Winter has arrived here in Aspen and Snowmass in a big way and so have all the great new attractions and events that come along with it. From new restaurants to on-mountain destinations, there is plenty to be excited about this ski season. Keep reading and find out what’s new this winter in Aspen Snowmass.
At the time this was published, the Aspen Snowmass snow report listed Snowmass as having a 40” base, Aspen Mountain with a 29” base, a 47” base at Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk as having an 18” base. With all that early season snow, all four mountains are skiing extremely well and have the majority of their terrain open. By the time you read this, you can be sure that even more snow has fallen.
New Features in the Aspen Snowmass App
The newest version of the Aspen Snowmass App is packed full of great features you will want to use when skiing or snowboarding here. Not only can you get updates about new snowfall, terrain openings, and grooming reports, you can also track stats like how many vertical feet you ski each day. New this year, Aspen Snowmass is incentivizing skiers to download the app with great deals and rewards. Download the app today and start taking advantage of them.
Snowmass Base Village
The Snowmass Base Village has been work in progress for the past decade. Today, it is officially open! Complete with a new hotel, private residences, shops, ice skating rink, realistic climbing wall, s’mores cart, and events plaza, it is absolutely worth a visit.
Aspen Snowmass Give a Flake
Aspen Skiing Company is once again taking a stand to protect our environment and champion inclusivity. The Give a Flake movement encourages the Aspen Snowmass community, and all who visit it, to take action and protect the environment that gives us all that wonderful snow we love.
Bauhaus Turns 100
The town of Aspen and several of its institutions will be celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Bauhaus movement starting in December. If you aren’t familiar with Bauhaus, it’s a design movement that has had an indelible impact on Aspen. There are dozens of Bauhaus focused events all winter long including a Bauhaus themed Wintersculpt contest in the middle of town during Winterskol.
New Fort Frog at Buttermilk
A favorite attraction for kids skiing Buttermilk, the original Fort Frog burned down in 2016 when a group of campers didn’t properly extinguish their fire. After a year without Fort Frog, Buttermilk Mountain has just unveiled a new and improved version complete with a faux jail, slide, rope bridge, rope hammocks, and snowball launcher. Your kids are sure to love it.
New Places to Eat and Drink
The world-famous Eleven Madison Park is opening EMP Winter House, a pop-up restaurant located in the St. Regis hotel. Hao House: Far East Street Food will be opening on the Mill St. walking mall next to Wagner Park. Bad Harriet is a new watering hole right next to the Hotel Jerome specializing in signature cocktails and small plates. Clark’s oyster bar has taken over the historic Little Annie’s space in downtown Aspen and is offering an excellent raw bar and diverse selection of seafood.
The Crepe Shack is now open in the Snowmass Base Village plaza right next to the brand new ice skating rink. Right next to it is the Limelight Lounge which offers Snowmass visitors wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, and internationally inspired entrées. NEST at the Viceroy hotel is the perfect place to catch lunch or enjoy an apres ski snack and some drinks.
Now that you know what’s new in Aspen Snowmass, it’s important to note that we didn’t look at all the other amazing events, activities, shops, restaurants, and attractions that already exist. When you’re ready to explore everything that Aspen Snowmass has to offer, let us help you find the perfect Snowmass Vacation Rental for your visit.