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68th ANNUAL WINTERSKÖL DATES ANNOUNCED:
January 10 - 13, 2019

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 Slogan Announced!
"Together We Move Mountains"
Submitted by Todd Hartley 
(for more information on Wintersköl slogans past and present,
click here)



CANINE FASHION SHOW WINNERS ANNOUNCED! 

Most Adorable:

Owner - Natalie Noakes
Dog - Denny 

Best Dog-Owner Look-Alike:
Owner - Cynthia Jankowski
Dog - Holly 

Best Celebrity Look-Alike:
Owner - Chris Martin
Dog - Harper (Dressed as Taylor Swift)

Best In Snow: 
Owner - Gemma Goss
Dog - Victoria (Dressed as the Bee Movie) 



 
2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
*Schedule of events is subject to change!

THIS LIST WAS LAST UPDATED 1/4/18
 

Thursday 1/11/2018

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Olympic Selection Event
Snowmass Mountain
Aspen Snowmass is proud to host the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Olympic Selection Event January 10th through 14th at Snowmass Mountain. The week-long competition will host 5 qualification events for the US Freeski and Snowboard Teams in halfpipe and slopestyle. All events will be free and open to the public, streamed live globally, and broadcast on NBC and the NBC Sports Network. Spectators are welcome to check out the action at the mid-mountain venue near Spider Sabich Picnic Palace.
8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Snowboard – Halfpipe Training/Qualifiers
8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Ski –Slopestyle Training/Qualifiers
*Schedule subject to change
Aspen Skiing Company, 800-525-6200 or www.aspensnowmass.com 
12 - 1:30 p.m. Aspen Chamber Resort Association's Helen K. Klanderud WINTERSKÖL Awards Luncheon
St. Regis Aspen
St. Regis Resort Aspen
12 – 1:30pm Lunch and Ceremony
Kick-off the annual Wintersköl celebration. Join the ACRA in honoring the 2018 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 
5 p.m. “The Great Debate”
Aspen Art Museum
Following the centuries-old format of the Oxford Union, the proposition “Is the Local More Important Than the Global?” will be debated by four local leaders—two for and two against. Once the speakers have put forth their arguments, the discussion will open up to the audience for deliberation and a final vote.
Free to attend.
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! 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!’ Be sure and stick around for a free screening of Aspen Extreme!
Free Admission. Reservations are available to secure seating. Contact the Wheeler box office for more information.
Aspen Historical Society, 970.925.3721 or www.aspenhistory.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 1/12/2018

   
   
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men’s Health & Women’s Health Lodge at Aspen Wintersköl
Upper Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain
The Ultimate Party in the Snow!
Free and open to the public.
www.menshealth.com & www.womenshealthmag.com
LOUNGE
In between runs and get free swag 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
TOAST
at our Après-Ski Party 3 – 5 p.m. (ages 21+)
ROCK OUT
At our annual 80s Snow Jam concert featuring the Spazmatics at Belly Up Aspen
            - Doors: 9 p.m., Band: 10 p.m.
            - Tickets $ 25. Available at Belly Up Aspen, 970.544.9800 or  
             www.bellupaspen.com
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Olympic Selection Event
Snowmass Mountain
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Snowboard – Slopestyle Finals
1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.: Ski – Halfpipe Finals
*Schedule subject to change
Aspen Skiing Company, 800-525-6200 or www.aspensnowmass.com 
10 - 11 a.m. Wintersköl Children's Story Hour
The Little Nell celebrates Winterskol with a children's story hour and hot cocoa with local author Jill Sheeley. Gather around the fireplace at Chair 9, The Little Nell’s apres-ski bar, to hear about the adventures of Kip, an Australian Shepherd, and Fraser the yellow dog who lead exciting lives in Aspen, Colo. They go on all kinds of adventures in and around the 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, 970.544.6269 or https://www.thelittlenell.com/aspen-experience/events
4 - 6 p.m. Bud Light Hifi Concert Series featuring DJ Z-Trip
Snowmass Base Village
Free and open to the public
Aspen Skiing Company, 800-525-6200 or www.aspensnowmass.com
4:30 - 6 p.m. Figure Skating Exhibition & FREE Public Skate
Aspen Ice Garden
Figure skating exhibition followed by free public skating with Aspen Skating
Club coaches!
Aspen Skating Club, www.aspenskatingclub.com
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass – The 40’s
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 12th, 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
7 & 9:15 p.m. Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band
JAS Café Downstairs at The Little Nell
Ambassadors of Parisian “hot jazz,” Avalon Jazz Band performs a mix of 30s & 40s American & French Gypsy Jazz, alongside original music offering their own vision of what contemporary swing can be.
Tickets $40.
3-Course dinner available at the 7 p.m. show for $65 (includes tax & gratuity).
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
7:30 p.m. Aspen Laugh Festival presents Matt Iseman
Wheeler Opera House
“Life is short, do what makes you happy.” That’s the advice that American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman got from his Dad when he quit medicine to pursue standup comedy. And those words still guide Matt today. Headlining in venues across the country, he talks ninjas, tells jokes, and proves that above all, laughter is the best medicine
Tickets $22
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
9 p.m. Men’s Health & Women’s Health Annual 80’s Snow Jam Concert Featuring the Spazmatics
Belly Up Aspen
Rock out at the Men’s Health and Women’s Health annual 80s Snow Jam concert. Tickets $25 GA.  Doors open at 9 p.m., concert starts at 10 p.m.
Space is limited.
Belly Up Aspen, 970.544. 9800 or bellyupaspen.com 

