As the season winds down, it’s time to sneak in those final bowl laps and sunny ski runs before closing days arrive across the four mountains of Aspen/Snowmass. Once closing days are here, you are going to want to know how to celebrate in style and that’s why we created this quick guide to 2019 closing day parties.
Buttermilk Bacon Appreciation Day – April 7
Did you know that the average American consumes 18 pounds of bacon a year? Aspen locals and visitors alike love bacon just as much as the rest of the country. That’s why Aspen/Snowmass honors the savory breakfast meat by turning Buttermilk’s closing day celebration into Bacon Appreciation Day.
Bacon Appreciation Day offers all sorts of bacon-related fun spread across Buttermilk Mountain. Get an early start and make your way to the Cliffhouse Restaurant on the summit to snag some bacon waffles. From there, you will find bacon samplers scattered across the mountain throughout the day. Learn more about Bacon Appreciation Day.
Snowmass Closing Day & – April 20
There are few more entertaining spring events in Aspen/Snowmass than Schneetag. Schneetag, the German word for “snow-day” is pronounced ‘sch-knee tog.’ More importantly, it’s the name of hilarious competition which pits costumed teams of four against each other to see who can pilot a homemade craft across an ice cold pond on Snowmass Mountain.
After checking out Schneetag, head to the Snowmass Mall or Base Village to find live music and all sorts of closing day revelry.
Aspen Highlands Closing Day – April 14
What many consider the highlight of the Aspen party calendar, Aspen Highlands closing day is an unrivaled experience in the world of closing day parties. This rowdy celebration takes place up and down the entire mountain. Find people celebrating at 12,392’ on top of the bowl, mid-mountain at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, and at the base of the mountain outside Highlands Alehouse.
Don’t forget to wear a fun costume of your choosing and get ready for an unforgettable party. Check out this video of last year’s party if you want to see what you’re in for.
Aspen Mountain Closing Day – April 21
Visit Ajax Tavern’s patio at the base of Aspen Mountain for a slightly more refined party experience compared to the one you will find at Aspen Highlands. Keep in mind that refined doesn’t mean subdued. Aspen Closing day is sure to be a raucous event with live music right next to the Silver Queen gondola.
No matter what mountains you choose to celebrate closing days at, please make sure to party responsibly and use RFTA to get around if you choose to imbibe.