Wintersköl action heats up today
In its usual tradition, Wintersköl will offer a full weekend of activities at the Aspen Skiing Co.’s four mountains.There will be the usual favorites, such as Ski Splash and the fireworks, as well as some new events that fall under this year’s theme: “Forever young ’til the end of time.”A list of all the events follows. For more information, call the Aspen Chamber Resort Association at 925-1940. Today: Buttermilk and Highlands Day 7 a.m. – Uphill race at Buttermilk.7:30 a.m. – Pancake breakfast at the Cliff House restaurant.8 a.m. – “Kidsculpt” snow-sculpture contest begins on the downtown Aspen mall.10 a.m. – Apple Strudel Downhill Race on the Apple Strudel run at Highlands.Noon to 1 p.m. – Budweiser Freestyle Friday and Alpine Freestyle Race on Scarlett’s Run at Highlands.3:30 p.m. – Budweiser Après-Ski & Snowboard Bash at Thunderbowl Cafe at Highlands.4 p.m. – Linked Arm Slalom Race on Smuggler run at Highlands.6:30 p.m. – Free family concert at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen featuring “Musical Odysseys II – Manhattan Brass Quintet.”6:30 p.m. – Nordic Progressive Bonfire at the Aspen golf course.All day – On-mountain snow sculpture begins at Snowmass.All day – Wintersköl kids’ art exhibition at the Red Brick Arts Center in Aspen. Saturday: Aspen Mountain Day 9 a.m. – Judging of Wintersculpt on the downtown Aspen malls.9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Family snow-figure contest, judging and awards presentation at the Red Brick Arts Center in Aspen.10 a.m. – Judging of window-decorating contest in downtown Aspen.11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Complimentary tethered balloon rides at Wagner Park in Aspen.Noon – Canine fashion show at Paepcke Park in Aspen.Noon to 3 p.m. – 4th annual Wintersköl World’s Fair at the downtown Aspen mall.Noon to 3 p.m. – Kids’ snowshoe obstacle course at the Aspen mall playground.1 p.m. – Wintersköl parade in downtown Aspen.3:30 p.m. – Wintersculpt awards party at the Howling Wolf in Aspen.8 p.m. – Torchlight descent down Aspen Mountain.8:15 p.m. – Fireworks display at Aspen Mountain.8:30 p.m. – Wintersköl party at The Rock. Sunday: Snowmass Mountain Day 8:30 a.m. – Pancake breakfast at the Ullrhof Restaurant.All day – One free race (with Wintersköl button) on self-timed Nastar course at Spider Sabich Race Area at Snowmass.10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Speed skiing on the Upper Slot Race Course at Snowmass.10 a.m. – Fire department centipede races at Spider Sabich Race Area.11 a.m. – Mad Hatter Treasure Hunt at The Cirque Cafe at Snowmass.9 a.m. to noon – Ski Splash! registration and practice at The Silvertree Hotel upper pool.1 p.m. – Ski Splash! at The Silvertree Hotel upper pool.3 to 5 p.m. – Mad Hatter Après-Ski Party at the Cirque Cafe.
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In the 1960s The Red Onion as the Aspen Ski Club would host an annual ski fashion preview, which in addition to clothing also included live music and a strip auction.