Spring is officially here in Aspen! And that brings a plethora of activities to pursue both on and off the slopes.
Below, is a roundup of fun happenings in Aspen this spring — many new and some tried-and-true. Cheers!
The Snow Lodge Music Series
The winter iteration of Montauk’s venerable Surf Lodge, The Snow Lodge opened another Aspen outpost this season — this time within the confines of the picturesque St. Regis. On brand with its East Coast counterpart, the restaurant-meets-supper club continues to deliver a well-curated live music series, which so far this season has included the likes of the Chainsmokers, Sofi Tukker, Elderbeck, and more. Reservations and more information at thesnowlodge.com.
The Snow Beach
In collaboration with acclaimed photographer Gray Malin, AspenX — Aspen Snowmass’ debut retail and experience brand — debuted a beautifully unique “Snow Beach” concept at the top of Aspen Mountain. Rent a cabana and find your (snow) beach. See aspenx.com for reservations and more.
The Aspen Art Museum truly upped the ante this winter, bringing to our sleepy little ski town (ha) not only a stunning Andy Warhol exhibition (currently on display - more below), but also the gift of a new place to après. Set at one of the best rooftops in town with Aspen Mountain as the backdrop, après at the art museum kicks off every Saturday from 4-8 p.m. Visit aspenartmuseum.org for more.
"Andy Warhol: Lifetimes"
An artist and pop culture icon who needs no introduction, Andy Warhol's exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum is a must-see, period. On display until March 27, the exhibition focuses on the biographical underpinnings of Warhol’s practice and specifically expands on the less exposed aspects of his work and persona, according to AAM. "Andy Warhol: Lifetimes casts a queer lens over the artist, positioning him as an outsider and disruptor who remade America’s image to resonate within a queer sensibility," the museum states. Check it out Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More information at aspenartmuseum.org.
Second only to first tracks perhaps is sunset skiing — a more recent yet wildly popular Aspen Snowmass tradition. Our friends at Aspen Skiing Co. tell us the next sunset ski days are March 24 at Aspen Highlands and April 1 at Aspen Mountain. You heard it here first!
Clicquot in the Snow
Another Aspen favorite, The Little Nell's Clicquot in the Snow is "the après-ski and be seen,” as Aspen Skiing Co. so eloquently states. As it turns out, post-ski bubbly on Ajax Tavern's sun-soaked patio pairs quite well together. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2-6 p.m. through March 31. First-come, first-serve; details and more at thelittlenell.com.