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Aspen & Snowmass Closing Day 2014

Friday, 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.

Early Opening for Aspen Mountain & Snowmass Mountain

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Ski in ski out vacation rental homes on Snowmass MountainThe ski season is near with Snowmass Mountain and Aspen Mountain scheduled to open soon. Both ski mountains will open early this year, with Aspen Mountain opening for the weekend of November 16 – 17. After the early opening weekend, Aspen Mountain will be open for skiing and riding daily beginning on November 23. Snowmass Mountain will also be open daily beginning on November 23.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday skiing with family and friends on Snowmass Mountain and Aspen Mountain. After a day on the slopes, relax in a luxury mountain home and partake in a delicious holiday meal. The team at Alpine Property Management cannot think of any better way to enjoy this day of giving thanks.

Specializing in luxury Snowmass home rentals, Alpine Property provides a diverse selection of beautiful mountain homes available during the ski season.

With direct ski in ski out access to the Two Creeks run on Snowmass Mountain, Choke Cherry Cottage, pictured here, is a luxurious mountain home with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and beautiful artwork, able to accommodate up to 12 guests. Rent this luxury Snowmass home for the Thanksgiving holiday, and spend days exploring your favorite ski runs on Snowmass Mountain. During the evenings, relax in front of one of eight fireplaces with a cup of hot cocoa, and share stories about your day skiing.

Creekside Lodge is another luxury Snowmass vacation home rental able to accommodate up to 17 guests. The height of luxury living with heated floors, mountain views, an outdoor hot tub, and an outdoor ski closet, Creekside Lodge is an ideal home for a ski vacation. In addition, the gourmet kitchen is a cook’s dream with a six burner Wolf gas stove, a sun-filled dining area perfect for enjoying breakfast, and a subzero refrigerator. To top it all off, Creekside Lodge offers direct ski in, ski out access via the Creekside run on Snowmass Mountain.

This year, spend the Thanksgiving holiday in Snowmass skiing with family and friends, enjoying a luxury mountain home, shopping for art at one of downtown Aspen’s many art galleries, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and more. During the ski season in Snowmass, there is an activity for everyone to enjoy, making for a memorable holiday in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

For assistance with renting one of the luxury Snowmass homes mentioned here, or for help finding the perfect rental home for you and your family, contact Alpine Property Management at 1-800-543-0839.

Need help packing for a Snowmass ski vacation? Use our ski packing list to help you remember what to bring for a week long getaway. Also, ask us about our extensive pre-arrival services that help you and your family settle into an enjoyable and relaxing vacation.

Holiday Events in Snowmass

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Happy Holidays 2012The holiday season in Snowmass is made special by Christmas carolers singing songs of joy in the Snowmass Base Village, fun holiday kids’ activities, visits by Santa Claus, and general merriment on the mountain. Spend the days skiing with the family on Snowmass Mountain, and in the afternoons, head over to the Snowmass Mall for a holiday après ski gathering in one of the many great Snowmass restaurants.

The Snowmass Mall and the Snowmass Base Village are completely transformed for the holiday season. Santa’s Village moves south from the North Pole to Snowmass with festive decorations and Christmas music from December 21 – 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Snowmass Mall and Snowmass Base Village. Children can sit with Santa to share their hopes for a special Christmas present while having their photo taken for free. During the Christmas week, there will be free kids’ holiday activities at the Snowmass Base Village. Throughout the month of December, children who have not yet shared their Christmas wishes with Santa can write and send a letter to Santa Claus, and then drop the envelope off in a special North Pole mailbox in the Snowmass Mall. Also throughout the holiday week, listen to the What the Dickens Carolers perform some classic Christmas holiday standards.

The Torchlight Parade and fireworks show on Snowmass Mountain are scheduled for December 27 at 5:00 pm, with the fireworks show at 6:30 pm. The Torchlight Parade takes place on Fanny Hill, with Santa Claus on skis leading the pack down to the Snowmass Base Village. Adults and children 8 years and older are welcome to participate in the Torchlight Parade as torchbearers. To participate in the Torchlight Parade, visit the Snowmass Base Village Guest Services Information Desk or call them at 970.923.0560.

For more information about the holidays in Snowmass, contact Alpine Property Management. Our real estate brokers live, work, and play right here in the Roaring Fork Valley, so they know all about the best ski runs, après ski joints, restaurants, and Aspen and Snowmass events. Also, they can assist with planning ski holidays in Snowmass from lift tickets to ski equipment rentals to their specialty, Snowmass luxury home rentals.