Owl Creek Chase

Feb. 12, 2017

One of Colorado’s largest, premier cross-country ski races since 1985

The Owl Creek Chase features a challenging course from Snowmass Village to Aspen presenting the very best that Colorado cross-country skiing has to offer: tough climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and excellent snow conditions!


America's Uphill

March 11, 2017

Aspen’s favorite spring ritual – a 3000 foot climb up Aspen Mountain

Participants are stretched to their athletic limits on this sensory stimulating course.  With a combination of steep inclines and mellow plateau’s the race to the finish is always exciting and demanding.


Aspen Ascent

April 8-9, 2017

Buttermilk will re-open this weekend as an Uphiller’s Mountain.

No lifts running, 70% of Mountain will be groomed, Restaurants open, complimentary coco or lemonade at the Cliffhouse, Four Mountain Sports open, sales & demo’s on equipment.


4th of July

July 4, 2017

Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist.

For decades locals and visitors have found this to be one of Aspen’s highlights to the summer. A great time for kids to come together, for adults to enjoy the summer parade…


Backcountry Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Aug. 12, 2017

The most challenging marathon you’ll ever run. (Half Marathon option also available)

Boasting spectacular views the Aspen Backcountry Marathon & Half Marathon is run almost exclusively on high country dirt trails. Challenging ascents, exciting descents and wide diversity in terrain will challenge all athletes.


Golden Leaf

Sept. 23, 2017

Voted by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 most scenic races”.

The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies.  This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors.


Community Picnic

TBD Sept, 2017

Come on out to the Aspen Golf Club for the Aspen Community Picnic.

The Red Mountain Grill will cater a FREE locally sourced BBQ style lunch for the first 750 people. Also enjoy a wide array of games and activities for everyone! Miniature golf, bocce ball, frisbee, kickball, football, kite flying, kids activities, and more!


Mac N Cheese

TBD - Sept 2017

Aspen Mac & Cheese Festival gets under way on restaurant row.

Between Mill and Monarch streets on East Hopkins Avenue. Local restaurants will offer free samples of their macaroni-and-cheese concoctions in a manner similar to winter’s Soupskl competition.

Committed to awesome outdoor events! Aspen - No better location, if we may say so ourselves...

Committed to Awesome Events!  The Special Events Department of the City of Aspen, produces more than 7 events a year from the New Year’s Eve Celebration in the core to the Aspen Backcountry Marathon.  These events help enhance the vitality of the town of Aspen, and enrich the quality of life for both locals and visitors. In addition, the Special Event’s Department helps facilitate the permitting process for 3rd parties to bring their events to Aspen, CO.