The Thanksgiving holiday in Aspen marks the return of the winter ski season with the Aspen Winternational Audi FIS Alpine World Cup to be held on November 24 – 25, 2012. The most talented female skiers rip up the slopes of Aspen Mountain during the slalom and giant slalom races. Being a town full of skiing enthusiasts, Aspen is the perfect location for the World Cup. There is much to enjoy during Aspen Winternational and the World Cup. Aside from watching the races from Lift 1A, there are also autograph signings by members of the U.S. Ski Team, wax room tours at the Mountain Chalet, and a Sponsor Village at the Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza. A fireworks display is scheduled for November 24 at the base of Aspen Mountain on the Little Nell run. Also on November 24 will be the first concert in the popular Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series. All of the Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts are free and open to the public, and this first concert during Aspen Winternational and the World Cup will be held at the Aspen Mountain Gondola Plaza. Take a break from all of the skiing excitement to enjoy the Taste of Winternational hosted by the Aspen Skiing Company and the Aspen Community Foundation. With live musical performances and free food and beverage tastings provided by Aspen Skiing Company Catering, the Taste of Winternational will give World Cup spectators the fuel needed to cheer on these talented female ski racers all weekend long. The Taste of Winternational features culinary creations from various on-mountain restaurants such as Cloud Nine on Aspen Highlands, The Cliffhouse on Buttermilk, and Sam's Smokehouse on Snowmass Mountain. After the sun has set on Aspen Mountain and the slalom and giant slalom races have wrapped up for the day, the Bud Light Dine Around begins as part of this year's Aspen Winternational. Participating Aspen restaurants offer a unique prix fixe menu each evening during Aspen Winternational from November 22 – 29. Enjoy the best of Aspen's fine dining scene during the Bud Light Dine Around. Between the cheering crowds at the base of Aspen Mountain, the exhilarating ski races, all of the fun of Aspen Winternational with food tastings, giveaways, and free concerts, the place to be for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is surely Aspen and Snowmass. Work off those Thanksgiving calories jumping and cheering all weekend long for these incredibly talented female ski racers at the base of Lift 1A. Even though food many not be on the mind following the Thanksgiving holiday, enjoy a delectable prix fixe meal at one of Aspen's finest restaurants during the Bud Light Dine Around, and sample some of the best on-mountain culinary treats at the Taste of Winternational, with dishes from a number of popular on-mountain restaurants in Aspen and Snowmass. Also, take in free concerts throughout the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend. For more information about the 2012 Aspen Winternational Audi FIS Alpine World Cup on Aspen Mountain and the many events happening during this weekend, contact Alpine Property. We are happy to assist you in finding the perfect Snowmass vacation rental for the Thanksgiving holiday and the World Cup events in Aspen during this exciting weekend in November.