It's almost here. Many restaurants actually take a day off on Big Game Sunday, knowing the lay of the land is ski, drink and yell at the T.V. But there are plenty of new fun bars and old favorites ready to break out the season's best football specials. The new Finnbar on the Hyman Mall has quickly become a local sports bar favorite, while the Sky Bar combines skier chic with a big screen and plenty of couch space.
When you're settled in at Aspen Square, and ready to explore on-mountain action, check out Big Air Fridays in nearby Snowmass. Featuring some of the most accomplished riders and skiers throughout Colorado, going big with tricks, air, and impressive feats over the slopes. Contestants earn points and compete for the weekly prize purse.
It's a great way to round out the ski day, or enjoy a few apres-beers while hooting and hollering in encouragement.
Big Air Fridays, coming to Snowmass starting February 10 at 2 p.m, every Friday.
For more info: www.aspensnowmass.com
January 26-29, world-class extreme sports action once again descends upon Buttermilk Mountain. It's the Winter X Games, completely free to spectators, and sure to take Aspen over the top. As the world watches, over 200 of winter action sports' finest will compete in breath-taking, awe-inspiring events.
And, of course, there are concerts, parties and X-Specials all over town. Don't miss a minute of the madness! For details, visit: www.xgames.com