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Aspen & Snowmass Closing Day 2014

April 11th, 2014

Aspen Snowmass Closing Day 2014It is a beautiful spring season here in the Rockies! With plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures, the spring skiing and riding season is in full swing. With frequent spring snowstorms, skiing and riding conditions could not be better. With a week (and a couple of weekends) remaining in the ski season, the warming temperatures and sunshine have everyone looking ahead to the closing day celebrations in Aspen and Snowmass.

Closing day on each of the local ski mountains is not so much about skiing and riding, but more about celebrating the close of another great season on the mountain. For this reason, many shed their GORE-TEX and down for more festive apparel. The parade of costumes on the mountain is something that cannot be missed. In the past several years, vintage eighties ski apparel has made a comeback, as evidenced by the ever-popular neon onesie ski suits. Also, there are often a handful of skiers and riders donning a variety of animal costumes, or decked out in campy, glamorous outfits comprised of glittery spandex and fur ski coats and hats. Whether participating in the costume parade, or enjoying the hilarity of it all, this part of closing day is fun for everyone.

During closing day this year on Snowmass Mountain, check out the Schneetag event on Spider Sabich at the top of the Burlingame lift. The competition involves teams of four, a 75′ x 20′ pond, and a homemade watercraft designed to glide over the pond’s surface. Each of the teams designs their craft and costumes on a theme, whether that be a rock band, silver miners, a video game, or the like. Some crafts are well-built, and travel part way across the pond before coming to a slow halt, and ultimately sinking. Then, there are those other crafts that completely fall apart on the descent to the pond, and never even hit the water. Though, watching as some crafts succeed and others fail is all part of the Schneetag fun.

Make sure to swing by the Schneetag antics any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on Snowmass Mountain closing day on Sunday, April 20.

Closing day for the other three mountains is as follows:
Buttermilk Mountain, closed on Sunday, April 6
Aspen Highlands Mountain closing day on Sunday, April 13
Aspen Mountain closing day on Sunday, April 20 (open for two bonus weekends on April 26 – 27 and May 3 – 4)

The team at Alpine Property Management is looking forward to closing out the season in style on all the local ski mountains, and we hope to see you on the slopes this spring.

If you are making a trip to the Rockies this season for some spring skiing, find out more about Snowmass vacation home rentals available through Alpine Property. We offer homes located right on the slopes of Snowmass Mountain that offer excellent ski in, ski out access.

Contact us today by phone at 1-800-543-0839, or send us an email.

Aspen Food and Wine Classic 2014 Lodging

February 28th, 2014

Clarendon 13 | Aspen CondoThe Aspen Food and Wine Classic 2014 returns once again from June 20 – 22 with a full schedule of informative cooking demonstrations hosted by some of the world’s most talented and renowned chefs, wine tastings, panel discussions, after parties, and more. At this summer’s most highly anticipated event, be near all of the action in downtown Aspen, and stay in a luxury condo in the central core.

Clarendon 13 is a luxury Aspen townhome with a refined mountain modern interior and an excellent location near Aspen’s serene Glory Hole Park on Ute Avenue. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the Clarendon 13 can sleep up to six guests. There is a gas fireplace in the living area, a gourmet kitchen, a private balcony and bath in the master bedroom, and a complex pool and hot tub.

Just down the street from this luxury townhome is the Ute trailhead on Aspen Mountain. Before heading to the Aspen Food and Wine programs each day, start the morning with a short hike up Ajax. Afterwards, walk a quick five minutes to the Aspen Food and Wine action in downtown Aspen. When staying at the Clarendon 13, all that Aspen has to offer is at your fingertips, from hiking in the mountains to easy access to Aspen’s top cultural events.

For smaller groups traveling to Aspen, the two bedroom condominiums at the St. Regis Residence Club in Aspen are another accommodation option only a short block from the Food and Wine festivities at Wagner Park. The St. Regis Residence Club condos offer a complete luxury experience as their interiors feature marble bathrooms, leather furnishings, pillow top beds, and an inviting fireplace. In addition, St. Regis guests enjoy complimentary airport transportation, coffee and newspapers, concierge services, twice daily housekeeping service, and access to the St. Regis health club.

For more information about Fireside, condos at the St. Regis Residence Club in Aspen, and other Aspen and Snowmass lodging options available for a summer vacation, contact Alpine Property Management by calling 1-888-544-5860.

Aspen Winter X Games 2014 at Buttermilk January 23 – 26

January 15th, 2014

Aspen Winter X Games SuperPipeOne of the most popular winter sporting events of the season, the Aspen Winter X Games 2014 descend upon Buttermilk Mountain from January 23 – 26. X Games attendees can expect to see some of the most talented athletes in the world of freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling compete for X Games gold during an extended weekend of truly admirable feats of athleticism.

This year’s Aspen Winter X Games schedule includes the same popular night events as in years past. Check out the Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe on the final night of the Winter X Games on Sunday, January 26 from 9:00 – 11:00 pm. Last year’s champion in the Snowboard SuperPipe, Shaun White, has been invited to participate in the games, though his participation is yet to be confirmed. Additional athletes that have been invited to this month’s competition include local snowboarding athlete, Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark, Louie Vito, Simon Dumont, and another local ski athlete and rising star in the freestyle ski world, Torin Yater-Wallace.

Planning to visit Aspen Snowmass during the Winter X Games later this month? We recommend securing accommodations as soon as possible, as lodging tends to sell out fast due to this event’s popularity. For assistance with booking a reservation for a luxury Snowmass vacation rental home or an Aspen condo rental, contact Alpine Property Management today at 1-800-543-0839.

Our vacation rental specialists can assist you not only with booking the ideal Snowmass vacation rental, but can also provide assistance with additional pre-arrival arrangements. Alpine Property Management can stock your vacation rental with groceries, and we can assist with lift ticket purchase. Allow Alpine Property to take care of all of the little details that make your Snowmass vacation a special one.

Also, if you and the family are visiting Snowmass this winter season, and need a reminder of what to pack for a ski vacation, view our ski packing list for all of the ski and snowboard essentials.

We hope to see you at Buttermilk later this month for all of the high flying fun!