The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the excitement of another season in the mountains. Join the kickoff to winter with their 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski veterans like Glen Plake and Forrest Jillson, alongside up-and-coming athletes like Queen of Corbet’s Catie Zeliff and Olympic skier Jaelin Kauf.
Explore the enduring spirit of winter across the globe, from the slopes of the Colorado Rockies to the rooftop of the Alps, and the steeps at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, to Mustang Powder Lodge in the Monashee Mountains in British Columbia. All moviegoers receive discounts on lift tickets, gear, swag, and more. Timeless is more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience 70 years in the making. Doors 6:30pm, showtime 7:30pm, GA tickets $17, wheeleroperahouse.com
With a mission to raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation, the Chris Klug Foundation hosts its 14th annual dusk uphil race and fundraiser. Participants cover 3,267 vertical feet over 2 1/2 miles to the top of Aspen Mountain in a hike to help make a difference for the more than 113,000 people awaiting lifesaving organ and tissue donations. The event kicks off with a Friday dinner, followed by Saturday night's uphill race, where a lasagna dinner, live music, prize giveaways and awards await participants at the finish atop Aspen Mountain. Race start 5:30PM, tickets from $75, $100 minimum fundraising, Aspen Mountain, summitforlife.org
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This festive, family-friendly event, open to all guests and community members, is held in the courtyard at The Little Nell. Count down together to the exciting tree lighting as you enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, carolers and photo ops with Santa Claus. The Aspen Animal Shelter will be on site once again with “reindeer” pups. 5-6PM, Little Nell Hotel Courtyard, thelittlenell.com