Winterskol slogan contest underway |

Winterskol slogan contest underway

Staff report

The Winterskol committee is now accepting slogan submissions for Winterskol, Aspen’s toast to winter. The annual event, which takes place Jan. 14 through 17, celebrates its 65th anniversary this winter.

When interpreting the slogan, entrants are asked to consider what they love about the community and Aspen’s annual winter event. Submissions should be imaginative, capture the spirit of Winterskol and embrace the celebration’s 65th anniversary.

Rules are as follows:

• Slogan entries are due Oct. 9 by 5 p.m.

• Entries are limited to five per person.

• The slogan must be a one- to five-word phrase.

• Entries must be sent to

The winner will receive one pass to the 2016 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. (The pass is valid for all Grand Tastings; seminars are available as space allows.)

Previous winning slogans include:

2001 — “50 Years of Mountain Magic”

2006 — “Winter Fun Since 1951!”

2011 — “60 years — A Cut Above the Rest”

Winterskol dates back to January 1951, when the ski lifts closed and the locals, craving wintertime excitement in the downtime, created a weekend of eclectic events to showcase Aspen’s unique alpine lifestyle. The celebration has since developed into one of the winter season’s most cherished traditions.

For the full 2016 Winterskol schedule and most up-to-date information, visit

For more information, or to get involved in this year’s Winterskol celebration, contact Jennifer Albright Carney at 970-920-7143 or