aspen History 101! Aspen History 101, a theatrical crash course in local lore, was born from the no-credit, all fun college of the Rockies, also known as the Aspen State Teachers College. The performance, featuring actors and actresses and song and dance, resurrects the party-loving atmosphere of Aspen State Teachers College, arguably one of the more entertaining aspects of area history! Attendees will receive an Aspen State Teacher’s College ‘student ID’ which is good for one free beer at the bar following the ‘course!’ 
Get out your “onsies” and come in costume!
FREE to attend – Advance reservations recommended. Contact the Wheeler Opera House Box Office to secure your seat!
Wheeler Opera House Box Office, 970.920.5770
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
6 p.m. Naturalist Nights: Close-up Stories from The Trinidad Rainforest - Presented by Ray Mendez, Asa Wright Nature Center
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) at Hallam Lake
Each winter, together with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon, ACES invites regional experts to explore and share topics of the natural world through slide shows and discussion. From January to March, this popular series takes place in Aspen every Thursday evening at 6PM, and in Carbondale every Wednesday at 6PM, providing an educational activity for visitors and locals alike. Tea donated by Two Leaves Tea Company and Paradise Bakery cookies or Sweet Coloradough Donuts are offered.
FREE to attend. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to secure seats.
ACES, 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. Reservations are available to secure seating. Contact the Wheeler box office for more information.
Wheeler Opera House Box Office, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com

Friday 1/11/2019

ALL DAY Anderson Ranch Arts Center WINTERSCULPT Continues
Mill Street Mall 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Anderson Ranch Arts Center KIDSCULPT
Mill Street Mall (by Wagner Park)
Anderson Ranch Arts Center KIDSCULPT invites middle schools from across the Roaring Fork Valley gather teams to participate in a snow sculpture competition on the Mill Street Mall in downtown Aspen. 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 $75 stipend to be used for art department supplies. Judging at 12 p.m.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 970.923.3181 or www.andersonranch.org
10 - 11 a.m. Children’s Story Book Hour
Chair 9 at The Little Nell
The Little Nell’s annual Winterskol celebration features a children's story hour and hot cocoa with local author Jill Sheeley. Children of all ages are invited to gather around the fireplace at Chair 9 at The Nell to hear Jill read about the adventures of Kip, an Australian Shepherd, and Fraser the yellow dog and their exciting lives in Aspen. Jill will be bringing Kip for a special guest appearance at the end. When children stay at The Nell, they receive a copy of Jill’s books as a kids’ amenity. For guests at the Story Book Hour, signed copies will be available for $20 each if you’d like your own.
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
Come to the race where everybody wins! Celebrate this longstanding tradition that started in 1988 when Gretle Uhl began making apple strudel at the Merry-Go-Round Restaurant.
Aspen Skiing Company, 970.923.1227 or www.aspensnowmass.com
11 a.m. & 1 p.m. History Ski Tour
Aspen Mountain
Learn about the amazing mining and ski history lying literally beneath your feet as you tour Aspen Mountain with a long-time local historian.
Meet at guest services cabin at the top of the mountain.
FREE to attend. Lift ticket required. 
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
5 - 9 p.m. Sundown at the Sundeck
Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain
Gather your family and friends to join us for Sundown at the Sundeck featuring food and drinks à la carte, a bonfire and s'mores, plus a DJ and kids' activities. The first gondola ride up is at 5 pm, and the last ride down is at 9 pm. Food and drink will be served until 8:30 pm. $10 gondola passes may be purchased in advance or at the Aspen Mountain ticket office. The ticket office will be open until 8 pm during the event. Please note: Pass holders must purchase a foot pass to attend the event.
$10 Gondola pass. 
The Little Nell, 970.920.4600 or www.thelittlenell.com
5 - 9 p.m. Ullr Nights
Elk Camp at Snowmass Mountain
Every Friday night during the peak of winter season, we honor of the Norse God of Snow — Ullr — with Ullr Nights, a nighttime, winter wonderland party at Elk Camp on Snowmass. Friends and family take an evening gondola ride up to Elk Camp for outdoor winter activities such as tubing, riding the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, snowbiking, 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 to ride the gondola, $54 for Activities ticket
Aspen Skiing Company, 970.923.1227 or www.aspensnowmass.com
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass 
Limelight Hotel
Join the Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Skiing Company to explore skiing’s illustrious past in the Aspen/Snowmass area. This community series features a wide range of vintage films from the Aspen Historical Society collection. Spanning four decades, the visual histories bring retro skiing to life on the big screen! Food and beverage specials offered at the Limelight bar that may be enjoyed during the screenings. On Friday, January 11th, experience the 40’s with film #1: Aspen Before Lifts – (1945/46) (18 minutes). Watch this promotional film of early skiing featuring Friedl Pfeifer, Johnny Litchfield, and Percy Rideout among others. Film #2: Until We Meet in Aspen – (1949) (24 minutes); a film by Dick Durrance.
$10 suggested donation at the door –limited seating – first come first serve.
More information available by contacting the Aspen Historical Society.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
6:30 p.m. Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre
Wheeler Opera House
Calling all animal lovers! The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! Popovich, a fifth-generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country, and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars.
Tickets Required.
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com

