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Halloween Events in Aspen & Snowmass


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Happy Halloween! In Aspen and Snowmass, fall is certainly in the air with crunchy leaves blanketing the sidewalks and yellow and orange foliage brightening up the mountainsides. The dramatic change in the landscape and the weather has us thinking about Halloween events in Aspen and Snowmass. Here is what you can enjoy on Halloween if you will be in the valley.

Family Trick or Treating

Trick or treating is a fun activity for the whole family. Kids get to dress up, run around in their crazy costumes, and collect candy. And for parents, they can enjoy spending quality time with the whole family, and a nice walk in a beautiful mountain town on a crisp fall day.

One of the most popular trick or treating spots in Aspen is the North 40 neighborhood in the Aspen Airport Business Center. This small, residential neighborhood is bustling with young families, so on Halloween, expect a lively and exciting trick or treating experience.

Belly Up

Head to the Belly Up in downtown Aspen for their annual Halloween celebration. Get in the Halloween spirit by dressing up in a fun costume, and enter the costume contest for a chance to win tickets to Belly Up shows and gift certificates for local restaurants. The Belly Up bash will feature the band Danger Kitty, a rock band hailing from Upstate New York.

Caribou Club

If you have always wanted to go to one of Aspen’s most exclusive clubs, then Halloween night is the night, as the Caribou Club will open their doors to the public. Don a fun Halloween costume, and head to the Club for what should be an unforgettable dance party.

Lodging in Aspen & Snowmass

Headed to Aspen and Snowmass for Halloween events? Check out our Aspen and Snowmass condo rentals and home rentals, and find the perfect lodging for your trip.

If you find something you like, contact Alpine Property to book your lodging. And if you need assistance with finding the right condo or home rental for your stay, we will happily provide you with available lodging options.

Call Alpine Property at 1-800-543-0839, or send us an email.

Aspen & Snowmass Closing Day 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.

October Events in Aspen & Snowmass at ACES and the Aspen Art Museum

fall squashWith yellow aspen trees brightening up the mountainsides, October is the perfect time to be in Aspen and Snowmass to view the fall colors, go on a hike, and attend local events. Though October’s calendar is much quieter than that of the summer’s, there are a couple of local events scheduled in October that cannot be missed. This month’s Aspen and Snowmass events include the ACES Annual Harvest Party and the Aspen Art Museum’s Roaring Fork Open 2013.

Celebrate a bountiful harvest and meet the local community at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ Annual Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch. The Harvest Party will be held on Saturday, October 19 from noon – 5:00 pm at Rock Bottom Ranch, which is located along the Rio Grande Trail, just past the Willits neighborhood in Basalt and El Jebel.

Harvest party-goers can enjoy a delicious lunch from Smoke Modern BBQ, a popular restaurant located in Willits. After enjoying a tasty meal with friends and family, dance to the lively tunes of the Out of Bounds String Band, take a ranch tour, play ranch games, bid in the silent auction, carve a pumpkin, and press apples for apple cider.

Harvest Party tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under if purchased in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. Children 2 and under have free admission. Also, the Harvest Party is a car free event. ACES recommends walking or biking to the ranch via the Rio Grande Trail. There will also be shuttles running every 15 minutes from the Basalt and El Jebel park and rides.

The Aspen Art Museum’s current exhibition is the Roaring Fork Open 2013, which showcases artwork from  125 artists who live in the Roaring Fork Valley. The exhibition features all types of art media from paintings and photography to sculpture and digital media. As such, the Roaring Fork Open 2013 displays the breadth and diversity of artwork being created by local artists. Explore the Roaring Fork Valley art scene at the Aspen Art Museum. The Roaring Fork Open 2013 runs through October 27.

There is more to Aspen and Snowmass in the fall than taking in the beautiful fall foliage while enjoying a hike. Though fall hiking in Aspen is an incredibly fun outdoor activity, there are still local events planned for the month of October that are well worth attending.

For more information about October events and activities in Aspen and Snowmass or about our specialty, Snowmass vacation rentals, contact Alpine Property Management by calling 1-800-543-0839. Browse Alpine Property’s collection of luxury Snowmass home rentals, including Faraway Ranch and the Elk Ridge Retreat.