HOW TO: Closing Parties!

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The sun is shining the snow is melting and as Bob Dylan would say, the times they are a changing. Let’s gather and celebrate the winter and welcome the sunny days and green grasses to come at THE top closing parties in the country. The closing weekends for the 4 mountains are upon us and we’re here to pass on some tips of how/when to rally the troops, throw on the wigs, and pop the champaign to cheers an amazing winter!! While they are all amazing at highlighting and celebrating what each mountain has to offer- none can compare to the epicness that closes down the season with a BANG!!

April 9th – HIGHLANDS

Step 1: Get your outfits ready and laid out- the weirder the better. Locals and veterans of Highlands closing party understand that this is no time to be modest. Interesting, yes! Freaky yes! hilarious yes! Yes! YES! First timers don’t hold back, if you do god forbid, you’ll be wishing you showed in those leather chaps and rainbow mohawk. Here’s a little inspiration if you are having a hard time figuring out what to wear or what to expect-> Highlands Closing Party. Here’s a little secret…ANYTHING goes, just dress in something you’ll be comfortable and wanna get down and dirty with because no secret here it might get a little MESSY 🙂

Photo By Stay Aspen/Snowmass

Photo By Stay Aspen/Snowmass

Step 2: Get up early and pop that bubbly, gather the homies and head up for one (maybe not, it’s open for two more weekends) last bowl hike. Get the adrenaline pumping, soak in the views, breathe in that thin beautiful air and thank mother nature for keeping her cool this winter.

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Step 3: Head down to the maddness that Cloud Nine has to offer. Bask in the sun (fingers crossed) Pop More bubbles (standard mode of operations) and spray fearlessly atop all the other partygoers as a way of saying thank you for sharing the good times and to ULLR for some epic surprise powder days…..

Photo By Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Chamber Society

Photo By Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Chamber Society

Step 4: Cruise down for a prime Schneetag spot. Schneetag put simply, translates as “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves.” This hilarious event is one not to miss. Teams of four are invited to create a craft that they will pilot down a slope and attempt to float across a 75×20 foot pond. Every team has a theme and will perform a skit before they descend. This event is just as ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds.


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Step 5: It’s PARTY TIME! Get down and get dirty, the beats will be bumpin’ and the drinks will be flowin’ at the Ale house. Cheer the Highlands ski patrol as they close up the mountain for the last time (kinda) and bounce around on the deck as the sun sets over the mountain. Local DJ’s Naka G and DJ Dylan will be spinning the tunes to finish out the season in style.


Photo by the AspenTimes


BONUS: Not done partying? Head to the Belly Up for an ultimate 90’s jam throwbacks with the Block Busters – the epitome cover band to relive all your glory days! Tickets $15 – show starts at 10pm!! More info here!



LETS GET TROPICAL. Thats right! Beanies and bikinis! Leis and baes! Join the craze!! Make sure to join in the beach-themed activities all day, wear the right gear and soak up the sunshine!

• 11:30am-3:30pm Surf & Snow Beach Party at Elk Camp: dance party with DJ Naka G, free leis, volleyball, drink specials, taco bar, margarita bike blenders, raffles & giveaways; the event culminates with a Swimsuit Ski Down at 3:30pm

• Noon – 6:00pm Live Music on the Deck at Venga Venga

• 3:00-7:00pm: Spring Fling Beach Party in Base Village: dueling DJ’s Berkel Beats and Naka G with real sand dance floor; pig cook-off featuring chefs from Base Camp, 8K and Mountain Bayou, donations benefit Challenge Aspen; Kids Beach fun zone with bounce house and entertainers.

The entirety of the base village will be full on beach – full on sand, palm trees, and dolphins!! (ok maybe not dolphins, but expect base village to look like an oasis you have never seen before!!)

BONUS: World Record attempt at getting the most people skiing down in their swimsuits. We know you have been working on your beach body all winter just for this moment!!!

April 16th – ASPEN @ SKY

If you haven’t gotten enough party, theres always the closeout POOL PARTY at SKY. DJs. Hot Tubs. Cannonballs. Dancing on tables. You know how the whole shenanigans go! This is also Sky Hotels closing party – so a double whammy after you hit it hard on the mountain!


Best news all season! Mountain is opened for another week! Get your last week of shredding on and close the weekends out in style!

And remember.. stay safe, have fun, ride the bus, and dance and laugh the day away with some of your best friends, travelers, and co-working buddies. Its a great day to commemorate all the wonderful memories of the season and kick off the off season! Cheers to all!!!

Thanks for an awesome season everyone! We love you and can’t wait to celebrate!! xxx

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