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WinterSkol | Let’s Play in the Snow

WinterSkol | Let's Play in the Snow

Winter is a special time of year in Aspen, Colorado. The slopes are open, the hot drinks never stop flowing, and holiday cheer exists throughout the entire season. If you love the winter season here, make sure you’re in town for Wintersköl  in Aspen. Translated as “a toast to winter,” this festival has taken place every year since 1951. Accommodations sell out for this popular time of year, so book your stay as soon as possible! Start planning your getaway when you access our complimentary Travel Guide.

The History of WinterSkol

As you know, winter is a huge season in Aspen and Snowmass. We can’t wait until fresh powder covers every inch of our mountain town and we can hit the slopes! Wintersköl™ started all the way back in 1951 when locals decided that this season needed to be celebrated in typical Nordic fashion. Now, thousands of people join us each year for four days of fun!

Wintersköl Events

There’s something for everyone during Wintersköl™ in Aspen! The whole family will love watching the fireworks and seeing the snow sculptures. If you’re here with a group of friends, there are plenty of après ski parties to enjoy. There is even a dog fashion show! You can check out the Aspen Chamber of Commerce website for the exact event lineup to plan your stay. Our concierge is always here to help, too!

Planning Your Aspen Getaway

Wintersköl™ only lasts four days, so you’ll have to plan the rest of your getaway! Continue the fun with some winter activities. Our concierge service is a great start. Our concierge experts can plan anything you could ever dream of for your winter getaway. Take your sweetheart on a romantic sleigh ride complete with hot chocolate or plan a snowshoeing trip for the entire family. No matter what you want to do, our concierge will plan it for you.

Is it always snowing in Aspen Colorado?

The first snowfall of winter for Aspen most often arrives in October. About twice in a decade some snow lands in September. The season’s last snowfall typically happens in May, but some years also get a little snow in June. Aspen is normally free of snow every year during July and August.

Is Aspen hot or cold?

Temperatures vary drastically throughout the year in Aspen. July is typically the hottest month, with an average high of 73°F, although it still gets down to the 40s at night. January is the coldest month, with an average high of 28°F and overnight lows in the single digits.

Is Aspen expensive to visit?

Aspen is expensive. It’s typical to spend hundreds on accommodations and ski lift tickets daily. But you don’t need a sky-high budget to visit, even though it’s a celebrity favorite. I spent several days in Aspen and discovered how to plan an affordable trip, from après-ski deals to cheap lodging.

How much is a room in Aspen?

The average price of a double room in Aspen is $1,120 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as $158 per night.
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