America’s Uphill 2016

Start: 3/12/2016  |  End: 3/12/2016

Aspen’s spring ritual–a 3000 foot climb up Aspen Mountain using snowshoes, track skis, telemark skis or alpine touring gear. Racers will begin their journey up Aspen Mountain in pursuit of the win. The course starts at the Base of Little Nell and ascends 7,945 feet to finish at the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet. Inspection of the race course prior to race day is recommended. Information concerning the racecourse or the timing of your inspection may be obtained from the Aspen Mountain Ski Patrol on the Aspen Mountain Ski Area.

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Blitzenbanger 2016

Start: 3/12/2016  |  End: 3/12/2016

The tradition is back!  Let’s ski, have fun & win prizes at the 2016 Blitzenbanger Bash!  Join us for one of the oldest community-wide celebrations in Aspen – KSPN-FM’s Blitzenbanger Bash!

Come out & ski or ride in the morning and participate in the on-mountain scavenger hunt starting at 9:00 a.m. Find hidden clues on the mountain & bring them to the KSPN-FM tent to redeem your prize.  You must have a lift ticket or season pass to participate on the scavenger hunt.  All lift tickets are sold separately by Aspen Ski Company.

Once you’ve skied, come down to the Highlands Ale House to join KSPN for the Blitzenbanger Bash, a birthday celebration for KSPN featuring food, live music, drinks, contests, karaoke and more from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Blitzenbanger Bash is FREE to enter, but we’ll be selling tasting glasses for $20 presale/$25 day of.  Includes entrance into exclusive tasting area, tastings from Marble Distillery, Cayman Jack, Aspen Brewing Co. and 8-10 more breweries plus commemorative Blitzenbanger gear!  Prices valid through March 11th at 11:55 p.m.

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THE MET: Live in HD – Manon Lescaut

Start: 3/17/2016  |  End: 3/17/2016

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.

Location: The Wheeler Opera House
Admission Price: $20

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Full Moon Dinner at Buttermilk

Start: 3/23/2016  |  End: 3/23/2016

Skin or hike up Tiehack on Buttermilk to dinner at Cliffhouse Restaurant under the full moon and dance to the beats of a DJ. Get there early to enjoy free hot chocolate from 5 – 6 pm around the Cowboy Cauldron over a roaring fire. À la carte dinner options, snacks and a cash bar will be offered inside Cliffhouse.

No lift/vehicular access. All guests must skin/hike up and ski/snowboard/hike down. No sleds of any kind. Ascend the designated uphill route on Tiehack. Descend the designated route. Headlamps and reflective clothing strongly recommended. No ski area services provided outside of designated routes. Learn about uphilling safety and policies.

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The Grand Traverse 2016

Start: 3/26/2016  |  End: 3/27/2016

The Grand Traverse is an extraordinary 40-mile backcountry ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen, CO. It benefits Crested Butte Nordic and other non-profits.

Starting at midnight from Crested Butte, often in sub-zero temperatures, racers traverse Colorado’s spectacular Elk Mountains. In this extreme endurance event, racers climb more than 7,800 vertical feet and navigate in a self-supported backcountry race that tests them physically and mentally. To maintain safety in the backcountry, racers compete in teams of two and are required to carry mandatory gear. Held annually since 1998, it’s earned a reputation as a true test of toughness for elite local, national and international athletes.

Location: Crested Butte to Aspen
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Easter Brunch at The Gant

Start: 3/27/2016  |  End: 3/27/2016

Our first annual Easter Brunch will be held on Sunday, March 27th from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the elegant Molly Campbell Conference Center.  Enjoy a delicious buffet prepared by Executive Chef Mike Murrison with brunch options for all ages.  Reservations are required by calling our concierge at 970-920-6080.

  • Adults: $65
  • Children 5-12: $30
  • 4 and under FREE
  • 72 hour cancellation policy

Easter Brunch Menu

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