Saturday 1/13/2018

   
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men’s Health & Women’s Health Lodge at Aspen Wintersköl
Upper Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain
The Ultimate Party in the Snow!
Free and open to the public.
www.menshealth.com & www.womenshealthmag.com
LOUNGE
In between runs and get free swag 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
TOAST
at our Après-Ski Party 3 – 5 p.m. (ages 21+)
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Olympic Selection Event
Snowmass Mountain
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Ski – Slopestyle Finals
1 p.m. –2:30 p.m.: Snowboard – Halfpipe Finals
*Schedule subject to change 
Aspen Skiing Company, 800-525-6200 or www.aspensnowmass.com 
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. “Family Workshop: Dream Lands”
Aspen Art Museum
Family workshops at the AAM are designed to provide children and adults free   opportunities to explore the galleries and create works of art on their own.  Families are encouraged to communicate, reflect, and produce as artists together.
Free to attend.
Aspen Art Museum, 970.925.8050 or www.aspenartmuseum.org
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Wintersköl Free Public Skate
Aspen Ice Garden
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 
4 - 6 p.m. Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Après Party & Awards
Snowmass Base Village
Free and open to the public. 
Aspen Skiing Company, 800-525-6200 or www.aspensnowmass.com 
5:30 p.m. The Flamingo
St. Regis Resort
Join the Aspen Education Foundation for their annual fundraising gala in support of public education.
Aspen Education Foundation, www.aspenaef.org
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 & 9:15 p.m. Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band
JAS Café Downstairs at The Little Nell
Ambassadors of Parisian “hot jazz,” Avalon Jazz Band performs a mix of 30s & 40s American & French Gypsy Jazz, alongside original music offering their own vision of what contemporary swing can be.
Tickets $40.
3-Course dinner available at the 7 p.m. show for $65 (includes tax & gratuity).
Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 970.920.4996 or www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
7:30 p.m. Birdtalker
Wheeler Opera House
Melding the melodic sense of indie rock with the intimate sound of acoustic folk music, Birdtalker is a Nashville-based group whose won a loyal following for their evocative, organic approach. Birdtalker was formed in 2012 by guitarist and singer Zack Green and keyboardist and singer Dani Green.
Tickets $28
Wheeler Opera House, 970.920.5770 or www.wheeleroperahouse.com
8 p.m. Torchlight Descent
Little Nell Run on Aspen Mountain
Aspen Skiing Company, www.AspenSnowmass.com
8:15 p.m. Wintersköl Fireworks Extravaganza
Aspen Mountain

Sunday 1/14/2018

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Men’s Health & Women’s Health Lodge at Aspen Wintersköl
Upper Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain
The Ultimate Party in the Snow!
Free and open to the public.
www.menshealth.com & www.womenshealthmag.com
HIT THE SLOPES
early during first tracks.
8 a.m. meet at the Silver Queen Gondola, Aspen Mountain. Reserve your spot at the Lodge; space is limited!
LOUNGE
In between runs and get free swag 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
TOAST
at our Après-Ski Party 3 – 5 p.m. (ages 21+)

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Olympic Qualifier / Finals
Snowmass Mountain
9:10 a.m. –10:30 a.m.: Ski – Slopestyle Ladies Qualifiers
11:20 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Ski – Slopestyle Men’s Qualifiers
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Ski – Slopestyle Finals
*Schedule subject to change
Aspen Skiing Company, 800-525-6200 or www.aspensnowmass.com
 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. $50 per team.
Aspen Parks & Recreation, 970. 544.4100 or www.aspenrecreation.com
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! 

Winterskol Partners & Sponsors

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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BUTTON PRESENTED BY 


SILVER LEVEL 


BRONZE LEVEL 

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CANINE FASHION SHOW

PRODUCING PARTNER

TOP DOG


FRIENDS OF WINTERSKÖL

SKÖL 1:
The Macallan

SKÖL 2:
Mezzaluna


 

 

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

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  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • 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”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    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.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         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.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   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

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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