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For many, a spring break trip to Aspen means one last chance to hit the slopes before closing day. Signaling the end of the season, the town’s event calendar is filled with everything from closing day festivities to unmissable après events and invites visitors from young families to college students to come and enjoy the last bit of winter fun. Before the snow melts and gives way to summer hiking and mountain biking, enjoy one last trip down the mountain when you plan your spring break in Aspen. To make sure you have all the info on the goings on around town, we’ve got your complete guide to spring break in Aspen. Check out the must-do activities and book your spring break Aspen trip today!

Shred the Mountain

Of course, the most important activity on your spring break in Aspen should be getting every last ounce of fun out of skiing and snowboarding down the four fantastic mountains in town. If you’re new to skiing or traveling with small children, Buttermilk or Snowmass will be the best mountains to visit. For moderate to advanced skiers, the runs down Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands are guaranteed to give you a challenging rush of adrenaline. No matter which mountains you visit, you’ll be treated to epic views and fun-filled days that will make your spring break one for the books.

Catch the Last Ullr Nights Festivities

Celebrating Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, every Friday night through the end of March, Snowmass’ Elk Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland where guests are met with classic winter activities like sledding, guided snowshoe tours, snow-biking, and tubing. The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster is also up and running, offering visitors a wild ride through over a mile of forested track moving at 28mph!

Several ticket options are available, so you can do as much or as little as you’d like. With the $12 general admission ticket, you’ll be granted access to the Elk Camp Gondola where you can ride to the event and enjoy complimentary activities like the bonfire, kid’s strider bikes, and more. You can also purchase an a la carte dinner at Elk Camp Restaurant from 5:30-7:30pm.

Activities tickets include a $72 option offering unlimited tubing and coaster ride access and a $93 option for snow-biking. Each activity ticket includes all general admission activities. Safety guidelines and rules apply to certain activities, so be sure to check out all the Ullr Night details before you go.

Party at the Bud Light Spring Jam

Happening March 22 – 24, the Bud Light Spring Jam delivers competitions, downtown concerts, and après ski parties all across Aspen. Celebrating its 24th anniversary this year, the event will kick off with the NEPSA Awards at the Wheeler Opera House on March 21st, followed by a weekend full of live music from Bud Light’s Hi-Fi Concert Series. Enjoy KickAspen Night Skiing late-night runs on Aspen Mountain, as well as Snowmass’ Slash the Mass Banked Slalom Race and much more. This week of fun is the perfect addition to your spring break in Aspen. Whether you’re throwing down with the rowdy or just enjoying the music and community, don’t miss this epic event.

Beach Bash on Aspen Mountain

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through April 13th, join ASPENX at the most epic on-mountain party. Enjoy bottle service, cocktails, DJs spinning the hottest mixes, and incredible views from the top of Aspen Mountain. This is the only beach party you’ll find at 11,200 feet above sea level. Trade the sand for snow, and don’t miss the fun on your spring break visit!

Relax at Glenwood Hot Springs

After days of ripping down the mountains in Aspen, why not shift gears and enjoy a soothing and relaxing dip in the world’s largest hot springs pool? The Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is open year-round to the public and offers visitors the chance to experience one of the great natural wonders of Aspen. With 15 natural minerals, the waters at Glenwood Hot Springs will soothe your aching muscles while you enjoy exquisite views and mountainside peace. After your soak, be sure to visit the resort’s on-site shops and restaurants where you can add some delicious bites and retail therapy to your natural spa day.

Grab the Popcorn at Aspen Film Shortsfest

If your spring break brings you to Aspen April 2-7, be sure to catch the Aspen Shortsfest. This Oscar-qualifying film festival has been recognized as one of the top competitions for this format in North America. Bringing visitors from around the world, the festival is an opportunity for eager viewers, filmmakers, and special guests to celebrate the craft and magic of short movie-making. Enjoy panel discussions, workshops, and public screenings when you attend this iconic Aspen spring event. While the 2024 schedule of films and events is yet to be posted, the festival has a long history of screening films that go on to Oscar success, so be sure to check for details if you’re visiting Aspen this spring.

Closing Day Details for Aspen Mountains

Aspen’s mountains do rolling closure dates, so be sure to note what will be open for your spring break travels.

Closing dates have been known to be extended, so be sure to check local news sources before your trip, and be prepared for epic closing day parties as people make their final runs down the slopes. Everything from wacky costumes to restaurant specials and live music will be taking place on the mountains, so come prepared for a fun-filled end-of-season celebration.

In addition to events on the slopes, this is a great time to keep your eyes peeled for flash sales on gear. Stores looking to shed the last bit of inventory are likely to have big discounts, making it a great time to stock up on replacement items for next year.

Book Your Spring Break Trip to Aspen Today

As the final hoorah for the winter season, spring break sees tons of visitors flock to Aspen; for this reason, it’s important to book your vacation rental early so you can ensure your home base for the exciting spring break activities. From condos to private homes, McCartney Property Management has vacation rentals perfect for any size group or family, and our convenient locations put you in the heart of the spring break festivities. Browse our available vacation rentals and book your Aspen spring break vacation today!