Seasonal Highlights

Winter Events in Aspen

Aspen Winter Events

Aspen is bustling with activity all winter long. Each month plays host to numerous events that will entertain and inspire you. Below are just a few of our personal favorites.

Winterskol - January 8 -11

Winterskol dates back to January 1951 when local Aspenites decided to celebrate Aspen's unique Nordic lifestyle with an eclectic weekend of festivities.  Today the four-day event showcases Soupsköl, a dog fashion show, fat bike races, Hike for Hope Uphill, ice sculptures, a torch light decent and fireworks. More information.

Holidays in Aspen - Deck the Halls

Holidays in Aspen

In Aspen, Colorado, the holidays are simply magical. The snow-kissed mountain beauty is the perfect backdrop for this special time of year with family and friends. And with ample activities and events – everyone will find something they love. See below for some of our favorite holiday activities that will help you enjoy the season fully.

 

Intellectual Stimulation in Aspen

Aspen is widely known for its physical recreation, visual arts and delectable culinary scene. In smaller circles it is also acclaimed as a political and intellectual community that values ideas and innovation, as well as history. Below are just a few venues to stimulate your mind and spirit!

Aspen Institute

Winter Activities in Aspen - Winter Wonderland

Aspen is a quintessential resort town that offers world-renowned skiing, but that is just the beginning. Read on for just a few of our favorite winter activities in Aspen.

Skiing and Snowboarding: The Power of Four

Opening November 27:

  • Aspen – Open since 1947
  • Snomass - 3,332 acres of terrain, 94 trails, 21 chairlifts

Opening December 13:

Golf with a Purpose - Aspen Board of Realtors Charity Golf Tournament

Stirling Peak Properties and Stirling Management put on a fiesta to remember on tee five at the 19th Annual Realtor Classic benefiting the ABOR Bill Heldman/Stark King Memorial Scholarship Foundation at the Snowmass Club last week.
Since 1985, they have given out more than $547,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of seniors from Aspen to Carbondale. This year they will award $35,000 to graduating seniors at Aspen High School, Basalt High School, and Roaring Fork High School with donations from the real estate community, affiliate sponsors, local businesses, and numerous volunteers.

Aspen Board of Realtors Golf Tournament

 

 

A Stunning Aspen Choral Society Performance - Featuring Bill Stirling

Aspen Choral Society with Bill Stirling

One of our talented partners, Bill Stirling, sang in the Aspen Choral Society’s spring concert last weekend. This season’s program featured Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” with special guest soloist, Cantor Rollin Simmons, and Rene Clausen’s “Crying for a Dream”, a contemporary piece based on Native American texts. Backed by a 23 piece orchestra, this was truly a performance to remember!

Since 1979, Bill has been part of this 100 strong choir that combines the Aspen Community Chorus, The Glenwood Community Chorus, The Aspen Woman’s Chorus, and the Glenwood Woman’s Chorus.

 

Stirling Peak Properties Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

Her Own Two Feet Launch Party

Dawnette Smith, broker/partner at Stirling Peak Properties, is a long-time board member and supporter of local non-profit Marshall Direct Fund (MDF) – whose mission is education and women’s economic empowerment through primary and vocational training in Pakistan and beyond.

48 Hours of Summertime in Aspen

Aspen Mountain

“I came for the winter, but stayed for the summer” is a famous line of Aspenites that speaks to the spectacular, opposing season to their world-renowned winters. Summers in this beloved mining town are as stunning as the days are long and the sky is blue. Below is a two-day itinerary that takes full advantage of the luxury, beauty and sophistication of Aspen in the summertime.

 

Day One

Team Spider - Supporting AVSC for 14 Years

    

Dale Potvin, aka “Head Spider”  founded Team Spider in 1998. Team Spider is dedicated to providing a unique and special skiing experience each year to a select group of skiers while raising money to support the scholarship programs at the Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club. Sound like a win-win? It has been for the past 14 years - continually bringing financial support to AVSC and camaraderie to its members.

 

So what exactly is Team Spider?

Stirling Peak Properties Non-Profit Support

All of the partners at Stirling Peak Properties are advocates and supporters of various non-profits and social organizations in Aspen and beyond. Dawnette Smith is intimately involved with the Marshall Direct Fund, a local organization whose mission is “to improve relations between the West and the Muslim world by working together to alleviate poverty and illiteracy via sustainable educational and economic development in Southwest Asia”. She participated in their inaugural fundraising event in Washington, DC last month.  In an intimate dinner setting, Ambassador Haqqani shared his candid perspective on his experience and belief in the importance of education in Pakistan. The event was attended by many notable individuals and covered by a handful of media representatives to promote awareness about the value of education and vocational training for underserved populations in an area critical to international security.