Off Season Events In Aspen

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Chris Klug

As I am sure you’ve noticed, the off-season switch has flipped! Most restaurants are empty or closing until summer, the mountains are scarce with people, and Aspen’s parking department has lowered the price per hour for parking around town.

If you’re a local, or even planning a trip to Aspen during the spring, there are many activities to keep you busy during our mud season. Start by taking some runs on one of our four mountains, and have every run practically to yourself. Now is a great time to get some cross-country skiing or hiking in with the beautiful weather we have been having. As the snow melts, Aspen and Snowmass’ world class mountain biking trails will be opening up, so be sure to get your bikes ready for a great summer of riding ahead.

If you don’t come to Aspen during the spring for the outdoor activities, then come for the retail opportunities, short waits at restaurants, spring concerts, and better deals on lodging. It’s a local’s market during the off season, so enjoy decreased prices at almost every hotel, store and restaurant! Enjoy live musical performances, starting with the Après Music Festival, a three-day musical event starting with Umphrey’s McGee followed by back to back nights of The String Cheese Incident! The Festival Starts on April 5th, and goes all weekend at the base of Buttermilk Mountain.

As always there are also killer performances at Belly Up going on all month, as well as historic ski tours, Aspen Art Museum tours, and Friday morning uphill breakfasts on buttermilk. One of my favorite artists, Xavier Rudd is playing on April 11. I hope to see you there! Have a great week in aspen! Happy springtime!

Chris Klug

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Mardi Gras Celebration and Klug Properties Carnival Party

Posted on March 4, 2019 by Chris Klug

You don’t have to go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras! Head over to Snowmass Village tomorrow, and be a part of their 36-year tradition of bringing Bourbon Street to the Rockies. Festivities begin with The Mother of all Ascensions Uphill Race at 7 am at the bottom of Fanny Hill, followed by parades and bead tossing in the afternoon. Wrap up the night with the Bud light Hi-Fi Concert and fireworks around 7 pm. If you need a break from the celebration in Snowmass, head into Aspen for winter bird watching at ACES and Aspen Historical Society’s Time Travel Tuesday featuring “Aspen Dogs, Tomorrow” at the Wheeler Opera House. If you are looking for something intellectually stimulating on Wednesday, there will be various physics lectures at Aspen Center for Physics and Aspen Science Center. Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is hosting its Wednesday evening Potbelly Perspectives with Hawk Greenway titled Eyewitness to Climate Change: An Aerial Perspective of Denali National Park, and guided art tours at The Aspen Art Museum. On Thursday, come join all of us at Klug Properties for an authentic Carnival party from 3pm – 6pm for some live music and Tapas at 776Divide.com! The snow is predicted to continue until the end of the week. Enjoy the fresh pow. Have a happy and safe Mardi Gras! What a week to be in Aspen!

 

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End Of February Events In Aspen

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Chris Klug

February is coming to a close and spring is right around the corner, even though it definitely doesn’t yet feel like it. This week there is an awesome lineup of musical performances around town. At the Belly up, catch performances by awarding winning DJ DEADMAU5 (Joel Zimmerman), who will be preforming Thursday night, and Matoma, who will be preforming tonight. A winter performance by pianist Marc-Andre Hemelin will take place at the music tent on Thursday night. Don’t miss Ola Onabule on Friday and Saturday night at the JAS Café at The Little Nell. As always, there will also be historic pub crawls, ski tours, and Hotel Jerome tours. More snow is expected this weekend in Aspen Snowmass, which should make for an interesting Power of Four SkiMo Race on Saturday morning. Cheer on the competitors as they skin and descend 24 miles over 10,000 vertical feet from Snowmass Village to the Base of Aspen Mountain. Recreational and cultural opportunities abound this weekend in Aspen Snowmass. Enjoy the final days of February!  

 

Photo Credit: Aspen Skiing Company

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Tomorrow's Epic Powder Day

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Chris Klug

Aspen has and will continue to get completely blasted with snow until early tomorrow morning. Snow accumulation is projected to be anywhere from 12 to 18 inches in Aspen with as much as 2 feet on the tops of each of our 4 mountains. Snowmass mountain has received almost 27 inches within the last three days, with 10 of those inches happening in just the last 24 hours. With a base of 45 inches and 333 out of 336 of the runs between Aspen and Snowmass open, tomorrow is going to be an epic powder day. In addition to the awesome snow, there will also be guided tours at the Aspen Art Museum, Historic Pub crawls, Historic Hotel Jerome Tours, ACES: Naturalist Night, and a Performance by violinist Jennifer Koh at the music tent.  Road conditions are hazardous, so please drive safely tonight and on your way to the slopes tomorrow morning!

 

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Categories: Music | Powder | Skiing | Pub Crawl | Art

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