Saturday 1/12/2019

ALL DAY Anderson Ranch Arts Center WINTERSCULPT Continues
Mill Street Mall
Sculpture judging at 2:30 p.m. & award announcements at 3 p.m.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 970.923.3181 or www.andersonranch.org
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wintersköl Broomball 
Aspen Ice Garden
5 vs. 5 adult broomball tournament, two game guarantee,  brought to you by Aspen Parks and Recreation. $75 per team.
Aspen Parks & Recreation, 970. 544.4100 or www.aspenrecreation.com
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wintersköl™ Free Day at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen”
Wheeler / Stallard Museum
Visit the Queen Anne style Victorian house museum to view “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen. The new exhibit (part of Bauhaus100Aspen, a community-wide celebration of the centenary of the German art school “Bauhaus”) delves into the profound, but often unnoticed influence of Herbert Bayer’s work on Aspen, Colorado. Following his arrival in 1945, Bayer’s Bauhaus ethos and artistic vision began to shape the modern aesthetic and way of life in the Aspen community. He pioneered historic preservation in the area, designed a Bauhaus-inspired campus at the Aspen Institute, influenced local architecture, built innovative earthworks and helped guide the community’s cultural and philosophic values. Aspen Historical Society’s never-before-exhibited Bayer collection offers a unique view into his extensive works, both fine art and commercial. The exhibit will share a glimpse into Bayer’s lasting impact through preliminary sketches, original prints, textiles, architectural drawings, graphic design works, historical photographs, and more.
FREE admission.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.org
1:30 - 3:45 p.m. Wintersköl Free Public Skate
Lewis Ice Arena
Free admission. Skate rentals $3
Aspen Recreation Center, 970.544.4100
12 - 3 p.m. WinterFest 
Wagner Park & Clock Tower Pedestrian Mall Area
Family Fun, Free and Open to Everyone! 
   12 - 1 p.m. : Canine Fashion Show On-Site Registration
                              (Free to participate, but registration is required.) 
   1 - 2 p.m. : Canine Fashion Show 
   2 - 3 p.m. : US Air Force Academy Drum & Bugle Corps 
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org 
2:30 - 5 p.m. Snowmass Winterskol Celebration
Snowmass Base Village
Join SBV and Smashbox for some winter wonderland magic with free ice skating with Queen Elsa, face painting, challenges, obstacle course, create your own snowman and DJ Benny spinning some tunes. Warm up by the fire pit while roasting S’mores or bring to life your own Olaf marshmallow craft.
Snowmass Base Village, www.TheCollectiveSnowmass.com
7 - 8:30 p.m. Wintersköl Snowcoming Bonfire
Wagner Park
Join the ACRA and Aspen Fire Dept. in Wagner Park for a Wintersköl bonfire, DJ Naka G, Free food and fun!
Co-hosted by the ACRA & Aspen Fire Department
    7 p.m. US Airforce Band Drum & Bugle Corps Performance 
    8 p.m. Torchlight Descent 
    8:15 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza 
Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 970.925.1940 or www.aspenchamber.org
Aspen Fire Department, 970.925.5532 or www.aspenfire.com
7:30 p.m. Liz Vice
Wheeler Opera House
Liz Vice is a musician best known for her Gospel, soul, and R&B-infused album entitled, There’s A Light. Raised in Portland, Oregon and a recent resident of Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Vice has performed and/or shared the stage with artists such as Joss Stone, Blind Boys of Alabama, Boz Scaggs, The Temptations, Lake Street Dive, and more. Her genuine approach to her artistry and playful interaction with the audience makes everyone feel like they’re sitting at home on the couch watching a friend sing their heart out.
Free to attached for local Wheeler Wins members. Tickets available for purchase at the Wheeler Box Office.
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
8 p.m. Torchlight Descent & Wintersköl Fireworks Extravaganza 
Little Nell Run on Aspen Mountain
Aspen Skiing Company, www.AspenSnowmass.com

Sunday 1/13/2019

12 - 2 p.m.  Circle of Friends Wintersköl BINGO for All Ages!
Pitkin County Library, The Dunaway Room
Circle of Friends connects different generations. Join them for a fun afternoon with amazing prizes and Taster’s Pizza all while playing bingo!
Free to attend! 

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4th of July Parade Waiver



PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  


  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.


The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).


                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.


                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.


   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this


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